Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, hope you all got everything you asked for off Santa.

Merry Christmas

SecurityTube Megaprimer course DVD’s

Recently @SecurityTube have started releasing Megaprimer course DVD’s. These are the video’s from the website on a DVD for you to watch at home to learn from.

I am showing my support by offering the hosting of a mirror. –

Be sure to check them out at the following links:
@SecurityTube on Twitter
SecurityTube Website


Well today I finally got into Forrst

A massive thanks goes out to Zack Kitzmiller @ZackKitzmiller who I now know is STAFF on Forrst.

Well if you want come check me out

djekl’s XBOX Gamertag API

OK so a long time ago Duncan Mackenzie created his RESTFUL API for Xbox Gamertag Data.
Unfortunately, as time has come to pass, Microsoft have updated their site and servers, thus meaning that this service no longer works.

A while ago I was looking into creating my own by reading the RAW HTML from the OFFICIAL XBOX Gamercard. For this method I was using the php function “str_replace()”, this worked but was not efficient or sufficient to get all the information from it cleanly.

So the other day (when I had all but given up on this personal project) I happened to find this PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser over at SourceForge.
Once I found this everything fell into place. With this you can read sections of the data to just extract what you want.

Eventually after a few days of work I have created this djekl’ XBOX Gamertag API. This simply reads all the information from the OFFICIAL XBOX Gamercard and outputs it in a useful XML format for usage.

I may release the full source here on my blog but not sure yet. Still trying to get into the Xbox Developer program since they opened it up to the UK.

So what do you think?


As a few of you have asked how to use XML in PHP here is an example I created a while ago for a different project. You will need to use cUrl to read the XML from my site.

Windows Live Essentials

Well since I stupidly upgraded my Windows Live Essentials (version 2011 sucks and is wel… Like Vista. A resource hog and slow)

Here are the direct download links from Micro$haft for both versions.

Windows Live Essentials 2009
– For XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Full Version Installer English Language version
Web Version Installer – English Language Version

Windows Live Essentials 2011
– For Vista SP2 with Platform Update for Vista, Windows 7, and Windows
Server 2008 SP2 with Platform Update Windows Server 2008 R2)
Full Version Installer English Language version
Web Version Installer – English Language Version

BFBC2 Stats

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OK so yesterday I woke up to a Message on Facebook from my friend SAS Chimera saying to look at my stats on Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Well that score was as follows:
djekl (me) = 199
SAS Chimera = 200 (MAX)
xx SwiTcHed xx = 200 (MAX)
Gangster James = 189

So this has lead me to find a stats engine so I don’t need to keep looking on the xbox to see my stats.
Here are the links xD
djekl (me)
SAS Chimera
xx SwiTcHed xx
Gangster James

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Can you help me with my Dropbox Account?

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If you don’t know what dropbox is have a look here – About Dropbox | Tour Dropbox

If you can please sign up and install Dropbox using my referral URL you will get your standard FREE 2GB Dropbox, and a free 256mb. And I will also.

Here is my referral URL – Dropbox Referal Link

OH, and it works in Windows/Linux/OSX

Dropbox just works!