Symantec reports about a new virus that affects Windows XP, including those computers that are running Service Pack 2, which was supposed to lock down many of these vulnerabilities. Unsurprisingly, the trojan, Phel (Anagram of ‘help’) uses a hole in Internet Explorer to infect the computer.
Archives for December 2004
As discussed on Slashdot, and reported by the AP, Governor Perry wants to build “megahighways” across the state of Texas:
> The Trans-Texas Corridor project, as envisioned by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2002, would be a 4,000-mile transportation network costing an awesome $175 billion over 50 years, financed mostly if not entirely with private money. The builders would then charge motorists tolls.
> But these would not be mere highways. Proving anew that everything’s big in Texas, they would be megahighways — corridors up to a quarter-mile across, consisting of as many as six lanes for cars and four for trucks, plus railroad tracks, oil and gas pipelines, water and other utility lines, even broadband transmission cables.
This should prove to be an interesting issue for Texas politics, as conservatives and liberals alike will take issue with many parts of the plan. Environmentalists are concerned about the impact to the land surrounding the “megahighway” and those concerned about property rights (including Gov. Perry’s own part) are worried about the effects on farmers and ranchers.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that a new version of SilverSpider Play List is available.
The first big change is the ability to choose the size of the album cover, which was requested by two people on the same day! So, you can now use any of the following sizes:
- Small (50 x 50)
- Medium (130 x 130)
- Large (300 x 300)
The second big change is the addition of six new formats, bringing the total to 12. These new six are variants on the same basic layout, the image is placed in it’s own div and is encased within a link. A second div contains the information (song name, album name and artist name), with the first listed item acting as a link.
I had to make changes to the config file, so make sure you back yours up before you overwrite it. Also, with the introduction of the new sizes, you will need to create two new missing album cover graphics if you want to use the larger sizes.
Download SSPL 1.1 (64K zip)
As always, let me know if you have questions or suggestions. I will do my best to respond quickly, but I have friends and family in town for the next week, so please forgive me if it takes a bit more time.
RumGallery may well be the ideal photo gallery plugin for WordPress. While I haven’t tested it yet (it requires the 1.3/1.5 beta version of WordPress), I’m excited by the screenshots, and forum discussion.
While the page header on the plugin’s site gets annoying very quickly, put up with it, as spending a bit of time looking at the example galleries is worthwhile.