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November 2, 2014

new server ordered

New web hosting plan has been ordered. Now, waiting for the new hardware to be delivered, then the deployment. There will be changes to SillyDog701 and this blog.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2014 6:20 PM | read this entry

September 18, 2014

new system coming

Sorry for lack of new posts recently. New system of this blog (and entire SillyDog701 website) will be revealed later this years (if timing is right). For the blogging system, I've been using MovablType for over 10 years. It has... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Sep 2014 2:15 PM | read this entry

March 28, 2013

I was overcharged for $3480.50

Unlike our Don who has an unlimited credit card, my credit card does come with a credit limit. Like most people, I don't check my credit card statement everyday, however, I do check it at least once a month. Somehow,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Mar 2013 10:04 AM | read this entry

June 29, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 is not that bad after all

Well, I have been playing around Internet Explorer 9, and it is not that bad I have to say. Mostly from a web design's point of view. Unlike Don's real Windows 7, it's Windows Internet Explorer 9 on Windows... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2011 7:37 PM | read this entry

June 16, 2010

Lost Internet connection.

Well, i was typing an entry about world soccer news. New Zealand scored its first point, and Australis is still zero. But the news was the superstar David Beckham is not on, but super-fit Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is getting... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jun 2010 11:23 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2010

upgrading Message Centre

Sorry for the lack of blog entries in the last few days. I've been busy upgrading the forum software used for SillyDog701 Message Centre. The Message Centre has been using phpBB 2.0.x for years. phpBB 2.0.x is still running well,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2010 11:37 PM | read this entry

March 20, 2010

a minor change

It seems like this blog is sort of over-due for style changing. I have started the first step: favicon. Here's the old favicon being used since the start of this blog back in 2004: If you can't see the new... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Mar 2010 7:30 PM | read this entry

March 9, 2010

I am still here

Sorry for being less frequent on blog updates recently. I am still around, but a bit busy recently. There are a few entries planned (and photos taken), but too lazy on writing them up. My bad. Some other bits and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Mar 2010 10:46 AM | read this entry

January 31, 2010

the server was down

The entire SillyDog701 server was offline for a few hours earlier. In fact I did not notice it until I received a phone call from the hosting company (The Planet). After a few conversations, the server was back online!!! And... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2010 10:35 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2009

Firefox turns 5

Five years on this Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 1.0 to public, a major new product since Mozilla Suite (then known as Mozilla Application Suite, now known as Seamonkey) first released in June 2002. The major difference between Firefox and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2009 9:25 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2009

the week it was, 30th August 2009

The legendary and long-time US Senator from Massachusetts Ted Kennedy passed away on Tuesday. He suffered a seizure last year. Ted Kennedy was born in beautiful Boston and had his public funeral today in beautiful Boston today before his final... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2009 6:26 PM | read this entry

January 4, 2009

Bertie 3.0 - phpBB teddy bear

SillyDog701 Message Centre has been using phpBB 2 for many many years. I think it is fair that I contribute to phpBB in some way. I bought myself a phpBB bear - Bertie 3.0. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jan 2009 9:40 AM | read this entry

December 18, 2008

7 Deadly Sins/7 Heavenly Virtues... on web designs

In the past, I posted Wisteria Lane version of the Ten Commandments, and the Ten Catmandments, then the news about the Seven new sins. There's modern day's e-Deadly Sins. I found out this interesting paragraph discussing web designs and the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2008 5:59 PM | read this entry

November 3, 2008

database crashed

For some unknown reason, MySQL, the database server used in SillyDog701 has crashed. SillyDog701 Message Centre (forum) was down for about 2 hours. This MySQL also powers this very AntBlog701. I have repaired the MySQL database, some data may... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Nov 2008 7:36 PM | read this entry

May 30, 2008

TypePad AntiSpam beta

For whose who run a blog, sooner or later the commenting spam is a big issues if commenting is open. To many of us, we'd prefer to let our readers able to leave comments without too much hassles such as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 May 2008 10:55 PM | read this entry

March 28, 2008

the pot is good at calling kettle black

During the week, there's an interesting discussion in SillyDog701 Message Centre - Mozilla CEO: Apple's Safari Auto-update unethical. The issue started with Apple putting Safari in Apple Software Update dialogue, even those who do not have Safari installed. (Many Windows... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Mar 2008 10:06 PM | read this entry

September 13, 2007

You can't have negative reviews, or you'll be sued.

It appears that if you run a forum, you'd better make sure none of user users post any negative review/comments, or you will be sued. 2Clix Australia says so. A popular Australian forum (Whirlpool) founder was sued by 2Clix Australia... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2007 9:55 AM | read this entry

September 11, 2007

Movable Type/Typepad are now iPhone friendly

I tried Movable Type 4, after about a week, I moved back to Movable Type 3. I am very impressive with features offered in Movable Type 4, but for the sack of my template, and the fact that I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Sep 2007 5:49 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2007

Movable 4 moving back to 3

Few days ago, I mentioned that I am moving the AntBlog701 system to Movable Type 4. Yesterday, I decided to revert back to Movable Type 3 with a minor update to version 3.35. Movable Type 4 has a number... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2007 9:27 PM | read this entry

September 1, 2007

installing Movable Type 4

If you can see this entry, it means Movable Type 4 has been successfully installed. This is a test entry for Movable Type 4 installation. Comment is not on yet. Sorry. I am still configuring. updated known status: Comment... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Sep 2007 1:42 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2007

domain renewal scam

I recently received following domain renewal scam email as shown on the right. (Click on the image to see the full size screenshot.) Recently, Techsurvivors has a discussion on domain name renewal scam - “How to get domain name back?”.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2007 12:43 PM | read this entry

May 5, 2007

talk about advertising, Linkworth

Well, most people hate advertising on web sites just like they hate commercials on TVs. Personally, I don't hate commercials (on TV) that much as I know it keeps the free-to-air television running. In SillyDog701 Message Centre, I know a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 May 2007 3:59 PM | read this entry

October 31, 2006

comment spammers shalt be hanged

Few weeks ago, I mentioned SillyDog701 server has been under extremely high traffic load in the last few days, and the server has been knocked out a number of times since then. And it is getting worse. I've been having... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2006 10:43 PM | read this entry

October 22, 2006

AppleTalk AU hacked?

AppleTalk Australia (now called "MacTalk Australia") was reportedly hacked recently. I could not visit visit their site yesterday morning, and yet again not this morning. Last night, I was able to visit MacTalk Australia, and iSlayer described that the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Oct 2006 5:11 PM | read this entry

October 12, 2006

extremely heavy load

SillyDog701 server has been under extremely high traffic load in the last few days, and the server has been knocked out a few times in the last few days. Rebooting was necessary. Contacted with my hosting company's tech support team,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Oct 2006 12:50 PM | read this entry

October 1, 2006

Don's HardwareHacks 2000

Some of you might have heard of a website called “HardwareHacks 2000” with its flagship product, “Donzilla”. It's a website by Don Luchini. Don is a great member of SillyDog701, later he became a moderator. (Screenshot of HardwareHack 2000's About... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Oct 2006 2:05 PM | read this entry

September 29, 2006

some Web 2.0 effects

Some people call the interactive things such as fading in and fading out Web 2.0, I am not sure about the actual definition, but I will use the term. Apple uses the fade in and fade out effect in Aperture... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Sep 2006 7:35 AM | read this entry

September 28, 2006

Movable Type 3.33 released

Six Apart has released Movable Type 3.33, a security update for any Movable Type 3.3x and 3.2 users. They said: This is a mandatory update due to the severity of the combined vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities were discovered by our... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2006 9:15 AM | read this entry

September 22, 2006

Digg everywhere

If you've been reading other blogs, you might have noticed the “Digg” thing. For some reason, Digg has become a popular social community, and most bloggers want to get their blogs discussed. Thanks to Promote This! plugin for Movable Type,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Sep 2006 1:01 PM | read this entry

September 1, 2006

Kontera ads on AntBlog701

Some of you might have noticed different forms of advertisement links in AntBlog701, it's because I got a new context-ads service with Kontera. I am testing the preference of Kontera service, please let me know you opinion. The 10 days... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Sep 2006 12:27 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2006

Movable Type 3.3, now completely free

Six Apart released Movable Type 3.3 a few days ago, and is now completely free for personal use. Six Apart decided to make their personal license for Movable Type even more open: The personal version of Movable Type is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2006 12:02 PM | read this entry

July 8, 2006

save yourself $70.1 off webhosting

Okay, I don't usually post this type of thing in my blog, but here's the deal. You can save yourself US$70.10 webhosting plan if you use following promo code and host it with DreamHost. The DreamHost promo code: sillydog701 Just... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2006 11:30 AM | read this entry

June 29, 2006

Superman comes to SillyDog701

Superman Returns (the movie) starts today, and I decided to put something special for it. A special SillyDog701 Message Centre logo :-) Well, it was just for fun. Superman Returns stars Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent, Kate Bosworth as Lois... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2006 9:55 AM | read this entry

June 6, 2006

from Pico to nano; from Image::Magick to Crypt::DSA

SD701 server; Image::Magick, Crypt::DSA, Pico, nano, vi, BBEdit, TextWrangler. The sage of rebuilding SillyDog701 server.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2006 5:58 PM | read this entry

June 1, 2006

website down

Well, due to a mistake at my end, entire SillyDog701 was down yesterday. It has been restored. What happened, I make a mistake that causes scripts not compatible. CGI was down, email was down. I could've spend a long time... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jun 2006 11:38 AM | read this entry

April 4, 2006

TV shows now available from AntTunes701

TV Shows section has been added to AntTunes701. We will provide guides to the hottest TV shows from AntTunes701. TV Shows cost at US$ 1.99 per episode, Season Pass is also available. AntTunes701 will keep you informed with latest TV... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2006 9:37 AM | read this entry

March 4, 2006

AntTunes701 updates

I started AntTunes701 end of March last year, it has been very successful for AntBlog701. Although it's done by automatic updating system for providing latest top list, it is constantly monitored. I've just completed the first stage of updating AntTunes701,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2006 10:49 PM | read this entry

February 22, 2006

Apple OS X Intel Poem, take 2

Don L. from HardwareHacks 2000 wrote following poem to me,Antony's karma check for today: There once was an extremist that whined that open-source supporters were blind, yet through his magic glasses, he thought he was speaking the truth, but found... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2006 9:56 AM | read this entry

February 4, 2006

Windows users: don't occupy entire screen!

Carl from Switched to Apple / Mac wrote: Windows users are commonly using all programs in full screen windows. Ironically, Windows users don’t really use “windows”. And I can't agree any less. Recently I slightly modified the layout of SillyDog701... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Feb 2006 2:53 PM | read this entry

January 20, 2006

Ron Williams buys offensive domains and threatens Antony again

Many SillyDog701 Message Centre members know who Mr Ronnie Williams II (Ron Williams) is. He was the one who used the tone “Just so you know...” to me, and also the one threatened to have SillyDog701 server confiscated by the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2006 9:47 AM | read this entry

January 3, 2006

AntBlog701 adds TypeKey for authentication

AntBlog701 now uses TypeKey for comment authentication, and to cut down comment spamming. TypeKey is a free service, provided by Six Apart, the company of MovableType software, and we use MovableType for our blogging system. TypeKey is a free authentication... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jan 2006 6:59 PM | read this entry

December 16, 2005

AntBlog701 is blessed by Google

In recent Sydney (Cronulla) riot event, AntBlog701 has received a number of comments in the few days. Few days ago, I made a quick search on Google “Sydney riots”, and AntBlog701 is not just listed in page 1 of the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Dec 2005 11:25 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2005

Don't steal music!

Most regular SillyDog701 member would know a famous three-word thing... “Don't steal music." Today I noticed the following phrase in iPod Technical Specification page. “iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don't steal music.” Not new, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2005 10:55 PM | read this entry

September 26, 2005

Ron Williams threatens SillyDog701

Recently, I received a ridiculous accusation from Mr Ronnie Williams II. Ron Williams accused me and my website (SillyDog701) of attacking his server, and threatened to have SillyDog701 server confiscated. Ron accused me of following: I am simply to the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Sep 2005 8:59 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2005

Movable Type 3.2 installed... success

I installed Movable Type 3.2 on sillydog.org server. One thing I don't like is the new "basename" feature. I will try to disable this. There may be some problems on links in AntBlog701, as I decided to re-arrange the file... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2005 1:10 PM | read this entry

August 28, 2005

Movable Type 3.2 releases

According to Six Apart's announcement: Movable Type 3.2 is now available and US$ 30 cheaper. Excellent news! Movable Type 3.2 is a free update to all Movable 3.x users, and it is now even cheaper ($30 cheaper). I can also... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Aug 2005 1:57 PM | read this entry

August 15, 2005

SillyDog701 Widget, no housewives tonight

No more Desperate Housewives, it was a great ending last Monday. So what's on tonight? Channel Ten's Grand Finale Big Brother 2005. Well, I am not watching Big Brother show. What else is new? SillyDog701 Widget preview is out! SillyDog701... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Aug 2005 11:00 PM | read this entry

August 13, 2005

new search layout

In case you haven't noticed, AntBlog701 has enhanced it's search box, with standard search buttons and more attractive. The new search box layout is available for Safari 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" or Safari 2.0 for Mac OS... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Aug 2005 1:11 AM | read this entry

July 30, 2005

I bought MovableType

Today, I purchased unlimited license of MovableType. It's very easy to upgrade and the configuration is very straight forward. Why do I upgrade from 2.66 to MovableType 3.x? Well, MovableType 2.xx was a great system, it powered SillyDog701, MozInfo701 and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2005 3:59 AM | read this entry

July 17, 2005

there's something new at The Daily Mac

presenting a new Mac news site: The Daily Mac - A daily dose of news relating to Macs

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jul 2005 10:31 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2005

Israel apologise

Finally Israel apologised. It took 15 months for Israeli government to apologise spy scandal. What happened? In March 2004, New Zealand arrested two Mossad agents, Uriel Zoshe Kelman and Eli Cara. Those two spies obtained New Zealand passports fraudulently. They... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2005 11:53 PM | read this entry

May 28, 2005

the coming desperate Monday

It's Saturday today. I completed my domain transferring. Jay Garcia and I agreed to swap domains. Now, we all need to do is to wait for two registrars to transfer the ownership. What's more important? The coming Monday, desperate! 8:40pm... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 May 2005 8:12 PM | read this entry

May 16, 2005

desperate love

What can be more excited than desperate Monday? Especially after a week of Jay Garcia's unacceptable cybersquatting SillyDog701 case. And Jay Garcia even demanded me to apologise to someone who cybersquatted SillyDog701. How ridiculous was that? Then we had Jay's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 May 2005 11:42 AM | read this entry

May 12, 2005

UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701, part 3

DrDean and ChrisI involved. If you've been in SillyDog701 for long, you should remember the name "ChrisI", the one who told us to "wait until April 2nd" last year. DrDean? A Clinical Psychologist who recently joined, but posted nowhere and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 May 2005 11:17 AM | read this entry

May 10, 2005

UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701, part 2

Jay Garcia demands Antony to apologise to someone who cybersquatted SillyDog701.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 May 2005 9:05 AM | read this entry

May 9, 2005

UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701

UFAQ.org (The Netscape Unofficial FAQ) cybersquats SillyDog701 by following three domains (sillydog.info, sillydog.us and sillydog701.info)

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2005 2:20 AM | read this entry

October 1, 2004

a jealous individual?

Jay Garcia posted in netscape.netscape7.windows said "It is a subtle personal attack by one very jealous individual for whatever reason." The "very jealous individual" refers to me. He had better explain it. A screenshot of this newsgroup post has made,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Oct 2004 12:22 PM | read this entry

August 21, 2004

where do you download Netscape 7.2 from?

Search "Download Netscape 7.2" with Google, and the result is, My Netscape Browser Archive is the first result, if you want to download Netscape 7.2, said by Google. When Netscape 7.2 was just released, Don Luchini showed me the UFAQ.org... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Aug 2004 11:50 PM | read this entry

August 20, 2004

Chris Ilias is not happy

Chris Ilias, a Mozilla Champion, is not happy about me. I will tell you why. Over in the Netscape's newsgroup (secnews), The issue started with following... Greg said: Netscape did or have announced that NS7.2 would be released August 23rd... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Aug 2004 11:32 PM | read this entry

May 22, 2004

put ChrisI and credit issues to an end

Continued from the story so far..., ChrisI got the credit?, I am a hypocrite?, me being stubborn? This issue is also mentioned in mistake in Mozilla.org's documentation (MozInfo701). Background The story started with this thread ChrisI announced in the SillyDog701... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 May 2004 8:39 PM | read this entry

May 2, 2004

the story so far...

Continued from ChrisI got the credit?, I am a hypocrite? and me being stubborn? (AntBlog701) So what was the story so far... ChrisI made an announcement post. I noticed one of the statements claimed in Mozilla 1.7 RC1's Release Notes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 May 2004 1:17 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2004

ChrisI has the credit?

Shame on Chris Ilias, he took the credit of my hard work.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2004 8:16 PM | read this entry

April 26, 2004

me being stubborn?

The background: ChrisI posted Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 1 Released announcement in SillyDog701 Message Centre. I questioned the documentation, Release Notes, simply I noticed it was not true, or not accurate I shall say. Detail: I noticed the documentation says,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Apr 2004 1:19 AM | read this entry

April 7, 2004

do I sound like infomercial? fighting with spammers

Background: In all Google's fault, I mentioned the spamming comments this AntBlog701 and SillyDog701 received. Robert Accettura mentioned Jay Allen's MT-Blacklist for MovableType. It works. Trust me. Before installing the MT-Blacklist, I have to manually delete about 6 spam comments... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Apr 2004 10:59 PM | read this entry

March 31, 2004

spam accounts in forums

It's all Google's fault again? Sadly, SillyDog701 Message Centre has became one of the victims of porn spam mass registration places. What are those porn accounts? This phpBB.com's discussion might give you a clue. What they are trying to do... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Mar 2004 8:49 PM | read this entry

March 25, 2004

I locked myself out

I installed firewall on the server then locked myself out! It was my first attempt on firewall, IPFW, in FreeBSD. I followed all the instruction but ended up the server was not pingable. ServerMatrix is a really good company. They... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2004 2:17 AM | read this entry

March 21, 2004

all Google's fault

Well, not really Google's fault. But Google has a good PageRank feature for ranking the search results. It's a good feature I have to add. My basically understanding of PageRank is on how often the web pages get updated and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2004 4:56 PM | read this entry

January 4, 2004

AntBlog701 is now at ant.sillydog.org

AntBlog701 has new URL at ant.sillydog.org.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jan 2004 4:28 PM | read this entry

December 15, 2003

someone's got antblog.com; 10 days to Christmas

Domain name antblog.com is not available. Anthony Morales has it. It is called ant|blog: photography, design & lots of coffee. With lots of photos of course. Don't worry, Antony has a Canon PowerShot S50 digital camera, and Antony bought two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Dec 2003 4:21 PM | read this entry

December 4, 2003

scheduling an Online Chat?

SillyDog701 End of Year Online Chat, 13th/14th December 2003.
And why I was not happy with someone suggesting a chat.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Dec 2003 12:00 PM | read this entry

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