Stop Facebook Like Video 1.2

Those Chinese video sharing website just don’t give up, do they? They are adding more domain name to their video sharing website and force viewer to like and share the video before watching it. I had update the script to support up to 5 known domain name for the video sharing. If you found any new domain, just post on the comment and I will update the script to by pass that.

 

Script Description

Have enough for those website that force you to like the video before you can watch them? The worse part is the video will post on your Facebook wall without you knowing what is the content of the video at the first place.
This script can help you get rip of those trouble. When you click on the video link post by your friends, it will first load up the website and then the script will automatically redirect you to YouTube that playing that video bypass the like button. You no longer need to like the video first before you watch it and you can make sure your Facebook wall is clean without rubbish!

 

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Stop Facebook Like Video 1.1: Support More Websites

I found more website that are posting YouTube video on their website and force visitor to click on the like button before they can watch the video. I had update the script to support 2 more websites.  Let’s watch the video without posting rubbish on the Facebook wall!

 

Script Description

Have enough for those website that force you to like the video before you can watch them? The worse part is the video will post on your Facebook wall without you knowing what is the content of the video at the first place.
This script can help you get rip of those trouble. When you click on the video link post by your friends, it will first load up the website and then the script will automatically redirect you to YouTube that playing that video bypass the like button. You no longer need to like the video first before you watch it and you can make sure your Facebook wall is clean without rubbish!

 

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Stop Facebook Like Video: No Like Before I Watch It

I had enough for those Chinese language website like vdoprince and vdobuzz that force you to like the video before you can watch them. All video from their website are video from YouTube, what make them force us to click on the like before we even watch that video. The worse part is the video will post on your Facebook wall without you knowing what is the content of the video at the first place.

So I had enough of this and I plan to stop this. I write my own script to redirect to YouTube whenever I click on those video link. They are not getting any of my like! Problems?

 

 

Script Description

Have enough for those website that force you to like the video before you can watch them? The worse part is the video will post on your Facebook wall without you knowing what is the content of the video at the first place.
This script can help you get rip of those trouble. When you click on the video link post by your friends, it will first load up the website and then the script will automatically redirect you to YouTube that playing that video bypass the like button. You no longer need to like the video first before you watch it and you can make sure your Facebook wall is clean without rubbish!

 

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Why Orchard CMS is Not Good for Blogging

Previously, I had been busy exploring Orchard CMS verion 1.1 that I had just installed. Orchard CMS is a free, open source, community-focused content management system aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform. Microsoft Malaysia is running a series of competition for Orchard CMS.

Since Orchard came with a Blog receipt, so I decided to build my Ooiks Blog using Orchard as the exercise. Although I’m perfectly understand that Orchard is still new and a CMS does not mean a good tool for building blog website compare with other available tool like WordPress which was customized specially for blogging, but Orchard just did not pass my minimum requirement for a tool to build blog website.

Reason #1 – No Back Post

Orchard allow user to publish the post immediately or later by specified date, but user can’t back post on the date in the past. That mean I can’t manually import my blog post from other blog like WordPress to Orchard because the date will change to today’s date. This is not annoying enough, every time I update a post that I found a minor error there, it force me to publish again on today’s date. If I correct a post in last week, it will become the post I post today and go all the way up to the first post.

Reason #2 – No category

I like to group my blog posts into multiple categories because I used to blog more than one topic on my blog for example Imagine Cup and AutoBot. This enable my readers to browse to specified category they want. Although Orchard’s build-in blog provide tag feature, but it missing category feature which I want the most.

Reason #3 – Limited Modules and Themes

I know Orchard is new that is the reason why it have so few Modules and Themes available to download, but there are just too few of them to select, not to include those useless module and theme. Orchard need more modules and themes to attract more user to use it.

Hope next version of Orchard will solve those problems and provide more feature for blogging.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

 

Domain Caught in A Loop

Well, since this is the first time I setup my own private hosted blog. I caught by a very stupid mistake made by myself. I want to temporary redirect my root domain (http://ooiks.com) to my blog which is in one of the dictionary (https://ooiks.com/blog/). I set my domain to forward http://ooiks.com to https://ooiks.com/blog/ through godaddy.com without realizing big trouble waiting me ahead.

After the domain server update my setting, I not longer can access to my blog any more. It keep on showing “This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later“. At first I though my hosting server is down or domain server is down, but after that I realize that I’m wrong. Search around for solution but I can’t found any. Finally from a post, I realize my problem is domain caught in a loop. Since the post does not have any solution, so I have to solve it myself. After much thinking, I only realize the meaning of caught in a loop. By forwarding my root domain to subdirectory, it will caught in loop since my subdirectory (https://ooiks.com/blog/) also contain root domain (http://ooiks.com) in the path, thus it will keep on forwarding non-stop.

Enough of the story, so how to solve this problem. First remove the forwarding so that it will stop the loop. Some users report that even remove the forwarding the problem still occur, so it is better to reset the domain including the domain nameserver (DNS).  Finally, wait a while for the domain server to update, then the problem should go away.

After learning the mistaken, I only remember using HTML redirect in default page on my website is the correct way to do the job. Add the line below on the default page on the website to redirect any visitor from root domain (http://domain.com) to subdirectory (http://example.com/blog/).

<meta HTTP-EQUIV=”REFRESH” content=”0; url=http://example.com/blog/”>

Hope this post can other who just setup their own website and encounter the same mistake like me.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

Ooiks’s Blog Move to A New Home

I proudly to said that I had move my blog from WordPress.com (http://ooiks.wordpress.com) to private hosting and with a new domain name (https://ooiks.com/blog/). You may found some broken link or link pointing back to my old blog, I’m working hard to fix those mess.

This is my first time setting up a private hosting web. I had this idea a long time ago, but never actually do it until today. I had change a new theme for the blog since I can’t found the old one. Hope reader like my blog’s new look. OK, get back to work again…

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

PolyU’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2011 – Date Extended

If  you are a high school student or undergraduates and have a great business plan or a great product, don’t miss once-in-a-life-time opportunity to enter the PolyU’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2011 and win your team a free trip to Hong Kong, the Asian’s World City.

GSC is an international business plan competition for high school students and full time undergraduates worldwide. Shortlisted teams will be sponsored for their flights to Hong Kong with accommodation provided on PolyU campus in June 2011 to present their business proposals in front of renowned business executives and venture capitalists and compete for the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Commendation Award and win the cash prizes up to USD5,000!

Requirement:

  • Have a brilliant business idea about a product or service, which may include but not limited to one of the sub-themes: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Environment & Sustainability.
  • Form your team – Each team should consist of three students in the Secondary School Division and three to four students in the University Division. A mentor is compulsory for the Secondary School Division and optional for the University Division. You are welcome to form a ‘joint team’ with members from another secondary school or university.
  • All team members must be upper form secondary school students or undergraduates for their respective division at the time of the Semi-Final and Final rounds of the Challenge to be held between 11 and 17 June for 2011 Challenge.

For more information, visit the link below:

Registration date had extended to 31 October 2010 due to many requests from students worldwide.

I had personally experienced this great event on 2010. It was really well organized and I did learn a lot from other competitors around the world. It is a competition worth to spend some sleepless night and come out a proposal. Don’t miss this opportunity again this time if you miss it last time.

by Ooi Keng Siang

PolyU Global Student Challenge 2010 – Day 6

Today is the final round of global student challenge 2010 for both university division and secondary school division. They were required to present on the stage. I had a great time listen to the presentation of the top 6 teams for university division. I can see all presenters are quite nervous on the stage and begin to panic. As usual, the judges throw a lot of tough questions to them as well.

We all had the chances to watch the elevator pitch  video before each presentation start, but it was kind of weird to me. I though elevator pitch is something like you bump into a VC / CEO of some company and then you want to pitch / sell your idea to him/her in the elevator. The key idea is to let the VC interested on your idea or product and hope they give you a second chance to present more to him later on, but it is totally something different in this competition. Their elevator pitch was just like a super short presentation in 60 seconds to the video camera, that all. Wound anyone shout their product name out loud at elevator when you bump into a VC in the elevator? Aren’t it is scary if 4 persons pitch their idea to the VC in a small size of elevator?

Next is the Gala dinner and prize giving ceremony, a grand event at The Mira Hotel. The environment in the grand ballroom is nice. I heard it cost 1000 HKD per person. Wow! We had a very interesting talk as well, but I can’t remember his name. The talk was about social responsible as an entrepreneur. One of the responsible is don’t give too many money to your children. A good one!

Finally the prize giving ceremony, As we had already expected, SurgyPack from US won the gold award in university division because they product and presentation was so convincing. Team from UK and Australia bring home with Silver award together, I guess both team share the same score. I don’t really remember all the winning team list. I think I will just skip it here.

Today is suppose to be the last day for PolyU Global Student Challenge 2010 because the coming up 2 days will be free activity for competitors and all prize already given away. That mean 2 more days to play before we left Hong Kong! Let’s enjoy it to max!

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

Longtail Break MouseHunt Travel Advisory 1.2

With the release of MouseHunt 3.0 (Longtail), MouseHunt Travel Advisory 1.2 is not longer function. It may take sometime for me to fix it out. The travel from other location back to Town of Gnawnia is now charge for certain among of gold but if follow the Larry’s travel then it cost no gold. I really need some time to redesign the whole script. Stay tune till then.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog

PolyU Global Student Challenge 2010 – Day 5

Day 5 at Hong Kong. It was a rainy day. Today start with group photo taking with all competitors from both university division and secondary division. I wish I can have a copy of the photo later on. After that, the Tai-chi experience. We had 2 tai-chi master here to teach us tai-chi. This was the first time I learn tai-chi through English language. Feeling kind of weird. Ops, I totally forgot all the tai-chi steps while following the master. If my master who teach me tai-chi last time know it, I’m definitely die for sure. Although this activity was short but it was very meaningful to me, like everyone from different countries and different races was there play tai-chi at the same time. Cool!

Next, we all went for a presentation given by Paul Pei, the executive director of sales and marketing from Ocean Park. We all though that this will be another boring presentation promoting Ocean Park, but we were wrong. The presentation was very interesting and funny. It share the story of Ocean Park, how Paul and his team re-brand their service to fight the mouse (Disneyland)! He show us the important of branding and how he did it. I really learn a lot from his talk. He is indeed a great speaker that make us laugh non-stop. I guess this is the reason make him the executive director of sales and marketing. One of the competitors actually commented that this was the first presentation in Hong Kong that he can stay awake until the end.

Following up next was the Ocean Park! There were lot of peoples there and most of them were tourist. The thing I want to see the most there is the panda! But we arrive on a bad timing because the panda was just finished it’s meal and went to sleep. All I can saw was it’s butt facing me while it sleeping facing the wall. Due to rainy day, some of the roller coaster stop servicing. Too bad for my team members who want to try that out. But it had nothing to do with me because I’m not a roller coaster lover and in fact I hate it. Impression of Ocean Park to me was small zoo + small theme park at a large park. A lot of construction is performing on the park, I guess they are still upgrading.

After the Ocean Park, we personally went for dinner ourselves. We went and try out steamboat. We saw a lot of shop promoting steamboat so we decided to try it out. Not bad actually, but I miss tom yam soup for steamboat at Malaysia.

That was all for today. Tomorrow will be the final round presentation for all top 6 teams for both university division and secondary division. I’m definitely going to watch their presentation. All the best for all teams that are going to present tomorrow.

by Ooi Keng Siang via Ooiks’s Blog