How secure is your password?

Here’s an interesting article – the list of the 25 most common passwords. But there’s a bigger lesson here. There have been multiple leaks from sites that haven’t encrypted their user’s passwords. And password files with 6.5 million passwords were uploaded to hackers sites in June, which can be used for dictionary attacks on user accounts. So the question isn’t …

Adventures in WordPress

I’ve been doing a few custom tweaks for the Stony Means Business website with Andrew from Meticulous Design this week; Andrew is the graphic guru behind the site’s look and feel, and I’ve been getting the online event registration module working properly. We’ve used the WordPress Event Registration plug in which I’ve modified slightly to make it work as we …

Tech Tip: Setting up WCF Services in VB.Net

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s latest generation webservice publishing technology. It’s also┬áreally┬ábadly documented; I’ve yet to find an example which says exactly what you need to do to create a WCF enabled service; plenty of examples that tell most of the story, but always missing a vital part of the jigsaw. Here’s what you need to know (Visual Studio …

Automatic blog posting on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter from WordPress

If use WordPress to power your site, you may find this is a rather neat little solution to the problem of keeping your social network streams ticking over. Install the SNAP plugin into your wordpress website / blog, configure, and your new posts on WordPress will get automatically published for you.