WARNING: PayPal Scam.

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Be aware that there is a PayPal scam going around. I received the following email which had a forged from address of “DoNotReply@PayPal.com”. There’s a reason they don’t want you to reply, because it exposes the scam. They’d rather have you run the attached program. DO NOT DO IT! This is a scam. It is easy to forge the headers of an email. It didn’t come from PayPal.

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Test First Development Doesn't Mean You Don't Walk Through Your Code

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Test First Development, the process of writing unit tests to test the code you are about to write, is one of my favorite software practices that has an impact on producing better written code. However, it’s no a panacea. It is true that I use the debugger much less often because of TDD, but there are still occasions where it’s important to manually step through code line by line.

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If Bill And Ted Were Coders

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Googlers are Burners

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Thread Naming and Asynchronous Method Calls

ThreadTypically when you spawn a new thread, you want to give it a name to facilitate debugging. For example:

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But It's All Plugged In

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This is one of the funniest tech support stories I’ve heard in a long time. Even you non-geeks can appreciate this…

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Boy Not Allowed To Bring Porn Star To Prom

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Guess he should have remembered to take out the trash… Oh wait, he tried.

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Welcome To My New And Improved (And Permanent) Blog Location

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I finally decided to quit being a cheap-ass and so I purchased web hosting with WebHost4Life. Now my blog is hosted at https://haacked.com/ rather than that old ugly domain name (https://haacked.com/).

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Unleashing a new design...

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Thanks to the help of the very talented Joel Bernarte, I have a nice new look to the site. He created the logo you see at top. I then spent a bunch of time trying to modify the layout and Css to do the logo justice.

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Hoping To Avoid Comment Spam...

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See, this is exactly the type of comment spam I’m hoping to avoid.

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A Very Simple And Easy Way To Reduce Comment Spam

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Another option is to simply remove the web interface for comments and only allow comments via the Comment API.

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WebHost4Life

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I now have a WebHost4Life account. I’ll be moving my site there sometime in the future. If you sign up for webhost4life, be sure to use this link or refer to me. :) http://www.webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=haacked

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Ideas To Reduce Comment Spam

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In an email to Ian Griffiths I mentioned that I wished he had a comments section because some of his posts are so intriguing I have to reply. ;) His reply relayed a common angst regarding enabling comments on a blog, comment spam

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w.Bloggar Plugin

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I’m trying out this sweet plug-in for the Windows version of iTunes. After installing this plug-in, you can click on the musical notes at the bottom of w.Bloggar and it will insert information about the currently playing song wherever your cursor is located. This page lists plugins for Winamp versions 2,3, and 5 as well as iTunes (the one I’m using).

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Should Language Changes Break Existing Code?

I received a lot of comments (a lot for me) on my post entitled “The Difficulties of Language Design”.

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Raymond's first death threat

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This is too funny to be made up. Raymond’s first death threat.

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Just How Much Money Does The Republic Of Congo Have Anyways?

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Congo MapApparently I’m not the only one who’s been contacted by the son of the late Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Desire Kabila. I’ve also been contacted by several other members of royalty or political dissidents who are fleeing the Congo.

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Yes, Dogs Really Do Resemble Their Owners (Reuters)

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This doesn’t bode well for my buddy Kyle.

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Cheney Coordinated Haliburton Contract

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Found this out in the blogosphere:

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A Tech-Ed Confession

Unreal Tournament 2004 Cover I have a confession to make. While at Tech-Ed, I did some bad things. Please look upon me not with a judging eye, but try to have a forgiving stance.

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