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  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-22

    Stupid body. Both thigh muscles should not be able to cramp at the same time twice :-/ Baths are clearly not relaxing or good for me. # Back from a 21 mile run to Kidderminster – … took ages, but good fun. # The driver on the bus says move on back, move on […]

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-15

    Orange breakfast, toddler style # Interviewing nearly done. One last group. Students seem better this year at least. # Cv's reviewed. Whiskey drunk (not by me). Bed soon. # In Wales, it is wet. # My minions seem to not want their work monitors upgraded from 19" to 24". Strange employees. # Stuck in […]

  • WordPress and Squid (making http request out)

    If you want to allow WordPress to pass it’s HTTP requests through Squid (for security or whatever), edit wp-includes/class-snoopy.php and set the necessary details. Shame WordPress doesn’t just have a configuration option or something for it. (

  • Initial foray into OpenId (Zend_OpenId_Consumer / PHP etc)

    While updating some security training materials, I thought I’d include some more information on OpenId – with the hope of demonstrating how the typical username/password mess which web applications create can be countered (for example see here ) So, being a PHP type, and having seen that the Zend Framework supports OpenId, I thought I’d […]

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08

    I now have a new pair of running shoes. New balance or something. Will have to take them out tomorrow. # Clearly he wanted a drink. # The toddler is trying to tell me something. I'm too stupid to understand him :-/ # RT @guardiantech Penelope Trunk: Why I tweeted about my miscarriage # […]

  • Yet another all in one update

    A random weekly rambling.

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-01

    I'll be running in the rain, just running In the rain. With a cold wet feeling, i hope it doesn't make me Ill again… # Seen on tube advert:"I asked for fewer dicks. Now it takes fewer dicks. I've never been so influential. Windows 7" #windows #badeyesight # Ticket booking fail. Virgin train packed. Imposing […]

  • PHP array and object addition and string indexing

    While reading someone’s code, I came across the following sort of thing: function foo($config = array()) { $this->_config += $config; //… } To which I thought WTF? How does PHP cast an array to a number to perform addition? A few random tests later, it appears PHP joins the two arrays together, only adding indexes […]

  • Postfixadmin 2.3

    Finally, I/we have gotten around to deciding Postfixadmin is ready for it’s next release (2.3)… it’s been sometime, and certainly a lot longer than I’d originally anticipated!

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-25

    Was there enough Lego at #lrl2009 ? # Bye bye #lrl2009 till next year perhaps ? # Windows 7? Is that like ubuntu but non-free? #lrl2009 # #lrl2009 where we play with Lego and the ninky nonk # The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round…. All day […]