Heal Your Church WebSite

Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design.

October 10, 2011
by meandean
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What to do when your Twitter Account gets Compromised

Despite employing strong passwords that I change regularly, despite deleting unsolicited Direct Messages (DM) and mentions with links to unknown destinations, a simple “fat finger faux pas” event lead to me granting a 3rd party Twitter application permission to spam … Continue reading

April 5, 2011
by meandean
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Fun with the Twitter Search API and jQuery

Yes, I am bit of an API junkie. Anyone whose followed my blog since 2002 probably has gone blind once or twice reading posts about SOAP, XML-RPC, RSS feed and other such fun.

So why should anyone be surprised that today I’m providing a quick how-to code snippet of some fun I’m having with the Twitter Search API, REST, jQuery and jSON? Continue reading

April 22, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading

May 30, 2008
by meandean
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find-a-bot.sh – a nice little script to ID bots bugging your website site

Already demonstrating earlier this week how to block spambots and rogue spiders. Today I’m completing the lesson with a nice little bash script sample that can help you identify some of these non-browser ‘candidates’ by parsing your access logs and placing the results in an easy-to-read text file. Continue reading

May 14, 2008
by meandean
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ip2Country.pl – A fast little script to bulk id IPs by country

Yes, I know, all cool programmers use Python these days – but to this old-school programmer, PERL is to my antiquated PC what GWBasic was to first computer at work back in 1983. That is a nice little tool to get things done, like identify a list of IP addresses by country – fast.
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August 23, 2007
by meandean
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5 to ways permanently redirect an old church domain name to a new domain name

It is no sin for a church to change their domain name. However, it is an unspeakable Internet offense if you do not provide visitors – and search engines – with a quick, simple and painless redirect from the old domain to the new. Unfortunately not all church webmasters know even 1 way to avoid said sin, let alone 5; that is until now: Continue reading