Monday, June 30, 2008

The Heavens Tremble with Diablo 3!

OMG! Diablo 3 is coming! Talk about hype by the Blizzard team! Well, expect for a lot of changes because the original team behind the Diablo franchise left Blizzard long ago.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Microsoft family reunited as Bill Gates retired

1978,when Microsoft was three years old and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there were only a dozen people working for the company. They reunited today after 30 years to recreate the photo they've taken 30 years ago (minus Bob Wallace who died in 2002). Who's who after the jump

The Original Microsoft Family

The New Microsoft Family

Back row from left to right:

Steve Wood Left Microsoft in 1980 and has worked in the technology sector ever since.

Bob Wallace Left Microsoft in 1983. Died in 2002.

Jim Lane Left Microsoft in 1985. Stills works in software.

Middle row from left to right:

Bob O'Rear Had worked for NASA before joining Microsoft and was the oldest member of staff in the photograph. Left Microsoft in 1983 but stayed within the hi-tech sector.

Bob Greenberg Responsible for organising the photo session. Left Microsoft in 1981. Is a member of the family responsible for Cabbage Patch dolls.

Marc McDonald Generally credited with being Microsoft's first salaried employee. Left the company in 1984 because "it was getting too big" but returned to work there later.

Gordon Letwin Left Microsoft in 1993. Is now involved with various environmental causes.

Front row from left to right:

Bill Gates Co-founder of Microsoft. Was 23 years old when the photograph was taken. Stands down from day-to-day control of Microsoft on 27th June 2008 but remains Chairman indefinitely.

Andrea Lewis Left Microsoft in 1983. Has since worked as a journalist.

Marla Wood Left Microsoft in 1980. Lives just outside Seattle.

Paul Allen School friend of Gates, joint founder of Microsoft and one of the Microsoft billionaires. Withdrew from full-time involvement with the company in 1983 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Now engaged in a range of new enterprises from space exploration to bio-sciences.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mozilla about to set the world record for most downloads in 24 hours?

What an incredibly long title lol! Mozilla is trying to set the Guinness Record for most number of downloads in 24 hours in a software right this moment with their Firefox 3. Visit here for details

Don't Mess with my Mom!

Never mess with my mom, story after the jump!

Ok, my mom was about to pay the fee for July 2008 for Fitness First when the cashier told her that she haven't paid for the moth of June because the payment was adjusted due to the fact that we didn't paid for October 2007..take note..October 2007. How the hell we failed to pay for that said month? We were paying in CASH, gaddamit! If we failed to pay on the said month, we failed to pay on the succeeding months! My mom went into Berserker Rrage and killed all the seriously, she shouted at the cashier for being stupid, for in the first place, we DID pay for October 2007 (we had a receipt) and transferring our May 2008 payment to October 2007 without our consent really ticked her off. Fitness First is really Business First

Monday, June 16, 2008

Adobe Flash Security Vulnerability

Everyone is advised to update their Adobe Flash player to the latest version by downloading on their official site. to address security vulnerabilities. Details after the jump

Vulnerability identifier: APSB08-11

CVE number: CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2007-6243, CVE-2007-6637, CVE-2007-6019, CVE-2007-0071, CVE-2008-1655, CVE-2008-1654

Platform: All platforms

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these potential vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious SWF must be loaded in Flash Player by the user for an attacker to exploit these potential vulnerabilities. It is recommended users update to the most current version of Flash Player available for their operating system.

Due to the possibility that these security enhancements and changes may impact existing Flash content, content developers are advised to review this March 2008 Adobe Developer Center article to determine if the changes will affect their content, and to begin implementing necessary changes immediately to help ensure a seamless transition.
Affected software versions

Adobe Flash Player and earlier, and and earlier.

To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on Flash content and select “About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player” from the menu. Customers using multiple browsers are advised to perform the check for each browser installed on their system.

Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions upgrade to the newest version, by downloading it from the Player Download Center, or by using the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.
Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected users upgrade to version

This update addresses input validation errors which have been identified in Flash Player and earlier versions that could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user’s web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player. (CVE-2007-0071, CVE-2007-6019)

NOTE: There are reports that the issue identified as CVE-2007-0071 is being exploited in the wild.

This update introduces functionality to mitigate potential issues that could aid an attacker in executing a DNS rebinding attack. For more information, see the following Adobe Developer Center article. (CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2008-1655)

This update introduces a new, more conservative method for Flash Player to interpret cross-domain policy files. These changes could help prevent privilege escalation attacks against web servers hosting Flash content and cross-domain policy files. For more information, see the following Adobe Developer Center article. (CVE-2007-6243)

This update adds a new security feature to perform a cross-domain policy file check before allowing SWFs to send HTTP headers to another domain. This change helps improve web site security by helping to defend against malicious HTTP headers sent by content from other domains. For more information, see the following TechNote. (CVE-2008-1654)

With this update, the allowScriptAccess default, which is used when the parameter is not specified, will be updated from "always" to "sameDomain" for all SWFs version 7 and earlier. This changes the behavior of older SWFs to match the current security model and provide greater security by default. In addition, to help prevent script execution actions in SWFs that were not intended by the content author, APIs that are not specifically designed for browser interaction will no longer allow "javascript:" URLs. The getURL() and navigateToURL() APIs, which are intended for browser interaction, will continue to accept “javascript:” URLs. These changes are meant to mitigate issues originally described in Security Advisory APSA07-06. (CVE-2007-6637)

Due to the possibility that these security enhancements and changes may impact existing Flash content, customers are advised to review this March 2008 Adobe Developer Center article to determine if the changes will affect their content, and to begin implementing necessary changes immediately to help ensure a seamless transition.

Customers for whom the following situations apply should read the article in detail:

– Use of sockets or XMLSockets, regardless of the domain to which the SWF is connecting.
– Use of addRequestHeader or URLRequest.requestHeaders in any network API call when sending or loading data cross-domain OR Provides access to content on remote domains as a web service provider.
– Use of SWFs that are exported for Flash Player 7 (SWF7) or below that communicate with the hosting HTML by any means.
– Use of “javascript:” through network APIs to communicate outside a SWF.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Windows 7 to be release on 2009

Like I was just grasping on the Microsoft Windows Vista then this came around. Talk about rapid development. Details after the jump

Formerly known as Blackcomb then changed to Vienna, now it is simply called Windows 7. The latest operating system of Microsoft under development has now reached its Milestone 1 (M1) version 6.1.6519.1 which was given to key Microsoft partners for testing, it required Vista service pack 1 and installs a dual boot feature. Windows 7 features MinWin as its kernel, a minimalistic approach to running applications giving fast output. A new wordpad and paint and the return of the Display options, previously removed from Vista. A new feature called Windows Health Center, that monitors your computer from CPU temp to memory distribution. And finally, Windows 7 will support Virtual Hard Disk.

A Windows Server 7 is also under works for server based computers.

Using my Logo without consent

I was playing myRO when I saw a guild named JumboPao, with my logo "Siopy" as their emblem

I tried talking to their guild master but he's not online always. The thing is, "Siopy" has a creative common license based on my deviantART. Now you might say that it's uploaded on the internet, everyone can steal it! That is why my work is on a creative common license so that people cannot steal it. Also, their "piracy" of my emblem is poorly done. Oh well, imitation IS the sincerest flattery.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Guy had a killing spree in Akihabara

A guy named Tomohiro Kato, aged 25, rented a 2 ton truck which he drove to Akihabara from Shizuoka then went on a killing spree, killing 12 and injuring many.

He drove at about 70 Kph into the main crossing at Akihabara which is pedestrianized on a Sunday and hit 3 people. One of the victims was vomiting huge amounts of blood while another lay on the ground with a twisted body.

Kato stopped his truck and headed back to where the victims lay while stabbing 3 people on his way. When he got to the victims at the crossing, he got on top of one and stabbed them repeatedly. He also stabbed a police office who came to apprehend him.

Kato then ran into the crowds and stated to stab more people. A total of 7 people died and another 10 injured - most of these people were stabbed from behind and it looks like one was stabbed in the neck.

Witnesses said that Kato had a frenzy look on his face and that he looked like he was enjoying his killing spree.

An officer chased Kato down an alley and tried to apprehend Kato with a stick. Kato started to scream and shout until the police officer pulled out his gun and said "I'm going to shoot!" where upon Kato collapsed to the ground and gave himself in.

Akihabara is an electronics quarters of Tokyo known as a center of Japanese subculture, including manga and animation, attracting many visitors from Japan and abroad.

Source: Japan Probe

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Frozen Glade server wipe

They say every beginning has its ending. Every start has an end. After two years, Frozen Glade, a private Ragnarok Online server will be completely wipe out to give way to a fresh new server.

Since i joined the server last March 2008, Frozen Glade became second life to me, my friends were also there and we share the same goal, become a great player. We sticked together through thick and thin. I I C Q C, Bubble Hearts and finally Unforgiven Reborn were the guilds that made us closer to each other. Too bad, LXG, an all Filipino guild, destroyed the integrity of Frozen Glade by duplicating items. A fellow Filipino, rob me of my happiness. I wanted to blame them, but I just let it go. I hope they die a tragic death anyway. The wipe out is scheduled this June 8, 2008 and I decided to take a chance again, play once more just for fun.

Final screenshots