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[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Twitter Adopts OAuth! Releases Private Beta…

After seeing the tweet by (and the accomping post), I had to send Alex Payne an email and get my name on that list before it was too late! (See: Tweet) I was accepted within minutes and now I await instructions (eagerly refreshing inbox).
People have been kicking and screaming for OAuth support on Twitter for months now (See: Discussion 1, Discussion 2). Personally, I think that the Twitter API team could have came up with a custom, easier solution, but they decided against that and started work on OAuth. …

[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
B.I.S.S. Blocklist Manager: IP Blocklists the easy way

Now, before we get started, I would like to say that I, James Hartig, and The Tech Corner, do not support illegal downloading and this software should be used for legal uses only.  We can now continue!
You can keep downloading your IP Blocklist the manual way, from
or you can download Blocklist Manager and have it done for you.
Blocklist Manager is a free application provided by B.I.S.S. (Bluetack Internet Security Solutions) and it automatically downloads IP lists from the major sources and easily exports them to your favorite applications. You have …

[22 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
FreeMyFeed: View Auth-enabled Feeds with Anything!

FreeMyFeed is a free web service that gives users the operrtunity to view authenticated, login, or password protected feeds in any application. This is especally helpful when using Google Reader, which still doesn’t support authenticated feeds. Also, if you don’t want to always check your gMail inbox, you can use this service to get your unread feed on any application.
After submitting your username, password, and feed url on the main page, you are presented with a page titled: “Congratulations! Your feed has been freed!” and then a choice of 12 …

[18 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
3 Plugins to Secure your WordPress Login

I was browsing through the long list of WordPress plugins, looking for some good ones our site should have and I found 3 really cool ones that make your WordPress admin panel super secure.
First plugin you should install on your WordPress installation is Limit Login Attempts. This plugin tracks the number of times a user gets his username and password combination incorrect, and after a defined amount of attempts, it will lock, log, and email the WordPress administrator about it. This means brute-force attacks will be more difficult (still possible …

[23 Dec 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

If you have been receiving:
Event ID 4226: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
or you plan on using any sort of BitTorrent or setting up any sort of server.
Tweak Tcpip.sys on Windows XP
1) Visit http://www.xp-antispy.org/index.php/lang-en/download and download “packed zip archive” for your language (filename is like “xp-AntiSpy_english.zip”)
2) Extract the zip file downloaded (Click “Next” -> “Next” -> “Finish”)

3) Open the new folder created  and double click on the exe (something like “xp-AntiSpy.exe”)
4) Goto (in the top menu) “Special” -> “Connection Limit…”

5) In the new …

[28 May 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Received something similar to the following?

Received it only once?
Your fine! If it keeps happening, return here.
Received it multiple times?
This problem is very vague and I am working on a complete fix to the problem, however it is kind of hard!
Solution 1 (if you remember what you did!)
1) Write down what you did to receive the popup,
it is most likely a program launch, right-click (note where too! it is very important!), folder open, etc.
This is where we part solutions…
Solution 1a (application launch)
(The “Application” is probably modifying something in the Windows environment)
Options: …