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Archive for March, 2006

28
Mar

Article on mp3blaster

My article on mp3blaster, a command line music player for *nix has just been published on linux.com. I have discussed how mp3blaster can create groups within a playlist, which is a real cool feature not offered by any graphical player either. What really sets mp3blaster on top of all other command line music players is [...]

14
Mar

Spammed by a Russian Abuse Group

I am being spammed on a regular basis by a spammer from Russia. He started his comment spam campaign against my T.O.W. with some home loan sites. I ran a whois and learnt that the IP had not been used (yet) to host any websites. Today, I was spammed again by him. This time, he [...]

06
Mar

The PHP search engine

The very hard working people over at php architect have created Beeblex — a PHP search engine. Use it to search for articles, blog entries, and just about everyplace where PHP is discussed. The Beeblex page also has a blog roll, so you’d always find some interesting link each time you drop over.

06
Mar

CLI Magick: Securely deleting files with shred

That’s the title of my latest article. If you ever wondered about your discarded hard disc landing in the hands of people who might recover data on it, then this article is for you. For, in case some of you are wondering, data recovery from hard discs is possible; even if you format and reformat [...]

02
Mar

CSS cursor tricks

CSS is part of the punchline of my T.O.W. and yet I have hardly blogged about it. So here is another cool CSS trick to create different mouse cursors. Like so. There are two types of cursors widely prevalent on the web: (a) the I-kind, which you see whenever you hover your mouse over any [...]

02
Mar

WordPress anti-spam measures

WordPress is great. But you already know that. It is one of the most used blog cms. But you already know that. Blog spam is a major pain in the a****. But you already know that. Comment spam | Trackback spam | Referrer spam and there’s more. So, I am going to start a series [...]

02
Mar

How things stand

I find myself tempted to come back and post something about my love for linux/technology/spam/licensing… every few days. It’s like quitting smoke.. my friend has done it many times What I am saying is, I can’t keep writing posts here at a good pace. I am not very satisfied with the way things are going [...]

01
Mar

Talking about Web 2.0

Yup, I am doing it too! Seems that no techie can stay without talking about Web 2.0. There is talk about Web 2.0 being websites created with AJAX or websites where users can contribute. Here is what Web 2.0 really is. Web 2.0 is all the sites which are based on user interaction and contribution. [...]

01
Mar

Yahoo! and it’s spam prevention measures

Yahoo! is working on implementing a captcha to deter spammers. Or so it appears. There are times when I see the captcha and at times I don’t. Hence, the conclusion that yahoo! is still working on it. The funny thing is, I am absolutely bloody certain that people will complain about this. There point ofcourse [...]

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