It’s not really news that two popular WordPress plugins for caching pages , WP Super Cache and W3TC Total Cache, had a vulnerability that allowed to do arbitrary, remote code execution on your website, in other words, a security hole.
If your MediaWiki site has been spammed with tons of automatized account registrations (and it’s not new that captcha could not be enough to stop spammers) one preventive response is to install the ConfirmAccount extension. This extension disables direct account creation, requiring approval by admin users.
But how do you delete the long [...]
Presentation for Board Leadership 2013 – Edmonton
Would you rather tell someone that they can find your profile in linkedin.com/in/bob instead of linkedin.com/pub/5/89/a895677&?
Here is how to personalize and shorten your public LinkedIn URL address:
Log in to your LinkedIn account Under the Profile tab of the top menu bar select Edit Profile Once there, notice that almost [...]
Today a friend asked me how to convert an MPEG video file into an animated GIF file and I would like to share here our findings.
In Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) you can use the FFMPEG and ImageMagick tools to do the following:
Convert an MPEG file into an AVI file
ffmpeg -i video_origin.mpg video_final.avi
This July 9th many personal computers may lose their internet connection due to the DNSChanger virus. Why is this? How will this happen?
The virus changes the addresses of the service (DNS) that associates information with websites. One effect of this change is, for example, the alteration of your web searches, making them point to malicious [...]
I bumped today into the following message in a Windows 7 computer: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running”. After some web searching I found a simple way to fix this. According to Paul Woods the culprit is a corruption in the following file …
Ever needed to have access to that file in your computer … when you are not close to your computer?
Or recover a corrupted file … when you don’t have your external backup disk handy?
Or perhaps you needed to share with [...]