Installing Magento has been an uphill battle. Even the simple things are a pain. When installing most applications that have file permission requirements, you get a list of what needs to be changed. Magento doles them out two at a time.
I installed php on my Mac using Macports. I guess, at this early stage in my Mac experience, that it’s the equivalent of APT on Debian-based systems. It installed without a hitch, and php was up and running. But when I began installing a web app that required mcrypt, I noticed some problems. I used [...]
Photo Credit: monotrilho| via Compfight cc A new wave of protests started in Brazil this week. The protests center around political corruption and irresponsible government spending. (I guess the only thing we're missing here in the U.S. is a soccer tournament...) Just as in the Arab Spring protests that toppled governments in Egypt, [...]
You tend to trust a person more when you have mutual connections. I just found what appears to be a Twitter bug that throws all that trust out the window.
Microsoft apparently decided to take an unconventional approach with its latest browser offerings—they're going to support standards.
After the recent discovery of a plugin vulnerability, I've been busy looking for ways to button up all areas of public-facing applications for my employer. The first thing I checked was authentication procedures, and was able to improve the way we store password hashes. The current functionality available within PHP left me feeling less than [...]
One of my clients recently found out the hard way that there's a security hole in the tinybrowser plugin for tinyMCE. It's a quick fix if you're already using a session variable to manage authenticated users. But it's not necessarily a straightforward fix if your sessions are managed by Zend_Auth or some other framework.