Converting your logo to ASCII art

If you’re a geek like me or you’ve just  seen Iron Man 2 you’ll probably like the idea of having a custom motd display something cool when you login to your shell or terminal server.

Sure, you can use figlet to create a text banner, but how cool would it be if you could display your own logo instead. Right?

Can an image be converted into ASCII art?

Challenge accepted.

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Over sixteen ways to obfuscate e-mail addresses

Back in 2007 I wrote about email addresses on your website and how to avoid putting your email address in plain text.

A guy I know, named “csarven” also wrote about methods to hide email addresses from page source providing over 16 concepts for hiding your email address.

This was useful, but not practical, so I decided to write a PHP class…

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How to find the fastest CVSUP mirror server

Some time ago I wrote about using fastest_cvsup, to find the fastest cvsup mirror server for use with csup on FreeBSD.

fastest_cvsup is a system utility written in Perl that finds fastest CVSup mirror server for FreeBSD, OpenBSD or NetBSD.

Here I’m going to tell you how to get started…

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XSS: Get linked from Dmoz instantly

Recently, like many of you, I’ve had some trouble getting websites listed on the AOL owned “Open Directory Project” known as Dmoz.

So, looking back at a post written by Oatmeal which explains how to get 20 .gov links in 20 minutes I wondered if the same was possible for Dmoz…

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Replace strings MySQL

If you ever need to make big changes to your site, such as moving directory or changing the domain name you’ll know that you’ll have to make changes to the database for that to take affect.

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