Recently a Client/friend asked me to help him with his site after he found out he was hacked, in a situation like that i would gladly volunteer my time to help assess and fix the issue and prevent it from happening again. All the Guides from the major CMSs or other frameworks all have help guides to helped you when you get hacked. WordPress and Zen cart both have very good guides, but this guide should be a general help guide to getting back on track, you may have better site specific info from the company that developed the framework. Also check the forums as well for other people that have been hacked and how they fixed it and what the cause was.
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Most people, now have multiple social networking accounts. so what do you do if you want to update all of them? Most would just log in to there preferred site and just do a status update, I think that this takes to long and i could spend that time coding or writing another post, so i decided to consolidate everything to my blog.
Now I have been using WP plug called ‘Post to Twitter’. Its very simple you put your login info into it and click test, and its all set to go, simple enough write?
Next is hooking up myspace to twitter, very easy, click on the link on your home page ‘get synced’ and fill out the form and your connected, next you would test by making a post to your blog, then check your update on myspace, now it should have updated. I didn’t have any issues with it updating my status at all, I cant guarantee that it will work for you, but why not try.
After that I hooked up my facebook. I tried 2 different apps, the official twitter app and the ‘Selective Twitter Status’. I liked the selective one better because i didn’t have to use my user name and password for twitter, I really don’t like to give social networking password to other social networking apps, Its just add another link that could fail.For the selective app, all you have to do is install the app, allow it to post, on your next post add #fb and it will post it to your status.
This setup may be useful for Blogs and people who just want to post to one place. This is a one way update, I post to my blog then my WP plugin Posts to Twitter, next Facebook and Myspace get updated, and thats exactly what i wanted this to do.
more than 5 years ago I was introduced to Kompressor, an interesting Musician with some really great songs. One Of the songs featured MC Frontalot…..and for the longest time I had looked for his music through google and other people but didn’t find any, I pretty much gave up thinking it was a person that just wasn’t in the Business any more…..I was wrong…..I was looking through Fidgit.com and stumbled upon the video above and was shocked that He was still making music….Check out his webisite @ http://frontalot.com/index.php/
I guess I have another CD to buy! and DL all there free songs Here
The song that Interduced me to MC Frontalot- “Rappers we crush f. MC Frontalot” Kompressor kompressor_-_rappers_we_crush_(f._mc_frontalot)
I wanted to share this fun and interesting tool that I use and to test certain aspects of some of my applications, User Agent Switcher Is a Firefox plug in that changes the user agent to the one selected. For those who don’t know, a user agent is the name that the browser gives to the website to make sure it is compatible, another use is for search engine crawlers to identifies them to the site that they visited and added your site.
My original use for it was to bypass a governments website restriction to IE only so i searched for the best possible way to change my user agent, there are other ways to hack Firefox to have the same out come but takes a little bit of know how, so i found user agent switcher for this purpose, next i turn it on and change my user agent to IE 7, then go to the website with that restriction, and i get through with out a problem, this doesnt always work and may crash your browser so try that at your own risk.
Now for the fun part, ever wanted to see what some sites show google but not you, So download the ltest list of user agents here, import it and change your user agent to google’s bot and explore to see what sites show google or yahoo, or change your user agent to some ancient browser, like MSIE 3.0; AOL 4.0;, see what sites depend on such things to work, you would be surprised to find that Facebook and MySpace depend on user agents and ask you to upgrade your browser, other sites just say that support for your browser is coming soon, or get back at those people that look at browser statistics from sites and you start seeing profanity driven browsers…
Another Use i found was for work, there are a few web applications that we use and they dont play well with Firefox, so i load up User Switcher Agent and turn on IE 7 and load the apps up and they start working……..well almost one, worked fine, the other…..the one that I really wanted working Bombed and froze Firefox……..well you can’t win them all but at least I tried.
So Try out User Agent Switcher and add it to your toolbox.