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-eager … Continue 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 maximum … Continue 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.