Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Google Maps in Moonlight BBS Censored by CCTV

GlobalVoices: China: Be aware! Google Earth leaks national secret

  On May 6, famous blogger, William Long, was summoned by the Shenzhen Urban Planning and Land Supervision Division that a Google Earth picture indicating military facilities at is in suspect of leaking national secret. During the conversation, someone recorded the whole process with video.

  Ogle Earth: China cracks down on user-generated maps

  Having lived in China for just over a year, I've seen the progressive blocking of Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, YouTube and now most recently DropBox, so today should not have come as a surprise: User-generated maps and annotations are up next.

  danwei: Dodgy CCTV journalism and map clampdown

  The CCTV program 'Topics in Focus', ever happy to attack Internet companies, especially Google, participated in the purge by airing a program last night showing how a Chinese blogger was "revealing state secrets" by writing annotations on Google Earth.

  South China Morning Post: Censored: the map website accused of leaking site of PLA HK barracks

  "Everyone can freely mark information about buildings, even the houses of some top leaders and other so-called secrets, and share them at Google Earth; that's why they want to control such behaviour," he said.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Top Ten Open Source PHP Apps

Open-source PHP applications that changed the world. From managing databases to shopping, writing blogs to sending emails. Ten years of passion, great software architectures, team work and revolutionary ideas. Here are the most influential open-source PHP applications.


Wordpress - is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.


phpBB -is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites. Features include: Unlimited forums and posts; Multiple language interface; Private or public forums; Powerful search utility; Private messaging system; Templates.


Drupal - an open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites.


MediaWiki - is a free software wiki package originally written for Wikipedia. It allows collaborative editing on documents within a familiar interface. It was designed to be run on a large server farm and requires Apache, PHP, and MySQL.

Database Tools

phpMyAdmin - handles the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin performs many database administration tasks like running SQL statements, adding and dropping databases, and adding, editing or deleting tables or fields.

Photo Tools

Gallery - is an open source project with the goal to develop and support leading photo sharing web application solutions. It allow some basic photo manipulation, such as resizing, rotating, and altering image quality, but does not include advanced photo editing.

Advertising Tools

OpenX - OpenX is a hugely popular, free ad server for web publishers. Take control, manage your advertising and make more money from online advertising today.


Pligg - Pligg CMS provides free software to create your own social networking website. Start a site in minutes using Pligg Content Management System and save time and money on your next website.


Gregarius–Gregarius is a web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your news sources from wherever you want.


osCommerce  - osCommerce("open source Commerce") is an e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce provides a basic set of functionality that meets the common needs of online businesses.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Top Ten Most-Blocked Websites

OpenDNS offers quicker and more reliable Web browsing, but when you sign up for a free OpenDNS account, you can also get other features such as content/domain blocking and access to your DNS usage statistics. With then OpenDNS Domain Tagging tools, OpenDNS issued the following lists of the most-often blocked domains by parents, schools, and small businesses.


These are currently the ten most-blocked Web sites on home, school, and small business networks. Most of the blocked or blacklisted sites are about social networks, shopping, sex, religion and pop culture. This is not the same as China. In China, websites that talk about Porn, Tibet or Democracy are blocked.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Google Search Results in Warning Entire Internet

Today, some searchers found every site in Google's search results carried the warning that: "This site may harm your computer". Users who attempted to click through the results saw the "interstitial" warning page that mentions the possibility of badware and refers people to for more information.

The problem affected internet pages across the whole planet, and lasted for around 40 minutes before engineeers were able to fix it.

"We periodically receive updates to that list and received one such update to release on the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file," Google said in its official blog.

Google blacklists entire internet

Friday, January 23, 2009

Top Ten Mobile Games in 2008

Nielsen has released their top 10 mobile games for the U.S. operator market in 2008. Not surprisingly, Tetris is still leading the charts with an overall revenue of 7.0%.

1. 7.0% Tetris
2. 4.0% Bejeweled
3. 3.6% Guitar Hero III
4. 2.6% Wheel of Fortune
5. 2.5% Pac-Man
6. 1.9% The Oregon Trail
7. 1.7% Ms. Pac-Man
8. 1.6% Are You Smarter Then...
9. 1.6% Tetris Mania
10. 1.2% Surviving High School

This chart clearly shows the strong value of brands on the U.S. operators decks. The fact that there are two Tetris and Pac-Man related titles says it all. The U.S. consumer did not change in 2008.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Top Ten Best Java Mobile Games

Here i have some of Most Interesting and popular java games for your mobiles. Download ten mobile games for your Nokia, sony ericson, Samsung and Motorola mobiles. Here is the list of some of Top Java Mobile games for your mobile.

Tetris is a puzzle video game that descend from the notion of blocks falling down into pits. Some of those, like Puyo Puyo, are hugely influential in their own right. It's the most-played, most-imitated, most influential puzzler of all time.

Super Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito。 The game features twin Bubble Dragons journey through the Cave of Monsters to rescue their girlfriends. They move over a system of platforms, busting and pushing bubbles, avoiding enemies and collecting a variety of power-ups.

Super Mario Bros is a platform game developed by Nintendo. In Super Mario Bros., the titular character Mario must save Princess Toadstool of the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil King Koopa, king of the Koopas.
Super Bubble Bobble

Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco. The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage. Four ghosts (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If a ghost touches Pac-Man, a life is lost. When all lives have been lost, the game ends.

Snake is a video game released during the mid 1970s and has maintained popularity since then, becoming somewhat of a classic. After it became the standard pre-loaded game on Nokia phones in 1998, Snake found a massive audience and soon became the most-played videogame of all time. More than one billion people have played Snake.
贪吃蛇(Retro Snaker)

Bejeweled is a puzzle game by PopCap Games. The objective of this game is to swap one gem with an adjacent gem to form a horizontal or vertical chain of three or more gems. Bonus points are given when more than three identical gems are formed or forms two lines of identical gems in one swap. Gems disappear when chains are formed and gems fall from the top to fill in gaps. Sometimes chain reactions, called cascades, are triggered, where chains are formed by the falling gems. Cascades are awarded with bonus points.

Zuma is a fast-paced puzzle game developed by PopCap Games. The objective of Zuma is to eliminate all of the balls rolling around the screen along a given path (the path is clearly visible in all of the levels except the last level), before these balls reach the yellow skull structure, which will open to varying degrees as a warning of oncoming balls. As soon as one ball reaches the skull, the rest follow and the player loses a life. To prevent the balls reaching the Skull, the player can eliminate the balls by firing a colored ball from the stone frog idol's mouth towards the chain of balls that will continue to push forward until the player fills the yellow bar, which is when the balls will stop producing off-screen. When three or more of the same color come in contact, they explode, possibly triggering other explosions as part of a chain reaction. The level is completed when after the bar is filled, the player eliminates all of the balls on the screen.

Bomberman is an arcade-style maze-based video game developed by Hudson Soft. Bomberman, is a robot that wants to be free from his job at an underground bomb factory. He must find his way through a maze while avoiding enemies. Doors leading to further maze rooms are found under rocks, which Bomberman must destroy with bombs. There are items that can help improve Bomberman's bombs, such as the Fire ability, which improves the blast range of his bombs. Bomberman will turn human when he escapes and reaches the surface. Each game has 50 levels in total.

Prince of Persia is an action-adventure video game franchise that was created by Jordan Mechner. In 2007, Prince of Persia was remade and ported by Gameloft. The remake, titled Prince of Persia Classic. It featured the same level design and general premise and gameplay of the original, but contained 3D-rendered graphics, and more fluid movements. New game modes were also added.
Prince of Persia

The Sims is a strategic life-simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is a simulation of the daily activities of one or more virtual persons in a suburban household near SimCity.
The Sims

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Best of Moonlight Blog 2008

As we move into 2009 I thought it might be fun to look back quickly on the year that was with a top 20 post of the most popular posts published on Moonlight Blog this year (according to page views on Google Analytics). I hope you enjoy this trip back through the year of 2008 at Moonlight Blog.
  • Youtube Unblocked in China - 7,803 views

  • SourceForge Blocked In China - 7,720 views

  • Top Ten Best Wordpress Plugins - 5,043 views

  • Top Ten Best PlayStation Games - 4,812 views

  • Top Ten Best PS2 Games - 2,822 views

  • Top Ten Best Firefox Extensions - 2,645 views

  • WordPress Mod Rewrite Make Subdirectory 404 Error - 2,431 views

  • Top Ten WordPress SEO Tips - 2,011 views

  • Google Translation Gadget - 1,899 views

  • GoDaddy Blocked in China - 1,434 views

  • WordPress Excerpt Seo Tips - 1,388 views

  • The Most Popular RSS Reader In China - 1,235 views

  • Install WordPress MU On IIS With Url Rewrite - 1,225 views

  • WordPress MU Optimization Script - 1,087 views

  • Micro-blogging: Chinese Twitter Clone Site - 999 views

  • SourceForge Unblocked in China - 909 views

  • Boycott China Product If You Really Love China - 898 views

  • YouTube Blocked in China Again - 841 views

  • Custom WordPress Database Error Page - 838 views

  • DB2ASP - Free Access Database to ASP Converter - 812 views

  • All in all it was a fairly busy but very satisfying year of blogging here at Moonlight Blog. Thanks to the many readers who have contributed either with guest posts, comments, emails and tip offs. I’m looking forward to yet another great year in 2009.