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technologies and protocols of a smartphone

Technologies and Protocols in a Smartphone. I’m compiling this list to demonstrate many (not all) of the great technologies that are employed in current smart phones.  If you compare this list against the supposedly innovative contributions from Apple, I wonder which will be seen as the greater contribution and of greater value.  I suspect that […]

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To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed.

Recently I unexpectedly encountered the following error on one of my cPanel VPS systems running WordPress. To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server.  Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host. This error was encountered both when trying […]

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SonicWall NSA 240 stateful inspection verification with nmap and tcpdump for pci

Item 1.3.6 of PCI DSS is this : Verify that the firewall performs stateful inspection (dynamic packet filtering). (Only established connections should be allowed in, and only if they are associated with a previously established sesion.) According to nmap documentation, you can test for a stateful packet inspection firewall by using the following command.  In […]

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what happened to wp-recaptcha?

I have no idea what happened to this WordPress plugin.  The WordPress website indicates that it is not a valid plugin address anymore. And the developers website is missing the DNS entry, so it’s not coming up. For now, I’ve uploaded my latest copy of the “wp-recaptha” plugin from one of my sites. […]

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yahoo maps service backend fetch error 403

I have tried replying directly to the following post on Yahoo. Unfortunately, Yahoo just responds by redisplaying the “reply” form and doesn’t accept my response.  I am therefore posting this information on my blog to try and see if others are having this same problem. Basically, as the poster above states, I’ve been using […]

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create bootable windows server 2008 usb stick

I had the most difficult time creating a bootable usb stick to install Windows Server 2008 R2 (64bit). I tried several free/opensource programs, but after 3 failures, I found the manual process for doing so. Basically I was cheap and didn’t get a DVD drive with my server from Dell. I kind of regretted it, […]

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cpanel mailman feedback loop strips email address

I have several customers using a combination of mailman and cPanel. In order to track spam complaints I have various feedback loops in place with Comcast, AOL, Roadrunner, etc… Invariably, when someone on a mailman list complains of spam through their ISP and I receive a message back from the feedback loop, they (Comcast, AOL, […]

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