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Is Your CMS Install Up To Date?

WordPress and Joomla are both very popular content management systems (CMS). They’re used by thousands of our clients and on millions of websites worldwide. Since they are both so popular they are also very popular targets for hackers. If you can find an exploit that’s likely to work against millions of sites then it’s a […]

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Linux Geek Required – Apply Within!

Do you speak fluent “geek”? Are you happy working from a command line? Do you feel comfortable with Debian, Redhat, Centos and Ubuntu? Want to work in a challenging environment with a growing company? If you answered “yes” to most of the above questions then maybe you might like to work with us. We currently […]

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Now Available On VPS

We are now offering Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on our Linux VPS servers. Ubuntu 10.04 is an LTS (long term support) release, which means that there will be security updates made available for a longer period of time than you would get with a non-LTS version. You can read more about how Ubuntu handles release […]

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Open Source Software Event in Dublin

OSS BarCamp is being held this year at IBM in Dublin on Saturday 17th April 2010. The free event brings together users and developers of Open Source technology products and services to share ideas and experiences. Here at Blacknight we use Open Source extensively. If you’re reading this on our blog, then you’re accessing a […]

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DotOrg Now Live

Late yesterday afternoon we “put live” our .org accreditation. DotOrg, which is run by Public Interest Registry, is quite a different concept to the more popular .com. While .org can be registered by anyone and used for just about anything, the extension has always had a strong focus on non-commercial users eg. NGOs, foundations, research […]

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Get Ready For .tel

Telnic, the people who are running the .tel name space, have just announced the launch of their developer area. The .tel domain, which I mentioned a while back, is going to bring some radical changes to the way business and individuals interact (if it takes off). If you want to get an idea of what […]

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Movable Type – Which License For Me?

Up until a few short months ago Movable Type, which is my preferred blogging platform, was not open source. While there was a free personal license if you made commercial use of the software you were honour bound to get a commercial license of some kind. Since then MovableType has launched an open source project, […]

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