New WordPress T-Shirts Selling To The World

When WordPress first launched their t-shirt store, they only received orders from within the United States. The good news is that the store is back up now and they are accepting orders from other countries as well.

Currently, there is only one colour available — RED. The t-shirts are available in mens and ladies designs.

Each t-shirt costs £9.50 GBP. For proper fitting, check out their manufacturer’s size guide. These t-shirts are up for a limited time only. If you missed it, you’ll never get the chance to buy one again.

While you’re at it, why not send one to me as a gift? ;-)

For more information, check out their official blog on this.

Statcounter Is Now 5 Times Better

Statcounter recently upgraded ALL accounts with 5 times more log size. That means you can track up to the last 500 pageloads on your site or blog. However, you will need to update your settings for this to work. According to the information in the blog, you will need to follow the steps below.

“To increase your log size, log into StatCounter and click the wrench icon beside your project. Click ‘Adjust Log Size’, and enter 500 in the box. Click ‘Adjust Project Log’ and you’re done!”

However, if you are tracking a few projects, you will need to repeat the steps for each project. An easier way which requires less steps are as follows.

Step 1: Instead of clicking the “wrench” and repeating the step X times, click on “Adjust Log”.

Step 1: Click on

Step 2: Enter the “New Log Size” as 500 for all projects and click the “Adjust Log” button.

Step 2: Adjust log size to 500

You will need to wait for a few seconds depending on the amount of projects that you have. That is all to it. You are done. Hope this helps.

Breaking News: Digg.com Hacked? (2)

(If you haven’t read my first post regarding this topic, you can read it here.)

After doing a few more checks, it looks like digg’s website was not hacked. The dozens of posts containing the 32 Hex Digits (09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0) are in fact the HD-DVD processing key that was successfully discovered a short while ago. The key probably started spreading through this post, Spread this number.

The guys behind HD-DVD requested digg.com to censor and take down all posts and comments containing the processing key. Digg has to comply or risk a lawsuit. However, their decision did not impressed any of the many thousands of digg users. The users immediately revolted and started condemning digg. A few domain names have been bought as a sign of protest (this, this, this, and this).

Over at Digg the Blog, there was a plea by Jay Adelson requesting digg’s users to understand the reason why they had to censor and remove those contents. Of course, most of digg’s users ignored it by all means to protect their freedom of speech. Seeing all the mess and the insane reactions from their users, Kevin Rose gave in to the power of the digg community with this post.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.

Digg’s users hate them. The HD-DVD guys might be suing them. Will this day mark the end for digg.com? We’ll see what happens next.

Breaking News: Digg.com Hacked?

I checked digg.com and noticed something strange on their site. The front page contains articles that are filled up with the string, “09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0“. Even the articles are “weird”. It took me a while after going through the posts in the front page to figure out that digg.com could have been hacked.

Digg.com article 1

Some of the “posts” claims that digg.com started censoring articles and deleting posts. I’ll do more research on this and see what I can find.

Digg.com article 2

5 minutes later, digg.com suspended their service. It’s obvious they are trying to fix the problem in the background. I was lucky to have collected a few screenshots.

Spread the code
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Code on a note
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The movie 300 style code
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More updates after I get more news on it. Stay tuned.

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UPDATE: I found the following article, A Big Mayhem for DIGG.. after doing a quick search at petalingstreet.org. Hop over there to have a clearer picture of what’s happening.

Remove And Block SiteMeter’s Specificclick.net

The controversy of SiteMeter installing ‘spyware cookies‘ on their user website’s visitors without any of their consent continues. Apparently, the SiteMeter Team posted a reply on the spyware allegations. Despite that, an individual suggested SiteMeter did not post any reply in their blog to prevent those who haven’t already know to get to know about it.

Check out this post to read what others think and feel about the whole spyware cookie episode.

The “spyware cookie” that is created on the user’s computer without their consent is named specificclick.net. Well, it is impossible to tell the whole world to stop using SiteMeter. However, what you can do is to protect yourself against it. It doesn’t matter if you do not have a blog or a website. As long as you have been surfing the Internet for the past 1 month, chances are your computer has already been infected.

What you need to do now is to check if your computer has already been infected. If it has, you will need to remove the cookie first. Then, you will need to block the cookie to prevent future infections. Michael Sync provided a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to remove specificclick.net and how to block it from future infections.

After you have finished all the steps, enter a website or a blog that has a SiteMeter counter in it. Check the cookies that was accepted in that session after the page has been fully loaded. If the specificclick.net cookie is no where to be seen, your ‘patch’ is successful.

Humans make mistakes. However, some mistakes can be avoided. SiteMeter sold out their users’ trust. Now, it is time to bare the consequences.