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Using the PayPal/Verisign Security Key with OpenID for Two-Factor Authentication

As soon as I heard PayPal would be offering a $5 Security Key for additional security while logging in, I jumped on it. A few days later, it arrived in the mail. It’s a great idea, but I decided that carrying a little secure key that generates special numbers for the 3 times a month […]


The goal here is to watermark all images in a certain directory, except for thumbnails or other selection. You can either do this on each file prior to placing on your webserver – which is probably wise for CPU load issues – but let’s just say you want to do this for all files served […]


For Christmas my wife and I decided to replace our aging circa 1998 19″ CRT with a new LCD Monitor. After searching the web and reading numerous reviews, I decided to purchase the Dell SP2008WFP LCD Monitor. Some of the major features of this monitor are: 20″ Widescreen HD LCD Monitor 2000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio […]


If you have an HTPC which uses software such as BeyondTV you can use a remote for the majority of the time but there are times where you will want a good old fashioned keyboard, for surfing the web or other PC maintenance tasks. Sure you could use a wired keyboard or mouse, but who […]


Phones come in two ways, locked or unlocked. If a phone is locked, then you can only use it with one provider, such as T-Mobile or Cingular/AT&T. If it is unlocked, you can put a sim card in from another carrier, and use the phone just as normal. Phones are locked because a carrier typically […]


Editor’s note: This post was not written by me, it was written by Ken who’s website is sixpixelsapart.com, and is currently down. The original link to this post is here. I grabbed this post from a google cache of his page. Use at your own risk! Introduction Today I have a special treat for any […]


My preferred server platform is linux. I have not yet been able to move to a linux-based system for my daily work, and trust me I’ve tried a number of times to move to a Fedora or Ubuntu desktop. Windows is still best for productivity and day-to-day tasks, as well as compatibility with other office […]


Apache’s mod_proxy module is simply one of the best Apache modules out there. With it, you can do all sorts of things that you usually would not be able to do if you are behind a firewall or other limited network situations. A problem that recently came up for me was how Microsoft Outlook Web […]


There is this great software for doing remote unattended Windows installs called, well, Unattended. It allows you to boot/install different windows versions without any intervention which is great if you are doing a number of Windows installs. This is a bit different than MSFN’s Unattended install which mainly is done off of CD media. MSFN’s […]