Adobe with McAfee

I have another rant.  This time it is Adobe who has ticked me off. I rarely use Firefox or any web browser on my windows machine.  Mainly it sits there and has Windows Media Center full screen so I can watch TV.  Tonight I had to use Firefox on my windows machine. Firefox prompted for …

Automating modification packaing

Packaging mods is not the funnest part of building any mod.  So why should I do it manually?  I run Mac OS X which means I have a terminal and can run commands directly to accomplish the packaging process.  I just needed to build a script.  Easy to do and now its done, so I …

SimpleDesk Download Manager

For the SimpleDesk website, I made a very easy to use and very sleek download manager.  Complete with branch, version, file and mirror management.  Simply put, this thing is very powerful and flexible.  While I didn’t add it in, I could easily expand this script to manage multiple pieces of software as well.

Moving mysql

Time to move my mysql data directory to another drive.  So its up to some simple commands to get me started. First my my.conf file. $ sudo mv /etc/mysql/my.cnf /home/configs $ sudo ln -s /home/configs/my.cnf /etc/mysql/ I should note that the way I installed mysql (apt-get), a debian.cnf file is created.  I haven’t even bothered …

Securing database user credentials

A random thought has hit me.  Most people try to keep their MySQL user credentials secure.  But why?  If a server has been setup properly, it becomes a mute point. The idea occurred me when thinking about opening a sites source code up.  If I opened the site up, I could give them access to …

Applications hidden addons

Like all good conversations, this was brought up in IRC. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/11/microsoft_slips_firtefox_add_on_into_software_update/ Microsoft decided it would be a good idea to install a hidden addon to firefox installs for those who have some services installed.  The major point being it is a hidden unknown addon that you can not remove yourself.  How friendly is that? Google’s …

Moving home directory to a new drive

My current host has a unique feature in which it allows me to setup virtual machines easily. Since that is easily possible, I may want to someday switch to another operating system. So I wanted to split all my /home and configuration files out onto a separate drive. Which is entirely possible with my host. …

Protecting my wordpress folders

WordPress by default doesn’t protect its wp-includes and wp-content folders. While WordPress doesn’t do stupid things in most of these files, they still don’t do a simple defined check to ensure we came from an a privileged file. SMF does this and it prevents direct loading of any of the Source files. To get around …