Archive for July, 2005

Gamepark GPX2-F100

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Okay, I just saw a review of a new tech toy and feel compelled to mention it. Partly, because it fits in the neat stuff area and partly out of being impressed at devices packing more and better features into the same or less space. For starters, Linuxdevices.com has featured this gadget because it’s based [...]

The war on terror on the web

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Since it’s related to the web, I’ll post it here. According to The Times Online (UK), tens of websites linked to Al-Qaeda have abruptly vanished from the web. Apparently, it’s suspected that British Intelligence has had something to do with the closing of the sites which, among other things provided information on building and using [...]

User agent spoofing

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

According to this article, the Opera web browser has been reporting itself to web sites with a user-agent that includes Internet explorer. As of the next release it appears that will be dropped by default *(although the capability of changing the user-agent will still be there.)    Send article as PDF   

Data Security

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

One of the things that apparently is commonly overlooked in the area of computer security is what happens to the data on your hard drive when you get a new computer.    Send article as PDF   

TCP/IP networking strange problem

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

This is a weird one and I’m posting this mostly for my own reference so I can recall this when I run across it again. About 6-10 months ago a client of mine was having problems accessing web login pages like yahoo and ebay. I tested from various Windows machines on their network and verified [...]

The biggest computer security vulnerability ever

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

I talk quite a bit about computer viruses and computer security on this site. It’s probably one of the bigger problems that I grapple with for my customers. Today I’m going to talk about the biggest computer security vulnerability there is.    Send article as PDF   

Preventing web crawlers from indexing everything

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Ok, so we’ve seen how to password protect directories to keep the web crawlers out, but I don’t want to go through that. I want to keep the page open, but I don’t want it spidered and indexed by the bots.    Send article as PDF   

New Featured Books section

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I just thought I’d do a quick post to mention that I’ve added a new category called “featured books” and it’s a place where,    Send article as PDF   

Browser Statistics reaction

Friday, July 29th, 2005

OK – someone has a sense of humor. In the hour after the browser statistics article where I said that on this site, Internet Explorer was being used by less than 50% of the viewers I saw an interesting thing happen. In the span of 2 minutes, 1 single IP address pulled EVERY link on [...]

Web browser statistics

Friday, July 29th, 2005

In the last week or two, I’ve been playing around with a slightly different stat package for the individual sites, North Carolina Genealogy, South Carolina Genealogy and this site. Since it’s a new stat package, I’ve spent a good amount of time checking the stats to see just what browsers visitors are coming from, which [...]

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