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Command Line Tips 28 December, 2006

Working with command line while at first intimidating is a simple and practical means to interact with the computer.Basic Commands to get…

Image Magick 28 December, 2006

This very cool technology. It allows you to edit drawings and pictures using command line.Create an sh document to execute the commands…

lighttd webserver 27 December, 2006

I just installed my first lighttpd server, and it works fine. Now I'd like to set it up to compress output (gzip), and include appropriate…

Adobe Acrobat Professional OCR Capabilities 26 December, 2006

Adobe Acrobat Professional has optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities! That rocks. I've used it on this late coupon for shipping…

Mobile Blogging 25 December, 2006

I'm writing this from my 2006 Toyota Corolla. No, I'm not driving, but we are moving at 60mph on route 95 North from Pennsylvania to…

Xanga Google Pages Earth Sketchup and Picasa 24 December, 2006

Trying out a couple of free online services, neither of which really seemed that great. Xanga is a MySpace / Friendster type of thing, and…

bbpress themes 23 December, 2006

Wordpress is good software, and so I'm looking into bbpress, the new forum software from the same developers. So far, I'm really…

Clipart Links 23 December, 2006

I did a little research for my brother-in-law on clip-art and mp3's. Here's what I came up with: $29 Font Wingdings:http://www.fonthaus.com…

Pimp My Camino 23 December, 2006

Sweet! My favorite browser, Camino, has more support than I knew! I just found pimpmycamino.com, which hosts icons, scripts, and add-ons for…

Pagerank Spam 22 December, 2006

I found a pagerank spam website, designed only to raise the pagerank of itself and other spam websites this evening while researching…

Wordpress Cache Plugin 22 December, 2006

This Wordpress cache plugin uses Pear's Cache_Lite:Plugin URI:Description: Caching thanks to Pear's Cache Lite. This plugin will capture all…

Nexista now at Google Code 20 December, 2006

Nexista used to be at Tigris, but now its at Google Code.http://code.google.com/p/nexista/Enjoy!UPDATE November 8, 2007: Nexista is now…

Mtasc and Ming actionscript compilers 20 December, 2006

I'm trying to figure out if Mtasc and Ming can work together, and if it makes sense to get them to work together. Can't seem to figure out…

Online Image Editors 20 December, 2006

After working with the new Flash 8 bitmap API, I've been thinking a lot about computer graphics again. Always a favorite topic of mine…

PDF2SWF SWF2PDF 20 December, 2006

I scoured the web looking for a swf2pdf converter, or vice-versa, a pdf2swf converter, which I did eventually find thanks to SWF Tools pdf…

Flash Bitmap API Notes 17 December, 2006

I've successfully attached a bitmap to a movie clip using this code:However, when I duplicate that movie clip, the bitmap doesn't come along…

Making a JPEG Mask with Ming setMaskLevel or Flash BitmapData API 17 December, 2006

I'm trying to use setMaskLevel in Ming, to mask a jpeg, unfortunately I can't find anything useful on the subject. Best bet was gazb's site…

Meta tag with title attribute 16 December, 2006

I noticed that several pages published with a wiki system on Informed Banking do not have as high a page rank as some of the pages published…

Defending against Unsolicited Commercial Email UCE also known as Spam Page 5 Conclusion 13 December, 2006

In conclusion, spam is bad, and I don't like it. But seriously though, I hope you've found this information entertaining enough to read…

Defending against Unsolicited Commercial Email UCE also known as Spam Page 3 Spamassassin 13 December, 2006

Now that an email has traversed its way through the maze of iptables and postfix restrictions, we can open up the envelope and look inside…

Defending against Unsolicited Commercial Email UCE also known as Spam Page 4 Mail Clients 13 December, 2006

Oh yes, there's more! Let's make this easy. Use Thunderbird instead of Outlook. Mac Mail will also work, but its not cross-browser…

Defending against Unsolicited Commercial Email UCE also known as Spam Page 2 Postfix 13 December, 2006

Postfix has some great Spam control settings, but they are confusing! Here's what I think I've figured out:What follows are my postfix UCE…

Spamassassin lint no network tests 13 December, 2006

I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure this one out: on Gentoo, this command shows networks tests:However, on Debian, it doesn't. I…

Unsolicited Commercial Email UCE Spam Defenses 13 December, 2006

The spam fighting process I use (in order):iptables - iptables is an extreme method of blocking email. From the sender's perspective, the…

Linux File Management Notes 13 December, 2006

Remove .DS_Store files:Get all the users in a group:ln -s /dev/null $HOME/.mysql_historyorln -s /dev/null $HOME/.bash_historyCount # of…

Comment Spam 12 December, 2006

I just noticed that this blog's settings required a login before posting comments. I changed that and am now checking out the spam check…

ffmpeg 11 December, 2006

I'm wrestling with ffmpeg trying to figure out the best conversion settings for mp4 to flv. So far I'm not having any luck, though I finally…

Wordpress Caching 11 December, 2006

Wordpress rocks, but it doesn't have much for http client or server caching. Currently I use Cache Lite from PEAR and it works wonders. I…

Date and Time Class 10 December, 2006

Here's a PHP class I wrote way back when, which can be used for shifting datetimes. It is also hosted at PHPClasses, but I don't like how…

Google Coop 10 December, 2006

Another giant leap! This new system that Google is offering for people to make their own search engines represents a quantum leap in search…

Google coop and Wordpress Setup Howto 10 December, 2006

Google coop is a natural companion to Wordpress (or other types of) blogs. Here's how I setup Google coop on the Informed Banking Blog:Setup…

Link Relationships 10 December, 2006

The idea of link relationships really gets my gears turning. Wordpress introduced the idea to me with their links section, which includes…

Mac OS X Directory Access 10 December, 2006

I love the idea of linking Mac OS X user access to a directory, such as LDAP. If you can connect and authenticate via LDAP, you are that…

Blocking Bot Requests with Apache 09 December, 2006

Awhile back I had setup an htaccess file with rules to block "bad bots", but I soon realized it wasn't the best way to set up the service…

Gmail and Gmail hosted 09 December, 2006

I have both a Gmail hosted account and a regular Gmail account. Problem is that since they both use the domain name www.gmail.com, my…

Snort 09 December, 2006

After my post on blocking bad bots, I remembered snort. While snort doesn't do any blocking, it does detection like the best of them. I got…

Three New Books 09 December, 2006

I just got back from doing a little X-Mas shopping, and I happen to buy myself a few gifts while I was at it:Relational Database…

Has Tesla s dream come true 08 December, 2006

Nikola Tesla dreamed of wireless energy transmission, and even started to build a transmission tower on Long Island. Now years later comes…

Postgrey database maintenance 08 December, 2006

I seem to remember that postgrey requires maintenance, so I'm looking into it now. Can't seem to find a definitive answer, seems like some…

fail2ban iptable.conf action 08 December, 2006

I need to contribute this to fail2ban if they'll take it:iptables -L takes a very long time to display the rulesJust posted this to the fail…

Spam Karma Referral Karma and Intellectual Property 08 December, 2006

Found this post about intellectual property at Dr. Dave's blog archive:Is Intellectual Property a Right or a Privilege?In my humble opinion…

iptables firewall 08 December, 2006

Old docunext 07 December, 2006

The docunext blog has only been going for a couple of weeks now but I'm really into it. Technology, writing, and open source software are…

Upgrading Mysql 4 to Mysql 5 on Gentoo 07 December, 2006

I'm planning on updating a mysql server from 4.1 to 5, and from what I've gathered so far, it should be pretty straightforward. I'm still…

Sorbs settings 07 December, 2006

I use the terrific sorbs dnsbl to block spam from my mailservers, but I've been having some issues with the safe list being too aggressive…

POtrace 07 December, 2006

Awhile back I was helping my fiance with a poster presentation, and I wanted to convert some logos of her hospital and university to vector…

What is a slug This is a test 07 December, 2006

In Wordpress, there are a bunch of options to the right when you are drafting a blog entry. One of them is called the "Post slug". I've…

Yahoo Site Explorer 07 December, 2006

I've tried out Google's sitemap utility quite a bit, and found it somewhat useful. Nothing compared to their analytic software, but helpful…

Creative Commons Copy Me Remix Me 05 December, 2006

This is a song I remied for a Creative Commons contest, remixing Superego by BM Relocation Program. My remix wasn't selected, but I did get…

Nexista 05 December, 2006

Here's a current snapshot of Nexista. Since Joshua pulled it from Tigris, I continue to use it. I've changed the code and direction around a…

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