Archive - Jul 8, 2005

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the real reason for a social network service to exist

Battelle reveals:

In fact, if 360 has hooks that let developers feed data in, and pull data out, it may well become the first social networking platform with a killer app beyond getting laid – and that app will be search.

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IRC madness

Insanity on #drupal:

(19:50:56) bertboerland is now known as spambot (19:51:08) You are now known as spamassassin (19:51:38) ***spamassassin throws grenade at spambot (19:51:47) spambot is now known as KA-BOEEEEM (19:52:02) spamassassin: Mu hahahaha

This is what happens to developers when you cut off their mailing lists, CVS and bugtracker.

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Drupal downtime

It’s a freak coincidence, Drupal, Drupaldocs and Drupaldevs are all down right now. Note that Drupal.org is down for scheduled maintenance, and has not been hacked or taken down or anything*. They’re changing the powerlines at the server room or something, and it’s just taking a little longer than expected.

Drupal versions <= 4.6.1 (and a bunch of other PHP apps) have a security problem which makes them vulnerable to code injection, which means bad people can do bad people to your website. To solve this, all you need to do is go to drupal.org and download the latest patched version. Since the site is down at the moment, here’s a temporary fix:

1. delete xmlrpc.inc in the includes directory.
2. upload a blank file in its place.

This should keep you safe from attacks, but will disable the weblogs.com, etc. “ping” notification, and the blogapi. You can later update the files when drupal.org is back up.

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thats the way you do it

Nice quote, via Kriti:

Kisses blown are kisses wasted,
kisses are not kisses unless they are tasted,
kisses spread germs and germs are hated,
so kiss me baby, I’m vaccinated!

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Brown skinned firangs

Somebody at work spoke up today, “What’s with so much news and attention about the London attacks; when no one really cared much about the terrorist attack at Ayodhya just two days ago?”

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