Posts Categorized: Internet

How To: Fixing CakePHP Broken GET Query Strings

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After getting familiar with CakePHP 2.x for a little while, writing an application, I had a need to perform an AJAX action  using the query string of an HTTP GET request. I’ve done it countless times using straight PHP, ASP.Net, even custom constructed requests from C# desktop applications.  How difficult could it be? After all, […]

What are your credentials worth?

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Security Watch posted an interesting article today discussing the value of personal login credentials, or username and password combinations used to access online services. I often get asked question about why people hack into computers, or write and spread viruses and malware. My answer has always been that it’s less about damaging computers or systems […]

RSS: What is it, and how do I use it?

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RSS What? RSS – We’ve all heard about it (or at least should have by now), but may not really understand what it is, what it does, and how it can add value to what we do every day. RSS, originally an acronym for “Rich Site Summary” today is known as “Really Simple Syndication” and […]

5 Tips for better Wiki pages.

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Wikis are great for sharing, documenting and archiving information. We Recently launched one for our company’s intranet to improve communication and allow better collaboration. Because wikis are intended to be an open platform to promote communication and collaboration equally across the organization, we try to encourage everyone to contribute. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that people […]

How-to: Active Directory Authentication with WordPress

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Why Use Active Directory with WordPress? I recently set up a WordPress Blog internally for our company to use over our intranet to help improve communication, collaborate, share and develop ideas, and stay informed about company announcements or current events.. etc. One of the requirements I had was to allow authentication against our Active Directory. […]

Zone Alarm Plus Microsoft Update Prevents Internet Access

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I received a number of call from friends, family, and clients complaining that they were unable to access the internet on Wednesday July 9th. The first one had me puzzled. Running through the typical troubleshooting process. and finally disabeling the Zone Alarm Firewall which resolved the access issues. Then the next call came in with […]

Good People Rock!

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On April 2nd, Gary Vaynerchuk (blog–twitter) was hit with a double dose of motivation, posting not one, but 2 videos. His first was a Big Giant Internet Wide Global THANK YOU!! which got him thinking about doing the right thing and helping others and just being a good person. In his own words, “We need […]

HTML Email vs Plain Text Email.

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I was recently asked “why only allow plain text email formats for not only reading messages received, but also for our bulk outbound messages”. Apparently, some of the natives have grown restless and want to include large bold colorful type and pictures and bells and whistles with their messages. Whats the problem with that? Well, […]

How Twitter has changed my life

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Yesterday morning (Feb 13/08), I attended the Social Media Breakfast 5 (SMB5) where the focus of the event was set by a single statement: “How Twitter has changed my life — and can change yours”. The event was hosted by Bryan Person and featured presentations by: Scott Monty @scottmonty Laura Fitton @pistachio Doug Haslam @dough […]