Month: December 2007

  • Coding: Password Security in Cookies

    Via boren.nu, I came across a nice detailed section on how to create a secure cookie and password system (which will be implemented in WordPress 2.4): Cookies will be based on the secure cookie protocol described here. The cookie is structured like so: user name|expiration time|HMAC( user name|expiration time, k) where k = HMAC(user name|expiration […]

  • Net: Paypal Fee Calculator

    Do you trade on Paypal at all? If so, you may find taking into account the transaction fees Paypal charge into your product price difficult. Not to fear though – I’ve come across a Paypal Fee Calculator site which will do it all for you. It’ll calculate the different fees in affect in the different […]

  • Techy: 10 Absolute Nos! For Freelancers

    Wake Up Later has a list of 10 Absolute “Nos!” for Freelances which include (with my comments): Can you show me a mock-up to help us choose a designer/developer? When I worked for a web hosting company, we did waste a lot of time doing web site designs for people as “mock ups” and a […]

  • Techy: The Season To Do Tech Support

    From my current webhost’s blog – an article about it “being the season to do tech support and how we techies do seem to spend our “downtime” (such as weekends, Christmas, Easter etc) fixing other peoples computers. I can guarantee that any weekend I go around to see my parents, I’ll spend an hour “optimising” […]

  • Joke: Airlines and Operating Systems

    Tension Not.com has some very funny analogies of how airlines would operate if they were ran the way operating systems (such as Windows, Linux and Mac) do. Here’s just two examples from their list: Mac Airlines All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask […]