Thursday, October 30, 2014

Favicon in Wordpress.com Blog

How to create Favicon for Wordpress.com
Now you can create your own personalized favicon in your wordpress.com blog. Worpress.com like to call it Blavatar that is a favicon avatar (small picture) in wordpress.com. Here's how to do it:

After Login -> Settings -> General
At Blog Picture / Icon -> Browse to your image in your computer -> Upload an image
Crop / Cute the uploaded image -> click Crop Image -> Done.
Now check your website, you'll be seeing a favicon beside your URI address like my favicon (my close-up pic) above.

Wish you luck!

Suspected 9/11 mastermind offer to confess

From AFP:

The self-professed architect of the September 11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants on Monday said they would confess to terror charges that could bring the death penalty but postponed their guilty pleas.

Sheikh Mohammed, captured in Pakistan in 2003 and handed over to US agents who held him in secret prisons for more than three years before sending him to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, is known to have been subjected to harsh treatment by the CIA, including "waterboarding," or simulated drowning, leading to controversy about the admissibility of his reported confession.

Idul Adha 2008 / 1429

Most Muslims in Indonesia will hold Idul Adha prayer on Monday 8 December 2008 AD/ 10 Dzulhijjah 1429 AH (Hijriyah). Some, however, celebrate Idul Adha (Eid ul Adha, Eid al Adha) one day earlier like those Muslims in West Sumatra:

At least 3,000 Jamaah Thariqat Naqsabandiyah members in West Sumatra celebrated Idul Adha on Saturday, two days earlier than the day decided by government in consultation with most Muslim groups.

"In our calculating, at most there are 30 days in a month. Meanwhile, there are other groups that calculate one month up to 31 days. So, every year we celebrate Idul Adha earlier than other groups," said Munir, 70, the caretaker of Surau Baru mosque.

He added that the group also started the fasting month and celebrated Idul Fitri two days earlier every year.

Whenever you celebrate it, today or tomorrow, I wish you a happy Idul Adha. Make it a momentum towards a better life in its broadest meaning of the term.

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Obama's citizenship

A relief for Obama and fans:

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s citizenship.

... The suit, filed by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., charged that Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen.

Now, he’s not one of those tinfoil-hat wearing people who claim Obama was born in Indonesia. He acknowledges that the President-elect was born in Hawaii.

Then what’s all the confusion? As far as we can tell, Hawaii was still admitted to the Union in 1959. And Barack Obama was born in 1961 (in Hawaii). Sure, we’re not rocket scientists here at The Vote (although some people think we think Germany bombed Pearl Harbor), but it seems kosher to us.

AFF Cup: Indonesia Into Last Four

A glimmer of hope as far as Indonesia football team goes:

Striker Budi Sudarsono blasted a hattrick against Cambodia tonight at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium to sensationally send hosts Indonesia into the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup. Indonesia's second straight win today, a convincing 4-0 victory over Cambodia, has set the stage for a thrilling battle against defending champions Singapore to determine the Group A champion.

Despite winning tonight, Indonesia are second in the group behind Singapore on an inferior goal difference. Emerging the group winner is crucial as it means the likelihood of avoiding Thailand, the other pre-tournament favourites, in the semifinals. The group champs will also have the privelege of playing the first semifinal tie away and the return leg at home.

Anyone want to put one's money for Indonesia to be in the finale and win the cup?

Four asthma drugs raise concern

Two federal drug officials have concluded that asthma sufferers risk death if they continue to use four hugely popular asthma drugs — Advair, Symbicort, Serevent and Foradil. But the officials’ views are not universally shared within the government.

Campaign Promises on Ending the War in Iraq Now Muted by Reality

US President-elect Obama's statement below to left tens of thousands of American troops in Iraq should not worry Liberal or Progressive segment of American society. All US troops will be leaving Iraq willy-nilly. Iraq is not Japan nor Korea. Americans are regarded as colonisers, not liberators as some Americans believe-- and are not welcomed by majority of Iraqis. Keeping troops in Iraq for a long time just will make extremist recruitment grows faster and bigger .

President-elect Obama is making clearer than ever that tens of thousands of American troops will be left behind in Iraq, even if he can make good on his campaign promise to pull all combat forces out within 16 months.

Apple Apps Downloaded 2.2 Million Times Every Day

Apple has sold more than 300 million applications to iPhone and iPod Touch users since launching its App Store in July, according to Apple advertisements that appeared this week in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Meaning the App Store shoppers downloading 2.2 million apps per day.

California Run Out of Money

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - California is on track to run out of cash in February or March and faces a $15 billion cash shortage by the end of its fiscal year in June unless officials plug an $11.2 billion budget gap, according to the state's budget director.

India acknowledges errors in response to attacks

India conceded Friday that the devastating terrorist attacks on Mumbai last week revealed "lapses" in its security arrangements, while the country's prime minister articulated the scale of anger and grievance stirred by the attacks in the Indian public.

Jewish settlers in Hebron shoot Palestinians at Close Range

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has released graphic video footage showing settlers fighting with Palestinians in Hebron and shooting two men at close range in the hours after a settler house was evacuated by police yesterday.

The film, recorded by a Palestinian resident in Hebron, shows settlers attacking his house, which was in a valley close to the three-storey building where dozens of settlers were evicted by Israeli riot police.

Facebook Virus Comes From Infected Friends

The Koobface worm has surfaced in a new form and is again menacing Facebook users with spammed links to malicious Web sites. The Koobface worm, detected on Facebook and MySpace in July by Kaspersky Lab, has surfaced in a new form.

Wordpress 2.7 already in Wordpress.com Admin Dasboard

If you have a self-hosted wordpress blog and got tempted to upgrade into Wordpress 2.7, see the "screenshot" at your wordpress.com blog. If you don't have wordpress.com account yet, create it here. Ryan Boren said that wordpress 2.7 is running on wordpress.com starting on 4 December 2008.

I've just opened my wordpress.com blog few hours ago and yes a whole new look in the admin dashboard. Unfortunately, my wish list of wp 2.7 on widgets didn't come true. The widgets I dislike is still there. Here's what I said in the wish list:

I wish the return of “old-days” two sidebars admin that sitting together (see pic. 1). One of the disturbing feature of wp 2.5+ and 2.6+ is you cannot see two sidebars (if you use two sidebar theme) at the same time (see pic 2). Consequently, you cannot drag one widget in Sidebar 1 into Sidebar 2 smoothly. Instead, you need to click “remove” a particular widget in Sidebar 1, and try to find the removed widget in Sidebar 2 (after clicking “show Sidebar 2?). Very unnecessarily complicated. And such a waste of time.

So, I may not upgrade this blog into wp 2.7.

Happiness is contagious, research finds

A study of the relationships of nearly 5000 people tracked for decades in the Framingham Heart Study shows that good cheer spreads through social networks of nearby family, friends and neighbors.

India names Pakistani masterminds

A Pakistani militant group apparently used an Indian operative as far back as 2007 to scout targets for the elaborate plot against India's financial capital, authorities said, a blow to Indian officials who have blamed the deadly attacks entirely on Pakistani extremists.

Major security scare at New Delhi airport

The Indian capital's international airport was the scene of a major security scare overnight Thursday but no incidents have been confirmed, a security official at the airport told AFP.

Windows on a Mac Why Not?

A technology with the user-unfriendly name of virtualization provides a much better answer. New versions of two very good products, Parallels Desktop for Macintosh 4.0 and VMware Fusion 2.0 (both $80), let you run Windows programs on a Mac so that they look almost exactly like OS X programs and behave that way, too.

To use Parallels and Fusion, which require less technical proficiency than earlier versions, you need a fairly recent Mac and a copy of Windows. Once you have installed the software, you follow the on-screen instructions to set up a Windows "virtual machine." Then you install the Windows programs you need, and you're good to go. Full Story.


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