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.… Continue reading WordPress – I’m impressed with your upgrade procedure

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,… Continue reading Varnish + Zope – Multiple zope instances behind a single varnish cache

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… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-03

wapiti – web application vulnerability scanner (super quick review/intro)

Today, I finally looked at Wapiti, which is a web application vulnerability scanner. It operates on a black box basis (i.e. it doesn’t see the underlying PHP/ASP/Java source code), and effectively tries to ‘break’ any forms on a page. In order to get it to do anything useful, you’ll probably need to provide it with… Continue reading wapiti – web application vulnerability scanner (super quick review/intro)

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-29

Perhaps I should clean the car more often – latest 'find' a delicious ripe Banana skin http://twitpic.com/rg16o # Webbs 'garden centre' – where you buy christmas tat which people don't want # New mobile carrier – http://giffgaff.com/ – free in-network calls? # ASUS EeePC 900 – broken screen – extra battery+memory / spare parts? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170413079158… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-29