Friday, 24 July 2015

Announcing UbuContest 2015

Have you read the news already?

Canonical, the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest! Contestants from all over the world have until September 18, 2015 to build and publish their apps and scopes using the Ubuntu SDK and Ubuntu platform. The competion has already started, so register your competition entry today! You don’t have to create a new project, submit what you have and improve it over the next two months.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Theme Translations and Language Packs are Coming to

Theme Translations and Language Packs are Coming to will soon support translations and language packs for themes hosted in the official directory. In Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A at WordCamp Europe 2015, he emphasized the importance of having better language support for themes and plugins and identified this as a high priority for continued improvements to

Today the WordPress meta team announced that theme translations will soon be available on at Within the next few days or weeks, all active themes (those updated within the last two years) will have their strings imported.

“This will involve importing ~1500 themes, which, combined, have about 315,000 total strings,” Sam Sidler said in the announcement. “After duplicates, the number drops to only 80,000 unique strings.”

The most exciting change is that themes hosted on will soon be able to take advantage of language packs. Theme authors will have the option to remove translations from their zip file in favor of allowing to deliver the language packs, resulting in smaller download sizes.

“Eventually, we also plan to give priority to localized themes in localized directories; e.g., someone searching the Romanian theme directory will see Romanian themes prioritized over English-only themes,” Sidler said.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Domain SEO Service Registration Corp. - Domain Registration Scam

Unfortunately, there are still people out there, like Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., who feel that they can get away with offering “search engine submission and registration” services. 

Because this mail is NOT send from my Service Provider, this email is not wanted and therefore considered as unsolicited SPAM!

Take a look at what this “Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.” company is sending out, via email:

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Intel Compute Stick now comes with Ubuntu

The Intel® Compute Stick now comes in more flavours, with the announcement that an Ubuntu version (Intel product number STCK1A8LFC) will be available globally via major online and retail stockists. This new Ubuntu-based version of the Intel Compute Stick is expected to be priced at around $110 USD and will go on sale next week.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Project Honey Pot

Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot
Project Honey Pot will not end spam, but it has lots of potential. It could put many spammers out of business by providing the data necessary to catch them. It could raise the barrier of entry and lower the profits of the spam business, persuading would-be spammers that it's not worth the trouble. And it could prod legitimate marketers to act more responsibly and send e-mail only to those who verifiably have agreed to receive their pitches.

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email we not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.
At its core, Project Honey Pot is a collection of people from around the world working together to track email harvesters and help stop spam.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Flipmailer - Flipora and more ....

It started with an email from I guy I know and have worked with from time to time but never been particularly close to. Let’s call him Bob.

Not visible in the image above – the From line in the message indicated Bob’s email address where the sender’s name usually goes, followed by an email address – <>, suggesting this wasn’t really from Bob at all. And it claimed that Bob “would like to add me as a friend”. What sort of friend? It’s not a Facebook message. A “Flipmailer” friend? What’s that?