Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hostgator impersonal tech support answers for 503 errors

Hostgator tech support never really address the issue.They usually never tell the customer what really went wrong on their server or why the customers site was down with the 503 error 
503 Service Unavailable
The server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance).[2] Generally, this is a temporary state. Sometimes, this can be permanent as well on test servers.



here is the reply from the host gator tech . Notice how it is addressed


Hello,,

I understand you had questions about your site xxx.com . I was able to visit the link and it resolved without any difficulties. If you are still having trouble, please clear your browser cache and flushe your dns. Hostgator has very helpful articles explaining how this is done. http://support.hostgator.com/articles/specialized-help/how-do-i-clear-my-web-browsers-cache and https://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/lets-get-started/dns-name-servers/flush-dns

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Best Regards,

Rod J.
Linux Administrator
HostGator.com LLC
http://support.hostgator.com

Thursday, November 28, 2013

There used to be black hat seo now there is black hat social media

Some time ago hate speech on facebook scared me a lot .And i felt that posts on social media could inflame the offline population via rumours. Now there is proof from india that there is indeed a thriving black hat social media industry. I always felt there was many blackhats on facebook by the insane numbers of likes on pages and how social media companies fooled traditional companies into believing likes converted into sales or potential sales Video on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGqwf5eFfiY

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

magento 1.8 installation errors

error 1  The URL "http://www.xxx.com/magento/" is not accessible.
Unable to read response, or response is empty


The simplest solution is to Click on "Skip Base URL Validation" and that test is omitted at that point and it will work fine.
http://magento-code.blogspot.in/2012/08/url-is-not-accessible-unable-to-read.html

Error 2  Database connection error.

entered values were removed by the first error 

Friday, September 20, 2013

the attack of the bots

It looks like bots botnets? are alive and thriving

also why are they all using  shitty          microsoft outlook addresses?

Avatar of Richard Killough Richard Killough exoticbelfry83ma861@outlook.com 055409 Country (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City (Unknown City?)
IP 151.237.186.197
Avatar of Roberto Nagle Roberto Nagle charlesrastle@gmail.com 062009 Country (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City (Unknown City?)
IP 111.118.212.210
Avatar of Fredrick Corley Fredrick Corley successfulprais8579@outlook.com 1037 Country TURKEY (TR)
City (Unknown city)
IP 217.195.202.71
Avatar of Elinor Vergara Elinor Vergara unsightlyoomph62x99f@outlook.com 2733 Country TURKEY (TR)
City (Unknown city)
IP 217.195.202.71
Avatar of Violet Jeter Violet Jeter successfulharbi3kr98@outlook.com 04135 Country (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City (Unknown City?)
IP 173.232.107.159
Avatar of Rosalina Sterling Rosalina Sterling educatednip99dv222@outlook.com 084844 Country UNITED STATES (US)
City (Unknown city)
IP 66.219.22.106
Avatar of Teresita York Teresita York ugliestbullet546201@outlook.com 033 Country TURKEY (TR)
City (Unknown city)
IP 217.195.202.71
Avatar of Zara Goldhar Zara Goldhar tangybanister85ky380@outlook.com 507 Country (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City (Unknown City?)
IP 151.237.186.238

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

facebook spam or malware link masquarading as whatsapp

Amazing Now What's App On PC Also

What's App On PC virus link? hxxp://tinyurl.com/mx5j4rb  <
Try It Now
Now You Can Use What'App On Pc Also By This Usful App No Need To Install

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spam mail - Your account was recently accessed from another IP

81.88.50.242 Spam Server Dictionary Attacker
The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address consistent with that of a mail server and dictionary attacker. Below we've reported some other data associated with this IP.
https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_81.88.50.242



Delivered-To:


Return-Path:
Received: from hostingsmtp.register.it (hostingsmtp01.register.it. [81.88.50.242])
     
Received-SPF: nobody@opus39.register.it designates 81.88.50.242

 smtp.mail=nobody@opus39.register.it

Received: from unknown (HELO opus39.register.it)

Received: (from nobody@localhost)

To:
Subject: Google Alerts
From:


Your account was recently accessed from another IP: 184.148.53.86 Please Click Here to update your account.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

installing bastille linux security tool

all that glitters is not gold

The Tripwire binaries are located in /usr/sbin and the database is located in /var/lib/tripwire. It is strongly advised that these locations be stored on write-protected media (e.g. mounted RO floppy). See /usr/share/doc/tripwire/README.Debian for details.

Certificate Nickname                                         Trust Attributes
                                                             SSL,S/MIME,JAR/XPI

CAcert.org                                                   CT,,
CAcert.org Class 3                                           CT,,



/usr/sbin/bastille: line 173: [: too many arguments
WARNING: /usr/bin/perl cannot find Perl module Tk.
         The above module(s) is/are required to correctly display
         the Bastille User Interface.  If you are unable to find a
         pre-compiled module for your OS, they can be found at:
           http://www.cpan.org/modules/01modules.index.html
         If you installed the modules in another installation of
         perl besides the one listed in the error message, you may
         override Bastille's search path by setting the
         $CORRECT_PERL_PATH environment variable to the directory
         that the desired perl binary is located in.
         If you don't want to use the default X11 interface then
         run 'bastille -c'. For more information on available interfaces
         see bastille(1m) or run 'bastille -h'


sudo apt-get install perl-tk


[*] Could not find kmsgsd, edit /etc/psad/psad.conf at /usr/sbin/psad line 10653.
 * Unable to start the daemon
 * Starting Port Scan Attack Detector psad                               [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript psad, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing psad (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up perl-tk (1:804.030-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 psad
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


What is PSAD?
PSAD is a collection of three lightweight system daemons (two main daemons and one helper daemon) that run on Linux machines and analyze #iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic. A typical deployment is to run psad on the iptables firewall where it #has #the fastest access to log data.
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/PSAD_Install


sudo dpkg -C
The following packages are only half configured, probably due to problems
configuring them the first time.  The configuration should be retried using
dpkg --configure or the configure menu option in dselect:
 psad                 Port Scan Attack Detector



sudo dpkg --configure psad
Setting up psad (2.2.1-1) ...
[*] Could not find kmsgsd, edit /etc/psad/psad.conf at /usr/sbin/psad line 10653.
 * Unable to start the daemon
 * Starting Port Scan Attack Detector psad                               [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript psad, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing psad (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 psad

sudo bastille
/usr/sbin/bastille: line 173: [: too many arguments
defined(%hash) is deprecated at /usr/lib/Bastille/HP_API.pm line 100.
(Maybe you should just omit the defined()?)
defined(%hash) is deprecated at /usr/lib/Bastille/API.pm line 1286.
(Maybe you should just omit the defined()?)
ERROR:   System is not running a stable Debian GNU/Linux version. Setting to 5.0.
NOTE: Valid display found; defaulting to Tk (X) interface.
NOTE: Using Tk user interface module.
NOTE: Only displaying questions relevant to the current configuration.

Copyright (C) 1999-2002 Jay Beale
Copyright (C) 1999-2001 Peter Watkins
Copyright (C) 2000 Paul L. Allen
Copyright (C) 2001-2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Bastille is free software; you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions.  See the 'COPYING' file in your distribution for terms.

DISCLAIMER.  Use of Bastille can help optimize system security, but does not
guarantee system security. Information about security obtained through use of
Bastille is provided on an AS-IS basis only and is subject to change without
notice. Customer acknowledges they are responsible for their system's security.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, Bastille (SOFTWARE) IS PROVIDED TO YOU
AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  JAY BEALE, THE BASTILLE DEVELOPERS, AND THEIR SUPPLIERS
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Some countries, states and provinces do not allow exclusions of implied
warranties or conditions, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. You may
have other rights that vary from country to country, state to state, or province
to province.  EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LOCAL LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL
JAY BEALE, THE BASTILLE DEVELOPERS, OR THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR
SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER
DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST DATA, OR DOWNTIME COSTS), ARISING OUT OF
THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER BASED
IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Your use of the Software is entirely at your
own risk. Should the Software prove defective, you assume the entire cost of all
service, repair or correction. Some countries, states and provinces do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

You must accept the terms of this disclaimer to use
Bastille.  Type "accept" (without quotes) within 5
minutes to accept the terms of the above disclaimer
> accept
This disclaimer will not appear again on this machine.
To suppress the disclaimer on other machines, use Bastille's
-n flag (example: bastille -n).
NOTE: Bastille is scanning the system configuration...
NOTE: This appears to be your first interactive run -- creating a new
del

tiger Failed to execute child process "su-to-root" (No such file or directory)

tiger Failed to execute child process "su-to-root" (No such file or directory)

I believe you need to install the 'menu' package to get that program.

Code:
sudo apt-get install menu
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=969568

etting up psad (2.2.1-1) ...
[*] Could not find kmsgsd, edit /etc/psad/psad.conf at /usr/sbin/psad line 10653.
 * Unable to start the daemon
 * Starting Port Scan Attack Detector psad                               [fail]
invoke-rc.d: initscript psad, action "start" failed.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/psad/+bug/434709
dpkg: error processing psad (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up menu (2.1.46ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 psad
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


About to execute /usr/sbin/tiger.
This command needs root privileges to be executed.
Using sudo...
Enter delltechie password at prompt.
[sudo] password for xcdf:
Tiger UN*X security checking system
   Developed by Texas A&M University, 1994
   Updated by the Advanced Research Corporation, 1999-2002
   Further updated by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino, 2001-2010
   Contributions by Francisco Manuel Garcia Claramonte, 2009-2010
   Covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL)

Filesystem 'fuse.gvfsd-fuse' used by 'gvfsd-fuse' is not recognised as a valid filesystem

When Gnome is running Tiger sends periodically e-mails containing:
--CONFIG-- [con010c] Filesystem 'fuse.gvfsd-fuse' used by 'gvfsd-fuse' is not recognised as a valid filesystem






Bogus chrome certificate

Builtin Object Token:Bogus kuix.de
Token:Bogus Global Trustee
http://kuix.de/

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/comodo-compromise/
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2011/03/comodo_group_is.html
https://www.comodo.com/Comodo-Fraud-Incident-2011-03-23.html

According to the Internet Storm Center SANS, the targets included Microsoft's login.live.com, Google's mail.google.com, www.google.com, login.yahoo.com (3 certificates), login.skype.com, addons.mozilla.com, and "Global Trustee."
http://cyberwarzone.com/cyberwarfare_blogs/stolen-usertrust-certificates


the worst part is there is no option in chrome/chromium to remove or test these certificates

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Internet : The Fall of the wild west and the rise of the STASI

It is a tale of survival, persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures that gave birth and continuing life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_frontier


The Stasi perfected the technique of psychological harassment of perceived enemies known as Zersetzung – a term borrowed from chemistry which literally means "corrosion" or "undermining".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi

I never learnt to program more than the basic ,I was an introvert. The internet in the 1990s allowed me to interact and learn from people all over the world.It alway was a place where people felt they should shout out in frustration and not be persecuted for just letting off steam.

It used to fun to reading internet folk lore from online books

Hafner, Katie; Markoff, John (1991). Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-68322-5.
Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw (with Tsutomu Shimomura) (1995) ISBN 0-7868-6210-6

But in general the internet was just an awesome place where people across time zones could relax and unwind ,let of steam ,collaborate with others on several project .

This all changed in 2000 .
I guess this had to happen and i feel internet monitoring is the ONLY way to keep citizens safe .
BUT this also killed the internet
After the 2013 revelations no one trusts the major internet companies microsoft,google,yahoo,facebook
Earlier some of these companies used to be considered the protectors of the end user (who assumed these guys had the best security guys on earth to protect the end users online) . this bubble was busted recently.

Most companies shut down their chat rooms and messenger services which really used to connect netziens around the world .
msn messenger shut down
yahoo messenger ? but how many use this these days/
yahoo chat rooms shut down .
google talk shut down replaced by ugly public hangout







Monday, August 26, 2013

Undefined index: distribution_name in drupal_install_profile_distribution_name() (line 207

Notice: Undefined index: distribution_name in drupal_install_profile_distribution_name() (line 207 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/includes/install.inc).

Solution:
Go to includes/install.inc and change line 207:
http://www.drupaldeveloper.es/en/notice-undefined-index-distribution-name-in-drupal-install-profile-distribution-name-line-207

omega kick start erros in drupal commerce

RUN A CORN JOB OR CHECK MANUALLY AND THE ERROR SHOULD GO

Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined variable: title in include() (line 5 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/region--content.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: tabs in include() (line 11 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/region--content.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: action_links in include() (line 12 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/region--content.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: feed_icons in include() (line 14 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/region--content.tpl.php).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_css_alter() (line 117 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/template.php).
Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an array in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_get_theme() (line 227 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined index: omega_kickstart in alpha_get_theme() (line 238 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in alpha_invoke() (line 99 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/alpha/includes/alpha.inc).
Notice: Undefined variable: doctype in include() (line 1 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: rdf in include() (line 2 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in include() (line 2 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: rdf in include() (line 2 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in include() (line 2 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined variable: rdf in include() (line 3 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in include() (line 3 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/profiles/commerce_kickstart/themes/omega/omega/templates/html.tpl.php).
Notice: Undefined index: distribution_name in drupal_install_profile_distribution_name() (line 207 of /home/folder/public_html/folder/includes/install.inc).

drupal error The block X was assigned to the invalid region Y and has been disabled.

It is raining drupal errors !!!

The block X was assigned to the invalid region Y and has been disabled.
https://drupal.org/node/1172560 (since 2011 ) !! hahah

Drupal error Notice: Undefined index: name in system_requirements() (line 39

drupal has these random errors which like shitty M$ winblows keeps the user clueless on how to fix the error.

/admin/config
Notice: Undefined index: name in system_requirements() (line 40 of /var/www/core/modules/system/system.install).
https://drupal.org/node/420358 useless discussion and no solutions

Notice: Undefined index: name in system_requirements() (line 39 of /home/xxxx/public_html/xxxx/modules/system/system.install).
Notice: Undefined index: version in system_requirements() (line 41 of /home/xxxx/public_html/xxxxx/modules/system/system.install).

http://www.drupaldeveloper.es/en/notice-undefined-index-name-in-system-requirements-linea-39-y-41
^^ best solution

Solution of these errors.
Open file in modules/system/system.install
Find lines 39 and 41.
Change following part of code.


  // Display the currently active install profile, if the site
  // is not running the default install profile.
  $profile = drupal_get_profile();
  if ($profile != 'standard') {
    $info = system_get_info('module', $profile);
    $requirements['install_profile'] = array(
      'title' => $t('Install profile'),
      'value' => $t('%profile_name (%profile-%version)', array(
        '%profile_name' => $info['name'],
        '%profile' => $profile,
        '%version' => $info['version']
      )),
      'severity' => REQUIREMENT_INFO,
      'weight' => -9
    );
  }
}
Change to:

  // Display the currently active install profile, if the site is not running
  // the default install profile and the profile is enabled.
  $profile = drupal_get_profile();
  if ($profile != 'standard') {
  $modules = module_list();
    if (isset($modules[$profile])) {
      $info = system_get_info('module', $profile);
      $requirements['install_profile'] = array(
        'title' => $t('Install profile'),
        'value' => $t('%profile_name (%profile)', array(
          '%profile_name' => $info['name'],
          '%profile' => $profile,
        )),
        'severity' => REQUIREMENT_INFO,
        'weight' => -9
      );
    }
  }
}

drupal commerce - commerce kit - error during install An AJAX HTTP error occurred. HTTP Result Code: 200

An AJAX HTTP error occurred. HTTP Result Code: 200 Debugging information follows. Path: http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/install.php?profile=commerce_kickstart&welcome=done&locale=en&id=1&op=do StatusText: OK ResponseText: Drupal already installed | My Drupal site @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.base.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.admin.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.menus.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.messages.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.theme.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/modules/system/system.maintenance.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/themes/seven/reset.css?0"); @import url("http://www.site.com/drupalcommerce/themes/seven/style.css?0"); Drupal already installed To start over, you must empty your existing database.To install to a different database, edit the appropriate settings.php file in the sites folder.To upgrade an existing installation, proceed to the update script.View your existing site.

https://drupal.org/node/1667968

http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/connection-timed-out-error-message-1

editing your php.ini setting from your cpanel helps

max_execution_time = 180
max_input_time = 180
max_input_nesting_level = 300 could not find 
memory_limit = 512M 250 m

Sunday, August 25, 2013

drupal commerce Commerce Kickstart errors after install

drupal commerce throws up so many errors during install and after install it is virtually unusable and the drupal forums are of no help most of the time

Commerce Kickstart
https://drupal.org/node/1983244
https://drupal.org/project/commerce_kickstart
https://drupal.org/node/171224
http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/11346/botched-my-drupal-6-drupal-7-upgrade

I believe this may be caused in some cases by a failed cron run.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10416131/drupal-themes-getting-unselected
https://drupal.org/node/1787992

https://drupal.org/node/779016
https://drupal.org/node/207036

drupal regions[highlighted] = Highlighted bartik.info


 * A custom theme can be set for the offline page. This applies when the site
 * is explicitly set to maintenance mode through the administration page or when
 * the database is inactive due to an error. It can be set through the
 * 'maintenance_theme' key. The template file should also be copied into the
 * theme. It is located inside 'modules/system/maintenance-page.tpl.php'.
 * Note: This setting does not apply to installation and update pages.
 */
# $conf['maintenance_theme'] = 'bartik';

The easiest way to change your frontend theme is to set it in your sites/default/settings.php:


http://www.drupalcommerce.org/questions/4087/problem-install-commerce-kickstart-2

https://drupal.org/node/1637362



drupal commerce

there are 112  modules which install automatically GOOD!
http://www.commerceguys.com/

drupal commerce install issue php_flag register_globals off

the 2nd step of the install from the commerce kit for drupal commerce gives an error
http://www.drupalcommerce.org/download

PHP register globals Enabled ('1')
register_globals is enabled. Drupal requires this configuration directive to be disabled. Your site may not be secure when register_globals is enabled. The PHP manual has instructions for how to change configuration settings.
http://php.net/configuration.changes (useless document)

if you add the below lines into .htaccess you get error 500 internal server error on all your sites
php_flag register_globals off
php_value arg_separator.output &

this also does not work http://www.warp1337.com/content/phpflag-registerglobals

cant figure out a solution for a  server where there is no php.ini file (shared hosting)

https://drupal.org/node/209409
Place a file called php.ini in your drupal  directory with the following content: php_flag register_globals off
http://faruq1256.blogspot.in/2010/04/drupal-turn-off-registerglobals.html
http://thedesignspace.net/MT2archives/000481.html#.Uhop-t_E92M

Error
PHP extensions
Disabled
Drupal requires you to enable the PHP extensions in the following list (see the system requirements page for more information):
pdo
Error
Database support
Disabled
Your web server does not appear to support PDO (PHP Data Objects). Ask your hosting provider if they support the native PDO extension. See thesystem requirements page for more information.



I am on a host that has no access to the main php.ini file, but they do let you put one in your root dir. I added these lines and was able to have access to PDO and my Drupal install stopped crying!
extension=mcrypt.so
short_open_tag = on
extension=pdo.so
extension=pdo_mysql.so
extension=pdo_sqlite.so


useless links below


error 500 magento commerce when trying magento connect

looks like magento is famous for error 500 error . You need to be really good at searching and trying the right solutions to fix this .

so to install a them you need to goto system> magento connect > magento connect manager in the back end
boom! error 500!

1)went to the cpanel file manager
went to the magento install folder
went to the downloader folder
changed the permission of the folder to 755
this changed the permission inside the folder


http://xhtmlandcsshelp.blogspot.in/2010/09/magento-connect-manager-internal-server.html

magento commerce error 500 during installation fix

magento documentation about this error is SHIT !
http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/1_-_installation_and_configuration/magento_installation_guide#installing_magento_using_the_downloader

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/1_-_installation_and_configuration/magento_filesystem_permissions

I failed to install it the first time

i found my answer in the magento forums
Please set permission 755 for magento folder and index.php
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/3566/

For some shitty reason index.php is set to 644 by default


Now after you install and you get to the back end you get another scare
You have 1 critical, 4 major, 19 minor and 49 notice unread message(s). Go to messages inbox

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php5.cgi permissions

php5.cgi 755
Because of the setup where the user account is the owner of the process running the php cgi, no other user or group needs access, so we disable all access except execution access. This is interesting because it really works. You can try reading the file, writing to the file, etc.. but the only access you have to this file is to run php scripts. And as the owner of the file you can always change the permission modes back again.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

FREE TUTORIAL Prestashop

Best online shopping cart 2013

Google search and duckduckgo are FAIL when suggesting the best shopping carts.

Prestashop
The best
easy install
good navigation
easy to install and uninstall modules
negative - tough to edit the front page/front office layout

Open cart 
easy to install
good nativation
negative difficult to add addons


oscommerce easy to install ,limited features ,
negative difficult to impossible to install modules which all have different ways to install


FAIL
negative magentocommerce error 500 major cgi and other issues


Saturday, August 17, 2013

{"result":"failure","messages":" woocommerce

This issue was solved only with a search of the above terms . NO THANKS TO the cryptic message on woocommerce

{"result":"failure","messages":"
\n\t\t\t
Action failed. Please refresh the page and retry.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Country<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
First Name<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Last Name<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Address<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Town \/ City<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
State \/ County<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Postcode \/ Zip<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Email Address<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Phone<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Country<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
First Name<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Last Name<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Address<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Town \/ City<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
State \/ County<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Postcode \/ Zip<\/strong> is a required field.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Invalid shipping method.<\/li>\n\t\t\t
Invalid payment method.<\/li>\n\t<\/ul>","refresh":"false"}

I have fixed the problem.

Something so simple! I didn't add a payment page!
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/place-order-error-page-using-cardsave-gateway

worked for me by defining a Thank You Page
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/checkout-not-working-1
no solution on
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/endless-loading-spinner-woocommerce

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Facebook spam messages


(jullietkigbafori@hotmail.com)
please my dear,am not always on this site,contact me with my
email address for easier and quick communication
(jullietkigbafori@hotmail.com)
thanks
26-03-2014





Hello Can we be friends?
My name is Jenifer I am a simple and decent girl I'm interested in you for a good friendship please contact me with my email address (jeniferbahi@yahoo.com) for better introduction and for my photos and confidential discussion if you are interested please feel free to contact me as I will be waiting to hear from you soon; thanks Jenifer.

Hello My name is Laura Jama am loving and caring lady i am interested in knowing you more could you please reply to my mail address (laurajama1@hotmail.com) i have something to tell you so that we will know each other very well.i will send you my pic.
Thanks, Laura
(laurajama1@hotmail.com)


Samira Aabida Masoud
Hello, its so nice to meet you here, i'm interested in you if you don't mind, i'll like both of us to get to know ourselves more better but i'm not always here online, so give me your e-mail address so i can always write you and you can also write me through my personal email (Samira_Aabida@hotmail.com) thanks..

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

spammers on twitter

I do not know what the links contain
password stealing cookies? malware

but they account keeps posting random link to many unsuspecting twitter users

https://twitter.com/Westonfhzqk0



https://twitter.com/Leothqjcy

Friday, August 2, 2013

Numerous servers down today: #justhost #hostgator #bluehost #hostmonster

During the morning of August 2, 2013, Endurance International Group’s data center in Provo, UT experienced unexpected issues that impacted customers of Bluehost, HostGator, HostMonster and JustHost. Company websites and some phone services were affected as well.
http://enduranceresponse.com/


it is not a DDOS attack. System connection issues earlier this morning. Keep in touch for more updates.


Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster, Justhost, iPage, Fat Cow belong to Endurance International Goup. And they are all having problems...

HostGator.com LLC
Our data center in Provo is currently experiencing network issues and they are working diligently to resolve the issue. Unfortunately we do not have an estimated time of resolution. This currently is affecting shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated servers within that data center. We will update this post when further details are available.
http://forums.hostgator.com/network-event-provo-data-center-t278660.html?s=24ba39d4f4c4c425fd6d6a29b0678433&p=474301#post474301



https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hostgator&src=typd

https://twitter.com/search?q=justhost&src=typd


Numerous servers down today: @justhost @hostgator @bluehost @hostmonster all servers are down worldwide, millions of web site down since lunch. Most email addresses too.
So ya, don't panic. Don't keep hitting the refresh button.
https://www.facebook.com/twoscoopz.design/posts/557748957622014


have been suffering a heavy DDoS for the past few hours

Update: We've made progress identifying the router causing problems. Approx half of servers should be accessible; we'll keep you posted.

UPDATE: We found some key problems. 1/2 of the servers should be up but intermittent issues will persist while we diagnose. More to follow!

https://twitter.com/bluehost

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Main Stream media and a new form of twitter trolling

In Internet slang, a troll  is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)


In the present scenario the media has become the troll .


Usually trolls on twitter monitor certain keywords and then pounce(reply with venom) on the user who tweeted.

A new form of twitter trolling has emerged in india . Where mainstream media follows a user (usually a celebrity) and then brodcasts the users tweet .Making the tweet controversial or twisting the original meaning . This then brings trolls on the user offline , on main stream media and on twitter. So this takes twitter trolling to another level .

The original users say the tweet was satirical. But the present generation of reporters do not understand or get satire. The next big news is the next big controversy . So they interpret,twist the meaning to get the most virulent reactions. These days tweets by celebs make the juiciest main stream news scoops.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

linux mint update error

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


sudo apt-get clean
cd /var/lib/apt
sudo  mv lists lists.old
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1983220

Sunday, July 28, 2013

How trolls have jumped from forums to twitter

We hear you
Monday, July 29, 2013
http://blog.uk.twitter.com/2013/07/we-hear-you.html


Trying to track down Twitter trolls behind rape threats
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23503108

Twitter 'Hears You' On Violent Abuse - But Its Answer Remains Unclear
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnyegriffiths/2013/07/30/twitter-abuse-criado-perez-creasy/2/

Twitter faces calls in Britain to get tough on online abuse
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/net-us-britain-twitter-abuse-idUSBRE96R07020130728/

Twitter faces boycott after 'inaction' over rape threats against feminist bank notes campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez

“There has been a deafening silence from Twitter. The accounts of the men who said those things are still active. There needs to be a massive culture shift at Twitter.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/twitter-faces-boycott-after-inaction-over-rape-threats-against-feminist-bank-notes-campaigner-caroline-criadoperez-8734856.html

http://fwsablog.org.uk/2013/07/28/online-abuse/
https://twitter.com/CCriadoPerez

Update above . Looks like i am not the only one who has noticed this scary abuse trend on twitter .



In Internet slang, a troll  is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)


Due to twitter really difficult block features (you need to go to the other persons profile to use the block feature) . Around the world political trolls have made twitter their new home . Twitter allows tolls to find and target dissenting voice with easy (just monitor keywords ,words on twitter). As twitter is so huge and does not have active monitors like the 1990s forums . The trolls have a great time. In fact twitter (mods,algo?) blocks dissenting voices (the abuse feature is abuse by its users) .The trolls are more vicious ,off topic,ignorant then the forum trolls (you need more tech skills to navigate a forum). Now with the mobile apps any tom dick and harry has can become a twitter trolls with 100s of accounts. Unlike the forum trolls twitter trolls are much more vicious .Unlike 3 years ago , twitter user cannot tweet in peace (you will always have some troll reply to your tweet ). A lot of users have been hurt by the viciousness spewed by the trolls . Intelligent discourse ,the techie meetups online and offline have pretty much stopped and twitter now.

Blocking does not help because someone else in your timeline could retweet the hate speech of the blocked troll . So it is almost impossible to keep out the hate speech form your timeline with twitters current block tools .

Tolls make fake account ,parody account (which do not comply with twitters rules (adding the word parody to the handle). This misleads followers into believing that it is the real person. which can have disastrous consequences ,due to the speed with which people retweet and spread information .



Facebook does not have as many trolls because of its strong block/ hide from timeline tools .


Saturday, July 27, 2013

adding a irc bot to your channel - room

Assign a bot. Assign the bot using the following command, replacing #channel with your channel
/msg BotServ ASSIGN #channel Bot
http://www.chat4all.net/manual/manual-bot_eng.html
http://anope.org/docgen/1.8/en_us/BotServ.html
http://wiki.mibbit.com/index.php/IRC_Services
ASSIGN #channel Bot
* Bot (Bot@mibbit.com) has joined #channel
* Bot sets mode +a #channel Bot
* Bot gives channel operator status to Bot
-BotServ- Bot Bot has been assigned to #channel.
Configure a bot. Configure the bot using the following command
/msg BotServ SET #channel



/bs help

-BotServ- BotServ allows you to have a bot on your own channel.
-BotServ- It has been created for users that can't host or
-BotServ- configure a bot, or for use on networks that don't
-BotServ- allow users' bot. Available commands are listed
-BotServ- below; to use them, type /msg BotServ command.  For
-BotServ- more information on a specific command, type /msg
-BotServ- BotServ HELP command.
-BotServ-     BOTLIST        Lists available bots
-BotServ-     ASSIGN         Assigns a bot to a channel
-BotServ-     SET            Configures bot options
-BotServ-     KICK           Configures kickers
-BotServ-     BADWORDS       Maintains bad words list
-BotServ-     ACT            Makes the bot do the equivalent of a "/me" command
-BotServ-     INFO           Allows you to see BotServ information about a channel or a bot
-BotServ-     SAY            Makes the bot say the given text on the given channel
-BotServ-     UNASSIGN       Unassigns a bot from a channel
-BotServ- Bot will join a channel whenever there is at least
-BotServ- 1 user(s) on it.



 Syntax: SET (channel | bot) option settings
-BotServ- /msg BotServ HELP SET for more information.



>BotServ< HELP SET
-BotServ- Syntax: SET (channel | bot) option parameters
-BotServ-
-BotServ- Configures bot options.  option can be one of:
-BotServ-
-BotServ-     DONTKICKOPS      To protect ops against bot kicks
-BotServ-     DONTKICKVOICES   To protect voices against bot kicks
-BotServ-     GREET            Enable greet messages
-BotServ-     FANTASY          Enable fantaisist commands
-BotServ-     SYMBIOSIS        Allow the bot to act as a real bot
-BotServ-
-BotServ- Type /msg BotServ HELP SET option for more information
-BotServ- on a specific option.
-BotServ- Note: access to this command is controlled by the
-BotServ- level SET.


SET #channel DONTKICKOPS ON
-BotServ- Bot won't kick ops on channel #channel

HELP SET GREET
-BotServ- Syntax: SET channel GREET {ON|OFF}
-BotServ-
-BotServ- Enables or disables greet mode on a channel.
-BotServ- When it is enabled, the bot will display greet
-BotServ- messages of users joining the channel, provided
-BotServ- they have enough access to the channel.


SET ENTRYMSG
Syntax: /msg ChanServ SET #channel ENTRYMSG [message]

Sets the message which will be sent via /notice to users
when they enter the channel.  If no parameter is given,
causes no message to be sent upon entering the channel.

spammers messaging users on facebook

have seen an increase in these unwanted message in the facebook messaging system

Sweaty Samuel
It is my pleasure to come across your profile in this site and became interested,my name is Binta i will like you to write me to my email address,so that i will tell you more about my self, because i don't always be on this site, and i will send you my picture. Hoping to read your mail in my email address (bintadsamuel@yahoo.com) because i have something very important to discus with you,thanks Binta.

Tina Anney Daijon

Conversation started today
Princess Johnson https://www.facebook.com/anta.fall.3591
11:34am
Princess Johnson
Happy New Year.
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   my dear please contact me through my private email address due to I may not have time to chart with you on Facebook, contact me through my email (faith_johnson1@hotmail.com) for me to send my photos to you and also tell you about me. Thank.
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uninstalling virtualbox from linux mint

sudo apt-get purge virtualbox*
[sudo] password for sudo:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree    
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-source' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-nonfree' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-utils' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-dkms' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-dbg' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-x11' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'unity-scope-virtualbox' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-ose' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-2.0' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-2.1' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-2.2' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-3.0' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-3.1' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-3.2' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-4.0' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-4.1' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-4.2' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-qt' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-dkms' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-guest-additions' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Note, selecting 'virtualbox-source' for regex 'virtualbox*'
Package 'virtualbox-ose' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'unity-scope-virtualbox' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-3.1' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-3.2' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-4.0' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-2.0' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-2.1' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-2.2' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-3.0' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-4.1' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-guest-additions' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-nonfree' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-4.2' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-dbg' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-dkms' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-guest-source' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-qt' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'virtualbox-source' is not installed, so not removed
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  virtualbox-guest-dkms* virtualbox-guest-utils* virtualbox-guest-x11*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 11.0 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 171681 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing virtualbox-guest-dkms ...

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  virtualbox-guest
Version: 4.2.10
Kernel:  3.8.0-26-generic (x86_64)
-------------------------------------

Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.

vboxguest.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/3.8.0-26-generic/updates/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.


vboxsf.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/3.8.0-26-generic/updates/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.


vboxvideo.ko:
 - Uninstallation
   - Deleting from: /lib/modules/3.8.0-26-generic/updates/
 - Original module
   - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
   - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.

depmod..........

DKMS: uninstall completed.

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 4.2.10
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Removing virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
Purging configuration files for virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
Removing virtualbox-guest-utils ...
Purging configuration files for virtualbox-guest-utils ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Processing triggers for man-db ...
VirtualBox is a free x86 virtualization solution allowing a wide range of x86 operating systems such as Windows, DOS, BSD or Linux to run on a Linux system.

http://packages.debian.org/sid/virtualbox-guest-dkms