America Online may not be winning the war against spam, but it they may at least be making a run at it. AOL is claiming a dramatic decline in spam volume for the first time in 5 years.
Posts Categorized: Computers & Internet
Just a quick, fun link. It’s a list of the 100 oldest .com domain names with links to their WHOIS information. Most of them look familar, but there are a few odd balls in there.
Google, responding to pleas from anti-virus companies, has shut down a virus that uses the search engine to find victims. The Santy virus uses the search engine to find vulnerable phpBB sites to spread to. An estimated 40,000 sites have been infected by last Tuesday. Google is assuring users that they are not at risk… Read more »
Often times in PHP you find yourself needing to insert text. Most sites do this by using a database backend, but you also have the option to include data from a text file. Three methods are available for this; require, include, and file_get_contents. Which is fastest, which is best? When should you use one over… Read more »
For this and my other blog, I use WordPress with permalinks turned on. I installed an add-in called StatTraq to keep track of statistics. But, the stats page never showed which pages were being shown. It just showed that ‘Multiple Posts’ were being displayed. Honestly, I just assumed this was the way StatTraq was supposed… Read more »
Ed Felten and Alex Halderman released the smallest fully functional P2P application. TinyP2P is a 15 (yes 15) line Python program. The authors claim that they are not intending to facilitate copyright infringement, but are trying to show how easy it is to set up a P2P application. TinyP2P was written to show how easy… Read more »
PHP allows you to define a string using either a single quote (‘) or a double quote (“). Why? Is one better? Faster? Why should you use one over the other. In this article, I am going to benchmark both methods; both with literal strings and strings with variables included.
Often a PHP developer will find themselves needing to know how long a function they are writing takes. Maybe a page seems to be taking too long to load, or maybe they have two different functions that perform the same task and need to see which one performs faster. This is where benchmarking comes in.