Category Archives: daily

Catching Up

Are you in the doldrums? You may have been so consumed with the pursuit to break some of your unwanted habits that you may have already forgotten integrating new, wholesome ones into your old routine. What if doing some minor … Continue reading

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Productivity Tip: Multitasking slows you down

The picture says it all. Multitasking really slows you down. Suppose you have two tasks to do: Task A and Task B. When you perform your tasks alternately (as in the top line) you pay a big overhead cost. Each … Continue reading

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WordPress MySQL Database Encoding Fun

How I transferred my latin1 encoded wordpress blog into a perfectly working database setup with UTF8 encoding. Continue reading

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Another Way to Stop Bot Registrations

Reported by Boris. Back in December I’ve posted about the technique I use to stop spam on phpBB forums. The following enhancement of this idea appeared today on xkcd webcomic blog: But it would not work, because even spambots cry … Continue reading

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Are You Paying For “Protection” On Your Blog?

It is very common to hear stories in which criminals ask restaurant or shop owners to pay them money for the criminal’s “protection services”. Those who dare not to pay them, usually sorry for that few days after, when they … Continue reading

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Girlfriend Discovers a DoS Vulnerability in Gaim

It will probably be hard for you to believe, but my girlfriend discovered a DoS vulnerability in Gaim. No, don’t worry. She is not a computer geek (One in a relationship is certainly enough). The story of my girlfriend’s important … Continue reading

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Strangest Hanukkah present from Google

Sometimes Google does strange things. I was told today that this blog shows up on the first page of search results for the term “בלוג” (which is blog spelled in Hebrew). Here is a screenshot for the lazy disbelievers (taken … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Recreation & Quality of Life

A combination of social, mental, and physical stimulation can be the best medicine for a healthy life. Even a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease should not end pleasurable activities, modified as needed. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are also important … Continue reading

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