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The Plugins That Work - Dropbox CDN and wp Time Machine

Posted on May 20th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

There are two great WordPress plugins that everyone should know about. The first one is called Dropbox CDN. “Dropbox” as in “Dropbox - the personal file backup service, helping me work on my files from my PC and Mobile Phone”.

Wordpress DropboxDropbox CDN (Content Delivery Network) enables you to host your WordPress theme CSS, JS and images on Dropbox. This is huge! Setting up additional hosting space involves extra costs, time to manage, backups. A lot of hassle! With this plug in you enjoy all this for free. The reason why this is so great is that common bloggers can now have their blog load faster and be viewed by more people at once. Using CDN is listed as a great practice by Yslow, no matter the scale of you online presence. It is worth it to get a Dropbox account only for the sake of using this plugin. If you are not too happy with your hosting provider, or you are using a free service, this is a good moment to try out the plugin to increase your website’s performance.


Hack Attacks - The New Way To Protest

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech


Every now and then a government website or server gets it. I wonder what the Italian politicians did this time. In February had a really hard weekend of DDoS attacks.


Medical Server Hacked to Host “Call Of Duty” Multiplayer

Posted on April 7th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Bizarre acts take place on the Internet. Recently a server storing patient data got hacked for the sole purpose of hosting a multiplayer game. Did I mention 230,000 medical records got exposed? Supposedly the hackers weren’t after the records. The facts say that their only interest was the bandwidth of the server.

So far investigators were able to track the origin of the attack to the Scandinavians. It is not clear why and how the conclusion was made. It seems like after that infamous torrent tracker appeared, Scandinavians became notorious for their computer enterprises.


Home Server on a Laptop

Posted on April 1st, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Home projectI often feel guilty about my home server endeavors. My home projects usually take place in the spare bedroom, involving a lot of old hardware. Old hardware has one nasty property - it consumes a lot of energy.

This simple fact holds me back on some test and projects I would like to try. I put much effort to save energy and wasting it again with pre-2000 hardware doesn't feel right.  Good thing and old laptops exist. You can buy an old laptop on the cheap and do tons of things with it. You can get one with a faulty screen. You won't need it much anyway and you will save some money.


How to use HTTPrint

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

HttPrint is a web server fingerprinting tool by Net Square. It reveals all the details about a web server, and it makes a pretty decent conclusion what the web server used. Identification is based on the implementation differences in the HTTP protocol.