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Month: May 2007

Movie List Meme: I’ve seen 70 out of 239

From Blue Goo Ate My Mom is the following meme:

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, paste this as a note. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

See my responses below.

Blogs about the working of the internet

Before I forget, here’s a few internet orientated blogs which are worth keeping an eye on occasionally (by internet orientated ones, I mean ones more orientated around the operation of the internet) Domain Names Nominet’s tech blog .Nominet are the .uk domain name registry. Useful information if you are running a big Oracle based system Nominet’s “official” blog. Mainly press release style announcements Icann’s blog. The “Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers” could be classed as the “government” of the internet: they ultimately assigned all IP address allocations, domain names etc to various providers. Very press releasy, but do have interesting things like the very simple map of the internet (ok, dated September 1969 but 😉 ). Bob Parsons. The CEO and Founder of GoDaddy, one of the largest domain name registrys out there (IMHO, a bit like McDonalds being the largest chain of restaurants). Very little techy orientated stuff though, seems to be more about him achieving his press releases and publicity. Domain Tools. DomainTools itself is a very useful site and their blog gives a “well I didn’t know/think about that” way of thinking. Hosting Providers Softlayer. The official blog of one of the best US based…

WordPress Password Recovery

Lost your password to your WordPress blog and no longer have access to the email account you set up? Well, there’s a couple of solutions to this – you can either use the Emergency Password Recovery (thanks WeblogToolsCollection) or, if you have got access to the MySQL database, either change the email address contained therein or be really clever and decrypt the stored password. But the password is encrypted I hear you cry! Well, there just happens to be a MD5 password lookup site which you could use to decrypt the password! Hope it helps!

Techy: Updated Software

I always find it useful to have certain software on my computer and my recent change of job (more of this at some point in the near future) has prompted me to check for updates for certain items. So here they are: EditPlus (version 2.3.1 released 14th of March 2007). This has got to be the one of the best text editors out there – simple to use, has FTP built in, has syntax colouring, has set modes (for PHP, Javascript, HTML and much more) and doesn’t try to take things over. It’s shareware, so if you like it – buy it! I did (several years back) and keep on being tempted to buy another copy just for the sake of it. Irfanview (version 4 released 23rd of April 2007). A simple to use very handy image viewer (handles practically every format I’ve thrown at it) and simple editor. Completely free of charge. Google Earth (latest version 4.1 released 6th of May 2007). Ok, not essential – but a very useful tool (and, for some reason, not included in the Google Pack updater so it’s not that easy to keep track of latest versions). It’s nice to fly around the…