Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

I rank for Syphallis

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

The other night I was doing some keyword optimization, and I found that one of my old posts (actually..comments from my old post, thanks Kris)was ranked #19 for Syphallis. I was laughing, but then Google told me it’s a mispelling, while trying to find an affiliate program for it. Syphallis gets 48952 searches a month, according to Overture.

Enter your sites into SeoDigger, and see what keywords they rank for!

New Template

Friday, June 15th, 2007

I’ve changed the template on my blog to something that looks nicer and easier to read, in my opinion.  I may still change the header image, and the little image beside the introduction box. What do you think of the new theme?

Tonight I was sitting on the patio, on my laptop. The sky was blue, the birds were chirping, and I could smell a neighbour barbecuing some kind of meat. Life is good.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the computer lately, and I need to focus my time more. A lot of my time is spent surfing various forums, reading rss feeds and chatting on IRC. I’m going to work on getting more focused on developing sites and then moving on to the next one.

I’ve written a couple posts and they will be posted in the next couple of days, and I will work on adding more posts every few days.

The project that I’ve been talking about for some time, I will be purchasing vBulletin for it and converting it from MyBB to vBulletin. I hope the transition goes smooth. Stay tuned for the link.

There are a few blogs that I enjoy reading regularily, one of them is Joshmitsu. Check out his latest post, the Top 15 Most Beautiful Web 2.0 Designs of 2007. Some very nice designs there, its amazing what designers can do these days.

Godaddy Gets The Registerfly Domains!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The final verdict is out. ICANN has chosen GoDaddy to receive the records from RegisterFly. What does this mean for you as a domain owner with RegisterFly? Well, the welcome page on Godaddy’s site says that you will be receiving an email in the next few days, with instructions on logging into your account.

This should prevent anyone else from losing their domains that were registered with RegisterFly.

New Laptop

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

On Thursday I ordered a new laptop, from Dell Canada. I shopped around a lot, looking around for the best deal. I looked at the Acer laptops at ncix.com, and I went to London Drugs and looked at their selection. I got a huge discount from Dell, by talking to a support representative. It took a lot of emailing back and forth, but I was able to get a nice discount. I paid $1523 CAD for the laptop itself, and it came to $1783 after taxes.

Without the discount, the laptop was around $1900. The specs are:

Dell Inspiron 6400
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
15.4″ Wide Screen SXGA+
2GB DDR RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB Hypermemory
160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
3 Year Next Business Day Onsite/In Home Service and Technical Support

I was originally going to get two batteries, but I ended up getting one to save a bit of money. I paid for the laptop mostly from my tax return from the Government. I chose to get the 3 year warranty, even though it cost $250 more. I feel more secure with my purchase because if anything breaks with it, I can get it repaired for free.

I purchased it now instead of in September, as I plan to use it for Work this summer. Also during the summer evenings, I would rather sit on the patio with a Corona while on my computer, instead of being in my office.

I’m hoping it will be here by Friday, but it might arrive on May 28. After I’ve used it for awhile, I’ll post pictures and write a review of it.

Hacker. Dropout. CEO.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Fastcompany.com has a really interesting article on Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook.

It has some really interesting information, for example Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he created Facebook, and he is 22 now. Facebook is also one of the largest implementations of MySQL on the web. I recommend reading the article!

Speed Linking - March 27 2007

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

On10.net has a video of the Xbox 360 Elite, which is being released in Canada/US on April 29th. Check it out, looks pretty cool. I want to get an Xbox 360, but I don’t have a lot of time for video games these days. I will probably get one after Halo 3 is released later this year.

Google has announced the beta test of their new pay per action (PPA) advertising program. It also comes with a new text link format, which would allow bloggers to put advertisements in their posts. Since it is PPA, the blogger does not make any money unless the user does something (i.e. buys somethnig, etc). This would allow the user to ask the users to click on the advertisement, which in the past has been a violation of the Google Adsense Terms of Service, because the advertiser has paid for each click.  This could lead to some interesting advertisements.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 has been released, check out a review of some new features at Zoom In Online. There are some pretty cool features, I may have to think about upgrading soon.

The DomainTools blog has a good article on how to pick a registrar.

Google Summer Of Code 2007

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I’m a full time student who dabbles in coding from time to time, so when I logged into my Wordpress dashboard last night, the Google Summer Of Code caught my eye.

Evey summer for the past few years, Google has awarded students cash prizes for working on open source projects. Some of these projects included FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Debian, Apache, PHP, and Jabber.

This is a pretty good deal for both students and open source projects, as the projects get more open source created, while the students get some cash and a great resume builder.

To find out more, check out the Google Summer Of Code homepage.

My La Fonera Arrived Today

Monday, March 12th, 2007

After a few long weeks of waiting, my free La Fonera router has arrived in the mail. I’ve taken some pictures, and although a lot of them are blurry, I’ve posted them anyway. I didn’t feel like retaking them, and this isn’t a hardware review site, so who really cares? My buddy Venter has posted some decent pictures, for those interested.

My first impression of the unit is that it is a nice small router, with good build quality. It does not feel like a cheap router, like my D-Link DI-524. It feels sturdy, I would not be afraid to drop it. The box came with the router unit, power adapter, flat ethernet cable, instruction manual, two stickers and a CD.

I don’t have the time to test or exploit the router, but I plan to soon. At this point, the only thing that think the router is missing is a built in switch/hub. I would prefer a switch, but I would take a hub over nothing.

Pictures (Click to see a bigger picture)

La Fonera

La Fonera

La Fonera

La Fonera

La Fonera

Black Viper Is Back

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Last night I was browsing Digg before I went to bed, and I found a story about Black Viper returning. For those who don’t know, Black Viper was the best source for windows information back in the day. He posted lists of Windows services and told people what they did, along with lots of other computing information.

He updated his website with more information, and to say that he will be posting information on Windows Vista in the future. I’m looking forward to reading the Vista information that he puts on his website. I’ll also be watching for a new layout. ;)

Backtrack Version 2 released, out of beta

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Backtrack is my favorite linux livecd, and they have just released version 2.0. This version comes with many new features, and a lot of bug fixes. According to the developer, “…BackTrack v 2.0 Final is the leanest, mind blowing and sexiest version to come out and hope that you enjoy using it as much as we did making it.”

If you are interested in network security or penetration testing, I recommend you download it and try it out!