Monthly Archives: August 2011

WDS Architecture Detection

Each network booting computer should set DHCP option 93 to indicate the client’s architecture. This enables a PXE server to know at boot time the exact architecture of the client from the first network boot packet. On many x64-based computers, the architecture value is either not set (missing) or is not set to the expected value. (Generally, this means that the architecture is specified as x86-based when the computer is x64-based). Read more »

Hide Your Files In A JPEG

by Haris on May 1, 2007

Well, did you know you could hide your files in a JPEG file? For this, you will only need to download WinRAR. You just need to have a little knowledge about Command Prompt and have WinRAR installed. Read more »

Enhance your input fields with simple CSS tricks

We’re all trying to build an effective and good looking web forms. But there are always a new challenges. If you read my previous articles on how to build a better web forms, you could have noticed there are so many details. Label positioning, context highlighting or justifying elements. But, with just a few simple CSS tricks you can make a usual, boring web forms more effective and exciting. Read more »

Locking Single-User Mode

Logging into Single User Mode essentially gives anybody root access to the system at a file level. From a security standpoint, this is a bad thing. The instructions below will tell you how to secure Single User Mode and require a password before any files are editable in Mac OS 10.2-10.5. Read more »

General Troubleshooting in Linux

by Mark Sanborn on February 9, 2009

Troubleshooting in Linux is a breeze if you know which tools to use and how to use them. In this article we learn to do some general Linux troubleshooting on the most common elements of the computer: hardware, programs installed, network, and log files. Read more »

16 Useful .htaccess Tricks and Hacks For Web Developers

 Posted by Thomson | Posted in Website Security | Posted on 10-12-2008


The .htaccess files (Hypertext Access file) is a very powerful configuration tool on Apache web server. The Apache web server has a number of configuration options that are available to the server administrator. The .htaccess is a simple ASCII text file placed in your website root directory. You can create and edit an .htaccess file using a text editor like notepad.

Here in this blog post I have come up with useful 16 tips and hacks to configure your web server.
As a configuration file .htaccess if a very powerful and a slight syntax error can result in a severe malfunction of your server. So to avoid that always try to keep a backup copies of all your files from the server before working with the .htaccess file. Read more »

10 Top Photography Composition Rules

There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos.

It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene.

These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer’s eye through the image.

Once you are familiar with these composition tips, you’ll be surprised at just how universal most of them are. You’ll spot them everywhere, and you’ll find it easy to see why some photos “work” while others feel like simple snapshots. Read more »


My neighbors are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun. Read more »

12 Essential Web Site Building Blocks

Whenever I take over responsibility for a new web site, there are a number of core things that I like to ensure have been set up.

I call these the ‘building blocks’ of a web site — the fundamental elements that should be in place on almost any site. They include: Read more »

10 Usability Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit

Over time certain conventions and best practices have been developed to help improve the general usability of websites during their design and build. This roundup of ten usability crimes highlights some of the most common mistakes or overlooked areas in web design and provides an alternative solution to help enhance the usability of your website.

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