Jan 30 2007

Google Password Generator Gadget

Jamie Begin

Today I needed a short break and decided to port over a Javascript password generator that I had previouly written to the XML format used by Google for their homepage “gadgets” (aka “widget”). I use it primarily for creating database passwords and figured at least a few of the people out there could find their […] …

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Jan 28 2007

Who Killed the Webmaster?

Jamie Begin

Back in the frontier days of the web–when flaming skulls, scrolling marquees, and rainbow divider lines dominated the landscape–”Webmaster” was a vaunted, almost mythical, title. The Webmaster was a techno-shaman versed the black arts needed to make words and images appear on this new-fangled Information Superhighway. With the rise of the W …

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Jan 25 2007

A Basic Introduction to Postgres Stored Procedures

Jamie Begin

This article introduces the very basics of writing stored procedures with PostgreSQL (aka Postgres), an open-source database system. It is intended for both Postgres newbies and MS SQL Server/MySQL stored procedure veterans who are interested learning more about Postgres. Introduction I originally come from the world of MS SQL Server where stored p …

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Jan 17 2007

Developers: Beware of scams posing at pre-employment tests on Craigslist.

Jamie Begin

I occasionally check-up on the web developer jobs on craigslist.org, and this is the second time this month I’ve noticed this particular scam. When I realize what these asshats are trying to pull, it enrages me. I figured I’d write about here to warn others. In case craigslist pulls the ad here it is: We […] …

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