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WinPWN | Jailbreak on Windows | Support QuickPwn

August 30th, 2008 by elizar

If you’re a big fan of the iphone,  you probably are aware of the current news and event about it. Here in the Philippines, Apple’s Iphone was officially released and distributed by Globe Telecoms last August 22, 2008.

By default though, the iphone 3G has limitations being locked to the local provider of course. Because of that you may feel that there is a certain limitation to what the iphone 3G can do… aside from the obvious that you can’t use a different telco sim card.

So if you don’t feel like you’re getting all you can from the iPhone App Store and other perks of the iPhone and iPod touch 2.0 software, you may want to ‘open-line’ the phone yourself.

The ‘process’ for unlocking the iphone is called ‘Jailbreaking’. Though ‘jailbreak’ is for Mac users, most of us (well, I assume) are PC and Windows users. There is an equivalent application for jailbreakinig an Iphone on a Windows box.. That is WINPWN.

Here’s how to unlock / jailbreak your iphone/itouch:

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301 Redirects | .htaccess Redirects

August 27th, 2008 by elizar

301 redirect

301 .htaccess redirect is the safest search engine redirect there is! This is also the friendliest method for web page redirection. Most web hosting company and web master out there will definitely recommend this method of web page redirection. The code “301” is interpreted as “moved permanently”.

For websites hosted in either dedicated server or a shared web hosting server, you use 301 redirects in redirecting a single html page or an entire website.

Here’s and example of redirecting a single page/html page:

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Reverse IP Domain Lookup Website

August 24th, 2008 by elizar

This post is still related or somewhat helpful to our virtual web hosting/how to start a blog series of post. The Reverse IP Domain Lookup tool will help you determine information about your shared web server.

If you do a quick Google search for ‘reverse IP domain lookup‘, you’ll see that there are more than a couple of websites that offer such a tool.

The specific website I’ll be mentioning here is The Same IP, which is also the same as the commercial type.

THE SAME IP

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Shared Web Hosting

August 23rd, 2008 by elizar

This post is somewhat related to the configuring Apache for virtual hosting post we did couple of days ago. Well, this is intentional anyway since I want to make a series of post that will help those who want to start a blog and would like to know all the technicalities in doing one.

This time, it’s about Shared Web Hosting.

What is Shared Webhosting?

We can define this in a super ‘made sense’ kind of way. Let’s first define what a web hosting is. Web hosting is a service you get (or buy) from an internet service provider or a web hosting company, where in they will give you a server for you to host your website/blog/forum or what-have-you.

The web hosting package usually includes many other services. Basic package of course is the amount of hard disk space your package has, and the amount of monthly traffic/bandwith it comes bundled with.

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Krita Image Editor (Open Source)

August 22nd, 2008 by elizar

krita

When we say ‘image editor‘ on the open-source world, we instantly think of GIMP, GNU Image Manipulation Program, right? Of course.

But do you know that aside from GIMP, there is also another application, which is part of the KDE Office suite that is also perfect for bitmap image manipulation? It is also convenient for webmasters for editing photos for their web server shared website.

The application is called KRITA.

Krita is the bitmap graphics editor software included with the KDE based KOffice suite. Designed to be both a painting application and a photo editor, Krita is free software and distributed under GNU General Public License. It was released for the first time as a part of KOffice version 1.4.0, on June 21, 2005. Before any public release, it was called KImageShop and then later Krayon, but legal matters motivated a change from these names.

The differences start with the layout of the various user interface components. Instead of having them organized as a set of separate windows, Krita uses a single-pane integrated view, where all the UI functionality is included in the main window. However, the panels and tools can be freely moved around in the window and are dockable to provide a clean appearance

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Configure Virtual Hosting in Apache Web Server

August 19th, 2008 by elizar

When we say or mention the word Web Server, the first thing that comes to our mind is Apache, right? (if you don’t then what are you doing here reading this? :-))

Apache is the most well known open source web server there is! Open source?? Make that the most wildly used webserver on the internet, period!

It is believed (and i know they made a survey or study about it) that Apache takes 90% of all web servers in the internet. Most web hosting company, and I’ve once worked in one, use Apache.

This post will talk about how to setup Apache for Virtual Hosting

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System Administrator’s Guide of Starting A Blog

August 17th, 2008 by elizar

I’ve been blogging about many different topics for a few years now but I never made any money doing it until most recently. Now, I am happy that I am earning a few bucks now and then with my simple post and SEO activities. With a little extra money, I was able to catch the interest of few people who got interested in starting their own blog. As a matter of fact I have already taught my brother and nephew a thing or two about blogging. Then I decided to create one quick post about it so I can refer other people who might interested in creating one for themselves. The following is a quick and dirty steps or guide and background in starting a blog. Read the rest of this entry »

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iPhone unlock – jailbreak, winpwn, ziphone What’s The Difference?

August 7th, 2008 by elizar

There are a lot of buzz here in the Philippines the revamped smart phone from Apple, the iPhone, will be officially released on August 22 and the official telecoms partner will be Globe telecoms!

That’s is good news, well at least for those who can afford it.

Some Filipinos are thinking of buying their unit in the United States or some other country where the iphone is way cost less compared to the price here in the Philippines.

The only problems that these guys will have is unlocking their iphones.

I did a quick search of it on the internet and read about 3 terms or words that has something to do with unlocking the Iphone 3G, and they are:

I still don’t know or having problem differentiating the those three (jailbreak, winpwn, and ziphone) words. Which one is which. I haven’t really done a complete study or research for winpwn, or jailbreak but I’m sure there’s a difference..

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MixTurtle, The Music Search Engine

August 7th, 2008 by elizar

mixturtle

Before we start doing all that Shell Scripting thing, I just want to mention here a real cool website I stumble upon a while ago (and have been using for a few hours now). In a nutshell, it’s a music streaming site. And everyone loves music!

There are a number of online music streaming sites all over the internet, as a matter of fact I did a quick search for ‘music search engine’ and got a couple of cool result! (And the funny thing is, the site we’re going to review here now are not even on the front page of Google’s SERP).

MixTurtle is the newest website that caught my interest. “The  Music Search Engine” as the website says, really do what it does – search for music.

Pros:

  • Good sound quality
  • Wide selections of songs (well, at least I found those songs I want to hear)
  • Instantly add a song in a play list – and fast save a play list
  • Ease of registration

Cons:

What really caught my attention is the meanest Tutle I’ve ever seen! :)

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