This site is now WAP Enabled

I didn’t realise quite how easy that would be. I’ve just added WAP to my wordpress blog.

  1. Download the wap plugin from http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-wap then unzip the files wp-wap.php
    wp-wap-comments.php to the root of your website,  point your WAP brower to [Your URL]/wp-wap.php. If you don’t have a WAP browser then try this online WAP browser.
  2. Create a subdomain called http://wap.dickson.me.uk
  3. Set up an Apache redirect for http://wap.dickson.me.uk to http://www.dickson.me.uk/wp-wap.php

Of course, if your doing this yourself, then you would use your own blog URL and not mine 🙂

Guestbook and Usage Spammer

Having re-written my website, I decided to spend a little time checking on who’s previously been trying to spam my Usage Pages as referrers and post spurious links on my Guestbook, yep you guessed it, and ban there IP.

[code lang=”bash”][Mon Mar 6 03:56:24 2006] [error] [client 61.144.204.56] File does not exist: /home/dicksonm/public_html/guestbook/comment.php[/code]

The main culprits seem to be:

202.75.49.131
202.75.49.133
202.75.49.134
195.255.176.77
192.255.176.73

If I keep getting the first 3 in the list with different IP’s I think I’ll have to play about with my .htaccess file and just ban the IP block 202.75.49.0/24. I’ll keep this open and try and work out what the hostmask should be before banning them. Damn pests 😐

Creating a browser icon for IE and Firefox

Instructions on how to create a browser icon for your website like the scottish flag below, I didn’t do this one personally, Mark was kind enough to donate it to me. Big thanks!

Browser Icon

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The wonders of rss aggregators

Found myself a nice little rss syndicated news reader called Sharpreader, it’s freeware, a word that always makes me happy :). You can read more about it or download it yourself from here.

What is RSS
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS allows news and data feeds to be published online in a universally accepted, XML-based format.

Apache protecting directorys

Its very quiet here at my work just now, so I thought that I would do some constructive learning. Well learning for myself at least. Here’s a link that teaches you how to password protect directorys on a webserver (Apache that is). I knew how to do this already but you know how it is if you’ve not done something for a long time.

You can find out how to do it by folling this link

Website Script (cgi php etc.)

Found a nice website scripts site, thanks Paul for pointing it out to me. Still thinking of redesigning this site, although I think I’ll wait a few months before I do (busy doing other things at the moment). I think I’ll keep the format but change the design a bit.