Posts Categorized: Tech Tips

For $200, the Kindle Fire should scare Apple (and delight most everyone else who doesn’t have an iPad)

The Fire has one thing that an iPad has never had: A comfortable price. I’m not the first person to posit this, but I think Amazon’s new Kindle Fire is going to be the first non-fruit tablet to succeed in the marketplace due the the “bang for the buck” factor. After playing with my Fire… Read more »

A PHP Script to automatically clean files affected by the the eval(gzinflate(base64_decode…) hack

In late April, my server got hacked. Most of my php files had code that looked like this placed at the top: eval(gzinflate(base64_decode(‘DZZFssRYokOX… long string of gzipped-base64-encoded php code); I’m not sure how the bad guys got in, but I changed all my passwords and updated all the software on the server. Then, like any… Read more »