How To Open .MDF Files

March 18th, 2009

What is a .MDF file anyway?The .MDF file extension usually designates a proprietary disk image format used by Alcohol 120%. Like ISO files, MDF files contain an exact copy a CD or DVD. This format is typically used for backing up discs and also for sharing the “backups” over [...] Continue Reading…


Comment Spam : Eliminate False Positives With Akismet + reCaptcha

March 17th, 2009

The recent WeblogToolsCollection post about a new antispam plugin “WP Mollom” got me thinking. What’s the main problem with Akismet? It’s certainly good enough at catching spam – it only misses about 4 spam comments per month on this blog and has nearly 99.9% accuracy overall. However, the situation [...] Continue Reading…


How To Have Your Digital Cake And Eat It Too

March 11th, 2009

Behold, today I present you my glorious plan to save the world!

Well, this post is actually my attempt to answer a burning question : “How can we download stuff for free and ensure that musicians, actors, programmers and other people who create stuff still get paid?”. It’s a [...] Continue Reading…


Text Classification With PHP

March 7th, 2009

Text classification is probably the most popular real-world application of machine learning and other AI techniques. This is because the adaptive spam filters that guard our inboxes, comment forms and guestbooks are basically specialized text classifiers that only deal with two categories – “spam” and “not spam”. Text categorization [...] Continue Reading…


Automatically Restart Crashed Or Hanged Applications

March 4th, 2009

Don’t you hate it when programs hang or crash? I find it especially annoying when a background application like an IM client or a bandwidth monitor silently crashes – sometimes I only notice the problem hours later when I’ve already missed a bunch of messages. I’m sure you’ve encountered [...] Continue Reading…