Life is Beutiful

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 12:08 By: dae

Isn't it? A nice satire is (again) from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.

BTW, I have just found this in Prof. Rogaway's homepage.

Elephant can swim, really

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2007 - 00:58 By: dae

Just watched Planet Earth, a BBC's HD TV program. The film is nice, at least in terms of picture quality. The first episode features, amongst other things, the journey of elephants in the middle Africa where rain causes lots of flood. The elephant has to walk pass the uprising lake and they took the camera under the water to record elephants in the water.

State of the Art

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2007 - 23:54 By: dae

In the past few days, while my mind took a break and wander around, it stumbled upon the literal meaning of the term "State-of-the-art". Since the first time I have heard the phrase, I naively think that it means that the subject is at the highest or latest state, which comparable to being the "Art". This is because I consider everything to be an "Art" when it reach its peak. Anything below that would be called something else but not "art".

OpenVPN and Squid

Posted on: Wed, 01/24/2007 - 01:12 By: dae
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Today I cannot access my blog site from my home because of the [bad behavior] module that block malicious request. It is blocked because my home IP (dynamically determined) is listed in CBL(Composite Blocking List) because someone who used this IP a week ago seems to have lots of trojan and spam bot installed in his/her machine.

My solution is that I need another proxy and the best one out there is my own. I Installed squid in my server. However, I don't want to share this proxy with anyone else. So, this are what I have to do.

Yet Another Theme

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2007 - 10:38 By: dae

The fact that Amare theme does not go well with IE keep bugging me. To my illiteracy of CSS, I blindly twitch some value, turning a knob of some attribute, but, to my unsurprising, the situation is not going anyway better than chaos.

As low-ended user as myself, only thing I could do is to simply googling around and found out that some ppl have the same problem as me. What they do is, simply put, to switch to another theme, the action I gracefully follow. And here is the new theme, Barlow.

IE Destroyer

Posted on: Fri, 01/19/2007 - 11:38 By: dae

OK, this new theme does not support IE7. I no longer have IE6 to test with. Anyway, I don't know how to fix, (will ask Wood to do that later, if he would be so kind).

In the meantime, IE Destroyer would do the job. Showing a banner only when the site is viewed by IE. Try it :D

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