John D. Rockefeller would use Flex

misc I was messing with some domain stuff this morning over at GoDaddy, and I noticed a link to Bob Parsons (GoDaddy's CEO) blog called The secret John D. Rockefeller used to build Standard Oil. It's simple. Putting it to work in your business. The secret Parsons explains was business intelligence.

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Kuler Kolors

web Adobe launched kuler on this morning. It's a tool that lets you create color swatches, and also has some community features that allow you to rate other people's color schemes. You can download the color swatches and import them into Photoshop or illustrator (ase files). Nice work Adobe.

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Java GPL'd

java In case you missed it, Java has been open sourced with a GPL2 license. You could actually get Java source code for a while, but the license was restrictive.

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Styling Blockquotes with CSS Psudo Elements

web Have you ever wanted to add big quotation marks to your blockquote automatically? There is a really slick way you can do this with just CSS using the :before and :after psudo elements.

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Google Checkout free for Holiday Season

web I just got an email from Google stating that Google Checkout transactions will be free until the end of the year:

From November 8 through December 31, 2006, we'll process all of your Checkout transactions for free, even if you aren't an AdWords advertiser.

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The Dangers of Flash's crossdomain.xml

web PHP security guru Chris Shiflett has a great post about the dangers of Cross Domain Flash. If you have implemented a crossdomain.xml file you will want to read his post.

If you have a crossdomain.

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Happy Birthday Eclipse - 5!

misc The Eclipse Project Turns 5 years old on Nov 7th. Go over to their birthday site and send a greeting.

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Web Application Vulnerabilities trump Buffer Overflows

web This should be an eye opener to many. In September Mitre reported that web application vulnerabilities are claiming the top three spots on their CVE request list, beating out Buffer Overflows.

Cross Site Scripting (21.5%)SQL Injection (14%)PHP includes (9.5%)Buffer overflows (7.

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Sphinx - Open Source SQL Full Text Search Engine

databases I came across Sphinx today via the MySQL Performance Blog (which has some good entries you might want to check out). It is an Open Source Full Text SQL Search Engine.

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did you hack my cf?