Weekend Link Roundup: Week 9

Written by Mark Sanborn: May 24, 2008

Design Pattern Library - Yahoo has made a collection of web design patterns that they see. This is very interesting. Check it out.

New Order - One of my favorite security resources.

Special ALT Characters - Here is a list of ascii characters and how you type one. These are great to add to your passwords to make them more secure.

35 Portable Applications that Every Tech Needs - The article should read, “35 portable applications every windows tech needs”, but it is still a handy list of useful apps.

What a 1GB hard drive looked like 20 years ago - It is amazing how fast technology changes.

The Top 75 Open Source Security Apps - Although not in any particular order these open source apps are worth checking out. You probably know about most of them but you might find something new.

iptablesrocks.com - If you are new to the Linux firewall iptables this site will walk you through it from zero to hero.

43 Ways to Optimize your PHP Code - A very cool list of PHP optimizations you can start using in your code today. There are lots of optimizations that I didn’t know, apparently echo is faster than print. I never use print but now I know why. It turns out that $row[’id’] is 7 times faster than $row[id].

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