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Date: Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 21:51

I know it's late. The reason I hesitated to publish this post is that... I can't figure out a way to do the pre-serialization. CS4 won't respect an application.xml.override like CS3 did, unless you have a volume license (according to the official CS4 deployment manual). So this time I can only share with you the customization part.

Please be noticed, I myself am not 100% satisfied with what I've figured out, but the hacks have been working absolutely fine for over 2 months on my XP SP3 and Vista SP1. And as always, you do this at your own risk. Read on if we understand each other.

Photoshop CS4 (Extended)

  1. Navigate to /Adobe CS4/payloads/.
  2. Open /AdobeBridge3All/AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml with a text editor.
  3. Search for <Dependencies>.
  4. Delete everything within <Dependencies>, except two blocks with type="critical", make it look exactly like screenshot #1.
  5. Open /AdobePhotoshop11-Core/AdobePhotoshop11-Core.proxy.xml, repeat step 3-4, make it look exactly like screenshot #2.
  6. Save both files. Oh did I tell you to backup first? ;-)
  7. Run setup and wave goodbye to craps.

Illustrator CS4

If you already edited AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml in a previous Photoshop installation and successfully got rid of Adobe Bridge, you won't need to touch the one in Illustrator. Otherwise, treat it the same way (step 1-4 of the Photoshop section above).

Then, yes, /AdobeIllustrator14mul/AdobeIllustrator14mul.proxy.xml, and here's screenshot #3 for your referrence.

Design Premium CS4

Files you need to edit are:

  • /AdobeBridge3All/AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeDreamweaver10-mul/AdobeDreamweaver10-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeFireworks10All/AdobeFireworks10All.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeFlash10-mul/AdobeFlash10-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeIllustrator14mul/AdobeIllustrator14mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeInDesign6AppBase-mul/AdobeInDesign6AppBase-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobePhotoshop11-Core/AdobePhotoshop11-Core.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeVersionCue4All/AdobeVersionCue4All.proxy.xml

Edit how? You've already learned that.

One tip is, if you kept, let's say "Adobe XMP Panels CS4" in one of the xml files, you can delete it when you see it else wheres.

I don't use anything other than Photoshop and Illustrator, so I'm unable to tell you which components are required by other products included in a Creative Suite. Sorry.

Miscellaneous

I'm not gonna guide you through Dreamweaver or Web Premium or anything else neither. Hopefully you can draw inferences about other cases from the above examples.

You're gonna have to trust Adobe this time, what's been tagged as "critical" in the xml files are indeed critical. Sky falls down if you remove them. Here are my understandings (some are just superficial) to several important components. They are required by the CS4 apps or recommended by me:

  • Adobe Anchor Service CS4
    The Lord that rules.
  • Adobe CSI CS4
    The infrastructure that rules, too. I guess the VersionCue Client service which enables the "Open File" dialogs is also included in here.
  • Adobe Type Support CS4
    Support for layers with texts/fonts.
  • Adobe XMP Panels CS4
    Support for the "File Info" dialogs.
  • Adobe CMaps CS4 / Adobe ALM CS4
    Required by Illustrator (?)
  • Adobe Color - Photoshop Specific CS4
  • Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings CS4
  • Adobe Color CommonSetRGB
  • Adobe Color CommonSetCMYK

At last, my apologies again for I didn't have time and energy to present a more detailed and refined tutorial. Hope as many folks as possible can benefit from this post. Merry Christmas.

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Date: Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 21:51

I know it's late. The reason I hesitated to publish this post is that... I can't figure out a way to do the pre-serialization. CS4 won't respect an application.xml.override like CS3 did, unless you have a volume license (according to the official CS4 deployment manual). So this time I can only share with you the customization part.

Please be noticed, I myself am not 100% satisfied with what I've figured out, but the hacks have been working absolutely fine for over 2 months on my XP SP3 and Vista SP1. And as always, you do this at your own risk. Read on if we understand each other.

Photoshop CS4 (Extended)

  1. Navigate to /Adobe CS4/payloads/.
  2. Open /AdobeBridge3All/AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml with a text editor.
  3. Search for <Dependencies>.
  4. Delete everything within <Dependencies>, except two blocks with type="critical", make it look exactly like screenshot #1.
  5. Open /AdobePhotoshop11-Core/AdobePhotoshop11-Core.proxy.xml, repeat step 3-4, make it look exactly like screenshot #2.
  6. Save both files. Oh did I tell you to backup first? ;-)
  7. Run setup and wave goodbye to craps.

Illustrator CS4

If you already edited AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml in a previous Photoshop installation and successfully got rid of Adobe Bridge, you won't need to touch the one in Illustrator. Otherwise, treat it the same way (step 1-4 of the Photoshop section above).

Then, yes, /AdobeIllustrator14mul/AdobeIllustrator14mul.proxy.xml, and here's screenshot #3 for your referrence.

Design Premium CS4

Files you need to edit are:

  • /AdobeBridge3All/AdobeBridge3All.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeDreamweaver10-mul/AdobeDreamweaver10-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeFireworks10All/AdobeFireworks10All.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeFlash10-mul/AdobeFlash10-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeIllustrator14mul/AdobeIllustrator14mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeInDesign6AppBase-mul/AdobeInDesign6AppBase-mul.proxy.xml
  • /AdobePhotoshop11-Core/AdobePhotoshop11-Core.proxy.xml
  • /AdobeVersionCue4All/AdobeVersionCue4All.proxy.xml

Edit how? You've already learned that.

One tip is, if you kept, let's say "Adobe XMP Panels CS4" in one of the xml files, you can delete it when you see it else wheres.

I don't use anything other than Photoshop and Illustrator, so I'm unable to tell you which components are required by other products included in a Creative Suite. Sorry.

Miscellaneous

I'm not gonna guide you through Dreamweaver or Web Premium or anything else neither. Hopefully you can draw inferences about other cases from the above examples.

You're gonna have to trust Adobe this time, what's been tagged as "critical" in the xml files are indeed critical. Sky falls down if you remove them. Here are my understandings (some are just superficial) to several important components. They are required by the CS4 apps or recommended by me:

  • Adobe Anchor Service CS4
    The Lord that rules.
  • Adobe CSI CS4
    The infrastructure that rules, too. I guess the VersionCue Client service which enables the "Open File" dialogs is also included in here.
  • Adobe Type Support CS4
    Support for layers with texts/fonts.
  • Adobe XMP Panels CS4
    Support for the "File Info" dialogs.
  • Adobe CMaps CS4 / Adobe ALM CS4
    Required by Illustrator (?)
  • Adobe Color - Photoshop Specific CS4
  • Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings CS4
  • Adobe Color CommonSetRGB
  • Adobe Color CommonSetCMYK

At last, my apologies again for I didn't have time and energy to present a more detailed and refined tutorial. Hope as many folks as possible can benefit from this post. Merry Christmas.


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Date: Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 19:05

I don't wanna say much about Nero. We don't install a huge piece of crap just to burn some discs.

ImgBurn has always been the perfect replacement. It's free, it's compact and it's powerful. I will also recommend to you the open source InfraRecorder. Ok, I won't go too far.

The official component (or say "plugin") foo_burninate.dll enables foobar2000 of burning discs, but it needs to invoke the Nero API, which means Nero is required to be installed. Canar from hydrogenaudio forum provided an alternative, yet it didn't satisfy me.

Let me get this straight: You want to burn discs using foobar2000 but don't want to keep Nero. You take all necessary files from Nero, then wipe it off your hard drive, and you cheat foobar2000 into thinking that Nero is still present.

I've been doing this for like 3 years, treated a ton of lossless stuff, and it's proved to be fairly reliable. Read on if you wanna know how, but you hack at your own risk.

1. Get Nero Burning ROM v6.6.1.15c, install it. I picked this version because it's relatively small. I haven't tested this with 7.x or greater.

2. Copy these 10 files from where Nero has been installed, put them to (for example) "D:\foobar2000\nero\".

CDROM.CFG / CDROM.dll / Generatr.dll / image.dll / MMC.dll / Nero.txt / neroAPI.dll / neroErr.dll / neRSDB.dll / newtrf.dll

3. Open notepad and ctrl c/v the following codes, save it as nero.reg, then merge them into Windows registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\shared]
"NeroAPI"="D:\\foobar2000\\nero"

4. If there's a 4th step, it's only supposed to be the uninstallation of Nero. Happy burning with foobar2000!

Updated: I seem to remember that you can open the Nero6 installer with WinRAR and extract the necessary files without installing for even once. It's been years since I last used Nero, thanks znix for reminding me!

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Date: Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 19:05

I don't wanna say much about Nero. We don't install a huge piece of crap just to burn some discs.

ImgBurn has always been the perfect replacement. It's free, it's compact and it's powerful. I will also recommend to you the open source InfraRecorder. Ok, I won't go too far.

The official component (or say "plugin") foo_burninate.dll enables foobar2000 of burning discs, but it needs to invoke the Nero API, which means Nero is required to be installed. Canar from hydrogenaudio forum provided an alternative, yet it didn't satisfy me.

Let me get this straight: You want to burn discs using foobar2000 but don't want to keep Nero. You take all necessary files from Nero, then wipe it off your hard drive, and you cheat foobar2000 into thinking that Nero is still present.

I've been doing this for like 3 years, treated a ton of lossless stuff, and it's proved to be fairly reliable. Read on if you wanna know how, but you hack at your own risk.

1. Get Nero Burning ROM v6.6.1.15c, install it. I picked this version because it's relatively small. I haven't tested this with 7.x or greater.

2. Copy these 10 files from where Nero has been installed, put them to (for example) "D:\foobar2000\nero\".

CDROM.CFG / CDROM.dll / Generatr.dll / image.dll / MMC.dll / Nero.txt / neroAPI.dll / neroErr.dll / neRSDB.dll / newtrf.dll

3. Open notepad and ctrl c/v the following codes, save it as nero.reg, then merge them into Windows registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\shared]
"NeroAPI"="D:\\foobar2000\\nero"

4. If there's a 4th step, it's only supposed to be the uninstallation of Nero. Happy burning with foobar2000!

Updated: I seem to remember that you can open the Nero6 installer with WinRAR and extract the necessary files without installing for even once. It's been years since I last used Nero, thanks znix for reminding me!


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Date: Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 20:03

Firefox 3 Download Day 2008The final version of Firefox 3.0 has been officially released! Though I obtained it from Mozilla FTP some hours before the official launch, I wasn't stingy to donate another click to help them set a world record. And please don't you be!

btw, The "last modified date", 11-June-2008, hints that the final version is actually RC3.

I've been using 3.0 since beta 4. And luckily enough, I've been able to get most of the compatible builds of my necessary addons via either the Firefox Addons site or the MozillaZine Forum. Here's the list of addons I'm currently equipped with:

* Still incompatible with Firefox 3, but tested and worked after manually modifying install.rdf.

Addons I would also like to have: Autohide, Clear And Close, Copy Plain Text, Download With, Favicon Picker, Firebug, Show Image, SwiftTabs, Tab History.

One more thing, if you just hate the newly designed buttons for Firefox 3, you can download this classic theme which brings you back the 2.0 look, but I highly recommend the stunning Phoenity Aura theme.

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Date: Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 20:03

Firefox 3 Download Day 2008The final version of Firefox 3.0 has been officially released! Though I obtained it from Mozilla FTP some hours before the official launch, I wasn't stingy to donate another click to help them set a world record. And please don't you be!

btw, The "last modified date", 11-June-2008, hints that the final version is actually RC3.

I've been using 3.0 since beta 4. And luckily enough, I've been able to get most of the compatible builds of my necessary addons via either the Firefox Addons site or the MozillaZine Forum. Here's the list of addons I'm currently equipped with:

* Still incompatible with Firefox 3, but tested and worked after manually modifying install.rdf.

Addons I would also like to have: Autohide, Clear And Close, Copy Plain Text, Download With, Favicon Picker, Firebug, Show Image, SwiftTabs, Tab History.

One more thing, if you just hate the newly designed buttons for Firefox 3, you can download this classic theme which brings you back the 2.0 look, but I highly recommend the stunning Phoenity Aura theme.


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Date: Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 23:31

Long time ago I asked the (mt) guys for some high resolution (mt) logos but they only showed me these. Apparently, the official ones are not what I was in need of, I still had to make one myself.

(mt) logo

Today when I was preparing for renewing my (dv), the logos were brought to my mind. I wonder if there are folks out there looking for some customizable (mt) logos like I did before. So maybe I should share what I have with everybody, unofficial ones though, you can easily make some yourself though.

Here are two (mt) logos in different patterns, both are super large with transparent background. And I also give you the Adobe Illustrator source file.

Download the (mt) logos - copyrighted by (mt) Media Temple, Inc.


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Date: Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 23:31

Long time ago I asked the (mt) guys for some high resolution (mt) logos but they only showed me these. Apparently, the official ones are not what I was in need of, I still had to make one myself.

(mt) logo

Today when I was preparing for renewing my (dv), the logos were brought to my mind. I wonder if there are folks out there looking for some customizable (mt) logos like I did before. So maybe I should share what I have with everybody, unofficial ones though, you can easily make some yourself though.

Here are two (mt) logos in different patterns, both are super large with transparent background. And I also give you the Adobe Illustrator source file.

Download the (mt) logos - copyrighted by (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

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Date: Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 17:27

Introduction

Lightview is similar to Lightbox yet superior to Lightbox. Since version 2.0, Lightview has been able to overlay not only images but also videos, iframed webpages, and almost anything! It works with all popular browsers. The original Lightview JS is a project by Nick Stakenburg.

Demonstration

Individual ImageGrouped Image #1Grouped Image #2Grouped Image #3Grouped Image #4

The first photo is an individual one, while the rest four are grouped together.

Embedded Flash VideoEmbedded QuickTime VideoiFramed Webpage

The above three images are linking to: 1). A Flash color scheme generator 2). A QuickTime movie trailer 3). A webpage.

Installation

  1. Download the WordPress plugin, extract the "lightview" folder somewhere.
  2. Download the Lightview script from its official website, put the 3 folders "js", "images" and "css" into the "lightview" folder from the WordPress plugin. Choose to replace if asked.
  3. Upload the "lightview" folder to /wp-content/plugins/, then activate it.

Why so complicated? Please understand that Lightview is no longer free. Nick Stackenburg was generous enough to approve the redistribution of this WordPress plugin, so please respect his decision and pay for it like I did. Go to the official Lightview project page and you'll find the way to purchase a license and download the script.

How to Use

  • For a single image:
    <a href="foobar.jpg" class="lightview">foobar</a>
  • For a set of images:
    <a href="foo.jpg" class="lightview" rel="gallery[foobar]">foo</a>
    <a href="bar.jpg" class="lightview" rel="gallery[foobar]">bar</a>
  • For a QuickTime movie:
    <a href="quicktime.mov" class="lightview" title="">QuickTime</a>
  • For a Flash video with title and size limits:
    <a href="flash.swf" class="lightview" title="Title::::width:320,height:240">video</a>
  • For a webpage (iframe) with title and description, in fullscreen:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" class="lightview" title="Title::Description::fullscreen:true">Google</a>

Download

Lightview for WordPress (v2.41, 2009-09-07)

For the full documentation (more options, custom events, keyboard shortcuts, etc.) as well as the changelogs, please visit the official Lightview project page.


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Date: Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 17:27

Introduction

Lightview is similar to Lightbox yet superior to Lightbox. Since version 2.0, Lightview has been able to overlay not only images but also videos, iframed webpages, and almost anything! It works with all popular browsers. The original Lightview JS is a project by Nick Stakenburg.

Demonstration

Individual ImageGrouped Image #1Grouped Image #2Grouped Image #3Grouped Image #4

The first photo is an individual one, while the rest four are grouped together.

Embedded Flash VideoEmbedded QuickTime VideoiFramed Webpage

The above three images are linking to: 1). A Flash color scheme generator 2). A QuickTime movie trailer 3). A webpage.

Installation

  1. Download the WordPress plugin, extract the "lightview" folder somewhere.
  2. Download the Lightview script from its official website, put the 3 folders "js", "images" and "css" into the "lightview" folder from the WordPress plugin. Choose to replace if asked.
  3. Upload the "lightview" folder to /wp-content/plugins/, then activate it.

Why so complicated? Please understand that Lightview is no longer free. Nick Stackenburg was generous enough to approve the redistribution of this WordPress plugin, so please respect his decision and pay for it like I did. Go to the official Lightview project page and you'll find the way to purchase a license and download the script.

How to Use

  • For a single image:
    <a href="foobar.jpg" class="lightview">foobar</a>
  • For a set of images:
    <a href="foo.jpg" class="lightview" rel="gallery[foobar]">foo</a>
    <a href="bar.jpg" class="lightview" rel="gallery[foobar]">bar</a>
  • For a QuickTime movie:
    <a href="quicktime.mov" class="lightview" title="">QuickTime</a>
  • For a Flash video with title and size limits:
    <a href="flash.swf" class="lightview" title="Title::::width:320,height:240">video</a>
  • For a webpage (iframe) with title and description, in fullscreen:
    <a href="http://www.google.com" class="lightview" title="Title::Description::fullscreen:true">Google</a>

Download

Lightview for WordPress (v2.41, 2009-09-07)

For the full documentation (more options, custom events, keyboard shortcuts, etc.) as well as the changelogs, please visit the official Lightview project page.

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Date: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2007 00:10

WordPress theme: BlogBusThe 5-year-old BlogBus is the earliest and most reputed blog service provider in China. Their 5th anniversary ceremony will be staged this weekend in Wuzhen, an ancient water town south of the Yangtze River. Congrats to them! It's my great honor to be invited to the event but my schedule wouldn't let me fly to Shanghai for a weekend. Definitely my regret of the year.

Last week, a very famous technical expert Chedong, who served Yahoo China as a senior product manager, announced his job-hopping to BlogBus. I would say that the 4 chief officers of BlogBus now forms an all-star team. I'm looking forward to seeing new actions from them in year 2008.

Back to the topic, I was also asked by their COO Mr. Wei Wuhui, a man of wisdom, to make a WordPress theme as a birthday present for his company. Hence this 3-column, right sidebar, neat and elegant theme.

Theme requires WordPress 2.3 or above, tested in Firefox / IE6 / IE7 / Safari. Oh, and it's widgets-friendly.

Download English version (v1.0)
Download Chinese version (v1.0)


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Date: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2007 00:10

WordPress theme: BlogBusThe 5-year-old BlogBus is the earliest and most reputed blog service provider in China. Their 5th anniversary ceremony will be staged this weekend in Wuzhen, an ancient water town south of the Yangtze River. Congrats to them! It's my great honor to be invited to the event but my schedule wouldn't let me fly to Shanghai for a weekend. Definitely my regret of the year.

Last week, a very famous technical expert Chedong, who served Yahoo China as a senior product manager, announced his job-hopping to BlogBus. I would say that the 4 chief officers of BlogBus now forms an all-star team. I'm looking forward to seeing new actions from them in year 2008.

Back to the topic, I was also asked by their COO Mr. Wei Wuhui, a man of wisdom, to make a WordPress theme as a birthday present for his company. Hence this 3-column, right sidebar, neat and elegant theme.

Theme requires WordPress 2.3 or above, tested in Firefox / IE6 / IE7 / Safari. Oh, and it's widgets-friendly.

Download English version (v1.0)
Download Chinese version (v1.0)

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Date: Friday, 30 Nov 2007 15:28

Admin Drop Down MenuWhat do you use for enhancing the navigation in your admin center? The ancient thing, Admin Drop Down Menu by Ozh, has always been my choice. This plugin is simple yet very useful, it saves you a lot of clicks! But the plugin was designed for WordPress 1.x, and is too old to get along well with others nowadays.

For instance, if I activate too many plugins that have option pages under the "Options" tab, the "tail" of sub-menu items annoyingly protrudes from the left border (see screenshot). And the CSS style doesn't suit the updated menu in WordPress 2.x (see screenshot). I fixed the errors mentioned above, now it looks beautiful in my admin center (see screenshot). If you also want a copy of my fixed version, you can download it here. But please note this is not an official release.

A couple days ago I discovered Admin Supermenu by Chris Messina, a jQuery version of Admin Drop Down Menu, but it is still buggy. I think until Chris fixes the bug under the post-editing page and implement some more improvements, I will not switch to his jQuery version.

btw I already tried Admin Drop Down Menus, but it wasn't what I expected, though it exactly says the word "drop-down".

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Date: Friday, 30 Nov 2007 15:28

Admin Drop Down MenuWhat do you use for enhancing the navigation in your admin center? The ancient thing, Admin Drop Down Menu by Ozh, has always been my choice. This plugin is simple yet very useful, it saves you a lot of clicks! But the plugin was designed for WordPress 1.x, and is too old to get along well with others nowadays.

For instance, if I activate too many plugins that have option pages under the "Options" tab, the "tail" of sub-menu items annoyingly protrudes from the left border (see screenshot). And the CSS style doesn't suit the updated menu in WordPress 2.x (see screenshot). I fixed the errors mentioned above, now it looks beautiful in my admin center (see screenshot). If you also want a copy of my fixed version, you can download it here. But please note this is not an official release.

A couple days ago I discovered Admin Supermenu by Chris Messina, a jQuery version of Admin Drop Down Menu, but it is still buggy. I think until Chris fixes the bug under the post-editing page and implement some more improvements, I will not switch to his jQuery version.

btw I already tried Admin Drop Down Menus, but it wasn't what I expected, though it exactly says the word "drop-down".


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Date: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 09:03

Attentions have been drew since yesterday by the return of wordpress.com.cn. I also wrote about the issue at my Chinese blog. But friends from all over the world may not have an idea about what is going on. So here's the story:

WordPress.com.cn came out in late 2005 as a FAKE official Chinese version of wordpress.com. The domain was registered in China by a Chinese and its server was located in Beijing. A couple weeks after they opened registration to the public, they deleted many user accounts without notices, which led to a large number of users criticising not only wordpress.com.cn but also wordpress.com. Matt then quickly responded that wordpress.com.cn was an imitation in no way associated with wordpress.com. The site then faded away silently.

Yesterday I received a spam e-mail sent from wordpress.com.cn, in the mail I was told that testers were wanted. I then followed the link and registered an account. No sooner had I logged into the admin center than I noticed that they had removed every backlink to the official WordPress sites there! Even worse, in all of their 330 available templates including some very famous ones, I could not spot a single credit link back to the theme authors!

Wicked and self-deceiving enough, huh? I don't want to believe that all these evil behavior, this fraud, was from a Chinese, my compatriot. WHAT A SHAME.

At last let's see some timestream of this FAKE SITE:

  • 2005-12-07: Fake site launched, and was rapidly spread out.
  • 2005-12-08: Fake site opened user registration.
  • 2005-12-22: Fake site deleted many user accounts without notices.
  • 2005-12-23: Matt debunked the fake site.
  • 2005-12-27: Users discovered that DoNews might be the guys behind the fake site.
  • 2006-01-19: DoNews started providing WordPress-based blog service which was apparently done by the same guy from the fake site.
  • 2007-10-23: Fake site spammed a ton of maiboxes and returned.

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Date: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 09:03

Attentions have been drew since yesterday by the return of wordpress.com.cn. I also wrote about the issue at my Chinese blog. But friends from all over the world may not have an idea about what is going on. So here's the story:

WordPress.com.cn came out in late 2005 as a FAKE official Chinese version of wordpress.com. The domain was registered in China by a Chinese and its server was located in Beijing. A couple weeks after they opened registration to the public, they deleted many user accounts without notices, which led to a large number of users criticising not only wordpress.com.cn but also wordpress.com. Matt then quickly responded that wordpress.com.cn was an imitation in no way associated with wordpress.com. The site then faded away silently.

Yesterday I received a spam e-mail sent from wordpress.com.cn, in the mail I was told that testers were wanted. I then followed the link and registered an account. No sooner had I logged into the admin center than I noticed that they had removed every backlink to the official WordPress sites there! Even worse, in all of their 330 available templates including some very famous ones, I could not spot a single credit link back to the theme authors!

Wicked and self-deceiving enough, huh? I don't want to believe that all these evil behavior, this fraud, was from a Chinese, my compatriot. WHAT A SHAME.

At last let's see some timestream of this FAKE SITE:

  • 2005-12-07: Fake site launched, and was rapidly spread out.
  • 2005-12-08: Fake site opened user registration.
  • 2005-12-22: Fake site deleted many user accounts without notices.
  • 2005-12-23: Matt debunked the fake site.
  • 2005-12-27: Users discovered that DoNews might be the guys behind the fake site.
  • 2006-01-19: DoNews started providing WordPress-based blog service which was apparently done by the same guy from the fake site.
  • 2007-10-23: Fake site spammed a ton of maiboxes and returned.

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Date: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 14:15

Want some nice RSS-related images for your web templates? Let's forget about the so-called "standard" ones. Today Feedicons version 2 by Kuswanto hits the web with 16 new additions. All 33 icons in 16x16 and 32x32 png. FREE and released under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative license.

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Also see another 3 free iconsets from famfamfam, and bartelme's Microformats.

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Date: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 14:15

Want some nice RSS-related images for your web templates? Let's forget about the so-called "standard" ones. Today Feedicons version 2 by Kuswanto hits the web with 16 new additions. All 33 icons in 16x16 and 32x32 png. FREE and released under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative license.

Feedicons 2

Download Feedicons 2 at Zeusbox Studio.

Also see another 3 free iconsets from famfamfam, and bartelme's Microformats.


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Date: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 03:16

Chinese Blogger Conference 2007I'm going to Beijing again in November, for the Chinese Blogger Conference 2007.

Aha, finally I have the chance to meet my good friend Scavin, he owes me one for his new domain name. But of course I'd like to meet more people there. Such as the foreign guy feng37 who currently lives in my city blogging about social events, and a Hong Kong blogger Sidekick whom I didn't realize that he's actually a she until lately. But too bad Tinyau's probably not going.

Meanwhile, I'll try to exchange some thoughts with some of those who also attended WordCamp Beijing 2007 but never eyed on me. Moreover, yet another joyful dinner with aw, Hu Yang and Yangyc is expected. I went to Google China last time, it's baidu's turn. And what else? I'll figure out. See you in Beijing.

By the way, Nicky will be going to Andy Lau's concert tour on the day I arrive, but I'll be running to Markus Schulz'.


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Date: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 03:16

Chinese Blogger Conference 2007I'm going to Beijing again in November, for the Chinese Blogger Conference 2007.

Aha, finally I have the chance to meet my good friend Scavin, he owes me one for his new domain name. But of course I'd like to meet more people there. Such as the foreign guy feng37 who currently lives in my city blogging about social events, and a Hong Kong blogger Sidekick whom I didn't realize that he's actually a she until lately. But too bad Tinyau's probably not going.

Meanwhile, I'll try to exchange some thoughts with some of those who also attended WordCamp Beijing 2007 but never eyed on me. Moreover, yet another joyful dinner with aw, Hu Yang and Yangyc is expected. I went to Google China last time, it's baidu's turn. And what else? I'll figure out. See you in Beijing.

By the way, Nicky will be going to Andy Lau's concert tour on the day I arrive, but I'll be running to Markus Schulz'.

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