March 31, 2010 | Linux/Unix

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Skipfish is a new security scanning tool from Google that tries to find vulnerabilities in your webserver.

It can be installed either locally or on your webserver.

The easiest place to install Skipfish is on Linux, so I’ll go over installing it on Ubuntu.

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March 22, 2010 | Blogging, Digital Security

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Google released a free website scanning tool called Skipfish. Skipfish accesses your entire website’s URLs and tries to find problems from a huge list of tens of different security problems.

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March 21, 2010 | Linux/Unix

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As I mentioned in a article on Ubuntu Boot CD images, there’s a new boot CD image every day because the new version is being tested out. When the new version is finally released, work starts on version next, and daily builds start to come out again.

The problem is downloading a new 700MB file daily seems wasteful, and that’s 21GB of download per month, which your ISP may or may not like.

The solution is zsync, a binary file sychronization program. Read on to find out how it works.

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March 17, 2010 | Interesting Web Sites

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Remember the iconic Obama poster which became emblematic of the “change” theme during the 2008 presidential election?

Later, somebody made an image of Ron Paul in the same style. And the meme went viral.

Then somebody came up with a website where you can create the same kind of image online from your own digital photos.

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March 16, 2010 | Linux/Unix

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Ubuntu’s getting ready to release the next version of it’s open-source operating system. The current version is Karmic Koala (9.10, released October 2009), and the next version will be Lucid Lynx (version 10.04, to be released April 2010).

Here’s how to create a boot CD.

This’ll let you try the OS just by rebooting and without installing anything on your computer.

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March 14, 2010 | Digital Devices

Apple iPad

Apple iPads are available on pre-order, but with the new Linux-based iPad clones coming out, you might want to save money and get more features.

In fact, there are least 50 table PCs being launched this year.

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March 14, 2010 | News

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A number of sources are reporting Facebook has surpassed Google as the most visited site in the US.

Read on to find out why I think this is a loss for the open Internet.

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March 12, 2010 | Interesting Web Sites

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OK, you’ve heard of MySpace. Been there done that.

In fact it’s become fashionable to make fun of MySpace in favor of Facebook, the flavor-of-the-month social networking site.

Now get ready for MyOuterSpace.

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March 11, 2010 | Blogging

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I just found out about a new blog aggregation site called BloggerDen.

It bills itself as Digg for bloggers. As opposed to Digg, which covers general topics with an emphasis on technology, BloggerDen is geared toward blogger-specific issues.

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March 10, 2010 | Digital Life

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More and more professors are banning laptops from their classrooms. This is coming at a time when more and more colleges are also requiring students to buy laptop computers.

What do you think?

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