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  • Transferring Domain Hosts to godaddy.com
    10/02/2004 2:05PM
    yml.com is now transferred to [godaddy.com. ][1] yml.com hosts my nameservers. The nameserver host settings did not transfer however ... and there was no clear indication to this effect (at least not to me). It turns out if you transfer a domain that hosts some of your own dns servers, you need to separ ... Read Full Article
  • RSS Info
    10/03/2004 5:34PM
    I keep misplacing this link. Once I have a chance to write the [formVista][1] rss component class this clog will be available via RSS (so my business partner [Anatoly][2] can use his RSS reader to see when I (or any of my associates) place articles here. Info on the RSS XML format: Just simple RSS 2.0 should ... Read Full Article
  • The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities
    10/09/2004 3:02PM
    The SANS institute has released their [top 20 list][1]. Check out the webserver section. [1]: http://www.sans.org/top20/#u2 ... Read Full Article
  • Why RSS is cool
    10/25/2004 11:36AM
    I really like to keep up with news and current events, but recently I found that I was spending more and more time navigating web sites just to get my daily dose of news. So I got myself a free RSS reader for Windows called Feedreader, and added my favorite news sites to it. Slashdot, CNET News.com, washingtonpost.com ... Read Full Article
  • Mozilla Text Field Bug Workaround
    12/19/2004 12:28PM
    Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can't select the address bar text or enter text in fields on web pages?  This is a bug I've noticed in mozilla across all platforms, and here's the work-around All you need to do is go to: File/New/New Navigator Window For some reason, openning a new window clears up t ... Read Full Article
  • RSS Feed Validator
    01/04/2005 3:21PM
    Anatoly just forwarded me a link to a very cool RSS Feed validator. [http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=][1] [1]: http://feedvalidator.org ... Read Full Article
  • Hackers break into George Mason University
    01/10/2005 4:29PM
    If you know anyone who attended or works for George Mason University, you should let them know to watch their accounts carefully. Apparently they just had a major hacker break-in and steal something like 30,000 personal information files. More info in this article on [news.com][1] [1]: http://news.com.com/Hacke ... Read Full Article
  • VOIP is growing up
    01/21/2005 4:29PM
    PC Magazine has a roundup of the latest VOIP services that provide phone service over IP.  They don't include another one that I just got an ad for, which is SunRocket (), so I don't know how it stacks up against the rest.  I was skeptical at first, but the more I read about it the more I beli ... Read Full Article
  • Ditch the Ads!
    02/02/2005 1:27AM
    I suddenly realized that I don't have to view all those Doubleclick ads while browsing the Web if I don't want to - I just made my local DNS resolver authoritative for doubleclick.net.  No more ads to look at and quicker page loads, too!  All you need is one scrap zone file to handle all those pesky domains.  Take a lo ... Read Full Article
  • UN Wants ITU To Take Over From ICANN
    02/21/2005 2:07PM
    In what will certainly be a controversial move, the UN is looking at ways to move limited Internet policy and governance away from [ICANN][1] (the Interet Consortium for Assigned Names and Numbers, a US based organization) to the [ITU][2] (International Telecommunications Union). Watch for fireworks to follow; see ... Read Full Article
  • High-Tech Tension Over Illegal Uses
    02/21/2005 11:50PM
    From an article over at Washingtonpost.com, one of the most important cases being heard by the Supreme Court: ### "Supreme Court Will Consider Devices That Help Users Copy, Share and StealNext month, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether a file-sharing service named Grokster should b ... Read Full Article
  • Dictionary attacks on dns1
    04/04/2005 10:37PM
    From the "why it's important to have good passwords" department, we're seeing more and more dictionary style ssh2 attacks on our servers. Apr  4 17:28:19 dns1 sshd[3815]: Illegal user cvsadmin from Apr  4 17:28:19 dns1 sshd[3815]: Failed password for illegal user cvsadmin from 218.145 ... Read Full Article
  • My first Freshmeat.net listing - dragList.
    05/28/2005 6:22PM
    Check it out: [dragList StandAlone 0.5][1] - Javascript drag and drop ordered lists. [1]: http://freshmeat.net/projects/draglist/?branch_id=58404&release_id=197354 ... Read Full Article
  • Announcing AreaEdit
    06/03/2005 1:32PM
    As many of you know I've been in javascript hell for the last too many weeks. I've been involved in the open source [Xinha][1] project which is a browser based WYSIWYG editor component. The idea had been to make Xinha the editor behind the formVista tag. After much deliberation, I decided to fork th ... Read Full Article
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • FireFox 1.0.5 is out.
    07/13/2005 12:05PM
    Several major vulnerabilities have been found in FireFox 1.0.4. [Upgrade to 1.0.5.][1] [1]: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.0.5.html ... Read Full Article
  • Extremely Cool Google Hybrid Maps
    07/23/2005 12:59AM
    Google has this incredibly cool system of overlaying street maps onto satellite photos for an incredible effect: Check it out: ... Read Full Article
  • Google is now 7 years old.
    09/27/2005 12:25PM
    As reported on Slashdot, our favorite search engine company is now 7 years old. *"On this day, in 1998, [Google was born][1]. Seven years later, and it has not only become the most popular search engine on the internet, but it has also become an integral part of many people's online life. From [Google search] ... Read Full Article
  • AJAX Applications
    09/29/2005 12:59PM
    As reported on Slashdot.org: *"Perhaps many, who viewed [Zimbra presentation from yesterday][1], thought about other office-related applications they would like to see moved to the Web. Richard McManus on ZDNet [provides a list of the currently available AJAX apps][2]. Did you know there was [AJAX word proces ... Read Full Article
  • GPL 3 May Force Services to Release Source Code
    09/30/2005 10:01AM
    Richard Stallman discusses the possibility that GPL version 3, as yet to be released, will force web companies that base their services on GPL software to release the source code: The article can be read at [ZDNet][1]. How bad this will be will depend on the "linking" clauses. If, for web applicati ... Read Full Article
  • EU Claims Internet Could Fall Apart Next Month
    10/13/2005 4:00PM
    According to slashdot: *"The battle for the control of the internet [could hit a climax next month][1], with the EU saying that it could 'fall apart.' From the article: 'The European commission is warning that if a deal cannot be reached at a meeting in Tunisia next month the internet will split apart. ... Read Full Article
  • Bad Precedent: VoIP Backlash From Phone Companies
    10/21/2005 11:16PM
    This kind of thing could kill the net, and quick. As reported on Slashdot: *"An article from the online edition of IEEE Spectrum says phone companies in France, Germany, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have announced they will [block VoIP calls on their networks][1]. Using new software from Narus Inc., the carriers ca ... Read Full Article
  • A truly weird programming language.
    11/02/2005 11:45PM
    I've stumbled across an extremely weird language for fault-tolerant distributed service computing called [Erlang][1]. Here's an interesting overview called [Erlang for C/C++ Programmers][2]. [1]: http://www.erlang.org/ [2]: http://npt.cc.rsu.ru/user/wanderer/ODP/Erlang_tutorial.html ... Read Full Article
  • Google Striking Fear into the Corporate Masses
    11/06/2005 12:41PM
    As reported by slashdot: *"The New York Times reports that [Google is striking fear][1] into the hearts of even unrelated industries. From the article: 'We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board. In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the se ... Read Full Article
  • Retrofit your Web pages for wireless compatibility
    12/19/2005 3:04PM
    An article over at IBM Developer works discusses: > Learn how to combine Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), and the media attribute to turn plain vanilla Web pages into wireless-compatible ones. You can [read the article here.][1] [1]: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork ... Read Full Article