Quick heads-up: Autoptimize 2.1.2 and 2.2.1 release, includes security fix

[Updated 23/06 to reflect newer versions 2.1.2 and 2.2.1]
Heads-up: Autoptimize 2.2 has just been released with a slew of new features (see changelog) and an important security-fix. Do upgrade as soon as possible.
If you prefer not to upgrade to 2.2 (because you prefer the stability of 2.1.0), you can instead download 2.1.2, which is identical to 2.1.0 except that the security fix has been backported.
I’ll follow up on the new features and on the security issue in more detail later today/ tomorrow.

Over de onbekende soldaat

Knap artikel op deredactie; “Met veel eerbied zal op dinsdag 11 november, de Dag van de Wapenstilstand, opnieuw hulde gebracht worden aan het graf van de Onbekende Soldaat in Brussel. Bij het aanduiden van die mysterieuze oorlogsheld speelde Brugge een absolute hoofdrol. Niet alleen vond de aanduiding plaats in het Brugse station, het was bovendien een Assebroekse oorlogsblinde die uit vijf kisten de uiteindelijke onbekende soldaat mocht aanwijzen. Maar wat gebeurde er met de vier anderen? Op zoek naar de vier strijders die nog onbekender zijn dan de onbekende soldaat.”

New Samsung firmware fixes nasty ICS Exchange bug

Last Friday I downloaded the newest official ROM from Samsung for my Galaxy SII from SamMobile.com and flashed it. I had no time over the weekend, but I just now deactivated the workaround solution I found on xda-developers and did some tests with meeting invitation responses and read receipts and I’m glad to confirm that I9100XWLPD indeed seems to solve the “connection error”-bug which ruined my initial Ice Cream Samsung experience. Yay!

DDOS’ed by 80legs.com spider?

Just got some heavy traffic from a friggin’ spider with this useragent:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; 008/0.83; http://www.80legs.com/webcrawler.html) Gecko/2008032620

As changing robots.txt did not help immediately, more drastic measures were needed, so I added this tidbit to .htaccess to stop the fuckers:
SetEnvIfNoCase ^User-Agent$ .*(80legs) HTTP_SAFE_BADBOT
Deny from env=HTTP_SAFE_BADBOT

And now back to me just relaxing and having a bath! 😉