Password-Protecting your pages with .htaccess

If you develop websites or adminster them, you’ve probably been asked or required to password-protect parts of a website.  So, to help you out, here’s a quick how-to in Apache using .htaccess: Open a terminal window and navigate to the folder or page(s) you’d like to add a password...

SideStep.com: What technology used?

My sister’s been shopping around for airline tickets to go to Asia without any luck.  So, the geekness in me felt the need to help her out.  Scanning through some blogs I read regularly, I came across SideStep.com.  It is one of the “newer” travel websites that search a lot of...

GTD anyone?

I read an article about GTD (Getting Things Done by David Allen) a few months ago but shoved it aside; however, with so many projects demanding my time recently, I started looking into it again (read: need better time management). I have just barely started using Allen’s system, but...

Too much in your mind, mind map it!

With the coming of the information age, comes information overload. If you’re like me who reads constantly to keep up with technology, your mind can get overloaded with so much – acronyms, concepts, theories, how-tos – you name it. So the question is: what do you do with all...

Yumex to the rescue!

Yumex is a yum extender that provides a GUI for package management. So why am I writing about it, well, read on… I had written recently about my upgrading from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 6, and one major, annoying issue I encountered was with the yum updates. I encountered approximately...