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Thunderbird Stuck in Endless Upgrade

The last couple of times I’ve updated Mozilla Thunderbird through the automated update, the upgrade process would get stuck somehow. I would go to open Thunderbird, and an error would popup that said: “One or more files could not be updated. Please make sure all other applications are closed and […]

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YSlow – Web site performance extension for Firefox

Yahoo! has made publically available their internal web site performance testing tool, YSlow. It’s pretty slick. YSlow will show you problem areas, and include information on how to fix them by linking to different parts of their “Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site” document. Here is YSlow’s […]

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New Trick to get Browsers to Expose Passwords

CyberNet News wrote a post titled “Firefox Password Manager Exposes Passwords – Most Secure Browser?” which talks about a new phishing technique. Essentially, if you use a password manager like the one in FireFox, which auto-fills the username and password fields in a form, you are susceptible to attack. Once […]

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Removing recent workspaces in Eclipse menu

When Eclipse 3.2 launches, it asks you which workspace you would like to work in. To help you remember the workspaces you’ve been in, Eclipse provides you a drop-down menu of workspaces you have recently been in. If you ever find that you have a defunct workspace listed in the […]

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Installing PHP 5 on Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6

If you have the need, here is a great guide on How to install PHP 5.x on Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6. My experience with PHP has always been on Linux, but now I have PHP 5.2.1 running successfully on a Win2003 machine, talking to a remote SQL Server. […]

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Why Programming Is Fun

David Intersimone, with 37 years under his belt, lists out the reasons why he thinks programming is fun. I’m by no means even close to what I consider a seasoned programmer, but I can related to every reason listed.

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Moving from Nucleus to WordPress

I made it through the transition from Nucleus 3.23 to WordPress 2.0.4! I went through the route of importing my old blog items through a really large RSS feed, since no robust scripts exists to import specifically from Nucleus. Here are some tips in case you are considering a similar […]

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IEBlog details the CSS changes for IE7

The IEBlog outlines the list of CSS changes and standards enhancements coming in IE 7. The rendering fixes/changes will be triggered by the DOCTYPE served up by the web page. To handle the rendering differences between versions of IE browsers, the recommendation is to serve differing CSS via conditional statements.

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