Mar 1, 2008 by Paul White
If you get a ton of server errors in your event logs in IIS. You might be under attack from hackers and spam bots attempting to inject comments and links in your submit forms. The notorious Viewstate Failed Error seems to be the result of their attempts. I have found an awesome resource to take care of this, and block these rejects for good.
Feb 24, 2008 by Paul White
If you build websites for a living, or you just want to increase your rank on google, its important to have a good understanding of how the google page rank system works. PageRank is nothing more than a numeric number that represents your importance on the internet. The value goes from NA ( meaning not indexed ) from 0 - 10 ( the only 10 is google ). I have included some nice pictures to help better explain how it all works.
Feb 24, 2008 by Paul White
I recently did a little cleaning of my workstation. Typical stuff like deleting old files, data backups, and of course defrag. Afterwards however my computer just didn't seem as fast as usual. I was using the built in Windows XP defrag program. Which is ok, but unless your system is heavily defraged you really won't notice a difference in performace. I had used another after market program before, but I wanted to see if I could find something even better. I heard about O&O Defrag. So I gave it a try and wow what a difference!
Feb 23, 2008 by Paul White
It seems that BMW has a new features available for its European Drivers called ConnectedDrive. This will bring the internet directly into your car via your Cell phone's SIM card by the way of GSM EDGE data. This might spell the end for XM and SIRI.
Feb 20, 2008 by Paul White
A women Israeli Arab Mariam Amash,
is now claiming to be the oldest person in existance. Claiming an age of 120 Years. I read about this on a news story on MSNBC.com
If she is really the world's oldest person, I would want to ask her how she did it. Once thing she did mention was she drinks a glass of olive oil every day. Olive Oil which is thought to have health benefits from the Essential Oils, but also would have a extremely high amount of calories. They say that Good fats don't matter, I guess maybe she could be living proof. The next questions is which brand of Olive oil did she drink? Was it organic, homemade, or regular? I am sure there are some endorsement opportunites coming her way. I have to say at 120 years old she looks better than most 80 year olds I have met. she also maintains an ative lifestyle taking walks everyday.
Feb 19, 2008 by Paul White
If you want some excellent Chinese food in Pearland Texas with friendly service I highly recommend you checkout Pearl Dynasty. The food is excellent!
Feb 12, 2008 by Paul White
After you see good growth in your site for months, suddenly things start to get slow. If your site is driven by a MySQL database, this is most likely the problem. Bandwidth, Transfer, or even your home internet connection is not the problem. The problem is you have some slow queries driving your site. When I say slow we are talking computer terms. Slow could be a fast as 15 ms. One slow query isn't the problem its when you get hundreds of slow queries made by hundreds of users at the same time that it becomes a problem. MySQL is very powerful but only if you create the right indexes. I recently applied these techniques on one of my websites. Here is the step by step guide ( by me ) on how to optimize your MySQL tables. If your ASP.NET site is dragging this can make it 10 times faster.
Feb 8, 2008 by Paul White
Once you get a VPS box from HostMySite and you are running your own mail server, the first thing you will notice is how much spam is getting through. This is because there are not advanced spam filters setup when Smartermail was installed on your VPS. So its time to take things into your own hands. Here is the list of RBL SBL BL servers I use to block 99% of all spam. It works so well I was able to cancel my account with postini.
Feb 6, 2008 by Paul White
Aside from making a dent in the productivity of millions. The PS3 is now helping to do medical research. A program called Folding at Home distributed by Standford University is now on your PS3 after you do the lastest system update. I have left my PS3 on for several days now, to help do my part.
Feb 2, 2008 by Paul White
The SEO world was rocked in January when google changed the way it runs SERPS. They are basically cracking down on how people load keywords into their titles, and pages to increase their rank. I was going to recode my blog engine anyway to make it more efficient. Thanks to google my blog 2.0 engine is now a priority on my todo list.