Cookie problem with X-Cart Gold v4.1.11

I’ve been using X-Cart shopping software with our e-commerce clients for quite a while so I know fairly well how to install and configure it. But this time it didn’t go as smooth as I thought it would be.

*This is for localhost installation only.

If you encounter this error

Your browser doesn’t accept cookies. Cookies are required to use this site. Please enable cookies and press the continue button

The solution would be to comment out the following line/s of code

on config.php find

$xcart_https_host ="localhost";

change to

#$xcart_https_host ="localhost";

and on init.php find

$_tmp = parse_url($https_location);
$xcart_https_host = $_tmp["host"];

change to

#$_tmp = parse_url($https_location);
#$xcart_https_host = $_tmp["host"];

If this doesn’t solve your problem, there’s always the X-Cart Forum.

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Demonoid category feed has changed

For those who are subscribing to Demonoid’s category feed, you will have to edit your feed url. Just add the word “static” at the beginning of the link.

Old feed link

New feed link

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Why I want to attend the SemCon08?

Recalling from the past SemCon, I’ve learned a thing or two from what the “big guys” are doing. May it be SEO, usability, analytics, marketing and a whole lot more. The site clinic was the part were I enjoyed the most. Experts from their respective fields gave their unbiased opinion about a website and gave tips on how to optimize it.

So what made decide to attend the SemCon08? Well, stating the obvious, because of my previous experience. Another obvious reason is the topic to be discussed which is Search Traffic Generation and Search Traffic Monetization. Also it’s time to network with other people. And, also the food!

Anyway, those are my reasons and I hope they’re valid.

Btw, the SemCon08 will be on September 9 – 10, 2008, The Grand Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City. For those who have work, this is a Tuesday and Wednesday. So better ask your boss to make it official business.

If you want to know more, here’s the link to the official SemCon08 website.

Thanks for the tip Abe.

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pownceYou guys probably have heard about Pownce already so I’m gonna make this quick.

These past few days, I have the luxury of playing around with it and I have to tell you, man I am blown away. It’s like having a mac version of your YM or GTalk or whatever it is you use to send messages to your friends. But Pownce is more than that…

Pownce is a way to send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. You’ll create a network of the people you know and then you can share stuff with all of them, just a few of them, or even just one other person really fast.

See what it looks like…

At the moment, Pownce is by invitation only and I’m giving away 6 invites (sorry guys). This is first-to-comment, first-to-be-invited basis, so hurry and leave your reply below before I ran out of invites.

For those who have a Pownce account already you can add me as “wites“.

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WordPress Tiger Administration Plugin

Even how functional or robust a system sometimes, there’s always room for improvement. And speaking of improvement, a team from created a new plugin that do just that–improve WordPress’s administration panel and it’s called WP Tiger Administration.

The current default WordPress administration area is functional, but I felt it could be improved. For several reasons, I didn’t want to touch the XHTML framework of the admin, but instead relied on the power of CSS2 to manipulate the presentation. The whole package has been wrapped up into a single plugin. Just install and activate. The new design will be immediately visible.

Currently, it is compatible with Safari and Firefox. Surely, Internet Explorer will come after it becomes compliant with CSS2 specifications. For the meantime, Internet Explorer user will see the default WordPress default administration panel. So I suggest you download Firefox or Safari now.

See the plugin in action.


Write Panel
Write Panel

Plugins Area
Plugins Area

You can download the WP Tiger Administration plug-in here.

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WordPress 2.2.1 is now available

The latest version of WordPress, WordPress 2.2.1, is already out. And because of the recent security issues that they found, the team behind WordPress is making it a required update. Read more about it here.

For the meantime, it’s time to update.

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Microsoft’s New Toy

Microsoft unveilds a new digital media player under the Zune brand. The Zune device is a 30GB digital media player. This new digital player features wireless technology, a built-in FM tuner and a bright, 3-inch screen that allows users to show off music, pictures and video, and enable them to customize the experience with personal pictures or themes. Zune comes in three colors: black, brown and white.

Read more about Microsoft’s Zune.

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Now here’s something to cheer you up

Warning: Boys and Girls don’t try this at home!

One of the things you should do when your are inside the library is to observe silence. So the Japanese invented away to circumvent the rule and go about anything they want to do as long as they do something like this.

So please relax. Sit back and enjoy some hair-raising or should I say nose hair raising experience.

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Apple announces new iPod upgrades

Apple annouces new upgrades on its digital music player–iPod.

iPodMovies, TV shows, games, music and a lot more can now be easily played on the new 80GB iPod. Now I wonder how can you play all those songs if you have 20,000 of them.With the new iPod you can always watch your favorite movies on the go. Or play new iPod games when you’re bored. Or maybe reminisce from your collection of photos. Surely you can think of other ways to use your iPod.


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Microsoft Corporation released Live Search

Microsoft today announced the release of Live Search,, and Live Local Search from beta. Microsoft also announced that Live Search will replace MSN’s current web search capability.

What to expect?

With Live Search, users has the power to find, customize and track news, images, video, RSS feeds and blogs across the Web. With Live Local Search, it will focus on increased availability of bird’s-eye imagery, stable and improved mobile integration and functionality, and other user interface improvements and customization tools.
Let’s just wait and see if it can sway some audience away from Google and Yahoo. start page search in action

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