Archives for: "December 2006"

Scrobbling with Audacious on Fedora Core 5

I've gotten quite into last.fm in recent weeks. It's a very well put together site, and can provide excellent background music once it's built up some opinion of your tastes. I'd mostly been using it from my laptop and in my bedroom, both places wher… more »

What is OpenID

I signed up for a Ma.gnolia account the other day and, as part of the signup process, I was offered the opportunity to get an OpenID. I'm always a sucker for anything with open in the title so I clicked on the option and got an ID at myopenid.com. Alth… more »

Official Mozilla Microformat extension

Mozilla have released an extension for Firefox which demonstrates: the usefulness of semantic information on the Web, in real world scenarios It searches for Microformats in the page you're viewing and then lets you use that information directly, for in… more »

What's in a name?

The .name TLD is intended for use only by individuals, established in 2001 when it was decided there weren't enough domain names to go around. The fact that you've probably never heard of it, or .biz, or .pro, or the other four (.info, .aero, .coop and… more »

Vista vulnerable to common threats

Last month, Jim Allchin implied Vista was so secure it could be used without any anti-virus software. He quickly backtracked, claiming (with good justification, apparently) that his comments had been taken out of context and 're-interpreted'. But in th… more »

MySQL 4: Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000 bytes

I've been upgrading the intranet server at work today, previously it was running Red Hat 9.0 which even the Fedora Legacy Project will be dropping support for at the end of the year. So on Friday I installed Centos 4.4 on a nice new hard drive and I spe… more »

DevelopMentor Connected Systems Roadshow - Day Two

So, on to day two of the Connected Systems Roadshow, when I did the 'Building Next-Generation Secure & Robust ASP.Net Applications'. This was mostly presented by Dominick Baier, with a section on WWF by Mike Taulty. Dominick was a very knowledgea… more »