This will end my fit of blogging diarrhea. Honest. On Saturday, I ran to Kidderminster (21 miles in total). It went quite well, although my left thigh ached a little and I got a sore groin. Afterwards I also noticed my feet were aching on the outside of my sole (they don’t normally)…. Yesterday morning… Continue reading Running….
Why do some programmers not ensure data is escaped for the right output ‘layer’… today I came across some legacy code which appends strings together to create a CSV file – it went along the lines of : $line .= $foo . ‘”,”‘ . $bar . ‘”,”‘ . $etc…. . “\n”; There was no attempt… Continue reading Random PHP CSV writing code fail
Today, I installed Karmic on my desktop/server at work (aka orange). It was running Debian Lenny, but with the purchase of 2 24″ monitors and my subsequent failure to quickly configure them properly, I decided to jump ship to Karmic (which I knew would work thanks to the Ubuntu LiveCD). So, installation was pretty simple… Continue reading Ubuntu Karmic … my first impressions
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 – http://favoriterun.com/286539 … took ages, but good fun. # The driver on the bus says move on back, move on… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-22
Orange breakfast, toddler style http://twitpic.com/plrmc # 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… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-15
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. (
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… Continue reading Initial foray into OpenId (Zend_OpenId_Consumer / PHP etc)
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 http://bit.ly/4o8iTq #… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08
A random weekly rambling.
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… Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-01