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  • Interesting disposable e-mail service, by Ben Ramsey
    a form and you need an e mail address All you have to do is think up an mailinator com address such as dude mailinator com and use it You don t even have to go to the Mailinator Web site to sign up or create the address ahead of time The moment Mailinator receives mail at that address an inbox is created for it which is cleared several hours later On the surface this looks pretty cool and awesome and it s great for filling out on line forms but the problem enters when you start thinking about identity and security If you re signing up for a forum or some other service that sends your password to you via e mail using Mailinator may look appealing but anyone could be sitting there typing in random addresses to see what s in the inbox and they could grab your password The long and the short don t use Mailinator when you need to receive sensitive information and don t use the same password for on line banking and credit cards as you do for forums etc By Ben Ramsey Posted on 10 Aug 2004 Switching to Wordpress PHP GTK

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/08/disposable-email-service/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Call for a national IT advocacy group, by Ben Ramsey
    and others I always find Rapoza s column an interesting read For the August 2nd issue of eWeek this was no exception This week s Tech Directions was a clear call for the formation of a national IT advocacy group to spearhead the industry and be its voice in Washington Nothing of this sort exists at present and so legislation such as the DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act see also the Anti DMCA Web site and the Induce Act see also the Induce Act blawg and their post about Rapoza s proposed IT advocacy group gets passed without anyone in the public batting an eye There needs to be a voice for the industry backed by industry money and run by the industry According to Rapoza there are several groups seeking to do something of this sort but there is no unified effort A unified effort sounds nice but how can it exist in an industry that is so fragmented The IT industry consists of extremely large super companies i e Microsoft Sun IBM and very small companies and individuals No doubt the large companies have entire departments dedicated to lobbying Congress in order to advance their own corporate goals and agendas but in the case of companies like Microsoft and Sun those goals usually don t match those of the other hundreds of thousands of individuals working in the industry There needs to be a group that is the voice for the rest of the industry and as Rapoza suggests if this group were to form it would most likely be larger than any other lobbying force in Washington since the IT industry itself is vastly huge incorporating many different types of technologies How do we form such a group I m not exactly sure of that but I

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/08/technology-advocacy-group/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Atlanta PHP job, by Ben Ramsey
    my good relationship with him I have informed him that I would try to provide him with a list of local PHP developers before I leave so that he has an easier time finding someone to replace me The company is a creative place to work and the culture is very relaxed If you re interested in this opportunity and you live in or around the Atlanta area please send

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/08/php-job-atlanta-georgia/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Atlanta PHP update, by Ben Ramsey
    I thought I might put up something temporary at atlantaphp org a domain I own that forwards to Matt s atlphp org However I jumped into the atlphp channel the other day to notice that Matt had logged on recently and changed the channel topic to It s time to get things rolling again I find myself excitedly wondering what this means I hope to know more about it in

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/07/atlanta-php-update/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Blog inactivity, by Ben Ramsey
    site Others are working on this initiative for both the Web site and the documentation but I ll post more about that later For now I ll just acknowledge my inactive blog by saying thanks to Chris Shiflett who pointed out the other day that he was responsible for getting me listed on Planet PHP and I haven t posted a damn thing since This is for you Chris and

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/07/blog-inactivity/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Jumping on the Gmail bandwagon, by Ben Ramsey
    by invitation only similar to Orkut I m not sure when I ll get any invites but if you suck up to me enough I may just invite you Contact me at my Gmail address at benramsey at gmail com centered border 1px solid 666666 padding 0px media img gmail small png Gmail inbox screenshot media img gmail png Related UserFriendly Comic Strip Spam My Gmail Account one user takes

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/06/jumping-googles-gmail-bandwagon/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Porting ASP to PHP, by Ben Ramsey
    switch over a year ago I had been using PHP somewhat side by side with ASP it just depended on where the application was being hosted However as I saw ASP NET and all the other NET technologies become more and more the primary focus of Microsoft I decided to check it out by installing an educational copy of Visual Sudio NET I was flabbergasted The program was so bloated and everything so foreign and different from the ASP I knew VB Script that I couldn t deal with it I had to learn something entirely new to keep up with the pace of development It wasn t worth it On the other hand I had to learn something new when I switched to PHP but it seemed familiar somewhat inviting The structure was similar to JavaScript something with which I was very familiar and the language had a great community base and excellent on line documentation I was warmly welcomed in rather than shut out in the cold I invite other ASP 3 0 developers who have been orphaned by Microsoft in the wake of ASP NET to do the same Make the switch to PHP you ll be

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/06/porting-asp-to-php/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Bringing Savant into the fold, by Ben Ramsey
    engines in PEAR for the better IMO For example in the Play nice thread on the pear dev mailing list the idea was suggested by Greg Beaver that PEAR use this opportunity of discussion and voting to create a common template interface to some existing template engines What a great idea Later on in the thread Greg goes on to describe how the Template classes could be split up to

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/06/bringing-savant-into-the-fold/ (2016-04-26)
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