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Update

Much to Sal’s chagrin (she calls me “clicky” if I spend more than 20 minutes hunched over the laptop of an evening), I’ve been doing a bit of work on the site recently.

I’m really doing it for Sal’s benefit, as I’m anticipating a hypothetical period later this year when I might need to update the blog from internet cafes a bit so that people know what I’m up to, and so I’ve been adding some features in anticipation of that (mainly the ability to save half written drafts when I run out of time and/or money), but somehow Sal doesn’t quite see it that way…

Mostly, I’ve been taking the whole thing apart and putting it back together again, a bit like you might with a knackered washing machine. I have almost certainly broken something, or left a vital part on the kitchen floor somewhere, so if you work out what that broken or missing thing is, do let me know…

Much of the underlying code had hardly been touched for the 5 odd years that I’ve been blogging here, so this exercise has generally involved me roundly mocking the me of five years ago for being such an idiot, as I remove 20 odd lines of hack-y code and replace it with the one php function that already existed to accomplish the same thing. I’m sure the same thing will happen again when I look at the code again in a few years time and realise that the me of now was an idiot as well.

Anyway, while I’ve been doing this I’ve been mugging up on security issues like SQL injection and cross site scripting, and I found this cartoon, which made me laugh a bit more than it should have done.

Yeah, I know, I need to get out more…