New look for the web site!

Tonight the new look for the website went live! Major thanks to Denise Smith for her work on the graphics.  Everything she’s done for the business has come out great looking.  I’m really excited to have this done.  I hope you all enjoy it as well.

What was that email password again?

Last week I was migrating a client to a new computer and was preparing to configure Outlook. Their email account used POP3 and they didn’t remember their password anymore. I really didn’t want to call the email provider to reset the password, but I had to get this setup too. With a bit of hunting around, I configured the account … Read More

Malicious Software Spreading Through Social Networking Sites

There is an active attack occuring on a number of popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace, Friendster and others.  Victims receive an invitation to view a video with a link attached to it.  When they click on the link, a message is displayed which states that they need an update for Adobe Flash Player and offering to install … Read More

Signing SSL Certificate Requests

A while back I wrote a post on how to create a Certificate Authority on Linux, import the CA certificate into Active Directory and use it as an internal CA for your organization. Then I went silent for a while on the subject. Here is the follow up on how to sign SSL certs. We are going to be generating … Read More

Using ‘script’ to record your session

This is something that I ran across recently and that I probably should have known about before.  I was doing some testing for an upcoming upgrade and was getting annoyed because I didn’t have a good way to go review the results.  I knew there had to be something out there for this though, so I did some digging. Turns … Read More

Create an SSL Certificate Authority on Linux and Use It in Windows AD

Here’s something that I have found useful at work. The company I work for full time uses SSL for its websites extensively. For our production systems, this means purchasing SSL certificates from a widely recognized Certificate Authority like Verisign or Thawte. But what about our development, QA and staging systems? It can get expensive when you’ve got 10 or 15 … Read More

FreeBSD 7.0 Build

Introduction This document contains basic instructions on building a system using FreeBSD 7.0. This covers security standards, configuration options, networking configuration, etc. The information used in this example probably doesn’t match your environment or hardware exactly. Verify your network, hardware and other internal system build standards before using the information contained here. Use this document at your own risk. This … Read More

FreeBSD 6.3 Build

Introduction This document contains basic instructions on building a system using FreeBSD 6.3. This covers security standards, configuration options, networking configuration, etc. The information used in this example probably doesn’t match your environment or hardware exactly. Verify your network, hardware and other internal system build standards before using the information contained here. Use this document at your own risk. This … Read More

URL Encoder and Decoder

I frequently have to do a quick bit of URL encoding and decoding as part of my daily routine. I’ve been using a particular site for most of this, but I’ve never really become comfortable with putting some of these things into someone else’s web site. So I used the code as found here and created my own page to … Read More