Insecure websites

It really worries me when I stumble across an insecurity in a website. I don’t go looking for them, but when I find one, I feel like I have a responsibility to do something about it. I don’t mean tell the world about it – that would be bad for the company and more importantly for their unsuspecting customers, I mean to let them know. In the case that I found today, I have used the “Contact Us” part of the site, and will call their head office myself tomorrow if I haven’t heard a response. I really hope they … Continue reading Insecure websites

Configurable sidebar (News section) in Community Server

Customising your blog when you don’t host it yourself can be pain.  Heaps of blogs out there are on Community Server. blogs.msdn.com is one of the more prominent ones. msmvps.com is too. Having previously been on blogspot.com, where you can control almost every aspect of your template, I’ve found the transition to Community Server a little painful at times. There are a bunch of skins I can choose from, and that’s great, but if I want to change the information that appears down the side, I need to put it into the News section. But then it looks like it’s … Continue reading Configurable sidebar (News section) in Community Server

Customising the wHooiz Friendz list

If you look at Nick’s blog, you’ll see that he has a lot more wHooiz Friendz than me. That’s probably because he’s a lot more popular than I am. But also, I filter my list to show only a few. If you refresh the page, you’ll see more. You’ll also notice that he has a big blue and white title at the top, which currently says “Friendz recently here” (but is subject to change – this comes from the wHooiz script that produces the list). But I don’t have that on mine. I have the standard Community Server sidebar heading, … Continue reading Customising the wHooiz Friendz list