Archive for March, 2011

How to find the fastest CVSUP mirror server

Some time ago I wrote about using fastest_cvsup, to find the fastest cvsup mirror server for use with csup on FreeBSD.

fastest_cvsup is a system utility written in Perl that finds fastest CVSup mirror server for FreeBSD, OpenBSD or NetBSD.

Here I’m going to tell you how to get started…

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XSS: Get linked from Dmoz instantly

Recently, like many of you, I’ve had some trouble getting websites listed on the AOL owned “Open Directory Project” known as Dmoz.

So, looking back at a post written by Oatmeal which explains how to get 20 .gov links in 20 minutes I wondered if the same was possible for Dmoz…

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Replace strings MySQL

If you ever need to make big changes to your site, such as moving directory or changing the domain name you’ll know that you’ll have to make changes to the database for that to take affect.

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get_favicon() php function

I was after a php function that would get the favicon for a supplied domain, I did attempt to write my own but it proved more complex than I had first anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »