Author Archives: Tiago Moreira

Upgrading the X10 to Android 2.1 on Rogers Wireless

After much waiting, Rogers Wireless has finally pushed the upgrade for Android 2.1 out to its Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 phones. I noticed the update available last night but only had time to upgrade this morning. But I ran into … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie of Fate

Today my family went to a Chinese buffet restaurant to celebrate Joe (my brother-in-law) and Amrita’s birthdays. After every meal there, they always give us fortune cookies. I just thought mine was very fortuitous, so here it is: You will be … Continue reading

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Authentication Loop with .htaccess Protected Pages

DRAFT After trying out my .htaccess scheme to protect my WordPress installation I was running into an endless pop-up of authentication pop-ups. I searched around and found a post by DianeV on the WP forums: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/113881#post-546028 She links to a … Continue reading

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Installing WordPress Securely on DreamHost

DRAFT After my WordPress website was hacked into, I began to look into all the options and advice for setting it up securely. http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress Step 1: Getting the Latest WordPress Version I like to use the shell for this since … Continue reading

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My WordPress Installation Hacked on Netfirms

DRAFT I was looking over some settings on my website earlier and I just happened to check on my Google Webmaster Tools account where I discovered that something was not quite right. Google’s site crawler was reporting that there were … Continue reading

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Discounted Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for Canadian Students Now Available

Microsoft has really opened up to students in recent years, offering their flagship products at a dramatic price reduction. Most MSDN software is even free, including their Visual Studio line of products. Anyways, I’m here to say that Microsoft has … Continue reading

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An Allegory of the Business-IT Relationship

I just came back from an RBC launch party for one of the new internal products I worked on as a QA Analyst. I heard a great story from Martin Venema that I just had to share. IT vs Business … Continue reading

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The (Un)Ethics of IT

Ethics for the IT professional. Why does that sentence sound so pretentious? The act of developing (or even maintaining) software is a power. But some people with this power do not go by any rules and so create software that … Continue reading

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Office 2007 Service Pack 2 – Now with more goodness!

That’s a tasty service pack! Microsoft Office 2007 is now at Service Pack 2 and this one’s big. From an updated version of Office 2007 SP1, it was 350.3 MB on my Windows Vista PC. That’s a lot of ones … Continue reading

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CIPS Toronto – Discussion on Work-Life Balance

I just returned from my first CIPS Toronto event. After being a member for just under a year, I finally found a meeting time that fit in with my schedule. Since I’m back at RBC for another summer term, it … Continue reading

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