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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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April 2, 2008
by meandean
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How to quickly check your error logs for oddities

With more church webmasters taking advantage of free, one-click installs provided by inexpensive web hosting solutions, I figure it is time to provide a quick tutorial on how to harvest useful operational, user and security information the error logs using a variety of commands already at your disposal – free. Continue reading

March 31, 2008
by meandean
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How to avoid high maintenance church website design

For what will it profit a man if his church website is the slickest in the Internet if he has to forfeit a month’s collections just to change the welcome message? If you haven’t guessed by the play on Matthew 16:26 (&/or Mark 8:36, &/or Luke 9:25), or the somewhat wordy “bad church web design poster #006,” the topic of today’s “sermonette” is website maintenance. Continue reading

February 14, 2008
by meandean
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How to block a range of IPs from spamming your church website

Using a blog to manage a website’s content is a flexible and affordable solution more and more churches are employing to effectively present their message online. There is however one drawback – in that some of the open source blogging solutions used as content management on the cheap also tend to attract attention from nere-do-wells who attack the comment and content functions of application such as WordPress and MovableType with robotic floods of advertisements offering anything from enlarging various appendages to curing male baldness all while losing your life’s saving playing poker online. Continue reading