Web Applications

Creating your own Zooming Photo Mosaic

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I was really impressed with the deep zoom version of the Newseum newspaper frontpages from the Obama Election win in my previous blog post.  I was so impressed that I had to figure out a way to do this myself. This post will guide you through this process, step by step. Step 1, creating your Photo Mosaic Recently Carlos mentioned he wanted to get a Photo Mosaic made by his Photographer from his wedding photos. I figured in this day and age of Information sharing there had to be low cost applications Read more [...]
 

Playing with the new Deep Zoom Composer

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Microsoft released another update to Deep Zoom Composer on August 3rd. The latest build of Deep Zoom Composer includes a feature that generators the silverlight code for you and also support photo-stitching. Photo-stitching is where you take multiple pictures and stitch them together to create a panoramic photo. Deep Zoom is the seadragon technology from Microsoft that allows you to pan and zoom in an image and the browser downloads only those pieces of the image in detail that you're looking.  Read more [...]

SQL Injection Help .. Microsoft to the rescue with URLScan 3.0.

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The number of SQL Injection attacks across the Internet continue to rise. I'm seeing regular posting on the SANS RSS feed related to SQL Injection and XSS these days and clients are finding that applications they thought were not vulnerable turn out to be vulnerable because of patches and custom mods they've had made to them.  For most site owners this meant going back to the developers and getting updates and this is generally costly and time consuming. Fortunately, Microsoft has stepped up Read more [...]

Free Online Photo Editors

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With the new addition to the family I've got a renewed interest in taking photographs (and video) and ofcourse sharing them. Yeah, I'm one of those Dads.  So today I wanted to crop a image for William's website (yeah, not even 5 days old and he's already got his own website at http://williamcoburn.net ). The image I wanted to crop and enhance was of the wallpaper border in his room of Pooh Bear.  The only tools I had available on my desktop were picasa and snag-it. So the first thing Read more [...]

SQL Injection Reversal Query Script

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The folks over at Early Impact (makers of ProductCart) have released a tool to help remove JavaScript code from a SQL database that may have been hacked as part of the SQL Injection attacks taking place today on the Internet.  Here's the details from their newsletter and a link to the SQL query you can execute.  Please be warned, I haven't tested this so make sure you have a backup before executing it (just in case): If your database is hacked If your store is hacked (JavaScript code added Read more [...]
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