Apple OS X 10.6.3 Brings Security to Safari

It’s time yet again for everyone to update Apple OS X to the latest version OS X 10.6.3. If you go to the previous link you can see an entire list of all of the fixes. Most of the applications are ones that I never use while others relate only to Mac OS X Server. With that said, the most important features of the update to me relate to recent security vulnerabilities discovered due to Tipping Point’s Zero Day Initiative:

“Apple’s Safari browser got hacked on both Snow Leopard and the iPhone during the first day of the annual Pwn2Own contest, where security specialists can win the hardware they successfully attack. As CNet reports, security analyst Charlie Miller won $10,000 after remotely exploiting Safari on a MacBook Pro.”

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Marketing on a Budget, Your Free Business Plan

Start a new website with no-cost marketing techniques and get results fast with this plan! Marketing on a budget is always possible with determination.

1. Define purpose.
What is the goal of your new website? Try to define it in one clear sentence. This will help you focus. After you’ve got your sentence, ask yourselves these questions:

  • What kind of website should I create: a static HTML site, a blog or forum?
  • Do I absolutely need to hire someone to make a design, or can I start out without spending money?
  • How will I attract people to my website/service?
  • How will I communicate with my visitors? Is there a medium that my unique audience would prefer (email updates, phone, Twitter, etc.)?

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OpenBSD strace equivalent

OpenBSD, I’ve loved you for a long time, but over the last few years, me and you have grown apart. Not due to choice, but due to my career path being deeply entangled with everything associated with Linux.

Thankfully, I recently had the opportunity to bring up an OpenBSD box and set it up from scratch with OpenBSD 4.6.

One of the first issues I encountered had to do with my favorite editor – vi/vim. The problem? The backspace and the arrow keys weren’t working properly and while this is a simple .vimrc fix, I wanted to place the fixes in a global vimrc. On Linux (at least RHEL based distro’s), this can be accomplished by dropping your settings into /etc/vimrc. On OpenBSD though, this is not the case – it is read from a different location. Read More


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Scriptina Font Overused, Its Legend Surpasses Helvetica

Scriptina has haphazardly turned into a type legend. Its crowded loops and poorly spaced whirligigs make me gag, while for others, this font makes them feel fine and flourishy. I remember when I first downloaded it in 2004. I have to admit after “growing up” with mediocre fonts like Rez and Fiolex Girls shortly before the year 2000, Scriptina did seem magical and new. But now that I am more experienced, there’s nothing attractive about this font anymore. And as more and more people somehow continue to use it for everything, I am amazed. Companies even use the name to describe products they make, such as this Scriptina Wedding Candle. Read More


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Optimize SEO for Google Friendliness

I’m going to tell you how to make your WordPress site clean, Google friendly and soar in the search engines with an SEO makeover.

1. Focus on the power of your content with a clean design
It’s easy to get stuck in the thought that your website must have the coolest looking design ever. But think of the times when Google comes to your town. Google is coming for one thing: your content. Google doesn’t care if you look cool so you don’t want good text hiding in unreachable graphics or underneath a bunch of other stuff. I use Thesis for DotResults because of a few key points:

  • Dependability. If you love your site, you love what’s in it. Thesis isn’t free but sometimes making an investment is the only way to see a return. Plus the people who make this theme are a savvy-kind-of-smart and know what’s best. They also regularly update and improve the theme. It’s a community feel I can always count on. I love community.
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