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Password Generator and Symfony Projects

Here are a couple of different projects I ran across this weekend:

Password Generator is an interesting little javascript project that tries to solve the problem of having a single password for multiple websites. They use an MD5 hash of a master password and the domain name. I originally found it on Signal vs. Noise blog in the comments.

Symfony is an “open-source PHP5 web framework”. After viewing the online tutorial, it looks pretty interesting - like Ruby on Rails for PHP. PHP is much more readily available than Ruby on Rails/Fastcgi so it might prove useful. They are also posting a set of 24 tutorials for each day between December 1 and Christmas.