Yahoo has announced that they will close its directory of links in the end of 2014 (December 31st to be exact). For those of you who have been around on the Internet for some time Yahoo’s directory was the only thing where you could find sites in the beginning, before search engines even existed. Yeah, I know that time actually existed.
Since Truecrypt.org removed version 7.1 and claimed it’s no longer working because it’s unsecure (insecure), many people have wanted to get the previous version of Truecrypt. Searching in for example Google or Bing for “Truecrypt 7.1″ or “Truecrypt 7.1a” (which is the last version before 7.2) will only list “mirrors” packed with viruses or trojans . Luckily we found a place where you can still get the real version of Truecrypt.
Yesterday it was time for the yearly Dusting Expo, the biggest expo for home IT in Sweden.
This year many of the companies had at least some sort of hybrid ,which is a surfpad combined with a detachable keyboard and looks like a small laptop. The advantage of this sort of device is that you can choose how to use it. If you want to read you detach the keyboard and use it as a surfpad. If you on the other hand need to write (during a meeting for example) you attach the keyboard and use it as a laptop.
Merry Christmas everyone from all of us at Xavier Media!
Don’t miss out on all our special offers at eXavier.com. Did you for example know that you can get a brand new .CO domain name for only $9.99 for the first year until Jan 1, 2014, or that you can get your own mobile web site on a .MOBI domain for only $6.95 for a limited time?
This Saturday and Sunday (9th and 10th of November) we will move the Exchange Rate API to new servers. As a result there will be an experimental new service (see below).
If you run for example WordPress or something else that’s heavily depending on a lot of MySQL resources to run, you don’t want to wake up every morning and notice that your MySQL database has crashed again…. So to make sure the server would restart MySQL every time it fails I started searching for a bash script to check the status for MySQL and restart if needed.
IAM (AWS Identity and Access Management) enables you to manage access to your Amazon resources and give access to specific resources for users. In my case I wanted to give a customer access to a S3 bucket, but I didn’t want them to see all the other buckets (none of their business simply).
So to give them access I created a new user (lets call it SampleAddress.com just for this example), and started experimenting with the permissions. I realized pretty soon that group permission would be the way to go so I also created a group for this customer also called SampleAddress.com.
Just a quick heads up that there will be some changes in the near future to the Exchange Rate API as we move our servers over to the Amazon cloud.
We will try to keep backward compatibility where possible.
To collect all information about our APIs and other services for our developers we’ve decided to create a new site simply called Xavier Media Developers Network. This way we can collect everything for developers who want to use our services at one place, namely developers.xaviermedia.com
At the moment we’ve just converted the most popular services into this site, but the idea is to add more and of course also add more SDK’s and sample codes as time goes