JoinRed, Microsoft and Dell

Flickr, Reviews
Today i got to know about and the new Red series computers by Dell featuring a customized version of Windows Vista. It is a cause to end AIDS in Africa. Here is what the website has to say Bono, co-founder of (RED); Bill Gates, founder and Chairman of Microsoft; and Michael Dell, founder and Chairman of Dell; together at the World Economic Forum announce that Dell and Microsoft are joining (RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa, with the introduction of a series of Dell (PRODUCT) RED personal computers powered by Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED. Just take a look at the homepage here. I wonder when i would be able to see any (Red) products in my country.
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Flickr, Resources Transecute Gateway Error, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan. Take  a look at this one. This is, one of India's largest domain registrar and this is what i get when i try to add funds ... huh!! what a service. What if there is a situation when you need to add funds to protect a domain from being deleted? is it really reliable !????
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PHP Teez

Flickr, PHP
PHP Baby Doll 2.0: Yay for Zazzle! I was working on a flickr plugin when i searched for PHP and it returned me a few cool teez, right now its too late at night and i need some rest but i shall post the other ones in the morning.
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phpMyChat Vulnerability – seeking help from the officials

News, OpenSource, PHP
A post from my old blog (archives): On May 5th 2005, we had to close our chat room because of some "bad users" getting into the chat room using the vulnerability in phpMyChat that allows a remote user to bypass authentication. I looked at the vendor's website but to my surprise the development is put to a full stop. There was no official or unofficial patch for the above problem. While I was looking for a patch i found numerous security monitoring websites that has listed this and many other BUGS since June 2004 (almost a year ago). I was like; "The security holes were discovered almost a year before but there is no, absolutely NO comment over that. An immediate patch is also missing. The point to note is…
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Domain Tasting ends in 2008

Yes you heard it right, Domain Tasting will end in 2008. This year i have been seeing some positive motion to end this domain-tasting/front-running and i am hopeful that it will be at least minimized to greater extent if not stopped completely. This is what DomainTools Blog comments on it: "The ICANN board just passed the following motion to end Domain Tasting, “THEREFORE, the Board resolves to encourage ICANN’s budgetary process to include fees for all domains added, including domains added during the AGP, and encourages community discussion involved in developing the ICANN budget, subject to both Board approval and registrar approval of this fee. It did not directly deal a death blow to tasting, but it was a definitive motion that will kill it this year. This policy is…
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