… and hello 2014 More hints. Happy New Year everyone and I hope it’s a great one for all of us!
Just in case you need to know your Internet facing IP address, I have setup a new page just for the purpose of showing you that information and more, right down to your longitude and latitude just in case any of you are hiding some ICBM’s in your backyard and want to reach out and touch someone! So check it out, go to http://yerip.com and see what it has to say about you, and before you say it, I know this has already been done. There are other sights on the net that show you what your IP address is, but I wanted one that wasn’t going to display ads or have any ulterior motives, just quickly and cleanly providing a good service!
Just in case you are wondering what all the colors and new layouts are, I am attempting to find an appropriate theme for the site here, and get it installed and happy. In the process, I will be testing different ones to see what works best and what doesn’t. The theme in use now is a heavily modified version of an off the shelf theme I setup for this site about four years ago. Everyone that is familiar with computers and IT knows that four years is an eternity! So, I thought it was time for a change. Feel free (and please do even!) to hit the contact form and drop me a line telling me what you think about the theme. Whether you like it, hate it, have suggestions or anything else. I’d love to hear your feedback. Thank you!
Just a quick note to let visitors know that I have updated the Must Have Firefox Extensions page in the Library, so feel free to check it out and see what we have down as the Firefox extensions that you have to have. Sure there are lots of others to get too, but you pretty much gotta get these to even get started! 😛 Thanks
This blog is my baby, and even though I don’t get to post every day, I am always on the lookout for good information to put here. I firmly believe in quality over quantity. So far, this site has been around for over five years. It gets hundreds of thousands of visits per month, and holds a couple hundred thousand words of information meant to help people with various subjects and topics. I have created guides and reference sheets for various things, there are tool downloads, links and more. The point I am getting at is that I have a lot of stuff here, posts and pages, especially posts. So, I setup a new navigation menu at the bottom of the page so instead of just being able to go one page at a time through the forty pages or more of posts, you can now navigate through it much faster and easier. I like it a lot, it makes moving around a breeze, and seems to be working well. I hope you like it too, and if you have any trouble with it, or have a suggestion or something, be sure to hit the Contact page and let me know! Enjoy 🙂
For anyone that is interested, the new nav system is a modified install of the WP-PageNavi plugin. Check it out if you need or want something similar it is very well made!
Whoah! We have been busy, busy over here setting up a bunch of new advisory pages. Just in case you are wondering, we take an RSS feed and set it up to display on a page. So, you can click on that page link and get the latest information from that RSS feed right there on the page here at Solarum dot com. We have many of the major feeds that IT folk would be interested in, from Microsoft and Cisco security advisories to Linux and UNIX as well. We even include feeds from NIST, US Cert, OSVDB and more so we can keep an eye on apps and everything else too. Not to mention that we add feeds any time we can, and especially when we find good information to share. Enough talking, why don’t you go check them out, they are in the middle column near the top, all the information you need! If you know of a feed that we should carry, please let us know so we can add it!!