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posted @ Monday, March 28, 2011 10:14 PM | Feedback (0)

MySQL.com compromised via SQL Injection attack.

MySQL.com compromised via SQL Injection attack. Someone should have read Chapter 6 – oops. The chapter 6 reference refers to Securing SQL Server, where Chapter 6 covers ‘SQL Injection Attacks’.. as one might have guessed.

posted @ Monday, March 28, 2011 10:50 AM | Feedback (0)

Removing your last name in Windows Live Messenger

I'm posting this here for my own reference - I really dislike Messenger forcing me to use my real last name which is something they introduced in the 2011 version. Anyway, the short summary of the video is to load up character map, select advanced view, search for 'narrow' and copy 'Narrow No-Break Space' to the clipboard and use this as your last name. As an additional note, some operations through the Windows live website seem to notice something is afoot, so you may occasionally need to enter some actual text and then change back to this...

posted @ Monday, March 28, 2011 10:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Crisis alert–money pit size decreasing

WoW players are getting the chance to buy yet another store mount. C.R.E.A.M! Tags: Gaming, WoW

posted @ Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:09 PM | Feedback (0)

A montage of game deaths

It’s amazing/worrying how many of these I’ve played. A nice montage from boingboing of Game Deaths, so many memories – might just be time to fire up MAME. (Via Knucklesandwich) Tags: Gaming

posted @ Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:59 PM | Feedback (0)

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Jedi Knight Character Progression Video

Mmmm, shiny. Thanks Stephen for passing this on. Tags: Gaming

posted @ Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:25 AM | Feedback (1)

Relive the magic of Geocities

The Geocitiesizer is a device like a time machine that allows you to go back in time and view any website as if it were created on Geocities. I’m not going to include screenshots of the application at work, because you really need to see the excellent use of animated gifs to accurately relive those days of old.

posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:37 PM | Feedback (0)

…and on a side note

Youtube’s “new” embed method is an iframe – really? That’s the new great way to embed videos?

posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:29 PM | Feedback (0)

I know what I want for Christmas now

Flame gloves! What else could it have been?

posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:28 PM | Feedback (0)

Guess I got my badger back–the dubstep remix

posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:44 AM | Feedback (0)

Some quick jQuery/JavaScript– Domsearch and Betterflow

Domsearch is a jQuery plugin that allows you to search within an element (such as a table or a list), narrowing down the inner elements using LiquidMetal. Apparently LiquidMetal “is way better than whatever else you could come up with”. Betterflow.js is a JavaScript coverflow implementation – yes, there have been a few. Betterflow looks pretty neat. Tags: jQuery, JavaScript

posted @ Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:29 PM | Feedback (0)

It’s true. You will.

Tags: Apple, iPad

posted @ Friday, March 18, 2011 2:55 PM | Feedback (0)

Say hello to YSlow for Chrome

Please welcome YSlow for Chrome Ever since YSlow for Firefox was first released, it has helped millions of developers analyze web pages and suggested ways for them to improve their websites' performance. YSlow ranks in the Top 25 for Best of 2 Billion Firefox Add-ons downloaded so far. We are very proud of where YSlow stands today and we continue to work hard to take it to the next level. Today's another "Hello World!" moment for YSlow. We are very excited to announce the beta release of YSlow for Chrome. YSlow looks beautiful...

posted @ Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:58 PM | Feedback (0)

IE9 RC fixed the “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error when running an ASP.NET application in Visual Studio

IE9 RC fixed the “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error when running an ASP.NET application in Visual Studio – which is good, as it’s the reason I flagged the beta and decided to wait for the proper release (although really I should have known it was related to IPv6 as I’ve seen something identical a long time back with Firefox and its IPv6 support). It’d be interesting to know if this was also an issue with the recently released IIS Express, or if it was just Cassini. You also might be interested in reading about Fiddler and...

posted @ Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Dragon Age 2 Gameplay video

Looks interesting, although I think it might have been better for the strategic mode to use something other than standard game pause – that feels a little bit weird to me. Either way it looks like a lot of fun. Tags: Gaming

posted @ Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:27 PM | Feedback (0)

Lotus fans: Show me the money or shut the hell up

Lotus fans: Show me the money or shut the hell up – insightful information into the life of a modern Lotus Notes/Domino professional. Tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Friday, March 11, 2011 6:15 PM | Feedback (0)

In Soviet Russia, power nuclears you

At the Nuclear Power Plant is a tour of a Russian nuclear power plant. Love the retro 60s dials and the awesome UI on the computer.

posted @ Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:37 PM | Feedback (0)

Spreading the dislike of hash-bangs

I’m spreading dislike for hash-bangs by reposting the following links: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs and Broken Links. Why? Mostly because they’ve got a stupid name, but also because I thought the web was actually making progress in terms of human readable URLs. Hash-bangs feel like a step or 20 in the wrong direction. Tags: Web Development

posted @ Sunday, March 6, 2011 7:47 PM | Feedback (0)

jQuery background noise

That's one noisy testchamber – this is quite a neat jQuery plugin, although I can’t work out what you’d want to use it for. As a side point it’s a simple but nice touch that the code block updates as you change the slider and input values. Tags: jQuery

posted @ Sunday, March 6, 2011 7:06 PM | Feedback (0)

Upgrading through every version of Windows

The Windows installation process for every version from 1.0 through to Windows 7 (Except Windows ME).

posted @ Friday, March 4, 2011 7:01 PM | Feedback (0)

"Blood Of The Tiger" DJ Kwestion w/ Charlie Sheen & Survivor

posted @ Thursday, March 3, 2011 4:44 PM | Feedback (0)

Intel Announces Next in Solid-State Drive Line Up

Intel Corporation announced today the next in a line of new solid-state drives (SSD), the Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 Series. The new Intel SSD 510 features fast SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance to take full advantage of Intel's transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms. Supporting data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s), the Intel SSD 510 doubles the sequential read speeds, and at up to 315MB/s more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel's current 3Gbps SSDs, to transfer more...

posted @ Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:48 PM | Feedback (1)


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