Here is something that I don’t need now, but I’m sure the day will come when I’ll be looking for a resource like this – 800-Numbers. It’s a categorized listing of a whole lot of companies with their 1-800 toll free numbers.
28 Ways to Secure WordPress Website covers, as the title says, quite a few ways to make your WordPress website more secure. There is no absolute security, and there are always more that you can do, but this is a good start. Apart from all the useful advice, the article also tells you why you should care:
“Why would anyone hack my site?” – you ask
Let’s be clear. Your site is likely not special. Unless your firm’s name is CNN.
The fact is that most – or the great majority, rather – of attacks are automated. This means that various bots (pieces of software) developed by hackers crawl the web and look for vulnerable sites.
Then if they’re successful, the site gets added to the hacker’s portfolio, so to speak, and can be used for various purposes.
In other words, your site by itself is no special, but 10,000 sites just like yours is pure gold for a hacker. Such a network of hacked sites can be used for things like black hat SEO, mass email sending, database scraping (to get your users’ personal info), and so on.
You really shouldn’t feel overly safe just because/if you run a relatively small website.
Hackers don’t discriminate.
If you are one of those dinosaurs, who still prefer to post content to your own web space and then share it on social media (much like yours truly), then here’s the Ultimate Social Media WordPress plugin (you are using WordPress, right?) that helps will those buttons, sharing, animation, and more. You can even choose how your site’s buttons will look like from 16 different designs.
Containers (Docker, et al) have been getting all the hype recently. I’ve played around with these a bit, but I’m not yet convinced this is the next greatest thing for projects that I am involved with currently. However, it helps to look at these from different perspectives. Here’s a blog post that ties containers to a new term that I haven’t heard before – algorithm economy.
The “algorithm economy” is a term established by Gartner to describe the next wave of innovation, where developers can produce, distribute, and commercialize their code. The algorithm economy is not about buying and selling complete apps, but rather functional, easy to integrate algorithms that enable developers to build smarter apps, quicker and cheaper than before.
Here is yet another DNS / WHOIS record lookup tool. It’s quick and simple – just type the website’s URL and submit a form. You’ll get a result with all the DNS records and WHOIS information, all on one page.
The term DNS stands for Domain Name System, the largest digital database which contains all websites information on the internet. Every domain has authoritative DNS server which publishes information about that domain and the name server for the domain.
Our DNS / Whois record lookup tool will grab A, MX, SOA, NS, TXT and Whois records for a domain name.
Slashdot runs these two stories, a day apart:
- Apple Has First Earnings Decline In More Than A Decade
- Smartphone Shipments Flat For the First Time, Says IDC
Nobody is dying (yet), but it’s an interesting change in trends. Read Slashdot comments for more insight.
According to the Urban Dictionary:
Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.
Anatidaephobia is derived from the Greek word “anatidae”, meaning ducks, geese or swans and “phobos” meaning fear.A:dude, Anatidaephobia is the coolest phobia ever!