New WordPress Theme Purple Heart

Purple Heart is an advanced free WordPress Web 2.0 theme designed to improve content presentation while allowing complete control of the design to the users. This theme has SEO friendly headings, optimized content flow order, Google Adsense styling, and comes ready to activate, optimize and customize from the WP admin panel. The theme requires no set up and can be used as is, optionally, by adding posts in a category called “Featured” will allow the use of the featured post function and can visit the theme option page for more.

This theme has all the innovative features that we offer with all our newer themes. The theme works with all versions of WordPress up to date including the latest version 2.6.3

The theme offers among other things the following features:

Google Adsense styled - allows the easy addition of your Google Adsense code in pre-styled files without worrying about breaking the theme- another feature to help new users.
Zero set up, just add and activate and you are good to go.
Widget ready sidebars (3).
Search Engine Optimized, no need to worry about duplicate posts or rearranging title tags.
CSS3/XHTML validated.

Google SERP Changes in August 2008 Rock the Boat

Have you noticed lately that certain keywords you traditionally scored high in Google are no longer driving traffic your way? Chances are that you lost the spot on Google SERP. Since the changes that started late July and continued into early August, most all web sites that relied on Google SERP have in one way or the other been affected. Case in point, we are no longer ranked for the keyword “Web Design”, it has been replaced by sites like,, forums and directories, all of who basically provide no web design service, instead merely provide the definition of the same. Less than half the SE results are for actual providers of web design …

Idiosyncrasy of an Idiot

According to one news report, microbiologist Bruce Ivins carried out the deadly Anthrax attacks against “select” Senators who differed from Ivins pro-life ideology. “Killing” someone because they are not pro-life! Does that even make sense? If you cared so much about the life of an unborn child, shouldn’t you be a little more considerate towards fully developed adults? Oh, the irony is, Ivins killed himself.

Shit Box

This is not a joke, these guys are serious. Shit Box is a lightweight portable cardboard toilet, made specifically for outdoor use. Funny though!

How To Get Free Stuff Online?

What if you found a $20 on a sidewalk? Would you be lucky to have found it or smart to have picked it? This example if from a book I am reading currently - “Lucky or Smart - Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life” by Bo Peabody. We often get freebies we do not expect! if you were lucky, you would just have it coming to you without you making any effort of knowing the source at all.

However, if you are smart, there are various resources online where you can get free stuff, like gadgets. You may dismiss and block these pop-ups/websites that offer a free game console, free iPhone, free …

Medical Myths

Will reading in dim light ruin your eyesight? Should we drink at least eight glasses of water a day? Do we use only 10% of our brain? Does hair and fingernails continue to grow after death? Shaving you hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser! Find out.

WordPress 2.3.2 is a Security Bug Fix

wordpress imageNot sure if I am reading too much into this, but just yesterday a WP daily builds tester complained of his site being Cracked and partly hijacked using SQL injection, and today, less than a month before the 2.4 version release, a security bug fix! Here’s the message posted on the docs.
WordPress 2.3.2 is an urgent security release that fixes a bug that can be used to expose your draft posts. 2.3.2 also suppresses some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and APP implementations. Get 2.3.2 now to protect your blog from these disclosures.
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Fellow Designer gets Hacked- Site Stolen was recently hacked and completely hijacked. David is pursuing legal channels to restore his site, in the meantime he continues his work and services at This incident should serve as a somber reminder to everyone to frequently change your passwords and keep them secure.

Yahoo! Shortcuts Plugin Test Drive

Blogs about Yahoo! Shortcuts plugin is even muffling news about Movable Type OS. Is the plugin that good or is it a hype? To find out, I have activated a beta version of the plugin and thought I will give it a try. This post was one such test. To keep things simple, I decided to write about the plugin itself, what better way to check the magic out. Well, should I say I was disappointed, first the plugin made the whole process of editing a post slow, very slow to be accurate, the plugin itself reloads each time you save the post after a edit. Even more disappointing …

The First Year of IE7 Gone Bad

The IE7 development team thought it would make for good PR to pat themselves on the back. Turns out the readers are mostly frustrated users/designers trying to “fix” their otherwise (CSS) standards based work by means of IE hacks. Just skip the content of the blog and dive straight into the comments; that’s the fun part.