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WordPress Performance Tips

WordPress is an excellent piece of software. It helps over 27 million people publish their blogs, and people view pages on WP-hosted blogs over 2.1 billion times a month(source). I use wordpress on all my blogs. But there is growing evidence that page load times are a large contributing factor to bounce rate – those people who close your site before it’s even finished loading. As google have recently shown, the future is instant, and if your blog is taking 7 seconds to load, that could be 6.5 seconds too long for some visitors.

This blog post will teach you how to optimize wordpress performance and keep your visitors more engaged. I’ll be taking you through each step as we speed up wordpress. These tips are largely independent of the theme you’re using, and I’ll guide you through the process as simply as I can.

Setting Up – Profile Your Site.

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Neat Windows Tools

Most of these tools have a computer security slant, some cannot be classified under any other term than ‘hacking tools’, so be careful when running them, especially if you don’t know what they do. Tools that interact with a network in a potentially dangerous way are marked with ‘D’. Read the rest of this entry »

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PHP HTTP Interface

This code give you a HTML front end for HTTP using PHP. I quite often find myself wanting to fire up putty to send some custom HTTP headers, so I wrote this simple PHP tool to provide a “front end” for HTTP. It allows quick and easy customisation of HTTP headers, sends them to a web server and shows you in plain text the HTTP response headers and body. It’s quite nifty and rather useful for debugging / hacking / etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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Security

I don’t have time right now to give a lot of detail about computer security as a whole. But here’s what I’d say if you asked me how best to learn about network security and hacking: Read the rest of this entry »

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HTTP Headers

An article about sending HTTP headers to a remote system, and knowing fully what they mean. Also covers sessions, hosting, and various interesting bits and bobs relating to web application security, hacking and the web in general. Read the rest of this entry »

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Setting up a WAMP Server by hand

This article will step through what you need to do get WAMP (Windows, Apache, mySQL, PHP) running on windows 2000, 98 or XP. (It might work with Vista, ME or 95, but I don’t promise anything)

By the end, you’ll have a versatile tool that will allow you to:

-host your own website (permanent internet connection preferable)
-learn a basic programming language (PHP)
-learn about relational databases (mySQL)
-learn about server config on the industry standard webserver (apache)

all without having to install a new operating system.

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Small PHP Tools

Here I present various online web applications that you can use from your browser. In most cases, PHP source code is provided.

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win32 C / C++ scripts

Some of the better scripts I’ve written. They’re all command line utilities. The downloads come with code (compiles OK with lcc) and windows executables.

Everything is released under the GPL as usual.
I’m very much a beginner in C so the coding probably isn’t that great. I hope someone will find something here useful. Most of the code is my own work, and where I’ve used other people’s code I’ve commented it as such. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Hack – Beginners Guide to Hacking Computers

“ The Only True Guide to Learning How to Hack ”

originally by R4di4tion (his email, but it’s no longer in use), with a few updates by myself.

You stay up all night on the PC typing and typing. No, you’re not hacking. You’re begging someone on IRC to teach you how to hack! Let’s look at the facts:

  1. You’re a luser and you’re annoying. No one likes you if you ask others how to hack without taking the least amount of initiative.
  2. You’re not worthy of any title even resembling hacker, cracker, phreaker, etc., so don’t go around calling yourself that! The more you do, the less likely you are to find someone willing to teach you how to hack (which is an infinitesimal chance, any way).
  3. You’re wasting your time (if you couldn’t infer that in the first place). Many real hackers (not those shitty script kiddies) spend all their insomniac hours reading and, yes even, HACKING! (Hacking doesn’t necessarily (but usually does) mean breaking into another system. It could mean just working on your own system, BUT NOT WINDOWS ’9x (unless you’re doing some really menacing registry shit, in which case, you’re kind of cool).)

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