Monthly Archives: March 2008

Chyrp confuses me

After installing Chyrp today for a client I came across the following two options for saving a post right next to each other:

Two buttons to save a post, both labelled Save

There was no indication that they worked at all differently and in the end I chose the green-ticky-save over official-looking-DB-and-disky save. I am not sure there would have been much difference in the outcome, but I feel empowered from having the choice.

Playing with Asaph

I have recently been playing with Asaph, a new blogging system and I have a new blog up.  It is seriously fast to post to and limits each post to a small amount of text or one image which although a limitation has been making me think more about what I post.Try it, it’s fun. 

LOSE

After ‘winning‘ revision 1000 and 2000 carl attempted a new tactic in the race for 3000, the last-minute sprint. However he fell at the last hurdle, his basic grasp of basic maths. Here is the IRC log of the incident (botz0r reports subversion commits in IRC). Botz0r outputs each commit on two lines, the first being stats of the commit and the second is the log message:

 

[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2983 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: i
[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2984 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: am
[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2985 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: the
[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2986 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: mother
[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2987 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: fucking
[14:29] botz0r: the_project carl r2988 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:29] botz0r: winnah
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2989 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: for
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2990 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: the
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2991 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: third
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2992 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: time
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2993 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: you
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2994 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: cannot
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2995 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: defeat
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2996 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: me
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2997 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: muhahahaha
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2998 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: hahaha
[14:30] botz0r: the_project carl r2999 [trunk] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: WINNAH
[14:30] botz0r: the_project ciaran r3000 [trunk/] (0 lines added, 0 removed in 1 file)
[14:30] botz0r: asdsa
[14:30] carl: FAIL 
[14:30] Wlll: MATHS FAIL!
[14:31] ciaran29d: fail of the century

Bad Cookie

I am using the Rails cookie store that was introduced in Ruby on Rails 2 to store my session data on finder.overcycle.com. Rails will throw an exception if the cookie data is tampered with (Rails can check if the data has been altered), and as I use the Exception Notifier plugin I got my first ‘Cookie Tampered With’ email today:

A CGI::Session::CookieStore::TamperedWithCookie occurred in account#signup:
CGI::Session::CookieStore::TamperedWithCookie
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.0.2/lib/action_controller/session/cookie_store.rb:143:in `unmarshal'

And the cuplrit? The Alexa crawler apparently. No Alexa crawler! Bad bot!

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