Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

So you have taken the time to creatively come up with a clever domain name for your site.  Next step you take the time to register your domain name or names.  After you register them you have to remember when the expire and when to renew so those evil domain squatters don’t steal you hard fought domain name.  Well The Linux Gazette has a great article on how to prevent domain squatters from taking your domain and how to track when your domain registration expires including the domain-check Perl script to do the tracking for you.  Well worth the read to keep your domain name.

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WordPress sidebar for Firefox

Posted: August 25, 2007 in Blogs, Firefox, Internet

Finally a add on to Firefox made especially for WordPress blogs.  WordPress sidebar add on for Firefox. Opens up in a sidebar or opens up in a new window and logs you into to your blog or blogs to allowing you to post to your WordPress blogs.  It seems to have found all the information to log-in on its own with no required setup by me. The sidebar has Stats, Post, Bookmark, log-in and log-out tabs for access you WordPress blog. However it does seem to disable the right click of the mouse to be able to cut and paste, the editing functions a very primitive as well. It seems Firefox wants to spell check the post but with no right click you are not able to fix the spelling. There is a separate text box for spell checking but without cut and paste I can not see how that would be of any help, however you can you cut and past under the edit drop down menu. It is possible that no-script is prevent the functions from working properly so this will have to be further investigated.
It is nice to finally have a way of accessing a WordPress blog from Firefox even though the editing functions are somewhat crude it still has some good functionality for accessing a WordPress blog. Give it a try.

Save the Internet has put together this video:

Watch the video then sign the petition, call your congressperson and tell your friends.

It is about time someone got there act together and released this for linux. I am stuck with flash player 7 in only a 32 bit browser no 64 bit support. I still cannot see any support mentioned for a 64 bit Linux operating system but it is a start. So go get it what are you still doing here.

Adobe Labs – Flash Player 9 Update

powered by performancing firefox

Well folks some people got together and put out a great 64 bit version of Firefox on Linux for those of us that use it. Swiftfox is distribution independent so it does not matter what 64 bit distibution that you use you can still get 64 bit goodness and speed. All your Firefox extensions will work just fine so download Swiftfox and go. On Fedora Core 5 it seems much more stable then the Firefox that comes with the distrubution.  It also works better with nspluginwrapper for allowing 32 bit plugins to work on a 64 bit browser.  So what are you waiting for go give it a try.

The makers of Flock have released an update to their browser that upon a quick inspection seems to be much improved. It is based on the Firefox browser, but has all kinds of enhancements just for bloggers. Next to Firefox it is on of my favorite browsers.

They have made it much easier to set up and post to your blog and they have made it easier to edit the source with a tab for editor or source. Pretty handy. You can save stuff before you post. It shows all your categories and tags all in a full screen window or tab. You can drag and drop photos with ease as well as links to pages all in what they call a shelf.

You can also, as with the old version, publish your favorites online with dilicious or Shadows.

If you have not tried Flock yet I strongly recommend giving Flock a chance.

If you have the earlier version of flock you must rename or delete your personal flock config file. In Linux this would be in /home/usrname/.flock file. In Windows you will have to find it on your own, sorry.

Another cool feature I found was that when you are commenting on a blog you can right click on the comment box you can and check your spelling. I am really liking this. Now to find out if I can install some extensions for the new version.


I have a lot of friends that ask me
about what to do with all the spam, Trojans, and viruses. I have
found a few current articles that I think that people should read.
It will answer many questions about the aforementioned.

If you read about you recent statistics
on virus and spam infections will understand how much of a problem
this is. And all this leads to bot
nets
that take control of multiple computers to send out spam.
There is a good article
at the Washington Post
about what gets done with bot nets. Over at Linux-Watch
is a good article about why one should not use Windows or at least be
vary cautious about using it.

There are some things that you can do
about this and there are people
that are working on getting rid of ‘Command and Control’ servers
that control all these bot nets. Again at the Washington Post there
is another
article
about what you can do about protecting yourself from
these threats.