BeleniX – Opensolaris based LiveCD

I spend the rest of my online time today to download BeleniX, an Opensolaris based LiveCD. I’ve never tried any of the opensolaris distribution before, though i heard about the initial work done for Debian/Solaris and SchiliX. But I’m so damn bored today, and I guess LiveCD would be suffice for me to try opensolaris.

According to BelleniX website,

BeleniX is a *NIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base. It is currently a LiveCD distribution but is intended to grow into a complete distro that can be installed to hard disk.

I also found a nice review about BelleniX here :

Here’s some BelleniX screenshots I got from

Sources :

  1. Opensolaris website
  2. BelleniX website

Python in Nokia Symbian (S60) phones

Nokia has released Python 1.2 SDK for its S60 Symbian phones. Now python programmers can utilize their expertise in creating useful and exciting apps in mobile phones.

The Python SDK Nokia features :
* 2D Graphics, Images, and Full-screen applications
* Camera and Screenshot API
* Contacts and Calendar API
* Sound recording and playback
* Access to System info, such as IMEI number, disk space, free memory, etc.
* Rich text display (fonts, colors, styles)
* Support for Scalable UI
* Networking support for GPRS and Bluetooth
* On-device and remote Python console
* Support for native GUI widgets
* SMS sending
* Application build tool for packaging stand-alone application installers
* Compatible with all Series 60 1st and 2nd Edition devices
* Expanded key events
* Telephone dialing
* ZIP module

In order to run Python applications, you need to download Python runtime at Python for S60 page. Look for the file PythonForSeries60_for_2Ed_*.SIS (registration required). In addition, the Python for S60 SDK 1.2 is also available from the same website, sans registration.

p/s: I’m glad to hear that I can code mobile apps in python now, instead of J2ME (Java). :D


BitlBee – turn your IRC client into multiprotocol Instant Messenger client

biltbee logo at

Check out BitlBee, IRC gateway that can turn your irc client into a multi-protocol Instant Messenger client!

The main motivation behind BiltBee is to enable console users to use a multi-protocol Instant Messenger client. Since irc clients is common in console environments, so BiltBee is implemented as a gateway server, so that a user can connect to their favorite IM networks as if connecting through an irc server.

BiltBee server is available under GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows platform. It supports MSN, ICQ, Jabber, AIM, and Yahoo! IM networks.

You can connect to public Bitbee server through CGI interface at if you don’t want to install BitlBee in your computer.

BitlBee Screenshot :

Oh, BitlBee is licensed in GNU General Public License.

  1. BitlBee website
  2. BitlBee public server

Hacked RSS 2.0 for Coppermine 1.3.x plugin

Coppermine Logo

I’ve got over my boredom by coding a simple RSS 2.0 plugin for Coppermine 1.3.x.

This plugin simply publish your latest photo(s) via RSS 2.0 feed through the url It is easy to install and only contains one file! Just upload the rss20.php to the root directory of your Coppermine installation, and off it goes!

I’ve decided to release the plugin to public under the GNU General Public License 2.0. Please mail me any suggestions or feedback!

Download links :

  1. tar.gz package
  2. zip package

Simple Affiliate software script

The past few days i’ve been searching for a simple and free affiliate script to integrate into my personal project.

The reason why i chose free (as in free beer) is because I dont have the budget to spend on expensive affiliate tracking software such as iDevAffiliate, ClixGalore and TradeDoubler.

The quest brought me to PostAffiliate, which is released as GNU/GPL and it was based on PHP-Affiliate v1.2. The PostAffiliate website claim that they fixed vulnerability in PHP-Affiliate, but upon using the software, i felt that PostAffiliate 1.3 has serious flaw in which the user password is stored as a plain-text in the database!

So i’ve taken my time to touch up PostAffiliate 1.3, mainly to fix the plaintext password storing method in PostAffiliate. The password is now hashed in SHA-1 before stored in the database. I’ve also fix some potential security vulnerability point and updated the login page (I plan to clean the code as it’s too messy).

Here’s my half-assed (actually 1 hour) modifications on PostAffiliate : PostAffiliate fix

Stay tune as i’m planning to rewrite most of the postaffiliate part and release the modification under GNU/GPL.

keyword : free affiliate php software script