I came to talk about Perl and what I'm doing in it.
The secret project has back-burnered for now; I want, so badly, to get this friggin' site up and suddenly it has grabbed my attention with both hands and yanked. I'm awake, ready, and I'm going to go in and code this thing.
My only problem: Start on the security issue first, or start on the cart-view first?
That's easy...security first, pretty things later. That way, when I'm getting tired and I'm tempted to go surfing, I'll watch the pretty things.
I have no junk food, save for some small Ghirardelli squares, but that's okay. I have coffee, and with enough coffee, I can do anything.
I forgot how good this programming stuff felt...I pretty much stopped my second year of HS, and didn't do any on my own time (except for that little stint with VB...but I was taking a class, please, don't judge me!) until September.
I missed this stuff. I like it better in Perl. I'm glad I found this language. I owe my friend thanks.
The session ID will involve the IP, the time and date, and a random number. (As far as I can tell, that's not heavy-duty secure - one random number isn't going to prevent duplicate file IDs - but I'll beef it up later.)
Maybe if I use *all* of that as the file name, but still check the date chunk and IP chunk, it'll be secure. Need to research this. (Someone on Perlmonks had a link to and article at O'Reilly, so I went there, and it was all about this security ID stuff, so I printed part and read part. I should finish it.)