Monday, March 31, 2008

more server-side caching in PHP

Call PHP from AJAX using JQUERY

5 useful examples or URL rewriting using .htaccess

Even more .htaccess!!!!

Hide .php extension with url rewriting using .htaccess

A bit more on this subject , I have mentioned this before at some stage:

Secure PHP image uploader

PHP file download with speed limit

Interesting reading, but probably not 100% accurate:

Wikto - a windows clone of Nikto - for web server vulnerability assessment

Wikto for windows is just like nikto for linux, it's a web server vulnerability assessment tool.
It can be found here:

How to create a facebook application with PHP

XAMPP + Mediawiki + LDAP/AD + Windows

Caching PHP output

This script is so great I can't even put it into words:

Casual cryptography for web developers

a good free PHP mailer

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shadowbox - better than lightbox???

It can show up images, flash videos, text, even external webpages in its little lightbox-style box thingy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Close a lot of XP security holes

Uber-fast file searching without indexing (NTFS)

NTFS Direct File Find
This command-line piece of software searches for files directly using the MFT in NTFS partitions.
It's very very quick.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Unattended XP install info

I probably should have blogged about this before as I have seen these websites many times but anyway, here goes.

It's possible to take your XP cd and add the latest Service pack, hotfixes, drivers, all your software, tweaks, hacked uxtheme.dll, anything you want really. Then you re-burn your new CD. It's also possible to set the CD to install automatically so you don't have to answer any questions at install time.

Ok so there's a great website at
and it has details on how to slipstream in service packs, hotfixes etc. and setup an unattended install of Windows XP.

There's also tons of drivers ( driver packs ) on this website:
that you can slipstream into your XP cd for compatibility with more systems.

There's also a blog post here about how to streamline your XP or trim out the fat:
It tells you how to use XPlite to strip out some of the unwanted stuff in XP but be careful as you may need certain things that you want to remove as something else you do want depends on the other thing... if you get me....
also XPlite is payware but there's a program that does similar work for free called nlite and it's availabe here:

if anyone has any more suggestions please comment. I don't think anyone actually reads my blog but it's handy for me to keep track of my links etc.

[edit] Oh yeah one last thing, there's a few ways to do unattended installs over the network. Microsoft RIS (I think it's called Remote Installation Service or something) is one but another probably easier way to do it is documented here:
With this system you can not only install your OS over the network but I think you can install it with all your software setup and ready to go too. don't quote me on that but have a look at the link above to find out...