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Fixing O'Reilly Safari Books Online annoyances, part 2
As I said in my last post, I like O'Reilly's Safari Online, but I find some of the presentation a little annoying. Other than the grotty font choices, my other bugbear is the awful "Additional reading" section that appears at the bottom of lots of the ...
11-Jun-2006
12:22:46
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Fixing O'Reilly Safari Books Online annoyances
While I love the content available from O'Reilly's Safari Books Online website, I'm less than enamoured with the presentation. Specifically it insists on using small Times Roman as the font for displaying the contents of books. You can increase the ...
08-Jun-2006
07:22:37
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Bypassing those annoying website registration forms
Picked this tip up off slashdot - some websites (e.g. the Washington Post) insist on making you register to read their content, even if the content is actually free - the assumption is that they only want the registration so they can harvest your email ...
18-Feb-2006
09:58:18
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Making file:// links work in thunderbird
I use thunderbird 1.5 as my mail reader, and it is always bugged me that clicks on file:// links in emails are ignored - these are frequently used internally within Sun, for example code reviews are usually done with a tool called webrev which builds a ...
27-Jan-2006
05:02:25
25
Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 3
As I said in my last post, I wanted to use one TWiki installation to support all the virtual hosts I was setting up. Although TWiki provides its own authentication and access control, it doesn't really provide a workable way of restricting read access. ...
22-Dec-2005
09:57:24
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Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 2
As promised in my last post I'm going to describe how I used mod_perl to script the generation of my httpd.conf file. The script is rather large, so I'm going to break it down into chunks and explain each one separately. use Apache; use ...
21-Dec-2005
03:05:46
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Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 1
As part of the day job I've had to set up a single machine hosting several SSL-secured websites that make heavy use of mod_perl and TWiki in particular. The sites all access some shared content (e.g. source code trees) as well as having their own ...
20-Dec-2005
09:12:47
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IRC on the Nokia 6820
Whilst the SSH clients I found for my phone were an interesting gimmick, to be honest they weren't actually much use because of the small screen on the phone - a simple 'ls' fills up screen after screen, even on the tiniest (i.e. unreadable) font ...
10-Feb-2005
10:44:56
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Website registration and avoiding spam
I occasionally want to visit a website (e.g. The New York Times that requires registration, and I object to having to give out my personal details and email address - I already get quite enough spam. I've come across the following services that can help ...
11-Jul-2004
10:36:54
30
Opinions may vary
According to Glynn Foster, "We still have people being all rude and not publishing their entire blog entry in their RSS feed. It's hugely infuriating having to click through to various blogs just to read them. Hopefully people are reading this and ...
08-Apr-2004
02:56:42
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Sun weblog aggregator
I was looking through my web server stats for today (with http://awstats.sourc...
02-Apr-2004
12:36:11
32
Email smellorama
I just noticed a very bizarre item on the BBC news website. Seemingly Telewest (a UK ISP) is "testing a system to let people to send aromatic e-mails over the internet" and "It has developed a kind of hi-tech air freshener that plugs into a PC and ...
19-Feb-2004
01:37:33
33
Java, Java Webstart and SOCKS
When connected to work via VPN I live behind the corporate firewall. Unfortunately this means that I can't connect to the various Go servers, as the firewall won't allow you to connect to arbitrary port numbers. There is a way through the firewall, ...
12-Jan-2004
06:35:47
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Putting GoogleBot on a leash
As I noted earlier, I get a lot of hits from the Google web indexer GoogleBot (252 visits last month), in fact various web crawlers are the most frequent visitors to my site. Whilst most webwranglers know about the robots.txt file and how to use it to ...
07-Nov-2003
02:09:56
35
Some random links
I've collected up a few interesting/funny links over the last couple of days, so I thought I'd immortalize them here ;-) Someone pointed me at this page of optical illusions, I particularly like the first one, it makes my eyes go "well wonky", as my ...
03-Oct-2003
07:25:49
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More Apache stuff: Limiting the bandwidth your website uses
If like me your website is hosted on a machine sat on your ADSL line, the total amount of bandwidth used by people hitting your site can be a concern. My friend Stephen pointed me at this rather cool utility - Trickle - that you can use to limit the ...
14-Aug-2003
02:59:22
37
Stopping worms cluttering up your Apache logs
Fed up of 90% of your Apache log entries being failed requests for root.exe, cmd.exe and default.ida (caused by the Nmidia worm)? Here's how to stop it, put the following in your httpd.conf: # Ignore worms SetEnvIf Request_URI ...
03-Feb-2003
10:13:03