Semisecure Login

UPDATE [2009-04-01]:¬†As you are possibly aware, Semisecure Login has not functioned with a stock WordPress install since before version 2.5. Moggy has created a new plugin (called Semisecure Login Reimagined) which is available for download here. You can check out his blog post about it for more information. This page is being kept merely for historical purposes (I’m a bit of a packrat).


The Semisecure Login plugin for WordPress increases the security of the login process by using client-side MD5 encryption on the password when a user logs in. JavaScript is required to enable encryption. When JavaScript is not available, the password is transmitted in plaintext (as normal), but authentication still completes in this case.

It is most useful for situations where SSL is not available, but the administrator wishes to have some additional security measures in place without sacrificing convenience.

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I used to chastise AdBlock users for destroying revenue…

And then Sony just had to go and make a hypocrite out of me.

Evil Sony Flash Advertisement

I am a frequent reader of Digg (among other news sites). However, for the past few days the above Sony ad has been showing. It’s a Flash ad, meant to wow me the user with Sony’s brilliance. After the initial play-through, the ad pretty much stays at the above static image, with little flowery things following your mouse around if you mouseover it. Okay, that doesn’t really sound like such a bad ad. Only the thing was programmed to consume 100% of my CPU in the “finished” state!
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New Town, New Host, New Site

Subtitle: Adventures in Transitioning.

After a number of big changes in life last year (getting married being the biggest of all), it was of course time to take another big plunge. This time it came in the form of Jess and I moving to Cleveland, OH, so she could teach choir.

Coincidentally, this was the same time I happened to be finishing up a new client’s website, and I decided that I would try recommending an alternative web host to them. Of course, before recommending a company, I wanted to check them out for myself, hence my investigation into DreamHost.
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