The best and simple way to establish SSH Tunnel on Mac OS X with Coda 2

I’ve had an opportunity to work on a very tight security Internet server that was blocking the external SFTP access but only allowed us to access via the SSH Tunnel of the different server. In addition, the authentification required RSA key authorization for the project. Whereas Windows has WinSCP, the free and easy FTP client. You can directly access the SFTP server via SSH Tunnel as a built-in function using RCA secret key authorization method. However, none of famous Mac OS X FTP clients offer SSH Tunnel function as WinSCP does. Recently my main coding application has been Coda 2. It’s fantastic software, but it doesn’t really allow you to […]


How to sync Facebook profile pic to your iPhone (iOS) contacts

Facebook App on iPhone has a very useful function to sync your Facebook friend pics to your iPhone contacts. When you receive a call from your Facebook friend, you will immediately find out who’s calling by seeing the exact same pictures of their Facebook profile pics as you see them everyday on the news feed. You must send your personal information to the Facebook in order to match your contacts and Facebook. You should be careful with your privacy stuff. The following screen shots are captured as on March 30, 2012 1. Launch the Facebook iPhone app & tap the menu button on the top left corner 2. Tap “Friends” […]


YouTube: How to start playing in the middle of the video via link, WordPress, or embedding code

Sometime you want your friend to skip at the beginning of the YouTube video. This post shows you how to create a link or a embed code so that people can start watching a YouTube video from the specific point. Link Format #t=XXmXXs  Description Add #t parameter after URL and declare the minutes and seconds of the video you would like to start playing back. Sample It starts playing back a YokosoNews video at 1 minute 8 seconds (= 01m08s) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb5JdgNDw0Q#t=01m08s WordPress Description If you’re using WordPress, you don’t have to use the following embed code. You can simply use the plain text of a URL above. (You should not […]


concrete5: how to hide tracking code for editable users (post 5.5.x)

In order to receive the acurate Google Analytics visitor’s data, you want to avoid tracking the access when the site admin visits a concrete5 site. This is how to hide the Google Analytics tracking code when the users who has the editing permission or admin visited your concrete5 site. This method only works with concrete5.5.x and later. 1. Create a blank text file /elements/footer_required.php 2. And paste the following text file 3. Copy /concrete/elements/header_required.php onto /elements/header_required.php 4. Replace where the following code (towards the end) onto this Now Google Analytics code will no longer be printed on your concrete5 site when the admin/webmaster visits


concrete5 YouTube block customization tips

This is how-to for concrete5 web masters and developers. YouTube now recommend to use “iFrame” instead of “object” tag. And I also came up with a custom template for playlist which you can easily embed the YouTube playlist onto your concrete5 site. You need the basic knowledge of installing and working with concrete5, and how to use FTP . YouTube block iFrame customization Here is easy how-to of iFrame. This method will replace the entire existing YouTube blocks. If you don’t want to change the existing YouTube blocks, you may want to apply this as custom template. 1. Create a blank text file at /blocks/youtube/view.php 2. Copy and paste the […]


[Editorial] Dolphin, Whales and YokosoNews

Earlier today, one of my YokosoNews contributors traveled to Kumano, Japan. And he went to eat the local cuisine which include the dolphin. Then he posted the photo on YokosoNews Facebook page. I immediately deleted the photo from the YokosoNews Facebook Page. But I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal opinion and my premature plan. I’m writing this on my personal blog because this is not the official final plan of YokosoNews. But it’s good to share my developing plan of YokosoNews as the first step to become a real social media and the bridge of Japanese culture… and get your feedbacks. Lessons from the past […]


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.