Wireless Data Theives Are Everywhere

category security

At my vacation house this year the owner provided a free wireless internet connection that anyone in our house (and probably a few surrounding houses) could use while they were staying there. I mentioned to my niece who also brought her laptop along that it was possible (but not likely where we were) when using […]

Adobe Needs Better Security

category security

Last week Adobe announced that there was a serious security flaw in it almost universally used Reader and Acrobat software. Their recommendation is to turn off JavaScript in the program. I didn’t even know that Acrobat could run JavaScript and I tried to think of one reason that it would need to have it for […]

How To Use Craigslist To Find New CLients

category Social

I recently got in touch with a high school classmate of mine. Barb Girson is an International Direct Selling expert, trainer and coach who recently set sail with her own business called mysalestactics.com. We had a few emails back and forth and an interesting conversation about where we have been and what works in promoting […]

Do Cameras Prevent Crimes?

category Information,security

It’s finally going to happen. As I wrote in my post Pittsburgh Happenings – The ‘Burgh Sees All, Pittsburgh PA is going to install cameras everywhere. The manufacturers claim that they help solve and prevent crimes. Well, of course they say they do, they’d be foolish to say anything else, they want to sell these […]

How To Password Protect Directories and Files

In addition to designing websites, I am getting requests lately to just manage data for clients. For example, shopping cart databases, Google or Open Office Documents. Some password protected and some not. I have found that the simplest solution is probably the best one. The htaccess file is simple to use and has good security. […]

Friday Just For Fun Site – Airport Security

category Information

Here’s something just for some fun on a Friday. (Not responsible if you get caught playing at work) A game of airport (in)security. So true to life it’s very funny. There are many games on this site, but this is one of my favorites. Play Airport Security .

Verizon and “Good” Security

category security

I use Verizon for phone and DSL and have for years. I have been very satisfied with them, but I recently got an email from them that bothers me. Dear Verizon.com customer, Thank you for taking the time to update security components of your verizon online account. Because security is a top priority at Verizon, […]

Pittsburgh Happenings – The ‘Burgh Sees All

category security

I live in Pittsburgh PA and have all of my life. This morning I heard news that The ‘Burgh wants to install cameras everywhere. Then this afternoon I check the blogs that I like and see Bruce Schneier has posted London’s Security Cameras Don’t Help. There is always lively discussion on his blog. I hate […]

Ideas For Creating A Custom 404 Error Page

category Information,web design

In case anyone doesn’t know the 404 Error page is the page you get when a visitor types in an address or clicks a link that is not there. It could be a page that’s been moved, deleted or was never there in the first place. Most sites still have a generic error message that […]

More Good Free Tools – OpenNewsletter

category web design

I was searching for an easy way for my customer to manage the email addresses for their newsletter campaign and I came across OpenNewsletter and it seemed to be just what I needed. ” A free, simple, and beautiful open source newsletter solution aimed at small-medium scale. Very easy installation. Just upload and its working. […]

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