Archive for “Security Matters”

The following entries were made in the “Security Matters” category.

A Really Bad Neighborhood

Posted July 26th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Is this a neighborhood you would want to live, work, or play in?

Imagine living in bad neighborhood; a really bad neighborhood. A neighborhood where nothing is sacred or respected. One where every single day various miscreants visit your home, business, church, club, bar, every place and any place you call yours. When they visit, without even considering whether you’re present or not, they jiggle your doorknobs and rattle your windows, testing your security, verifying you’ve locked up. And if you didn’t, even if the doggie door is ajar, they will enter your place and destroy what you own claiming it as their own or simply taking it away from you. They will rob you blind, rape your dog, raid your fridge, kill your houseplants, and flatten the tires of your car. Every day, all day, all the time.

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Resisting the Urge

Posted November 1st, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I changed the rules around here. The spam was getting a little foolish. Now, if you include a single link in your comments, the comment will now require a moderator’s approval. Sorry to all you legitimate posters out there. You will be approved quickly. I don’t want to discourage people from posting links, but with an average of three completely irrelevant links per comment was getting kind of annoying.

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Introduction to Robots.txt

Posted October 12th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

There’s a little file called robots.txt that you should be aware of. As its name suggests, it’s a file specifically for robots and spiders… the honest ones anyway. It’s a good file to put on your server, if for nothing else than to save some bandwidth. You may be wondering why? Well, I was, too, not very long ago. I became aware pretty quickly, though, when I encountered a genuine need to place this file in the root directory of all my servers’ domains. Recently my hosting company,, invested in some new servers. After setting up the stable of hosted sites and the ones I actually manage, I realized I was dealing with something new.

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GreenBeast’s PHP Contact Form

Posted October 4th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

There’s been some interest in my PHP contact forms lately as a few people have asked about them. Most notably my latest one, the one on the Contact Page on my portfolio has been brought up. I told a few people I’d post it here since there’s interest. Plus, considering how many people have helped me, well, I enjoy the opportunity to give something back.

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Hide Email JavaScript

Posted May 30th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

As a rule I never write an actual email address on a web page. Now, please note that I’m not talking about the page which is displayed, but rather the one that is written. The HTML part; what’s made in NotePad or whatever it is you use to write your mark-up. The part that is crawed by spiders looking for stuff like that. It’s all about privacy and trying to limit my spam intake.

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