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The PHP Security Journey begins…

Here’s the slides from the PHPWM talk I gave last week PHPWM Presentation – The Security Journey Begins ; thanks to DeanC on #phpwm for reminding me to upload them 🙂 The presentation focusses on security issues in web applications – specifically, PHP – although obviously other web facing languages face the same problems. It’s a […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-24

Bubble blowing fail day. Do mixtures have a BBE date? Rowan seems happy with one bubble in 10 goes. # 820 days uptime is sufficient; time for a long overdue reboot I think. #linux # There's still snow outside tesco. Strange redditch. # Today I did a total of 77 situps thanks to the 200 […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-17

Fantastic Mr Fox looks pretty good; Rowan seems to approve too 🙂 # 13.26 miles, 1hour and 45 mins or thereabouts. Icy roads. # Lets try http://favoriterun.com/299771 # Hotel chocolate is very nice; I lack self control and gorge myself on a packet at a time … And subsequently feel yucky. no common sense. # […]

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100 press-ups (or push-ups if you’re american)

I thought I’d better exercise more than just my legs for once, and the 100 Pushups challenge caught my eye. In school I used to do 30 press ups each night; over the last few years there have been a few instances when my arms felt weak and puny. So, seeing as how I’m supposed […]

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WordPress – I’m impressed with your upgrade procedure

Previously I used Drupal on this website, and it was always a pain to migrate from one version to the next – there were a number of hoops to hump through, things would often break, modules would need reinstalling and then after upgrading you’d find that some random bit of functionality no longer works (e.g. […]

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Varnish + Zope – Multiple zope instances behind a single varnish cache

I run multiple Zope instances on one server. Each Zope instance listens on a different port (localhost:100xx). Historically I’ve just used Apache as a front end which forwards requests to the Zope instance. Unfortunately there are periods of the year when one site gets a deluge of requests (for example; when hosting a school site, […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-10

Snowing. B61. 2/10 # Feast lodge, bromsgrove: Don't bother. Food better at Johns mega balti. Take away fail. How can you screw up naan bread ffs? # Entered the Shakespeare marathon (April 28ish). #Stratford #running #marathon # I sometimes wish my toddler was a camel. Then he might not wake at 5am to demand food. […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-03

RT @4eversleepless Safe Danger 3: "Ice". If you enjoy it, please re-tweet etc. Happy New Year! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkK8IwbGZak # I am a mince pie seeking missile. # Patch, The Jack Russell illustrated his fine breeding and training by catching a partridge. Was it road kill or canine skill? # I must be getting out of shape […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-27

I appear to be tweaking. # And we're back home. As I'm sure everyone will be fascinated to know. Joy. (who stole all the #uksnow ?!?) # Operation keep @thegingerdog awake with coke taste test: regular – ok, diet – yuck, diet citrus – horse semen would prob taste better. # No tcx078l you may […]