Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Install FileZila FTP Client (A Simple Tutorial)

Alot of times, people ask me, as a web developer, how can they access their files on their web servers. And 9 times out of 10, my answer is FileZilla FTP Client ( The biggest problem I've found is people getting a little overwhelmed in installing it. So, I figured a tutorial for Windows users would make it easy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Quick, Dirty Way to Protect your SQL Server from SQL Injections

So, I started noticing something today that kind of scared me. My SQL Server was running absurd amounts of memory and would often times crash because it was overloaded with memory. So I decided I was going to investigate into the cause, and see why .Net was crashing my SQL Server. Turns out, there's a couple malicious SQL scripts that can be run on vulnerable textboxes to forces your server to wait.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LINQ to SQL: Hierarchical Data in Nested Repeaters

First of all, I would like to thank Dennis Madsen for this excellent article: ASP.Net Nested Repeater with LINQ DataSource. But, I would also like to acknowledge that his code was a jumping off point for me to create a sidebar navigation. This navigation is part of the Content Management System I'm in the process of building. For some clients, sidebar navigation is absolutely necessary. Enough of that, let's get into the meat of it.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

SEO: Gaining Backlink Points from your Blog

Every SEO consultant knows that backlinks are key. And I'm not talking about spam-dexed, black-hat link farms, I'm talking quality, relevant links. But oftentimes it's very hard to generate these links directly to your domain, they normally tend to go to your blog or some other social media address - especially, if like me, you generate useful, insightful content that, in essence, is linkbait. But those links go to my blog,, and not my domain So how do I score PageRank and TrustRank points from them?

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Laki Politis Media and Design Website

Check out the redux I did for the website ( ). I think it captures the professionalism I'm trying to offer better. Drop me a line, or comment back and let me know what you think, what you hate, what you love...