Oracle's Free Database Server

databases I just noticed today that Oracle has released a beta edition of Oracle Database 10g Express Edition. Oracle must be feeling the pressure from open source databases such as MySQL, and PostgreSQL, just like Microsoft has.


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DNS Query with ColdFusion

coldfusion java It has been a while since I've posted one of these java + cfml tricks, so here's a neat one for ya'.

You can use the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) to perform a DNS query in ColdFusion.


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New PageRank Update

web I noticed that google rolled out an update for their pageranks today. The pagerank you see from google toolbar, or pagerank status (firefox extension) are only updated around every two months.

Google does this to keep people guessing.


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Make your blog better with tags

web Of all the features that I've added to my homebrew blogging software tagging (or folksonomys) has been my favorite. Here's why:

Tag Clouds

I've designed the home page of my blog to make it easy for a first time visitor to know what my blog is about.


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Best of 2003 Blog Entries

misc A few weeks ago I posted a collection of my best blog entries in 2002, now for 2003:

Using Custom Tags in ColdFusion - kind of a primer for coldfusion custom tags.


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MySpace Hacked with CSRF and XSS

web It seams that someone recently hacked myspace.com, the ColdFusion powered community site with millions of users.


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AJAX vs Flash

web I've often wondered why Flash RIA's (rich internet applications) haven't really seen the anywhere near the level of excitement that AJAX is currently seeing. They both solve the same problem.


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Turn off autocomplete for credit card input

web Memo to web developers building sites that accept credit card numbers:

Always, always set autocomplete="off" in the input tag.


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CheatSheet for Apache

web A few weeks ago I started working on an Apache Cheat Sheet - I think covers the most common configuration, let me know if you want to see anything else on there.

Looking for more cheat sheets? check out my cheat sheet roundup.


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SoloSub is for button addicts

web You may have noticed that I've had this solosub button on my site for a while, I launched the solosub service about a while back without telling anyone. I just put the button up on my site, and waited to see if it would catch on. So far I think it has, so let me explain what it is.


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Why Yahoo Acquired Upcoming.org

misc When I read this morning that Yahoo acquired upcoming.org I wasn't that surprised.


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foundeo


did you hack my cf?