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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Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
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