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I have had the opportunity recently to write a password strength testing tool. As part of my testing, I used some of my own passwords. Shockingly, against my own standards, my own passwords did not hold their own, coming in at around 35 percent. I decided to take this a step further and put a few pass sites to the test. My results were all over the place. Many accepted passwords that were virtually useless others took a bit more of a strict approach. In this article I give you an overview of some of the ones I tried

DISCLAIMER: Aside from my own testing software, I can not guarantee that the passwords you enter on these websites are not being stored, also many of the sites my own included transmit your password in plain text. Please do not enter any passwords to sensitive information in these forms.

It's official! Pyro Design is on a new system. Recently I migrated the entire blog onto a new server that was more feature rich and production worthy. As part of this move there were inevitable updates to the DNS entries to the domain, and some of you may have noticed some downtime.

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You're working on a new project, and the client asks for a new feature that wasn't in the original proposal, you add the feature, and a few months down the road the requirements have changed again, and the client decides that the feature just won't do.

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Jeff Manning

When you create any new website, having that website pay for itself, or better still turn a profit is both a practical and even necessary goal.  But how and when do you monetize your website and what strategy should you use? In this post I will explore various options that you can take to monetize your website, the pros and cons for each option and when you should implement them.

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I recently started working with the Bootstrap framework and playing with other technologies such as JQuery.  Both of these technologies have been out for some time, and for much of it, I shrugged them off and continued working as I had always done, scratch HTML, CSS, and JS.