Archive for July, 2005

KDE 3.4.2 release (Linux desktop environment)

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Along about the time I mentioned a beta review of KDE 3.5 it looks as though the latest in the stable line, KDE 3.4.2 was released. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, KDE is one of many graphical user interface environments (desktop environments) in the Linux and *nix family of operating systems. [...]

Mars Ice lake?

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I don’t know how I ran across this link, but it’s interesting and has a GREAT photo. The picture is supposedly of an Ice Lake on Mars Beautiful coloration, I’m not sure if it’s false color or what. Obviously this has little to do with computers other than how the image was captured and transmitted, [...]

There aren’t THAT many phish in the sea, more on phighting phishing

Friday, July 29th, 2005

The last post, I got sidetracked into another idea as I was doing a google search. Not uncommon. OK, what I was curious about is how many phishing sites are estimated to be “in the wild” at any given moment threatening to defraud viewers? Well, my search did turn up an interesting report.    Send [...]

More phishing phighting

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I mentioned that I had gone after another two phishing sites the other day. One was down within 24 hours. I was impressed with the responsiveness, but it’s possible I wasn’t the first to complain. Still it was good to see it gone. I’m still working on the second. It’s hosted at an xo.com ip [...]

Internet Explorer 7 beta

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I just read a review over at techreviewcentral of the recent beta release of Internet Explorer 7. Now, I’ll go ahead and say this. I’m not a Microsoft fan. I use Linux for my desktop operating system for a number of reasons. That said,    Send article as PDF   

Custom Error Pages with .htaccess

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Ok, we’ve looked at controlling access to directories with .htaccess, but there are other neat tricks we can do that can add a bit of polish to your site.    Send article as PDF   

Protecting access to web directories with htaccess

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Okay, in an earlier article I was looking at uses of Google that might reveal things you don’t want revealed about your website. Maybe a test directory that you don’t want to be spidered. I want to say that it’s not possible to keep it hidden just by NOT linking to it. That’s what some [...]

Migrating Web Applications from Explorer to Mozilla

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

One of my pet peeves is web sites that work with only one web browser. (Usually Internet Explorer) and break, sometimes badly with anything else. Recently I ran into this problem at a registrar. When I tried changing DNS data things did not work under Firefox and I had to visit the page with Explorer. [...]

Anti phishing information (phighting phishing ?)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Well, after the early week experience with getting a Bank of the West site taken down, I’ve taken on two more which have come in today. One of these was an ebay spoof, the other paypal. In both cases I’ve emailed the appropriate abuse address on the owners network (this time one is in China, [...]

Preview of KDE 3.5

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

I just saw a good review of KDE 3.5 Currently KDE 3.4.1 is the stable release and so 3.5 is what is currently in development. It looks like quite a few nice user interface polish has been worked on. This make me eager to try it out.    Send article as PDF   

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