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Did you know that you can freeze bubbles? These temperatures are perfect for using that left over bubble mix from the summer. Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this: blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand.  Wait a few moments while it freezes- it will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!

You can also make icy crystals with your bubble solution! To do this: dip a large loop in the bubble solution – but dont blow a bubble. Instead, watch the crystals grow. The will form a lattice structure!

Too cold to go outside? You can learn how to make your own crystal ball bubbles in the freezer with soap by checking out the site below…

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Frozen-Bubble

Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL 

Here you go =)

(A guide to take your website beyond (x)html, css and javascript. If you have a bigger and more complex website, I’d say knowing php and MySQL is really useful.

But - not for beginners.)

How to: re-enable the context menu on websites with disabled right-click

I must start by saying that it really annoys me. There are quite a few people under the mistaken belief that a no-right-click script will protect their page content.

It’s ridiculously easy to workaround, but it takes a few seconds. And I feel a bit sorry for the majority of internet users who doesn’t know how to or that it can be done.

Right-click is disabled by a script. So what you gotta do is block it. Here are some methods.

  • Disable ALL scripts. The downside of doing this, is that more complex functions like for example, hearting something on tumblr, (that’s scripting involved) won’t work until you turn on Javascript again. Simply put, browsing without Javascript enabled sucks. Many websites won’t work properly. But it’s effective and simple, albeit drastic. (If you don’t know how to disable Javascript in your browser, Google or ask me ^_^) 

  • There’s a bookmarklet. Save the following link to your favorites/bookmarks. Enable Right Click, (drag and drop it if your browser supports that, otherwise right click and Save link as… or similar). When you reach a page that disables the context menu in your browser simply select this option from your favorites/bookmarks menu and whatever method that they have used to disable right clicking will itself be disabled and you will once more be able to access the navigation options in the context (right click) menu.

  • There’s a really neat add-on for Firefox; RightToClick. Description: “Stops javascript annoyances such as forbidden right click, forbidden text selection or cascading dialog boxes.” Really useful!

And of course you can also use Greasemonkey and the likes, but if you use those extensions, you probably won’t need this guide anyway =)

If you have disabled right-click on your website, please read this and reconsider!

Read this article Don’t Disable Right Click! by Sitepoint - really well written, head on the nail!

And:

Disable-Right-Click scripts are pointless because there are too many ways that your visitors can get around it.

What makes using such a script even worse is that it blocks your visitor’s access to the other options within the context menu that they may wish to legitimately use to navigate around the web.

Overall using such a script on your web site will drive your legitimate visitors away, not stop any would be thieves from stealing your images or viewing your page source, and will generally show people that you do not understand very much about how the web works. You should never have any reason to use such a script on your site (except where you are providing a working example of how useless such scripts are).

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I recommend ADrive =) 

A free account is 50 GB!

Max upload filesize is 200 mb. 

You can share files, however, after one month they unshare themselves and you must reshare and update any links.

Your files are never deleted.

The Virtual Piano 

Need a piano?

Notepad++ 

I just installed Notepad++ =)

"Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.”

Reblog this if ‘lolsummer69’ wants you to see them naked.

I hate this person.

I see “1 message!” hooray! And then… beslubbering beef-witted maggotpie

SPAM may you rot in Netu!

I hope nobody follows links you get in anonymous messages, it leads to virus and hackery.

(Source: p3n1s)

jScrollPane - cross browser styleable scrollbars with jQuery and CSS 

jScrollPane is a cross-browser jQuery plugin by Kelvin Luck which converts a browser’s default scrollbars (on elements with a relevant overflow property) into an HTML structure which can be easily skinned with CSS.

jScrollPane is designed to be flexible but very easy to use. After you have…

Sophos: Securing Websites 

Web servers are the backbone of the internet and provide the core services and functionalities of the billions of websites around the world and, as a result, act as a repository for the personal data of everyone who visits them. Ensuring that servers are secure from outside attack is a prime concern for any organization who use rely on them.

In the last few years attacks against web servers have increased substantially and it is immaterial where in the world you base a web server: malicious code respects no boundaries. The threat is not only transnational, but now comes from organized criminal gangs looking to harvest passwords, financial details and other information, rather than teenage hackers looking to cause mischief. In most cases an attack occurs unobtrusively, with servers and websites corrupted with malware designed to infect as many users as possible.

This paper discusses common ways web servers are attacked and the various ways they can be protected.

Download Securing websites

This paper discusses some of the common ways that web servers are attacked and details various techniques in which they – and by extension the websites they host – can be protected. Download now

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