Monthly Archive: May 2005

Templates and Static HTML 0

Templates and Static HTML

Say you’ve got a list of 100+ cities, and you want to create a website with 100+ pages (one per city).  All of the pages should be basically the same, but include the appropriate...

PASV FTP and Firewalls 0

PASV FTP and Firewalls

For the ubergeeks:  If you’re running behind a port-based firewall (think “packet filter”) and you want to allow for passive FTP,  you’ve got a problem.  Passive FTP (which is very friendly to remote firewalls)...

Useful Tidbits for Geeks – SSL Certs 0

Useful Tidbits for Geeks – SSL Certs

Here’s an excellent tutorial from Thawte for extracting the private key from the SSL certificate on an IIS4 server: http://kb.thawte.com/thawte/thawte/esupport.asp?id=vs1576 This came in handy when I was migrating sites from one of our old...

Preaching a Sermon 0

Preaching a Sermon

Here’s a new challenge:  I’ve been tapped to write and preach the sermon at our church on June 12.  I’m excited, but a little nervous, too…this is something I’ve never done before.  I teach...

Cool ASP Tricks 0

Cool ASP Tricks

Marcus Tucker has some great ASP code snippets on his blog.  In particular, I borrowed some bits from his Old dog…new tricks post to build a remote API system into ASP…something like a low-budget SOAP...

Firefox 1.0.4 + Thunderbird = Questionable 0

Firefox 1.0.4 + Thunderbird = Questionable

Firefox 1.0.4 was released this afternoon, apparently to plug some rather egregious security holes.  Naturally, I installed it immediately. And Thunderbird has been flakey ever since.  It’ll run for a little while and then...

Christopher’s Early Birthday Present 0

Christopher’s Early Birthday Present

Christopher’s bike had a flat tire…totally worn out from skidding to a stop (standard bicycle stopping procedure for a seven-year-old).  So we ran it by the bike shop to get a new tire, and...

Comment Spam 0

Comment Spam

Unbelievable. Today I got my first CommentSpam™ on my Blogware-hosted blog.  I knew it was only a matter of time, but still it was a surprise to get the accompanying comment notification by email. Yes,...

Of Entrepeneurs and Technicians 1

Of Entrepeneurs and Technicians

I recently read Michael Gerber’s outstanding book, The E-Myth Revisited.  It was an odd experience, as it seemed as though Mr. Gerber was writing the book to me and me alone…sort of like he...