Twitter Gets its New Look on April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s day. This morning, I login to my Twitter account and discovered the brand new interface. User account and followers profile page are almost completely revamped.

After all this years on twitter with single column post, I wasn’t getting used to Twitter new look, especially, this happened on April Fool’s Day.

My immediate response was like “is this for real?(!), you must be joking!”.

It took me quite a while to finally realized I’m already using the new look.

The main columns of tweets has been presented in grid formats. On top of that format, it also featured with larger font’s size, which I think it might be a plus point for Twitter users with long sighted problems, and it does grab more attention for those perfect eyesight.

The retweet and reply remain the same. The profile description is shifted to the left columns, just above the photos gallery box and below your profile photo.

What has caught me with most interest is that, together with profile description, your joined date is also displayed therein. Perhaps, by popular demand to display the essentials and establishment date.

In general, every published post is viewed in grids, ranging from long banner type to square grids. Post with photos and youtube videos get the maximum space for much better attention.

The latter might have closely related to Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart, which recently described in Twitter’s blog as

“…the new industry standard for tracking and surfacing the conversation around music as it happens.”

It simply signaling to users theses particular type of post gets priority on post ranking.

And the new look is quite like in the way of 3-columns format for account user interface, and 4-columns format for your follower’s profile page.

Below sharing screenshot of Twitter new look from User Account page.

Columns to show Following of Twitter user
Columns to show Following of Twitter user
Twitter Follower Profile, New Look, @Susanjmccann
Twitter Follower Profile, New Look, @Susanjmccann
Image Post of frame size 4x3
Image Post of frame size 4×3
Twitter New Look, Photo Post Maximized
Twitter New Look, Photo Post Maximized
Twitter New Profile Look, Front Page
Twitter New Profile Look, Front Page
Sharing Twitter Post with Bigger Fonts iin Grids
Sharing Twitter Post with Bigger Fonts iin Grids

Blogging, Inappropriate and Aimless

blogging, inappropriate and aimless

I started Cyperwin.com since November 2009. More than 2.5 years of blogging at an amazingly leisure pace.

Published to a total of nearing 190 posts, seem like having been through a long haul! In short, it’s awesome!

blogging, inappropriate and aimless

First ever post by WordPress, none other than “Hello World!“, still exist in the monthly archives.

I’m keeping it faithfully to date the birth this blog.

As I browse all the posts by Tags and Category, never have I realized that over 90 publications were inappropriate and aimless.

A thorough spring cleaning would possibly and probably wipe out all the old meaningless posts.

Those are mostly tweets-alike status, not blogging.

No quality content. Some are more than 140 characters, though.

How disappointing and a major shortfall in my creative content-writing.

Pretty mediocre blogging, then.

Anyhow, I did trash them away, without looking back.

Keeping rightfully the only post, “Hello World!” and embracing a better hindsight on the purpose of my blog.

There is no better words to define my older posts, therefore, “inappropriate and aimless” are best-fit. That’s the English vocabulary words I can think of, at least in layman’s term.

On the contrary, I shall not explain how not to be inappropriate and aimless for blogging. There are many successful bloggers to demonstrate on this.

Perhaps, reserving it for guest blogger would be great in the future post.

Let’s call a spade a spade.

Get it right in the first place to ‘cordon off‘ the ambiguity, before Cyperwin.com starting drifting away to the vague wilderness.

What is inappropriate and aimless blogging? To put it simply,

Inappropriate

  1. does not necessarily refer behavioral aspect, such as offensive by use of profanity.
  2. wrong information on specific circumstances. Example, “I killed a black ant while diving in underwater”
  3. irrelevant to blogging theme or mission. i.e. Social Blogging “Now I Know, so I Blog”

Aimless

  1. without a defined purpose or clear direction.
  2. no objective for achieving goals by working hard.
  3. shiftless and stray; not align to objectives of this blog.

What else can better explain with this two words?

I have drawn a clear line on the above, so that one will not cross over the boundaries of meaningless blogging.

No preventive measures to ascertain right tracking. Just be intuitive and creative.

To expound on the topic of defining blogging goal, as the case maybe, do consider guest blogging.

I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature.

It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

~ Walt Disney

huuewekp.dll Detected in Windows/Systems32?

I received this file “huuewekp.dll” 12 hours ago. I strongly believed it started when I click a link in twitter. The link isn’t shortened but a full URL. I cannot remember the exact URL, so don’t ask me specifically about this. This post is an account of the incident happened, and how to resolved the issues.

… So I click, and it brought me to an empty site. No information, no pictures, no flash, no advertisements and no document loaded. I remember the browser showing a green screen with a turning ‘swirl’ in the middle. Any user would have thought the site is in the progress of loading content, so there will just wait for few seconds. And in the midst of loading, a window suddenly pop out and warn me that my pc got virus infected.

My initial thought was Panda Cloud Antivirus which detected this virus, but it wasn’t. The pop up window look so similar to the one in Windows Security Center. The window showing a summary of files and folders infected by number of virus. I got fooled by the familiar interface, and started to click on buttons shown within the ‘fake’ antivirus interface.

Everything occurrence was fast, causing the user to panic for an immediate solutions to heal the infected files and folders. The pop up interface did prompt the user to save some sort of logging files, in other words, downloading by saving unrecognized files. And I did follow per instructions. What I have encountered was no antivirus healing has actually happened. Instead, more windows prompting me to save more files.. In total, 2 files was saved in my desktop. Could be more, if I continue using it.

I closed the browser immediately, having high suspicious of unauthorized intrusion by malicious attack. All this happened within 30 seconds. Panda Cloud Antivirus did not auto-detect this virus. I proceed to perform a scan, and the file “huuewekp.dll” was later detected and identified as worm. This is a hidden file “huuewekp.dll” located in Windows/Systems32. Despite a manual scanning and being detected by Panda Cloud Antiviurs, it still could not deleted the files, even with repeated scanning and rebooting. So what has this file “huuewekp.dll” done to my pc? To be exact, I don’t have any idea what is it. I’m a Gentoo Linux user, not into virus, malware, or spyware though.

The main issue now is how to delete “huuewekp.dll” in Windows/System32 folder? I made a google search, but to no avail. So I posted this question in the forum with “Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help”, http://techsupportforum.com . Yet no help was replied within 4 hours. What I received was a welcome message from moderator asking me to follow TSF’s pre-posting process outline, and “Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.”  The link with the same subject: huuewekp.dll detected in Windows/Systems32? http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/virus-trojan-spyware-help/469074-huuewekp-dll-detected-windows-systems32.html I ended up resolving this issue myself.

  1. What has this file “huuewekp.dll” done to my pc?
      • PC on Win XP is able to use in normal condition with internet access and net surfing.
      • No annoying disturbances happened during bootup. However,
      • It BLOCKS internet access to all the major Antivirus. AVG, Norton, Panda, Symantec, Avast, Forums.avg.com Forumvirus.com. Even clicking link through google search results. Message in browser showing “Network – DNS Lookup Error”.
      • It does not block major websites like google, yahoo, CNN, Twitter, and Facebook.
      • How to delete “huuewekp.dll” in Windows/System32 folder?
        • First of all, there is no way to delete this files except logging into DOS mode during windows boot-up
        • Secondly, Panda Cloud Antivirus not able to delete this files, even with repeated scanning. Pls follow the below steps.
        • While pc is booting up, press F8 repeatably, until it brings you to a black-screen page. Showing options for booting in SAFE mode for Windows, MS-Prompt, or with Networking..
        • Select SAFE mode with MS_Prompt. and Enter.
        • It will continue to boot up to a screen asking “Administrator” or “User”. select “Administrator”
        • While in Command Prompt, type “cd..” to the root directory. Then type “cd WINDOWS/System32” and entero to access to the directory.
        • At the directory, Search the hidden file by typing “dir huuewekp.dll /a h“. Take note of the space in this command. Enter and make sure this file show up.
        • Next is to gain full access to this file. Type “cacls huuewekp.dll /g Administrator:F“. Enter to received a new prompting “Are you sure (Y/N)?“. enter “Y” to confirm
        • The final steps. Pls type at the command prompt, “del /f /a h huuewekp.dll“. Take note of the space in this command.
        • Type “exit” to close the command prompt windows. And you may do a reboot of the pc.
      • Have I totally resolved the issue?
        • The internet access to all the major Antivirus has been resolved. AVG, Norton, Panda, Symantec, Avast, Forums.avg.com Forumvirus.com.
        • I have done a quick scan using Panda Cloud Antivirus. So far, the deleted file was not detect.
        • Have use window explorer to navigated to the folder Windows/System32. And No sign of hidden file “huuewekp.dll found.
        • Nothing has happened so far. I supposed the issues has been resolved.
      • You have found other related issues?
        • Yes. Genuine answers are appreciated. Pls contribute by replying to this post.  TQ