Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Frame remover script has been installed

Personally, I don't want someone having a frame over my content, such as how the new Diggbar works. Therefore, I have decided to install a frame remover script on this blog. When anyone gets this webpage in a frame, the webpage will reload and remove the frame.

To install this on your own website, place the following code in your html tag on each page you want frames removed (or in a template file, whatever works for your hosting platform):

<script type="text/javascript">
if (top !== self) top.location.href = self.location.href;

Friday, May 15, 2009 is a SCAM!

A few months ago I bought the 4 year hosting package from Recently, I was informed that my hosting account was suspended, along with many (or all) of the users of blazewebhosting. This caused one of my other websites, a forum, and a blog to go offline and essentially loose visitors and not allow anyone to access the information it provided. After recieving no response from the support at, I checked the domain name servers and found that blazewebhosting was using a reseller program from another hosting company, Hostrocket was quick to respond to my support questions, including temporarily allowing me to access my website to backup my data (my previous backups were about a week old). Hostrocket seems to be a legitamate web hosting company and even offered to transfer everything for me if I were to buy hosting from them. If this is not resolved soon, I will do exactly that. In addition, the owner of blazewebhosting has just recently sold it (after the suspension incident) on SitePoint. Aparently, tons of negative feedback on the forums was not enough to stop someone from buying it.

In the end, don't buy from or They WILL screw you over. If you have been scammed by this, please comment here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

File compression programs

File compression is probably one of the best things that has happened since, well, files themselves. Have you ever needed to move a file that was just too large? Have you ever needed to backup a directory full of files and wished it was as easy as copying one file? Are you strapped for bandwidth (have a slow internet connection) and wished you could upload a smaller file? Getting a file compression program could help you in all of these situations. When I think of compression, three programs come to mind. All of these programs work in a similar way. Specify a directory or list of files, and these programs will make those file(s) into one archive with a collectively smaller file size.
  • WinRAR: WinRAR is one of the best compression programs I have found on the internet (when it comes to paid solutions). Although to access all features of this program you need to buy the 'full version', the average user will get everything they need from the free version. WinRAR comes with the standard set of features, including the ability to compress to the popular .rar format (as well as many others). The rar format is far better than the windows standard zip format compression.
  • 7-Zip: 7Zip is not as complete as WinRAR but does serve it's purpose. It can open and compress rar files as well as it's own 7z format and a few other less popular formats. 7-Zip is completely free and easy to use. Linux users can also make use of 7Zip through the command line after downloading the 7-Zip linux package.
  • KGB Archiver: KGB Archiver is not as well known as the other mentioned softwares. It also has higher software requirements and in some cases compression time will be a bit longer. However, KGB Archiver has an extremely good compression rate when using its own format kgb files. In some tests, files were able to be compressed at a 90%+. In addition, many more encryption and security measures are offered for KGB Archiver than on WinRAR and 7-Zip. If you really are in a crunch for space and/or you need to hide some information from someone, KGB Archiver would be the best choice of archiving programs.
Right now I have all of these programs installed. Each one has their own strengths and weaknesses.