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Development Release: Xanara Rescue CD – Beta 1 (Part 2)

In the previous Xanara’s post, Development Release: Xanara Rescue CD – Beta 1, I did mention that I’ll upload the ISO once the shutdown problem is solved.

[Visit Xanda – /dev/project]

Now the ISO has been uploaded to Xanda mirror page. Feel free to download it and please leave comment in discussion board.

WordPress 2.5 Has Released

WordPress 2.5, the culmination of six months of work by the WordPress community, people just like you. The improvements in 2.5 are numerous, and almost entirely a result of your feedback: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, media library, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code, concurrent post editing protection, full-screen writing, and search that covers posts and pages.

For a short overview of the features with screenshots, it’d be best to visit our sneak peek announcement for RC1. Or check out a 4-minute screencast of the new interface in action. If you just want to jump straight to the good stuff here’s where you can find 2.5 upgrade and download information.

If you want to see everything I would grab a cup of coffee or a mojito, because this post is epic.

User Features

  • Cleaner, faster, less cluttered dashboard
  • Dashboard Widgets
  • Multi-file upload with progress bar
  • Bonus: EXIF extraction
  • Search posts and pages
  • Tag management
  • Password strength meter
  • Concurrent editing protection
  • Few-click plugin upgrades
  • Friendlier visual post editor
  • Built-in galleries

Developer Features

Now for the geeky stuff. While we’re excited about the above features, each one represents a new opportunity or API for other developers to take to another level. (The best of which we’ll someday integrate back into WP.)

  • Salted passwords
  • Secure cookies
  • Easy taxonomy and URL creation
  • Inline documentation
  • Database optimization
  • $wpdb->prepare()
  • Media buttons
  • Shortcode API

[source: WordPress]

Download WordPress 2.5 now and dont forget to update your databe by running the following script :


Menyumbang Code kat Project Orang Lain

Sedang aku mecari-cari nama untuk projek web based password manager yang aku post dengan title “Another Open Source Project” tu.. Aku telah dijemput oleh founder sebuah projek untuk menyertai 1 projek yang kini sudahpun separuh jalan disiapkan. Projek tu pun merupakan sebuah projek web based password manager jugak tapi yang nie jauh lagi gempak dari apa yang aku plan nak buat la. Projek yang dimaksudkan ialah Clipperz.

[image source: clipperz.com]

Gempak gile aaa… Siap pakai zero-knowledge protocol lagi..

Setelah aku mendownload source code yang diberi, aku pun try la install kat hosting aku dan aku dapati yang installation script dia tak macam web application yang maju-maju sekarang nie la, jadinye… aku pun tulis la 1 installation script pakai PHP untuk meletakkan taraf clipperz setaraf dengan web application lain.

Script tu dah pun siap dan dah pun di-test. So aku submit la code tu kat submission page untuk projek tu. Jadinye sekarang… nantikan la kemunculan installation script clipperz yang baru… hahahah…

Dikesempatan ini, aku jugak nak ucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada semua yang sudi menyumbang idea untuk nama kepada projek aku yang tak jadi nak buat tu…


Another Open Source Project

Have you use Password Manager before?

Last 2 days, I was looking for a password manager.. a web based password manager.. so that it can helps me to organize passwords when ever I’m connected to the internet.

Finally I’ve found W3PW, a web based password wallet manager written in PHP. Users have to enter their key phrase and the information will be encrypted using the key phrase and finally the encrypted information is stored in a MySql Database.

The latest version of the W3PW is 1.40 and the development was stop in April 2005. So, I’ve decided to fork the W3PW into a new project (atas nasihat nzuhdi).

I’ve been working on it for 2 hours and here are the changelogs :-

  • Installation script.
  • Provide GUI to hash (using SHA1) the key phrase before it is stored in the database.
  • Able to directly login to certain website without need to enter username and password over and over again.

But the biggest problem now is… I STILL DON’T HAVE NAME FOR THIS NEW PROJECT! Hahahahah..!

I hope you guys can come out with several suggestions for this new project’s name.

Thank you

Short discussions in MIMOS

Yesterday, I went to MIMOS for a discussion with Dr Suhairi, Head of Researcher, Information Security Division.

The discussion was about the selection of candidates for industrial training and job opportunities. I’ve been appointed by Dr Suhairi to select/short list those Security Technology students who want to do their industrial training in MIMOS under Information Security division. Dr Suhairi also shares some tips on choosing the correct company/organization if someone is interested to work in security (technology) field.

Dan macam biasa lah, CV sudah semestinya aku tabur.. and the best part was… he said that he will forward the CV to his friends in NISER (atau nama barunya Cybersecurity Malaysia) dengan alas an “saya tak mahu lah kamu orang mempersiakan course yang korang ambik ni.. kalau memang dah ambik security, IT.. so kalau boleh saya nak kerja pun dalam field security.. field IT… tak nak la nanti keluar-keluar buat kerja Multi-Level Marketing” TEPEK!! Tepat ke muka Farah.. hahahahaha

Owh la.. sebelum tu, kami berjumpa Dr Norliza, lecturer di FIT, MMU Cyberjaya yang kini mengambil industrial leave untuk bekerja kontrak 1 tahun di MIMOS. Dr Norliza merupakan salah seorang team member aku dalam projek aku kerjekan time praktikal kat MIMOS dulu. Banyak tips tentang FYP, apply kerje & sambung belajar yang dikongsi beliau.

Pertemuan dengan 2 orang nie di MIMOS bagaikan melampu-halogen-kan peluang aku selepas aku grad nie dan meng-stadium-bukil-jalil-kan skop pemikiran aku