Better Passwords with 1Password

There’s no excuse for crappy passwords anymore, thanks to apps like 1Password. Creating good, hard-to-crack passwords is clumsy and the harder a password is to crack, the harder it is to remember. So what if you didn’t have to remember them?

My Favorite Lorem Ipsums

I’ve been under the weather for a few days, but I’m also overdue for a post. Rather than one of my usual tirades, I’m treating you to something light with almost no nerdrage whatsoever. But don’t worry. Once I’m feeling better, I’ll be back to my old ragey self.

Detecting Fraud in Facebook Contests

Whatever your feelings on Facebook, it’s pretty clear that it’s here to stay. If your company or organization has considered running a promotional Facebook contest, this is crash course in detecting fraud because if your prize is worth anything to anyone, you will encounter fraud, without exception.

MTAMO – My Tweets Are My Own

This is just a quickie note to let you know about a new site I’ve published, called My Tweets Are My Own, or MTAMO.

Locking Down Your Linux Server with APF + BFD

If you allow SSH access to your server, there are some simple steps you can take to restrict access and protect yourself from brute force attacks. Two of my favorite scripts to do this are Advanced Policy Firewall coupled with Brute Force Detection, both by R-FX Networks.

Bypassing Default Share Format in Facebook Fan Page Tabs

If you’ve ever tried to use the native Facebook share functionality to share a specific tab on a Facebook fan page, you’ve realized that Facebook handles page tabs differently than external content, overriding the IFRAME tab’s Open Graph meta data with content from the fan page itself.

Getting Like, Share and Comment Count on External Pages in Facebook

In a previous post, I explained how to use an FQL query to get the current number of “likes” for a page, even if that page is age-gated. This time we’re going to look at the FQL query to do something similar for external pages (content pages not on Facebook, like blog posts, etc.)