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gav (2710)

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Friday November 08, 2002
11:42 PM

[ #8856 ]

Tonight I finished "Revelation Space" and found it more than worthy of it's rating of 4/5. Whilst stacking it with my other paperbacks (I really, really need to buy a bookshelf) I couldn't resist a quick count. I now have bought and read 46 since I arrived over here, a rate of two-thirds of a novel a week.

This weekend I think it's time to geek it up and get reading the Mason book and The Pragmatic Programmer.

It's interesting to read Jeremy Zawodny's take on URLs. I would like more people to apply the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) to them. It makes sense. I found this great mod_rewrite tutorial courtesy of inluminent.

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  • I'm sure you're already aware, but for the benefit of anyone who might find the article from your link, mod_rewrite does not help as much in the security department as the article might leave you to think. Just because the "simple" form of the URL is validated by Apache does not mean that your script can't get bad input. Users may still call the script at its actual location with real CGI parameters and give bad input.

    Security through obscurity isn't. Always check user input in your CGI script, even if yo
    • Hi there,

      I must first admit that while I'm proudly at least somewhat of a geek, I'm a perl-idiot. I know enough to upload my perl cgi scripts with the right permission, and that's about it. And as far as .htaccess... well, um, I know about basic redirects :D

      That said, I humbly ask for your kind help.

      I run the site, and I just started up a blog at Everything's been relatively hunky dory since I discovered and implemented this in my .htaccess file to get the subdomain t