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SprocketsDigitalGratisV2As new business efforts and projects are undertaken, occasionally new whitepapers and programs are developed which can be made available through the public domain. Similar to Open Source, such resources can provide opportunities for people to work collaboratively with others who have similar interests and business challenges.

This, in turn, encourages open exchanges of ideas and knowledge sharing which can expand and improve existing solutions.

As such resources are made available, they are published on this site.

PHP IP Blocker By Aaron Packard – Open Source Code, Version 1.0

PHP IP Blocker By Aaron PackardPurpose of this utility – For use when blocking pesky users and subnets of IP networks. Adapted on 19 February 2012 from the ASP script solution previously authored below. This code is written in PHP and filters IP addresses via a customizable array. This code snippet may be downloaded and used by anyone.

Function & Description – Aaron Packard was unable to find easily obtainable pre-written PHP code to block website visitors and IP subnets based on IP address(es). The code is available to anyone at no cost. By incorporating this snippet, webmasters will be able to filter out any unwanted users – or entire subnets! Works for all class networks. This code has been designated as ‘open-source’, and it may be freely distributed, modified, and used by anyone.

Instructions – After webmasters copy this code and save it to their site, they will want to append the following line to the top of each webpage that they wish to have protected by the script:

PHP-IP-Blocker-Head-Snippet

Alternatively to the array defined in the script, webmasters can create a flat text file which can list all of the IP ranges to ban.  Simply replace the entire $ranges statement in the code with the following:

PHP-AlternativeLoad

Ensure the flat text file is saved in UTF-8 format, and each line lists one IP address range. For example:

IP-RangeV2

ASP IP Blocker by Aaron Packard – Open Source Code, Version 1.0

ASP-IP-Blocker-by-Aaron-PackardPurpose of this utility – For use when blocking pesky users and subnets of IP networks. Built on 30 June 2006 and refined on 08 July 2006. This code is written in ASP and filters IP addresses via a customizable array. This code snippet may be downloaded and used by anyone.

Function & Description – Aaron Packard was unable to find easily obtainable pre-written ASP code to block website visitors and IP subnets based on IP address(es). The necessary code was subsequently written and deployed for use on THIS website. The code is now available to anyone at no cost. By incorporating this snippet, webmasters will be able to filter out any unwanted users – or entire subnets! Works for all class networks. This code has been designated as ‘open-source,’ and it may be freely distributed, modified, and used by anyone.

Instructions – After webmasters copy this code and save it to their site, they must append the following line to the top of each webpage that they wish to have protected by the script:

ASP-IP-Blocker-Head-Snippet

ASP IP Blocker Plus By Aaron Packard – Open Source Code, Version 2.0

ASP-IP-Blocker-Plus-by-Aaron-PackardNext generation version of IP Blocker – This version of IP Blocker utilizes an Access® database rather than hard-coding IP addresses within the actual ASP file. With this version, webmasters must have a copy of Microsoft Access®, or a program which can read an Access® database to edit the .MDB file.

Instructions – Click here to download the ZIP file of the script, sample boot page, database, and readme.  The database must be updated after each update.

Obtaining Your PMP Certification – Whitepaper

pmpcoverPurpose of this guide – This whitepaper is written to assist those who wish to obtain their PMP® Certification from the Project Management Institute®. The whitepaper is organized into simple to read, step-by-step instructions, that explain from start to finish the processes necessary to pursue the accreditation.

An authoritative guide, this booklet walks readers through the processes of identifying suitable training courses, filling-out and submitting the PMP® application, and sitting for the exam.

A must read for anyone interested in attaining this important certification.

Click here to view the PDF of “How To Pass The PMP Exam” now!

Automatically Update Career Sites

careercoverPurpose of this Guide – This whitepaper will instruct readers on how to create a utility that automatically updates job or resume postings on the popular employment boards.

Today, all of the major employment sites itemize their search lists based on the age of postings.

Postings that are most recent appear at the top of search listings, and those that are older appear towards the bottom of search listings. This manual instructs readers on how to create a sustainable utility that regularly updates listings so that they always appear at the top at job sites.

Job Boards that this whitepaper applies to include:

  • Monster
  • Career Builder
  • 6-Figure Jobs
  • Many Others…

Click here to view the PDF of “Career Site Whitepaper” now!