Using CloudFlare for concrete5






I’ve been using CloudFlare for many of my major high traffic volume concrete5 sites, and I’m getting the significant result now. Our concrete5 Japan site was reviewed by a major Internet software website, and it caused the high volume traffic yesterday. But it withstood the high traffic volume. Here is the implementation of concrete5 & CloudFlare for both developer and visitors. CloudFlare DNS & Hosting provider setting When developing or make the changes of your concrete5 site, you may want to bypass the CloudFlare network . CloudFlare gives you “direct.EXAMPLE.com” subdomain as your direct access to the root domain. E.g. ———- EXAMPLE.COM ———- CloudFlare suggests you to allocate ———- direct.EXAMPLE.COM […]





New design!






I just installed the new theme for my blog. I hope you like it. Although concrete5 is much superior in theme design whereas WordPress is very hard to design a theme, WordPress is still the key player of CMS, especially as a blog platform. It’s very good as maintaining a number of simple title-and-text contents.





Adding (+1) to US tel numbers in Address Book (Mac OS X)






This is my memo to share with everyone. I moved to Japan, and needed to add +1 to all my US contacts. Then I found the following post Adding 1 to all phone numbers in address book https://discussions.apple.com/message/9169756 However, I already have many Japanese phone numbers in my address book starting with “0” So I’ve modified Andreas’ code to the folliowing So that it will skip the phone number starting with zero (0). How to use the code Launch AppleScript Editor Copy and paste the above codes Click [Compile] Run the script (CAUTION) If you have more than 300 contacts, you need the following extra step. Otherwise, the script may […]





FMLE: How to Ustream the HD, High and Low quality multi streams






Using Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2 (FMLE), you can now stream 3 different quality of streams using Ustream like SpaceVideoCast.com SpaceVidCast http://www.ustream.tv/spacevidcast As on June 6, 2011, you can only 1st Stream will be labeled as “HD” 2nd Stream will be labeled as “High” 3rd Stream will be labeled as “Low” No matter what your quality setting of FMLE. That’s probably why Ustream has not officially put this how-tos in their support yet. Requirement for this tutorial In this tutorial, you must have Fast Windows or Mac faster than Intel Core2Duo i7 6 Core Processor) Fast Internet with fast upload bandwidth More than 5Mbps upload speed is recommended Check your […]





Hide Google Analytics code on concrete5






concrete5 is great CMS. You never have to go back-and-forth admin panel and front panel to see the result. But this has one down-time, Google Analytic may produce the wrong report. So I came up with the solution. . How to not to print Google Analytics code when Editable Users visited your concrete5 site Usually, you don’t want to count the users who has toolbar on top. After logging into concrete5, and if you see the toolbar, that means you are associated editor for the site. You don’t want to count those people onto Google Analytics. Create a blank text file – /elements/footer_required.php Paste the following codes onto the text […]





10/30 What’s going on with WordPress in Nagoya and Japan






YokosoNews is currently looking for anyone who can join at WordCamp 2010 Nagoya who can talk about their experience with WordPress in English in Japan. WordCamp is the regularly held event all over the world about the web contents management software, WordPress, which is mainly used as blogs, news and magazines. On October 30, 2010, WordCamp will be held in Nagoya for the first time. YokosoNews will join and bring you the Ustream program from Nagoya City University. Because Ustream can be watched to the people all over the world, why don’t we broadcast in English to tell people how we are doing in Japan. At the same time, we […]





Don’t miss WordCamp 2010 Nagoya on Oct 30






This blog post was written as a draft work for the official site. For the latest information, visit http://nagoya2010.wordcamp.jp/english . A very exciting open source event coming to Nagoya on October 30, 2010 about blogging. I am the programmers and Ustream broadcaster for the event. WordPress is a free and open source blogging software. Many of the best blog sites in the world such as TechCrunch, Engadget, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Havard University. And Microsoft just announced to embrace WordPress for its Windows Live users. WordPress is one of rapidly growing softwares in the world. WordCamp is the conference that focuses anything about WordPress from the beginner to advanced programmers. […]





CEATEC 2010: New online Japanese rental service coming this Winter






Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at CEATEC 2010 Japan, Sharp announced the partnership with Cultural Convenience Club to launch the online store of Japanese music and movie for the Android touch pad device, GALAPAGOS. On September 27, 2010, Sharp announced “GALAPAGOS”, an Google’s Android OS base touch pad device hoping to be the alternative to Apple’s iPad in Japan. The name, GALAPAGOS, is taken from the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador where many unique and endangered animals are. Those animal are only able to thrive in the isolated islands for long time because they didn’t have enemies – so do Japanese mobile industry. Japanese mobile industry developed its own protocol and services, […]





TOSHIBA’s glassless 3D TV has been revealed at CEATEC Japan 2010






TOSHIBA revealed the rumored glassless  3D TV set to the press on October 4th, 2010, as the part of press tour of CEATEC Japan 2010: a comprehensive IT and electronic trade show. TOSHIBA had developed the technology to project two different images to left and right eye without glasses. According to the several on-site reports, including AV Watch by Impress, and TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite, the technology is still immature level for the larger display. And you’ll get double image when you walk towards the side. Yet, the capability of watching 3D without annoying glasses would definitely attract to many tech-savvy people. TOSHIBA recognized the needs for the larger […]





5 Creative Japanese tech products as your gift(s)






Originally inspired by Mashable article. 15 Creative USB Drives for Storing Your Data in Style http://mashable.com/2010/10/03/creative-usb-drives/ The holiday season is coming up. So it’s time to start thinking about your gift. If you are interested in Japanese stuff and want to have something Japan related… but somewhat creative… here are my choices. . Five (5) creative Japanese tech products as your gift(s) 1. USB Style Japanese Garden ¥4,999 / $54.99 /€44.49 + S&H + Tax (where applicable) This is USB-powered water pump. It doesn’t do anything else but pump the water. But it may be cool to place next to your computer to relax. Where to buy: http://www.geekstuff4u.com/usb-japan-style-garden.html . 2. […]