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    Archive for January, 2007

    419 Scambaiting

    30th January 2007

    Came across the 419 eater scambaiting site. I did get tons of scam emails, but never thought of them as of an opportunity to unveil the identity (or at least get a photo) of the scammer. This must be fun – unveiling scammers :) , especially when the scammer is pushed to waste his money for some fictional “hotel booking” or “identity proof donations”. It’s like reversing the roles of cat and mouse :) . Nice work, 419eater!

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    Heed the warning: Game Over

    30th January 2007

    Avoid playing computer games.
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    Proof (2005)

    29th January 2007

    Do not watch the “Proof”, unless you like long, boring, pseudo-scientific movies.
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    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

    27th January 2007

    Yesterday I watched this. This is the movie which can be said to “be different, not like others”.
    I will try not to retell the plot – for this, visit IMDB’s page for the three burials.
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    dotProject 2.0.4/2.1.2/2.1.3 on shared hosting

    22nd January 2007

    Update: the same solution seems to still apply to dotProject 2.1.2; the post instructions have been modified for dP 2.1.2.

    Update 2: fsmullin suggested a method to fix a similar error in index_table.php, the files_count_max cannot be found error when you click the FILES tab/menu item. His suggestion is now incorporated into the post.

    Update 3: this post is still relevant for dotProject 2.1.3.

    In one of my recent posts about project management software I stated the desire to extensively test dotProject 2.0.4. However, many shared hosting providers appear incompatible with dotProject: the right to CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES in MySQL is not granted, but is needed by dotProject.

    Here’s sample error (2.0.4):

    query failed(CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE tasks_sum SELECT task_project, COUNT(distinct task_id) AS total_tasks,
    SUM(task_duration * task_percent_complete * IF(task_duration_type = 24, 8.0, task_duration_type))/
    SUM(task_duration * IF(task_duration_type = 24, 8.0, task_duration_type)) AS project_percent_complete FROM `tasks` GROUP BY task_project)

    For 2.1.2, sample error would be:

    Table ‘tasks_total’ doesn’t exist

    I tried looking for solutions, and here’s what I found…
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    WordPress [Anti-]Spam plugins

    22nd January 2007

    You may discover, that as your blog gets more visitors and pageviews, your are getting more spam in comments to your posts. They originate as actually comments, pings, and trackbacks.
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    Defining Artificial Intelligence

    21st January 2007

    Defining Artificial Intelligence was moved to Strong-AI.info.

    In this post I’ll try to figure out (primarily for myself) what is Artificial Intelligence.
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