How to Spot a Phisher

Phishing is a problem you hear about in the news, and you like to think of yourself as immune. I clicked a link that came in from a friend, and luckily, I noticed it was a phishing site.

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Site Re-launch in Octopress - RC Central V3

I had a bit of a journey in relaunching Rick Cogley Central, this time creating it in a static site generator over my previous tool RapidWeaver. Read on to hear the gory gory!

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Setsubun Bean Scatter 2013

Today was the setsubun, or the day before the first day of Spring in Japan. It was appropriately fairly warm, and we did the traditional thing. Read on to find out what that is.

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Adding Google Webmaster Tools Verification Meta Tag to a TYPO3 Site

The TYPO3 CMS is complex, so oftentimes you cannot simply put files in the root to verify site ownership. Here’s how to do it with a meta tag, for Google Webmaster Tools.

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Remote-wipe Your OS X System via iCloud

Concerned about losing your Macbook Pro or Air at the airport or at a bar? You can enable remote-wiping, via iCloud. Read on to find out how.

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View Source in Mail.app

Want an easy way to see mail headers in Mail.app? They’ll pop right up, and I promise you’ll like it.

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Bulk Delete Safari Bookmarks

OS X Safari Bookmarks can “build up” in your system for various reasons, perhaps because of iCloud sync problems, or because you imported a lot of old ones from another browser. If you are moving to a service like Pinboard.in and want to bulk-delete bookmarks in OS X Safari, it is not immediately apparent how to do it. Find out how after the jump.

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First Snow of 2013 in Yokohama

Today was the first snow of 2013 here in Yokohama. Usually this area gets one or two days of snow per year, which is a big contrast from central or northern Japan, areas like Nagano where the Winter Olympic games were held.

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A Test Post With Sourcecode Markup

This is the excerpt from this post. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor i n reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Why do we do this? Find out after the jump.

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Assign “Elastic IP” Fixed Public IP to Your Amazon EC2

Amazon AWS EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud, or basically, paravirtual servers you can rent from Amazon) initially assigns a non-fixed public IP address to your server instance. This means when you reboot your instance, the public hostname and public IP address will change. This is fine when you are experimenting, but not fine for a production server, and can be the source of not a little surprise, when you restart and the server “disappears”. Here’s how to solve it:

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