Questions to ask yourself when setting goals

How do you know what you actually want to achieve in life? How should you prioritize your goal ideas? What do you need to know to set yourself up for success? In goal setting, knowing the right question is half the battle. With the right set of questions, you can guide yourself to discover your […]

Personal Goal Setting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Setting goals is important to steer your life where you want it to go. To give you a great introduction into the practice, I have written an extensive article that shows you everything you need to know – and quite a bit more. Why is it important to set goals? What types of goals are there? […]

Goals: Inspirational Quotes

Need some inspiration or motivation for setting your goals? Plenty of famous and lesser-known people have produced numerous inspiring quotes about this topic. I have compiled a list of 69 quotes for you to draw inspiration from: > Motivational Quotes for Goal Setting Did I miss a great quote? Let me know! I’m happy to expand […]

List of Tools for Monitoring Windows Server Performance

Is your Windows Server still running smoothly as expected? There is a wide range of tools that help you monitoring server performance. I have compiled an extensive list of such monitoring tools for Windows servers: » 40 Windows Server Performance Monitoring Tools

10 Easily Preventable Server Failures Every Sysadmin Should Frequently Check For

Monitoring servers is no trivial task. There are plenty of things that can go wrong, many of them quite unexpected. A few things, however, can be checked within seconds and still would cause great pain if left unchecked. Be sure to keep an eye on these 10 easily preventable server failures.

Zero Day Vulnerability in OpenX Source 2.8.11 and Revive Adserver 3.0.1

The current versions of the popular ad server software OpenX Source (2.8.11) and Revive Adserver (3.0.1) are vulnerable a sql injection attack which allows attackers to gain backend access. The vulnerability is actively being exploited. The OpenX team has been informed. For Revive, I submitted a pull request with a fix. Since Revive Adserver is […]

Zero-day Vulnerability in OpenX Source 2.8.11

The current version of the popular ad server software OpenX Source (2.8.11) is vulnerable to code injection attacks by a subset of registered users. The vulnerability is being actively exploited. The problem can be fixed by changing line 311 in lib/OX/Extension/deliveryLimitations/DeliveryLimitations.php as follows: $result = ‘MAX_check’ . ucfirst($this->group) . ‘_’ . $this->component . “(‘”.addslashes($data).”‘, ‘”.addslashes($this->comparison).”‘)”; […]

Checkpanel – Continuous Checklists

My new project, Checkpanel, went into public beta recently. Checkpanel is a checklist application which focuses on repeating checks. Unlike traditional checklists, Checkpanel keeps track of all reported checks (marking something as working or not working). You can see who when last checked a test case and what the errors were. You can also let […]

Critical vulnerability in OpenX 2.8.6 & Open Flash Chart 2

There is a critical security flaw in OpenX 2.8.6 (and 2.8.5 and probably several earlier versions) which allows attackers to gain control of the webserver account and thus the adserver. The security hole is being actively exploited in the wild (as I learned the hard way). It seems that this hole is only known to […]

bbPress compatibility plugin for TinyMCE

I’m currently using the WYSIWYG editor TinyMCE with bbPress for a project. Unfortunately, bbPress doesn’t like it when it gets <p> tags through TinyMCE and therefore messes up the post. I have written an (extremely) simple plugin for TinyMCE which transforms <p>s into double linebreaks before posting therefore preserving compatibility. <br />s are transformed into […]