You can now sign-in to Facebook Chat using your favorite XMPP/Jabber client (Pidgin, Adium, Kopete, etc). If you’re on Linux (Arch, specifically) you’ll need to install the cyrus-sasl package.
I love SSH tunnels. I use them as a cheap VPN solution when traveling, and if I need to get access to an internal web server on the inside of a network (assuming the network isn’t separated). As an example, I have 2 computers at home which I use daily for development, etc. When traveling, [...]
A quick shout-out to a great product. Concrete5 is an excellent CMS. With easy theming, and even easier setup, it’s a snap solution for some of the most particular of tastes. It’s open-source, which I really like, but the ease of getting it setup, and the polished look and feel just make me happy to [...]
At work, we’re developing an application that uses LDAP for authentication. Specifically, we’re using OpenLDAP. We use a VM for development, which allows each developer to have a copy of the ‘standard’ environment, to ensure we’re on the same version of libraries, compilers, databases, etc. As part of managing the VMs, we write maintenance scripts [...]