Tiffany Blue

It started with the color I wanted to paint the walls of my room with. Of course I wanted blue. But something not too blue. I ended up choosing a very icy aquamarine (as noted by the man who did the painting), but continued to be fascinated by the remote regions of cyan. Then I discovered Tiffany Blue and its reputation of all things luxurious and romantic. It is Tiffany […]

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A Regression in Taste

(Might as well be named The Perils of Problogging, Part II.) Here’s a little exercise. Try visiting the sites below. Doesn’t have to be all of them. Just be click-happy enough to notice a pattern. This Week On… Your Natural Remedies The Mommy Blogger The Garden Gossip Its [sic] Crazy Delicious Care Bear Kids Holiday Chatter My Product Review So Listen To This… Everything, Anything & Nothing Notice anything? Anything […]

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406 Not Acceptable and Apache mod_security

Maybe you saw my YM status rant a few days ago—406 Not Acceptable. (With “WTF! WP 2.1 sucks!” appended.) Or maybe not. Either way, I tried looking up why I was getting that error, but found no real clues except a hint at a certain .htaccess fix. And I didn’t see the connection between an HTTP response code and an .htaccess edit, especially when you read something like this, so […]

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WordPress 2.1 Incompatibilities on Stellify and Qwerky

Like tiptoeing down an old flight of stairs. This is how I treat Stellify‘s WordPress backend. Sometimes the creaks are soft; sometimes they are loud. Sometimes I find my leg caught through a hole in the wooden steps, but for situations such as upgrades, I’d rather be cautious. I’ve upgraded most of the WordPress installations on this domain to the latest version, codename “Ella”, before which the latest 2.0.x releases […]

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Join the DCS Blog Network! (Tara Na, CS Tayo!)

The DCS Blog Network has officially launched! Here’s a snippet of the hear ye! hear ye! we distributed last night: Calling all members of the UP Diliman Department of Computer Science community: students, alumni, and faculty alike! You are cordially invited to join the DCS Blog Network, a site that brings together all blogs from its DCS members. The purpose of the DCS Blog Network is to bring together everyone […]

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Friends + Fireworks

This is my attempt at a personal entry for reasons you shall soon find out. Alas, I failed. Aimee, one of four high school friends I finally met after four long years at the SM Mall of Asia last Friday, asked me why I didn’t like to use LiveJournal and why I didn’t write about personal things there, or anywhere else. The first question is easy. Here’s a partial answer. […]

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WordPress XSS vulnerability in templates.php

An important heads-up to all WordPress fans—that’s pretty much the whole blogosphere*, isn’t it? There’s been a recently-discovered security flaw with the blog software’s templates.php file. It’s called XSS, i.e. cross-site scripting, a vulnerability that permits malicious code injection into web pages. David Kierznowski explains what part of the WP file is causing this: When editing files a shortcut is created titled “recently accessed files”. The anchor tag text is […]

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Time Person of the Year for 2006 is You—Yes, You

This year, Time Magazine has named You as the Person of the Year. Yes, You, the publishers powered by the platform that is the World Wide Web. The article begins by reporting that 2006 is the year we have realized history is no longer shaped by few greats. Instead, we have witnessed a phenomenon concocted by the crowd, from people all over the world. Wikipedia and YouTube are cited as […]

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Beta Testings

I’ve been dead lately and I’m sick right now. In the meantime, some first looks…

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.