Archive for the 'Internet' Category

If you don’t know Project Honey Pot, go and have a look. They offer a service for querying IP addresses and check if they are listed in those involving in spamming or threatening activities. So, if your visitor has a black listed IP you can block him from accessing or doing something sensitive. Since it […]

Yesterday I noticed that when I close the lid of my MacBook Pro the light in front of the case was not indicating that the computer was going to sleep normally. Still the fans were running and when I opened the lid, I saw that it was not resuming from sleep properly, presenting a strange […]

Looks like with the plugins I installed recently on my blog, the spam is completely gone away. I didn’t want to install captcha, since they are quite annoying. But it looks like they are effective against spam. I found “Conditional CAPTCHA” which works in the correct way: the user insert the comment, if the bayesian […]

Dear Apple, dear Sony, dear stupid "international" company willing to sell me stuff through internet... the fact that, in this period of my life, I am living in Germany and I own a German credit card, doesn't mean that I can perfectly understand German. So why there is no way to change the language in […]

Google Font API

Google just announced the Google Font API. This allows to include quality fonts in HTML pages, as easy as you were doing before with the "web-safe" fonts. You specify a css link, and the Google Font API will produce on the fly the CSS for your browser. Then you are ready to use any font […]

3G USB Stick on Ubuntu

I am in London for work, and my hotel wants me to pay £ 17 per day for accessing internet. But I found an internet café which is offering Internet connection on a 3G USB stick for £ 19.99 per week ( 197 Praed Street, Paddington ). The USB stick is from Three, like […]

This tutorial will guide you through installation of Apache, HTTPS, Subversion and Trac, in order to have an (almost) complete development environment for your team. This article is divided in following steps 1. Installing Subversion 2. Installing Apache 3. Configuring Apache with SSL 4. Configuring Subversion with Apache (and SSL) 5. Installing Trac You may […]

A reader of a well known blog, that I help to admin for a friend, today wrote me saying that his antivirus was warning him accessing the website and some other blogs about similar topics. I quickly checked it worried by cracker intrusions, but I found nothing strange. Searching the Internet, at the beginning it […]

The passwords hell

Registration/Login is the #1 usability problem on websites. I hate security paranoia when it is not needed (ok, I can understand a bank…) My suggestions to avoid boring the people using our software: Let the user choose the preferred password. Don’t assign it your own (especially with random chars!!!). User will forget it and abandon […]

If you use tools like netswitcher to configure on the fly more profiles for accessing the networks from home / office / Internet Cafe you may have a look at netsh command line provided by Windows, that can do this and more weird things, like binding more IP addresses to your network interface. For example, […]


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