Albert Bori's Blog

  • How To Remove Vista Anti-Virus 2011

    I was recently contacted by a friend to remove a virus from his computer. In this case it was a virus type that I like to refer to as "Anti-Virus Virus". An Anti-Virus Virus is a virus that pretends that it is an anti-virus, and it proceedes to misinform you that it has found "multiple threats" on your computer. It then promises to help you remove these viruses by directing you to a website that will get your credit card information and do who-knows-what with it. Continue reading...

  • Open Mailto Links With Gmail

    The days of Microsoft Outlook being the de facto email client for the masses are gone. With web-based email clients such as yahoo, msn and gmail being the most prevalent email clients in our day, one might ask, "How can I get my gmail client to be the default client for my web browser?" I don't know the answer to all the different clients, but I have been able to find out how to make gmail your default client. Below are instructions for each browser: Continue reading...

  • Google Chromebook Theory-crafting

    Recently, Google announced the release of their newest netbook/thin client called Chromebook. This computer is built entirely of just a browser. That's it. It's a pretty amazing concept considering that no other software/hardware developer has attempted this before. Continue reading...

  • Why WYSIWYG Editors Suck

    Recently I was given the opportunity to research and implement a way to accept formatted user input that would then be displayed on a website after going through a moderation tool. In this case, the WYSIWYG was deemed the best tool for the job, as it allowed non-technical people to be able to format their input in a web-friendly way... in theory. Continue reading...

  • The Real Cost of Insurance

    I can't help but wonder how insurance works in detail. I mean, I know the general concept is that the premiums we pay have to be equal to or greater than the amount paid by the insurance company in claims. Sometimes this premium that we pay goes up. Why does this premium go up? Continue reading...

  • TrustedInstaller.exe virus

    Recently I had some trouble with my EC2 Windows 2008 micro instance. The server resources seemed to be so scarce that my websites were latent, or not responding at all. Continue reading...

  • Introduction

    Hello everyone! I've finally broke down and decided to install a CMS/blog engine for my personal website. I'm using Orchard CMS, which is a pretty solid alternative to Wordpress. Took me only a few minutes to throw it onto my EC2 Micro Instance using the web platform installer. Continue reading...