NCANE.COM is five years old this month.
I’ve decided to take my short URL generator and make it open-source. This is for a number of reasons, but I think primarily because I’m emigrating, and sometimes you need to just let things go. ShutOff 2000’s code will also become open source when I release ShutOff 2010 (that’s a long story – don’t ask).Continue reading NCANE.COM going open source
As the founder of the Smiters of Iniquity, I hereby smite all spammers. Yesterday, ncane.com and I were targeted by spammers, where a spam email went out to (I expect) thousands of people, purporting to be from me (including my personal details from public DNS records), and a short URL generated by ncane.com. An over-eagerContinue reading I smite thee, spammers
As mentioned in a previous post, I’m looking at implementing OpenID on NCANE.COM to replace the existing session and authentication module. I am battling a bit though with the OpenID PHP classes I found, mainly due to silly directory structures.
I implemented changes on NCANE.COM this week. Firstly, I converted the column that stores your IP address from TEXT to INTEGER, dropping the size of the database by 12%. Then I changed the way MySQL connections are working, because I managed to rack up a 40MB error log in the last month because of maximumContinue reading NCANE.COM update
According to the Google Analytics boys and girls, I've got almost every single country covered on my hit list for http://ncane.com, my short URL generator.