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Shifting to Digitalocean VPS

Shifting to Digitalocean VPS

For the past couple of years, this site has been on Vodien shared hosting package. Not that there is an actual need to move, but I had to try out HHVM with WordPress when it was announced that WordPress 3.9 is compatible with HHVM. HHVM is developed by Facebook to optimise their website’s operations. It is claimed to be faster than the standard php-fpm package (and I have seen it so). Vodien shared hosting would not be the right platform…

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I had friends I never knew I had

I had friends I never knew I had

I am an active user on Facebook. There was a number that was bugging me: 1,740 friends. Facebook used to have an upper limit of 1,000 friends, and now 5,000. But truely, how many of these friends do one actively maintained relationships with? Robin Dubar suggested 150. However, there are mechanisms to cope with expanding numbers. It seems that we have the ability to facially recognised about 1,500 people. 1,740 looks like a crazy number even with just facial recognition….

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Facebook adds stickers to chat on desktop

Facebook adds stickers to chat on desktop

For quite sometime, Facebook has stickers on the Messenger app on iOS and Android. So while the mobile users spamming away stickers in their chats (like me, no less), the desktop users watched in envy as the stickers are posted up on their chats. Facebook just enabled the stickers functionality (for me and a few batches of users, at least) on the desktop version. If you have yet to see an update, force a refresh (F5 or Ctrl+R or Cmd+R) manually…

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Websites maintenance

Websites maintenance

Cherlynn’s website was hacked on Boxer’s Day. She messaged me while I was about to pack up and leave school for dinner with a friend, saying that she could not access her WordPress backend as usual. I went into overdrive and access to her cPanel directly. I did not have the site checked out until I saw this: The user_email had been changed. I had it replaced with an email under my control and reset the password through the WordPress system…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Quote as Facebook Cover Picture

Abraham Lincoln’s Quote as Facebook Cover Picture

I was reading Advice: What is the worst advice you’ve ever been given? and the answers. London Rook’s answer strikes me the most as it reminded me of a Chinese parable of one waiting by a tree for a rabbit to be struck by the tree after watching one foolishly did that. Chinar Radke‘s subsequent comment to that answer led me to a quote by Abraham Lincoln:   Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.   Simply put,…

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Samsung Singapore’s Facebook slip

Samsung Singapore’s Facebook slip

Usually, I can’t be bothered with who post up complaints on SingTel as they are usually the same types. It is only this particular morning when I noticed someone who used Samsung Singapore’s account to post on SingTel’s wall… It was deleted moments later, but posted under someone whose name is Peter Lim. A quick check on LinkedIn shows a Peter Lim with Samsung Singapore whose role is Digital Marketing Manager. Not sure if both Peter Lims are the same….

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Facebook Messenger for Windows

Facebook Messenger for Windows

Facebook had released a separate mobile app for Facebook Chat a few months ago. Now, it has a Facebook Messenger for Windows. What this means? Death of Windows Live Messenger. I have less than 10 friends on it now. I can uninstall RockMelt. Don’t get me wrong. I love RockMelt. However, the main draw to RockMelt for me is its integrated chat function. Now that there is a native desktop application, I can junk the browser and switch back to…

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On the receiving end of DMCA notice

On the receiving end of DMCA notice

Frankly, I would not care much as sometimes the materials I upload is indeed copyright infringement. But hey, that is to share! Anyway, those are in the minority. However, I have received one DMCA notice on Facebook: Hello, We have removed or disabled access to the following content that you have posted on Facebook because we received a notice from a third party that the content infringes their copyright(s): Group: LTB Now, I would not mind if they take down…

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What is it like…

What is it like…

To go back to the days when Facebook is not the primary mode of communication? Admittedly, the website has invaded in most aspects of my life. I am constantly on Facebook via an array of devices. I receive notification alerts on my iPod Touch; I receive email notifications through my GMail account. I chat with my friends via Facebook Chat. When I am off the site, I am constantly online on Facebook Chat still via the primary browser that I…

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The disconnect

The disconnect

Seriously? Even though the person behind the post may know English, at least reply back in the language that she has used. Oh, MCYS is having another hot potato on its plate now: