Google Search for websites improved

Posted by coldtobi | 4 Jun, 2008, 17:20

When subsribed to AdSense, you also get the opportunity to include a "Google Search" for your website. Frequent reader of my blog will remember, that I already tried this to improve your overall blog reading experience.

Don't get me wrong. The lifetype's own search engine is very well, but Google is specialized on search engines and can offer a lots more: Maybe you already encountered that correction of some misspelled words in the search query come very handy. Also, the algorithm knows about synonyms and will also include them in the search result. Example: (For the German readers): Try to search the obsolete term "Nulleiter", and it will search as well for the (correct) term "Neutralleiter".)


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YAML Templates 3.0

Posted by coldtobi | 30 May, 2008, 09:02

Last year, I released the YAML Sets for Lifetype. However, just some days after I released them, YAML author releases a new mayor version: YAML 3.


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Page Rank -- Updated?

Posted by coldtobi | 15 May, 2008, 00:23 I just noticed the PR now jumped to "4" on some pages on my site.... Not that I care so much, but as it jumped from 2 to 4 in days I'm wondering if Google updated their topsecret PR-algorithm again?

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Small bugfix for Recaptcha

Posted by coldtobi | 8 Apr, 2008, 10:45

I found a small bug for ReCaptcha: If you do not select a style, the generated Java Script code will be invalid and therefore the lanugage selection will not work.

Just select a style, for example "red" and everthing works fine.

There also some issues with several templates (for example MinimaPlus) : These issues are CSS related and show themself by a "broken bottom border" of the widget. I am currently trying to figure out how this can be solved without the need of a new CSS file to be included.

If you need a intermediate solution, please mail me for instructions.


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Updated ReCaptcha

Posted by coldtobi | 1 Apr, 2008, 18:20

I updated the recaptcha plugin with some new very nice features.  coldtobi's Recaptcha plugin screenshot, white layout


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Preventing PHP RFI with Apache's ReWriteRules

Posted by coldtobi | 6 Mar, 2008, 17:21 In the last time, there a lots of -- well -- tries to hijack the server via a attack method called "Remote File Inclusion". RFI is a exploit that works if a script writer forgets about sanitize incoming http request strings. For more details, look up RFI in Wikipedia, as they have a nice article about that.

But there is an easy way to get block these silly attemps, as they have a common pattern to look for. At least if you have access to your .htaccess, the module mod_rewrite and a Apache around.

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Installing Debian on the Thecus N2100 -- PART 4 -- Installing Debian (2)

Posted by coldtobi | 5 Mar, 2008, 23:56

The third part stopped with creation of the raid array. As this is a very time consuming process, which takes some resources to complete, this is a good point where to make a break and just let it finish. However, this is not really required, as rebuilding the RAID is also perfectly done by the the OS while you can still use it. But if you stop the procedure – by a reboot, as a example – the kernel will restart the process from the beginning. So take this as a hint, that you maybe want to check the progress before you finally reboot / power down.

Just  repeating my self, please note, that this VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. So the usual disclaimer apply: You brick, you repair it. I do not recommend installing linux on the box, if you are not sure you can handle it. Linux requires more hand-on than the GUI -- you won't have a GUI anyway -- but on the other side, it reveals the real power.

Table of Contens

  1. Part 1: Get Prepared
  2. Part 2: Installing the Installer
  3. Part 3: Installing Debian I
  4. Part 4: Installing Debian II (this article)
  5. Part 5: Fine tuning after the installation

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