It Begins

    It Begins       Why am I doing this? As of March 2, 2009, I’m attending a very intensive 13 month, full-time Web Technology program at my local College, by way of a midlife crisis career change. I have been writing bits and pieces of notes to myself, kind of like...

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WebMonsters

I was lucky enough to be able to be a “stay-at-home-Mom” for the first 16 years of my daughter’s life. This is not to say I didn’t work during that time – I just didn’t get paid, or at least not much. Never being one to sit around being bored, I was always working at...

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Coffee Code

     Coffee Code       OK – back in April,  PHP got me smoking again – I’m fairly certain Javascript will lead me to drink this month – and who knows to what new lows  CGI or AJAX will take me…  My husband says that by the time I finish this program I’ll have so many...

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To post or not to post

     To Post or Not To Post       A friend of mine recently emailed me to complain that too much time had passed since I updated this blog. I hadn’t realized that there were rules about how often one had to post – I had thought it was sufficient to post only when I...

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Secret Decoder Ring

Secret Decoder Ring OK – Right now we are studying Web Security in the course. This is a subject guaranteed to make the most sanguine person just a little paranoid. Apparently, no data is totally secure.  Public keys, private keys, certificates, hashing, encryption of...

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Black Hat Hacking

      Black Hat Hacking       Lock up your silver and hide your daughters away... They’re out there – the cyber-outlaws, riding around the net in their virtual black hats, hijacking, impersonating, stealing data, and generally raising hell online. Most normal users of...

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