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Rankophilia and Rankophiliacs

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For my CPS 182S class, we have an assignment which is a competition among groups of students (and the professor) to have the highest ranking page on Google for the terms rankophilia and rankophiliac.  As such, I have created a page at rankophilia.dorm.duke.edu to be my group’s main page on Google. For now, there is […]

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Tags: Duke · Web Development

SQL Injection at Duke TechExpo 2009

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

I gave my first public talk today at Duke’s TechExpo 2009. I along with my coworker Artem Kazantsev discussed the risks of SQL Injection. The presentation gives a good overview of the capabilities of SQL injection along with how to prevent such vulnerabilities. I also gave a demo of performing a SQL injection attack on […]

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Tags: Duke · PHP · Web Development

Drag and Drop off the Desktop in Duke Webfiles

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments

While on break, I’ve been playing around with Mozilla’s File API and integrating it with Duke Webfiles, which I work on for OIT. This is only a proof of concept since the spec has not been completed and I only implemented it in the icon view of Webfiles. Regardless, I think it is pretty cool […]

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Tags: Duke · Javascript · Web Development

Ubiquity Scripts

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

After playing with the Jetpack API and having an increasing desire to procrastinate my Spanish homework, I decided to give the Ubiquity API a shot too and make a few small scripts just to make my life easier.  The first extension I made was a script to do look ups of IP addresses and get […]

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Tags: Javascript · Twitter

Google Reader vs. Netvibes, and Jetpack Notifications

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided to give Google Reader a try.  I have been addicted to Netvibes for at least 2-3 years now, but I saw that Reader had a more active community around it, so I thought it was worth trying out.  Almost immediately I disliked the look and feel.  I am […]

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Tags: Javascript · Jetpack · Musings · Web Development