Why Web 1.0 Needs to Make a Comeback

I’m quite young — 18 years old, but still quite young. Nevertheless, I was also introduced to the Internet and the Web at a very early age, so I can personally say I have grown up alongside it all. I remember way back when there was no Twitter or Facebook or even Wikipedia. Google was…

Anti-Virus Programs: Payware Vs. Freeware

Keyloggers, viruses, and malware are a common threat to Windows users, particularly to computers connected to the Internet. These threats have gradually become more dangerous, and as a result having an anti-virus program installed on your computer is a necessity, not an option. The most common problem consumers have with anti-virus programs is deciding which…

UK ISPs and Broadband Speeds

It’s not often that LockerGnome gets the opportunity to see things from the perspective of the United Kingdom. I know and completely understand that LockerGnome is based in the United States and can only report on what happens “at home,” but I am extremely pleased to be one of the few who provides these perspectives…

Checking a Domain Against the Spamhaus DBL in PHP

Fellow LockerGnome writer Craighton came to me early on Sunday with a problem. Craighton runs a little URL shortening service called ou.gd, and needed some help adding a blacklist checker to the service. This was a major issue, as his Web host was threatening to cut off his services if he did not (which makes…

Keep it Simple with Google Logins

We’ve all heard the mantra K.I.S.S. for “keep it simple, stupid.” With a high-tech world swirling around us at breakneck speed, we have to prioritize our time as carefully as we budget our finances if we want to get anything done in a day. Whether we’re trying to make sure we blog every day or…