Archive for July, 2008

Keeping your code managed with an SVN

For those that don’t know what an SVN is, it’s a successor to a Concurrent Versions System (CVS), but what is that and how can it help me? What an SVN does When I would do just small changes to a site or a small piece of code, I would usually just make a copy […]

What’s your definition of a Hacker?

In 2 weeks I’ll be heading to Defcon, For those that don’t know Defcon is: DEF CON (also written as DEFCON or Defcon) is the world’s largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEFCON took place in June 1993. In 2007, at DEFCON 15, there were over 6,000 people […]

Getting Pretty Code Boxes in WordPress

-Edit- I’ve now started using SyntaxHighlighter Evolved ignore all below! One of the problems I’ve run into with WordPress was when I wanted to post code, what usually happens is WordPress will try to run the code i’ve posted, both messing up the layout of the page and then noone can see the code I’ve […]

Clean up your web pages created with Word.

First off, I need to say STOP creating web pages with MS Word!!! There are other programs out there that you can drag and drop to create a webpage, these tools create 100 times better code and code that is easy to look at and change if needed, giving you a better chance at actually […]

WordPress User Pages (part 3)

-Update- While most of this is out dated as per line numbers and such, you can still get the basic idea on changes that need made. If you’ve missed them read Part1 and Part2. So in part2 we changed the code to the Register Plus plugin to allow for instructions for our defined fields. Today […]

WordPress User Pages (part 2)

-Update- While most of this is out dated as per line numbers and such, you can still get the basic idea on changes that need made. See Part1 Creating WordPress User Pages The first things we needed were the plugins, we needed something to help with the profile page but also the new users we […]

Creating WordPress User Pages (Profiles)

Also Read Part2 and Part3, Finished Product is at Profile Pages I’ve spent the last couple evenings helping Scott Janz over at TheBackPacker.TV to create user pages for hikers. This is one of the most wanted things in WordPress, everyone wants to have users and a place for those users to call home. Scott […]

Be an expert Google Searcher

Over at They’ve published a list of tips to optimize and streamline your Google searches. Everyone know about using quotes, + and – but some of the best and less known are: * This is the so called wildcard. The asterisk represents a missing word, use it to let Google fill in any potential […]

The 5 foot Antenna

While at one of the many “security” (hacker) conventions I visit, there was a vendor selling external wireless cards, but not just any wireless devices but one of the most powerful ones currently made. The Alfa 500mW is not only powerful but you can add any antenna to it you may want. I know you’re […]

Returning to “The Hack”

It’s been about a year since I’ve worked on Tek-works. As always life is stranger than fiction, While working on Tek-Works last year, teaching everyone how to hack their WordPress site and Plugins, but having no training or actually worked with code in a professional setting, I coded for the fun of it. Soon after […]