Better late than never, right? Here’s the late issue of last week’s weekend roundup. Enjoy!
- Dougal Campbell just released Easy Gravatars WordPress plugin version 1.1 and it’s also now available at the WordPress Plugin Directory.
- Lorelle Van Foosen talks about a new breed of spammers and scrapers who steal your blog’s content – Spinning Spammers.
- Are you a business owner who uses HP printers and toners? Find out how you can win PHP 120,000 worth of HP products.
- Check out McBilly’s review of the Defensio anti-spam plugin, Akismet’s newest competitor.
- Plagiarism Today has a very interesting article entitled – “Google’s Shell Games“. It talks about Google’s DMCA policy and the issues involved in filing a DMCA notice to Google.
- Is it time to use a different ranking system other than Google’s PageRank? RealRank might be the answer.
- Good news PS3 fans! Sony has partnered with DivX Inc which means DivX media support in the PS3 console coming via a firmware update soon.
- Sonnie shares his view on PageRank, Profit and the Integrity of Blogs.
- Jhay rants about AVG Free and how he gets annoyed when it updates. I also use AVG Free and I agree with him.
- If you love Safari on Windows, you’d be happy to know that the Safari 3 Beta Update is now available.
You might be wondering why I haven’t published any posts the past few days and also why this issue of the Weekend Roundup was very late. The reason behind it was because I was sick. I got the flu last week and have been recovering the past few days. I’m really sorry if I wasn’t able to immediately reply to your comments, emails and publish the Weekend Roundup on time. I’m still haven’t completely recovered but I hope that things would be better this week. Have a good week and stay healthy everyone!
@trench – Hehe it is annoying but can’t complain though coz it does the job and it’s FREE. :D
AVG has been pissing me off too!
@Aja – Thanks for the heads up! I have a lot of catching up to do. Hehe Btw, I haven’t tried Safari yet. :)
Firefox 3 Beta 1 is out. I think Safari still lacks a lot on Windows, though. ;)
@jhay – Really? That’s cool! Hehe Btw, can you share the instructions he gave you? I’ll try it out and see if it works for me or not. :D
Thanks! I’m well now. :)
Someone from Grisoft commented on my post about the AVG rant on how to deal with the annoyance of that pop-up update window. Tried it, it didn’t work for me. :roll:
hope you recover real quick dude.
@McBilly – You’re welcome! It’s my pleasure. Thanks for the advice. I’ve been taking a lot of Vitamin C supplements and been drinking a lot of water. Btw, I’m well now. :)
Thanks for featuring my review Jaypee. Hope you get well soon. :) Take lots of vitamins C. Hehe
@Dexter – You’re welcome! Yeah, it would be great if one of our readers won the contest. :D
Thanks for the LInk Jaypee.. I do hope that one of our reader will win from this HP Contest
@FruityOaty – I haven’t tried Defensio myself but most of the bloggers I know who’ve tried it aren’t happy with it’s performance. Thanks for sharing about the WP-SpamFree plugin. I’ll probably give it a try as soon as I find the time.
I’ll probably install Easy Gravatars once it supports MyBlogLog avatars.
I’m feeling better now. Thanks! :D
I’ll pass on the Defensio… The one I’ve been testing (and I like it so far in combo with Bad Behavior and Akismet) is a new plugin called WP-SpamFree. Not one automated spam in the last 6 days with that 3 plugin combo.
I installed Easy Gravatars 1.0 (then 1.1 update) when it came out. Easy peasy Gravatars, awesome, although some people have commented that their Gravatars don’t always show up (but does on other sites, hmm).
Lastly, wishing you a speedy recovery back to full health. :)