A brand new world: iPhone!

Iphone is out there for a year now. I would have loved to be a early adopter but iPhone was not sold in Brazil or Tunisia. So I tried my best to forget about it. All my effort was destroyed last week.

I went to London for a short vacation and bought an unlocked iPhone from an italian friend. I am amazed how easy to use it is. It is not a phone at all. It is a magic creature, a tiny computer with a embedded GSM phone!

I’m very happy of my purchase. I just hope Apple will start selling it legally in other countries soon.  So more people can use one of the best gadgets I’ve had in my hands ever!

Published in: on 04/03/2008 at 9:50 am  Comments (2)  
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Mac Heist Bundle! January 2008! Mac software almost for free!

I am very happy to see that Mac vendors are offering nice apps at very affordable prices! I am amazed as the companies that produce and sell Mac software support their users!


MacHeist promotes it’s second bundle. For 49$ you can buy at least 7 apps, and depending on how many people buy the bundle you can get 10 apps worth more than $300!

My favorite apps from this new bundle are AppZapper and 1password. CoverSutra is fun. I use Money Dance for finance but I’ll give Cha-Ching a try. iStopMotion is useless for me today, but since I plan to buy a camera it can be of much help in a near future. I like Awake and maybe I will use it instead of Alarm Clock Pro. I’m very interested on CSSEdit for my blogs theming and Snapz Pro X. Pixelmator is nice too, but right now I’m used to get Gimp to do the art work I need, wich is not much.

If you buy 2 or 3 bundles you get discounted prices! And 25% of the amount you pay is donated to charity (you can choose 1 of 10 institutions to donate to or to divide your donation between the 10).

Buy it now and enjoy all those good software!

Published in: on 01/10/2008 at 6:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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Mac Update Bundle – What a Christmas Gift!

Take a look in the picture to get an idea about this promo. All those products are yours for only US$49.99. This is the second macupdate promo and I’m sure you will love it. I did.

Marine Acquarium is awsome. Xslimmer rocks! Swift Publisher is amazing! And all the other software!

If you want to put some fresh air on your mac, this is a very god opportunity! 

The promo runs until the 20th of december 2007!

 Run Macky, Run!




Published in: on 12/12/2007 at 4:01 am  Comments (3)  
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WordPress Drag and Drop and a misconfigured Proxy

I have problems with drag and drop on WordPress.com.

I thought it was a problem with my Firefox install, since I had the same problem with my wordpress self-hosted blog.

It took me time to understand what needed to be fixed. On WordPress 2.3.1 a simple editing solved the problem. It persists on WordPress.com since the installation cannot be tweaked by users.

When I load widgets.php (Admin -> Presentation -> Widgets) I can’t use drag and drop. Firefox error console points out some error messages:

Error: jQuery("ul#palette").Sortable is not a function
Source File: https://provenzano.wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php
Line: 453

Error: jQuery("ul#palette").Sortable is not a function
Source File: https://provenzano.wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php
Line: 453

Those are functions that belong to jquery extension interface.js.

If I check with Safari “active connections” I noticed that when widgets.php tries to load interface.js it gets a file not found error.

If I directly try to load:


I get:

Not Found

The requested URL /wp-includes/js/jquery/int was not found on this server.

If I directly try to load the url:


It works like a charm.

The problem relies that the proxy is in some way misconfigured and thus it translates

/wp-includes/js/jquery/interface.js?ver=1.2 into /wp-includes/js/jquery/int

To fix it on WP 2.3.1 I needed to edit scripts-loader.php.

from:$this->add( 'interface', '/wp-includes/js/jquery/interface.js',
array('jquery'), '1.2');


$this->add( 'interface', '/wp-includes/js/jquery/interface.js',
array('jquery'), '');

Now WP does not force the version of interface.js and the generated URL is not messed up by the server misconfiguration.

I documented it here since it can be of use for people that are behing misconfigured proxies they cannot bypass.  This is my case right now, I’m working in Tunisia and there is no internet connection that does not pass trought the country’s proxy.

It solves the problem on Worpress.org blogs, but for wordpress.com there is no solution I can see other than asking to support personal to fix this for you.

I’ve written about this problem in my blog in portuguese , sent my solution to wordpress.org forum and wp-hacks mail list.

Published in: on 12/10/2007 at 8:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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