JB Hi-Fi NOW Review

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When I got my Samsung Galaxy Nexus from JB Hi-Fi I got a complimentary 12 month subscription to their NOW music service. I’ve used it on and off for a few months and thought I’d write review. Overall it is a pretty good service but it has some rough edges that make the experience painful at times. The service is a music streaming website that also has apps available for iOS and Android. It appears to only be available in Australia and this seems to be validated by your mobile number having to be…

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Storing passwords in a database? You’re doing it wrong

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It’s amazing that in this day and age there are still systems that store passwords in databases in clear text. Passwords should never be stored in a database, you should always store the result of a one-way encryption process known as a Hash (with some Salt!). If you store your users passwords in clear text in a database then you’re just asking for trouble. It’s only a matter of time before a disgruntled employee gets access and keeps a copy, or it gets compromised through other poor security pr…

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LastPass – a review

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For many years I was accumulating username / password combinations for a ridiculous amount of websites. Often I would use the same basic password, or a semi-strong password on these sites. I was building a user account security debt. Then I read about LastPass and knew my problems had been solved. LastPass is a website that allows you to store securely a series of username / password combinations for the websites that you are a member of. So what? Well it has this neat browser plug-in that will…

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How to migrate WordPress blog to a new hosting provider

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I self-host WordPress rather than use a wordpress.com domain, but recently the hosting provider I was using was giving me performance grief. I was getting PHP execution timeouts when people tried to view my blog which is pretty poor. So I bit the bullet and found a new provider. The process for migrating was pretty simple and straight forward, here’s what I did: Took out a new web hosting account with a different provider – this provided me with a new website that I could address via an IP addre…

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Cold Chisel – No Plans concert review

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cold chisel concert music review

Last night (Wednesday 18th April 2012) Cold Chisel put on an excellent gig in Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion to an excited crowd of punters. This concert was to launch their new album No Plans, but what made it different was that it was beamed live into cinemas around the country. I was one of those punters sitting in a comfy lounge chair, munching on popcorn and enjoying the excellent footage on a huge screen. As Barnesy pointed out it just wasn’t right! Musically the band were on song and put on a…

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