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(I spilled Pepsi on my keyboard. Will probably buy my roommate’s, as he has a laptop now.)

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Art Thief Wins Contest

Marie has created and posted on DeviantART over a year ago a cute little sushi design. The design has won a contest. But…oops! The contestant was not Marie.

In other words, someone stole Marie’s artwork and used it to win the contest. To top it off, it is not just any average contest where you can win something like an avatar. It’s a contest where the winner can get real money, a scholarship of a few thousands of dollars.

You can visit the site to warn them of this fraud, or add Marie’s news on DeviantART to your favorites.

April’s Fool Day

I abhor that day. Beside a few jokes, like some Google ones, I just hate it. I’m an anxious person. I keep having obsessions / thoughts that the whole world is not really like I see it, that X and Y are lying to me, etc. So today is the perfect day for me to wish to hide in my bedroom (or to play Final Fantasy V, after I convince my brain that the game will not fool me) and not go outdoors.

I hate reading everything with an actually justified suspicion. OK, which part of this is real? Which part is a lie? Is this website pulling a prank or are they serious?

BellaBuffs: Uploading Buttons Safely

If you are a user of BellaBuffs, you probably noticed the warning on the buttons upload page, saying that setting a folder’s permission to 777 can be very risky. I will not contradict that statement, for the simple reason that it is entirely true.

Of course, adding buttons through the script is fun and easy. You just need to click a few times to add a button magically (and lazily ;)). So, how can you do it without putting your website (and your entire server) at risk? It’s actually quite easy, but it will require you to log in to FTP, although this is not how you will upload your files. Note that this “tutorial” requires you to know how to change a folder’s permission (CHMOD).

First, you will need to log in to your FTP account and set the folder’s permission to 777. Don’t worry just yet! Don’t shut down the window or sign out yet, you’ll do this last.

Then, sign in to your administration panel and simply proceed to adding new buttons.

Finally, set the folder’s permission back to 755 and sign out from everything you need to sign out of. The images will still be visible on your fanlisting and your folder will not be putting you at risk!

Nice, huh? You don’t need to credit me for that useful piece of information. Just enjoy your new safety points.

There’s even more to it. There are many other scripts out there that claim to need permissions to be set to 777. Actually, if all you do is something like uploading images, you only need to change the permission while you are using this feature, and can set it back to a safer number when you’re done.

Money? Money!

Thanks for the comments on the previous post. I wasn’t expecting *that* to be my most-comment-attracting post in weeks. 😛

I had an appointment today with the girl who will help me find a job. We were mostly discussing my therapy and my job/school background, in order to give her a general idea of what type of job might interest me.

She told me of an organism that could possibly be interested in a person like me (i.e. a computer geek). They basically produce a newspaper to help homeless people. They have a website and they need someone to keep it updated. I checked the site and it has no trace of PHP anywhere, so I can imagine it being complicated when you are clueless to HTML. I don’t mean that PHP makes things magically updating themselves, but just that you can’t have an HTML-only admin panel to allow quick updates and the like.

That said, I’m not entirely guaranteed to get the job. She needs to verify to things before. First, she needs to check if she can get a subvention. Since I’m a crazy girl and have very little working experience (she doesn’t know I have a lot of personal experience with websites, but that is still different from actually working), and since the organism is specialized in helping people in therapy finding jobs, they can get subventions to compensate employers for potential problems (i.e. me going nuts in the middle of a work day). For the record, I have never actually gone nuts while at work, in any of my previous jobs.

Second, she needs to actually verify that they are still looking for someone. Get all the subventions you want, when there’s no job to do, there’s no job to do. The subvention part shouldn’t be much of a problem, mostly because I am diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, so they’ll be all happy to send me working. “We provide employment for high-functioning autistic people! We are the bestzors!11!!one!”

There are five unpublished drafts in my WordPress admin panel. Two or three are posts I started here and never finished, while the others are from my Funpic website, and probably went boom because I had a hard time making WordPress function properly. Stupid thing. One of these drafts must eventually get published, it’s a…text on some aspects of my writing.

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