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Upgrade WordPress ... and blank page? because of MyGallery plugin!

February 27, 2010 No comments

It happened with the update (upgrade) version 2.9.1 and now with 2.9.2. After the upgrade there was found with the site is not fully functional, even the administrative part.

The problem then is it due?

First lazy not to make the aggiornamneto according to the directions given by WordPress.org inviting you to turn off all themes and plugins configured on your site.

Specifically, however, this problem is given by the activation of the plugin that MyGallery not find two files generates this dreadful problem. The files indicted are:


In fact, reading the code of the plugin can be observed:


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So you do not need is included in the folder wp-includes the site in question and the two files streams.php gettext.php and everything will magically work!

Greetings to all!

iPhone 'jailbreak or not to jailbreak? "

January 19, 2010 2 comments

That's the question that haunts many people struggling with the infamous iPhone to unlock (jailbreak) or not?
What are actually the advantages and disadvantages of this?

I will not dwell here on what is ascertained in explaining the operation of the jailbreak, but I want to list only briefly, from my point of view, the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

Advantages

  • Add Cydia (an alternative to the App Store)
  • Access via SSH to the device (use the iPhone as a hard drive in which to upload files via ssh of course)
  • SBSettings (Cydia) that sets up quick menu for frequently used functions (on / off services such as wifi, bluetooth, 3G, etc ...)
  • Ability to synchronize applications (IPA) downloaded from the Internet through iTunes (this is legal, so is everyone the choice to operate more or less legally with your device)
  • Unblocking a bluetooth for data transfer via the upcoming release of iBlueNove (ex iBluetooth) of MeDevil
  • Insert a firewall (blacklist) for the management of calls / SMS / MMS Input
  • Add useful features to native applications such as SMS Helper (displays a counter of characters entered in the process of writing an SMS)
  • Change the 'APN of your phone provider to not run into unwanted charges on your battery


Disadvantages

  • For 3GS with new iBoot, unable to restart the iPhone without having to jailbreak again using blackra1n
  • Reduced battery performance (not high if you use wisely the additional services such as SSH, etc ...)
  • I can not think of much more ...


You would add something else to the list?

Bancopopolare and the certificate's Home Banking (Byweb) on Mac (Safari)

December 16, 2009 3 comments

The banks of Gruppo Banco Popolare, Banca Popolare di Novara, at least, need to use the service Byweb, or the Home Banking, installing a certificate (.p12 format).

No problem for users running Windows with Internet Explorer and / or Firefox nor for Linux and Mac users who wish to use Firefox (which is to install the certificate directly into your browser) ... some more problems for Mac users who wish to use Safari.

No alarm, with the correct configuration in a few minutes will be around the problem by following the steps set forth below:

  • Download the certificate to your desktop from https://certificato.bancopopolare.it/ in a folder to your liking
  • Fully close Safari (Command + Q)
  • Open the file with the application of the system Keychain (just double click of the mouse on the downloaded file and it will open automatically)
  • Enter the password for authentication of the certificate (the same that is used to download the same)
  • Select the certificate in the Keychain and click on the top item in the Archive (here the image file), and then click the submenu New Identity Preference ... (in English here New Identity Preference)
  • Enter the link https://web.bancopopolare.it:443 (important to write correctly as shown here) and click Add
  • Open Safari and go to the https://web.bancopopolare.it:443


I leave you the images to better understand (and visually) the above procedure ...


Happy surfing to all of you!

Ps if you were still having problems, try to add even https://web.bancopopolare.it:443/ (including /) end!

PPS: If you fail again ... trust in Firefox that runs independently verified.
In this case, just open the Firefox Preferences and go to Advanced, and then in the Encryption section, select View Certificates and then import the downloaded certificate.


VMWare Fusion 3.0 and the "file association" counter-intuitive ...

October 29, 2009 No comments

VMware has finally released the long-awaited new version of Fusion , came to 3.0, adding many new features that finally make it one of the best virtualization software in Mac.

One of the biggest gaps I've always complained in Fusion was a lack in the ability to open files with a virtualized Windows application directly from Finderl (Ex: open an XLS file directly from the Finder and make sure it opened with Microsoft Excel 2007 virtualized ). This is actually a file association or associate extensions with a program of your choice.

Despite the efforts of VMWare, you still can not do this by default with Fusion, but with a few tips you can not work around the problem.

  1. Move to the Finder on the folder where your virtual machine (Windows for instance);
  2. Right-click on the virtual machine (VM) and select "Show Package Contents" (Show Package Contents);
  3. At this point, a new window opens in the work folder "Applications" in which there are installed applications in a Windows environment;
  4. Open another Finder and navigate to the / Applications folder of your Mac and create a new folder called (for example) "Windows Applications";
  5. Copy us in the applications (the Applications folder in the VM that you want to be indexed by Spotlight as native applications on the Mac;
  6. Select a file with the extension you want to associate an application to Windows right click and choose "Get Info"
  7. Select the "Open With" and then "Other" (Open With - Other)
  8. At this point, choose the application you want to associate the file extension. It can be found easily in the Windows Applications that previously was created in step 4!
  9. Give OK and click "Change All" ("Change All" smileys . From now on it will open Fusion and its application when you open a file with that extension.



Now some screenshots to better follow the instructions:



Have fun and good virtualization at all!


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Back to the blog

September 8, 2009 No comments

I'll be back to writing after about a month of absence from the last article written on this site ... lots of new personal and non!

Point out that the absence was not due to August holidays (unfortunately totally absent this year) since (and here the main innovation consists staff) I changed finally able to land work in banking (Banca Popolare di Novara).

But during this absence there are also been many innovations in the computer world, starting with the launch of Snow Leopard which I am fully satisfied: a few new frills and a lot more stability and speed! The new cat proves to be much more mature than being Leopard debut (and unfortunately also in later versions). The argument of the 32bit vs 64bit, the advent of QuicktimeX, the disappearance of Rosetta and more in a cat that really roars!

Also new in WordPress which is now at version 2.8.4 with changes "under the hood" Microsoft Office for Mac Service Pack 2 (12.2.1)

And now you expect the upcoming release of firmware 3.1 for the iPhone (with great hope that the battery management is more efficient) and its battle between Apple and with DevTeam Jailbreak, Ultrasn0w and PwnageTool!

We hope for many more good news personally and not for the last quarter of the year!