On the brain...

I’m exhausted tonight for some reason (to be honest, I think I’m just a little under the weather)…anyway, I’ve only got a few small things on my mind to share tonight:

1. 10 Gen made news today with a round of funding and a few really really cool tech. releases. I don’t know when I’ll have time, but I really want to dig into their open source stuff and see how they do what they do. I don’t know if/when I would actually use the technology myself (yet), but it’s just one of those things I need to know more about…

2. SQL Injection attacks are so lame. One of my friends/clients got hit with a nasty one over the weekend…and since they have a few thousand files of tangled, mangled PHP code (hacked together over many years from many different projects/people)…cleaning up everything is a bit of a hassle (in fact, most of what I do for them from time to time is help fix/reorganize one tangled mess at a time). Actually preventing the SQL Injection is a very simple thing, but they are going to be working for quite a while to plug the fix into the existing ball of code they have…a bummer really.

3. Porting bad code (see Draftwizard) takes a really really long time…and honestly is pretty boring. It’s a good thing I’m very committed to getting all the old code cleaned up and running again or I would have ditched this project long long ago.

That’s it for tonight. I’m off to zombie/zone out and then hit the bed.

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for digdownlabs.com and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

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