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Memorial Day Web Hosting Special

by eric on May 18th, 2007 in: Other Stuff

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For just $3.95 per month (60% off!) you’ll have your own website with 24/7 availability and backed by fanatical customer support.
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New Feeds Page

by eric on February 10th, 2007 in: Other Stuff

Just posted the new sewmyheadon Feeds page, which lists the feeds from sewmyheadon.com and also my feeds from social networking sites including del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr pictures & Digg news stories.

Sounds like Lucky Charms, no?

Prevent File Browsing with .htaccess

by eric on January 21st, 2007 in: LinuxOther StuffWeb Design

Need to block access to a directory on your site?

If your hosting environment runs the Apache web server, you can simply create an .htaccess file in the directory you’d like to protect and insert the following code:

Options -Indexes

For example, say you’ve created a sub-folder on your site to hold images. Without protection, a user could visit http://yoursite.com/images/ and see a directory listing of the files and folders in the images directory.

By simply creating a file with the above line and saving it as .htaccess in the images directory, users will get an error rather than a directory listing when they visit the URL.

For more info on .htaccess, visit the Apache website.

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Flock Browser

by eric on August 15th, 2006 in: Other StuffWordPress

I’ve been messing around with the Flock web browser lately and am really impressed. Although it’s a beta, it has a bunch of great features that make some aspects of web browsing and content management easier and even fun

Web 2.0 Browser?Flock Browser

Flock is built on the open source Mozilla Firefox code base, which is a great start. It’s very standards-compliant and stable from the get-go. Why didn’t Microsoft think of that?

The folks at Flock have taken the browser in a little different, Web 2.0 direction.

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Master Your Domain Name!

by eric on August 7th, 2006 in: Other Stuff

Website owners: make sure that you own, and can manage, your domain name.

This may sound silly, but you’d be surprised how many website owners have no idea where their domain is registered and who really controls it.

Who is the Master of Your Domain?

If you have a website and own a domain name make sure you:

  • Know where your domain is registered
  • Are listed as the Administrative Contact on the domain
  • Have current contact information listed with the registrar so you’re notified of billing and expiration issues
  • Get a username and password to login and manage your account

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