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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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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Articles

I had the opportunity to give a brief overview of the current facets of SEO to an internal audience yesterday, and found some valuabe articles in preparing for it. There are a lot of bunk SEO articles out there (myths abound), but I thought these were among those worth reading: […]

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Firefox Browser Appliance Virtual Machine from VMware

VMware is making available for free a Browser Appliance Virtual Machine (VMTN). Using the free VMware player, you can install a virtual machine on your computer that runs Ubuntu Linux 5.10 and has Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 and 1.5 installed. This is very cool! The Browser Appliance is a free virtual […]

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