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Of the 24 networks within range of our home, almost 50% are inadequately protected! I see 2 unsecured networks, 8 that are still using WEP, and 1 that is using WPA-TKIP. Given how much of our lives – social and financial – is happening online, and given the prevalence of wireless network access in our homes, […]

The simplest and easiest backup solution is built right in Redmond! I’ve used SyncToy for a number of years now and this program is a nice little gem – sort of XCOPY with a GUI. It can be downloaded from here. It takes pairs of source and destination directories and then keeps them in sync. […]

Updated  on: Mar 13, 2011. Describes the process for verifying the installation of MySQL and phpMyAdmin. In this article, I describe the process of setting up a complete development environment for PHP, with full debugging support within the Eclipse IDE. The complete setup includes Ubuntu 10-10, the Apache2 web server, the MySQL RDBMS, PHP, phpMyAdmin, […]

Go to http://www.zend.com/en/community/pdt#debugger and download Eclipse PDT All-in-one. I picked the Linux 32 bit version for installation in Ubuntu. Unpack the downloaded file (zend-eclipse-php-helios-linux-gtk-x86.tar.gz). Execute the eclipse/eclipse executable to launch Eclipse, and pick the appropriate workspace. Create a new PHP project (File > New) and ensure that its location is in the same area that […]

An errant application was causing my phone to spontaneously recycle – I gave up after about a half dozen cycles. Verizon support indicated that I should perform a safe mode reboot and uninstall any suspect apps. The process was fairly painless, and I was up and running in a few minutes … sans my most […]

One of the easiest ways to protect oneself whilst online is to function within a virtual machine environment. In such a scenario, even if you do catch a nasty bug doing something that you probably shouldn’t, the infection is confined to that virtual machine and does not spread to the rest of your computing environment. […]