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70Gb of transfer!

This month, we’ll reach over 70Gb of transfer on our server. This is a problem since most of it is due to bad spiders. Robots trying to get emails off our websites.

So, we had to install an Apache security module to prevent such attacks. It is sad that we have to take such measures for bad coders prevention.

If you also have an Apache server and want to protect your system, look at this website: http://www.modsecurity.org/

Security Issues with the US government

Some people, I have noticed, have been skeptical about the amount of care taken by the US government and agencies in the last few years. Companies are also catching up. The security measures change every year, when not every semester, every month and for some, probably every day.

For sure, making sure that the most wanted information remains top-secret, you need top level security features on your network. I do not know how much data is of interest, but I found out today that there are hackers attacking the federal websites quite a bit…

“The Pentagon last month acknowledged ...

Is the Open Source costing us money?

More and more, enterprises make use of Open Source software. Why is this a good idea for your company as well?

Many people are scared to do the move. The result is very costly. When you use proprietary software, each time you need an upgrade, you need to pay for it. And in most cases, it is not just once, but a number of times equal to the number of computers you own or the number of staff that use the software. A $200 software may sound really cheap. But if you have 1000 staff, it makes it $200,000.

This is of course very good business for the vendors. However, many small companies just ...

Pointers and proper exception handling...

Many C++ programmers have been C programmers first. Therefore, a lot of times, you find statements written this way:

ptr = new type;

if(ptr == 0) // handle error...

This is a C programmer that does not yet know that the new operator will throw an error if the allocation cannot happen. This makes a lot of sense, but what does that mean to the C++ programmer?

Order Made! v1.9 published

After adding the Menu Only option in version 1.8, we now fixed a couple of small bugs and published version 1.9 of Order Made!

At times, the toppings selection would wrap your entries in a rather ugly way. We added the necessary HTML code to avoid this problem. In some cases, your toppings sub-window will look a lot better.

Order Made!® presentation at Luncheon

Order Made! will be presented at the Citrus Heights Luncheon on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Please, come join us if you’d like to see how it works. If you want to eat at the Luncheon, you need to reserve your seat. Call Ruth, Renee or RJ at (916) 722-4545. They will serve you with one of two meals:

GRUB error 16

Today I had a problem with one of our computers. It did not want to boot. The boot loader is called GRUB. Most Linux distributions now use GRUB which is much more advanced than LILO and some other boot loaders.

GRUB is great for several reasons:

Order Made!® has its own website

After a couple of months, we finally released the Order Made! website.Order Made! Demo Page

Metrics. Why are they needed?

When managing your life, when managing your work, when managing your business, you need to accomplish a certain amount of work to get where you want to go.

In general, it is difficult to judge how much work will be necessary to do one thing or another until you actually do it. So you setup goals and draw up plans to reach them and then you try to do all the work you assigned yourself to reach these goals.

One reason an Internet Business has an advantage is because the computer can do a lot of the work for you. It can give you information on how many people come to your website every week, ...

Blog retrievers

In the past few years, blogs have become extremely popular. One way to know this is to read a marketer talk. They will mention the fact that you have to have a blog if you want your Internet company to go somewhere.

Now we can find many new websites that go read people’s blogs and re-broadcasting them for their own purpose on their own site. By choosing the best 100 or so blogs, you actually get the work of 100 journalists that your audience like and best of all: it is free! Then, on your re-broadcast site, you can sell advertising, paid for accounts, and more so as to be able to make ...

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