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Comments October 27, 2009

The Dangers Of Hosted Code

Filed under: Board Management, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 8:26 pm CommentsComments (1) 

A few weeks back I wrote about including a new “social widget” from AddThis on one of my boards. Today I removed it. Why? Because a few weeks ago their code started screwing up. Since I was referencing their code rather than hosting my own copy, I inherited their problems.

That’s not something I am really happy about. More…

Comments October 12, 2009

CAPTCHA Alternatives Part I: Question / Answer

Filed under: Anti-spam, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 4:06 pm CommentsComments (1) 

I don’t like most current CAPTCHA techniques. There is nothing that frustrates me more than trying to use a web site and being presented with this:

captcha image

Yes, that is an actual CAPTCHA image that I was presented with. If anyone can figure out what that one is supposed to be saying, you have better eyes than I do. More…

Comments October 6, 2009

Why Is 86400 A Magic Number?

Filed under: Database Tips, MOD Writing, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 8:47 am CommentsComments (1) 

Anyone who has worked with database date/time fields probably recognizes the number from the title of this blog post. If not, it’s simple: there are 86400 seconds in a day. Why do I care about this? Because there are all sorts of fun things that I can do with that number. :) More…

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