Java Singleton Design Pattern

The Singleton Pattern is one of the most commonly used design patterns in Java. This design pattern is used to restrict the instantiation of a class to a single object.

Run Your Own CGI Proxy

A CGI proxy is a HTTP/FTP proxy that allows a user to access a different site through it. It is most commonly used when a user is not able to access the site directly or just that the user wants to access the site anonymously.

Enable Windows NTLM Authentication in Firefox

Windows NTLM (NT Lan Manager) is a Microsoft authentication protocol used with the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol.

A lot of the protocol was reverse engineered by the Samba team – the people behind the Samba server that allow UNIX machines to share files and printers with a Windows client.

Reset MySQL root Password


If you have set a root password for MySQL previously, but have forgotten what it was, you can reset the password without much hassle.

Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) Alternative

User Access Control (UAC) was introduced as a security infrastructure in Microsoft Windows Vista. It aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting privileges of application software. Any request for an increase in privilege level has to be authorised by an administrator. In this way, only trusted applications receive higher privileges.

Reveal Password Fields in Firefox

Never leave your Firefox browser unattended with your password keyed in. Your password can be stolen even before you know it.