Here is the traffic summary of this blog in July. The numbers give a pretty interesting picture:

Total number of visits:
Apache – 2048
This number means there are 2048 pages have been shown to the visitors.

Google Analytics – 1464 (72% of 2048)
This number means out of 2048 actual visits, Google Analytics can only detect 72% of them, which means some visitors has use tools to block the detection from Google Analytics.

Google Adsense Impression – 1526 (74.5% of 2048)
This number means out of 2048 actual page loads, only 1526 ads have been displayed. Note that multiple ads can be detected in one single page.

Number of pages load with Ad – 508 (25% of 2048)
This number means that out of 2048 pages, only 25% of them will contain the ads. In the other words, 75% of the ads were blocked.

Google Adsense Click – 24 (1.57% of 1526)
This number after showing 1526 ads, 24 of them were clicked by the visitors.

Conclusions:
– The ads that are shown here are not interesting at all. I will blame this to Google because they always display content-irrelevant ads.
(By the way, Google is showing an ad related to blood pressure now. Can you see it?)

– There is a huge market for crashing the ad-blocking tools. 🙂

–Derrick

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When I tried to mount a windows share from FreeBSD:

sudo mount_smbfs -I WindowsBoxIPaddress //username@WindowsBoxIPaddress/WindowsShare /mnt

I always got this error:

mount_smbfs: kldload(smbfs): Operation not permitted

After searching this error message on Google, I found that all suggested solutions were related to running this command using sudo, which I already did. Today morning, I tried a different way and the problem is solved!

In /etc/rc.conf, I disable the following configurations:

#kern_securelevel="1"
#kern_securelevel_enable="YES"

After I rebooted the machine, and mounted the Windows share again, it worked! That’s simple, isn’t it?

Note: These two lines are for making the FreeBSD box more secure, and I highly recommend to put these in a public accessible server. I don’t think it is safe to make a public accessible server to access to any Windows box because there are not many protections you can do on a Windows box. In case the public server got hacked, the connections to other internal servers should be blocked, i.e., other internal servers can always access the public server, but not vice versa.

–Derrick

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I always go hunting the Wi-Fi networking using my laptop. Everytime I got on a new Wi-Fi network, I like to measure its bandwidth. I found that Bandwidth Tester is pretty handy and I can get a result easily. If you are looking for this tool to work on Firefox 3.5+, here is a work-around version I created:

Download Bandwidth Tester 0.5.9 Add-On for Firefox 3.5+ here.

Enjoy~

…And if you want to use any Firefox Add-on on Firefox 3.5+ but it is not available, feel free to let me know! Don’t forget to include the link. Thanks!

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CopyPlainText is one of my favorite Firefox add-ons because it can filter out all of the formatting and leave the text alone. It is an amazing tool especially when editing non plain-text editor such as Microsoft Word etc.

After I upgrade to Firefox 3.5, I found that this add-on is no longer available. Therefore, I created my work-around version here. No functionality has been changed, except it works fine in Firefox 3.5+ 🙂

Download CopyPlainText 0.3.4 for Firefox 3.5 from here.

Enjoy~!

…And if you want to use any Firefox Add-on on Firefox 3.5+ but it is not available, feel free to let me know! Don’t forget to include the link of the apps.

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Please visit here if you are looking for BlockSite for Firefox 4.0.

Thanks!

I love using BlockSite along with AdBlock Plus to filter the unwanted content in my Firefox. However, after upgrading to Firefox 3.5, I found that the BlockSite is no longer supported in this version. After waiting for a month, I found that the new supported version is not available, and therefore I created my own version.

Here you are, and enjoy it!
Download BlockSite 0.7.1 for Firefox 3.5+

…And if you want to use any Firefox Add-on on Firefox 3.5+ but it is not available, feel free to let me know! Don’t forget to include the link. Thanks!

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