Category Archives: Research

Testing Amazon Affiliate plugins for WordPress

There are so many amazon related plugins – as a result, my testing was pretty brief. Some notes: Amazon Associate Filter – nothing happens Amazon Book Picture from ASIN – just creates images from ASIN , uses shortcodes Amazon Carousel(*) – flash, uses shortcodes, cool, lots of options, easy to use Amazon Context Links Ads [...]

Notes on Event and Calendar related WordPress plugins

Tried and tested some plugins over the last few weeks.. here, are my thoughts, brief and in no particular order: Gigs Calendar (v0.4.6) – issues with timestamps posted to the future (but not with filter turned on) – no multi-day events – post created automatically GigPress (v1.4.9) – lots of setting (maybe too many) Events [...]

How to increase the size of a VMware vmdk file formatted as linux lvm

VMware can run many cool operating systems on a single host computer. But, having run the software for an extended amount of time, i eventually always run out of space on my guest OSes. This happened a few times before, but it wasn’t until my VM really froze up on me that i figured it [...]

VMTN Virtual Appliances – the 52 that looked interesting to me

I have been using vmware for a while now.. Recently, i got sucked into the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) site – again – and browsing through the many virtual appliances available for download, i managed to compile a list of 52 of my favorites. All you need to do is download the free VMware Player, [...]

Monitoring, Monitorus, Montastic – Server Uptime Anyone?

Here’s a couple of neato services that you can use to monitor any web server’s uptime throughout the day. I’ve been looking for a free service like this for a while now. Web-based software that would track the response times of your servers from various points on the internet, giving you a “true” feel for [...]

Round 2: Video-based Social Networking Reviewed

My previous article covered 3 major players in the video-based social networking space. Catch up on what i said about YouTube, Guba, and Jumpcut or just wing it and read on.. This time around i’ll be reviewing 3 relatively new web services. Each of these sites is unique in some way, and offers its own [...]

3 Video-based Social Networks Reviewed

Over the last few days i’ve had the opportunity to try out 3 excellent social networking services. All of them have built their communities around the concept that people want to upload and share video files with their friends and family – they just needed a central place to do it in. Well, today it [...]

McAfee SiteAdvisor, whenever you’re in doubt.

McAfee SiteAdvisor is an excellent web-based service provided by the same folks who made desktop antivirus software that didn’t paralyze my 300Mhz PC way back in 1993. I had heard of it a couple of times before, but never actually went to try it out until today and therefore didn’t fully understand it’s potential until [...]

Windows Metafile Crib Sheet

[ page last updated: Jan. 06, 2006. ] [ update: Microsoft has finally released it's Security update for WMF vulnerability. To apply the patch, simply visit the Windows Update web site, automatically scan for updates and install. ] Thanks Fuzzie for bringing this to my attention. The purpose of this article is to clearly lay [...]

Quest for the holy Web Host

[ page last updated: Dec. 10, 2005. ] So i’m on a new mission: find a web hosting provider that meets my current requirements, test a couple out and slowly move over some of my current domains to said provider. i figured that i’d document my research and post it for any who might be [...]

New FireFox Vulnerability: Remote Buffer Overflow

[ page last updated: Sep. 24, 2005. ] Both FrSIRT and CNET are reporting a recently discovered security vulnerability affecting all versions of Firefox, including the recently released Firefox 1.5 Beta. According to FrSIRT, “A vulnerability has been identified in Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Suite, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary [...]

Lots of Security Tools

This is a collection of software tools from some of the top security firms on the net. It may seem like a short list, but the tools found on these sites cover a wide range of features. Security Tools from: The Honeynet Project – Tools for Honeynets GulfTech Research And Development – Downloads FoundStone, Inc. [...]