16 Jul 2012

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?

05 Dec 2009

Microsoft Web Developer’s Summit 2009

I had the opportunity this week to go out to Redmond, Washington to attend the Microsoft Web Developer’s Summit at the MS headquarters. For this summit, about 25 leaders in the PHP (and PHP project) community were invited out to sit down with members of the MS product development teams

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07 Nov 2008

Facebook and MySpace Users, Beware!

I have received two virus emails from two unrelated friends, indicating their accounts have been compromised. The messages are being sent through Facebook and both have had a spammy sounding subject line and a link to a geocities website. This was suspicious enough, but the fact that one message came

22 Jun 2008

Lego Digital Designer Builds Your Lego Masterpiece

Freeware application Lego Digital Designer is a virtual Lego kit for your Windows or Mac desktop. Once installed, you can either use LDD to build your own masterpiece from scratch or—if you’re lacking patience—you can get a head start by using one of their starter models. With over 763 brick

03 May 2008

More on Plaxo

As part of my seemingly never-ending quest to get data synced between multiple computers running different software, I decided to give Plaxo another go. They felt terribly intrusive the last time I tried them, which admittedly was over 5 years ago. The reason I decided to give Plaxo another go

20 Apr 2008

Quickly Organize Piles of Files and Folders [Windows]

Check out Dir Utils, a little freeware shell extension that lets you quickly organize piles of files and folders with just a few clicks. Its  a great utility for anyone who regularly finds themselves organizing downloads and media files. The utility adds five new options to Windows’ right-click menu, including