Better video

I've wanted to be able to post the videos I upload to Vimeo on my blog for some time, but the WP video plugins just hadn't caught up. I'm glad to say that I found one tonight. It's called, appropriately enough, WordPress Video Plugin. It'll work just great for most people, so I encourage you … Continue reading Better video

Catching a code injection hacker in the act

Several days ago, I installed the Redirection plugin from Urban Giraffe. It's truly awesome, in more ways than one. John Godley, you are an amazing programmer! As I re-arranged the categories on my blog, I tracked the 404 errors through the plugin. On Saturday morning, I noticed the following bit of information in my log: … Continue reading Catching a code injection hacker in the act

Update on Microsoft Expression Web Designer

It appears that Web Designer is part of a suite of apps that has yet to launch, called Microsoft Expression. It will contain three apps: Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer and Web Designer. Graphic Designer will be a marriage (in MS fashion) of Fireworks, Illustrator and Photoshop (we'll see how well that comes out), Interactive Designer … Continue reading Update on Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser

Deliver First Class Web Sites, released by SitePoint Press, is an informative and compact book, but don't let its size fool you. By using the checklist format, a whole lot of information was packed into this book. Rather than being an instruction manual, this book is a review guide. If you're not familiar with today's … Continue reading Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser

Java I/O 2nd Edition by Elliotte Rusty Harold

Java I/O discusses in great detail a subject that is, in many ways, the bread and butter of Java: input and output. Given the expanded capabilities introduced with Java 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6, this book's attention to them is timely and on target. Here are some techniques that the book teaches: Reading and writing files … Continue reading Java I/O 2nd Edition by Elliotte Rusty Harold