24 Hours with Habari

In Geek, PHP

So here we are, 24 hours after moving nearly 2 weeks worth of work (on and off) and it’s still standing. I’m impressed. :) Anyway, given that I know my conversion is generating a lot of talk about Habari and interest amongst you guys I… read full entry →

I’ve Converted to Habari

In Geek

I recently asked for recommendations for a blogging script through .net forum to fulfil the requests of those wanting something more professional than FanUpdate, but without the relative bloat of WordPress. @otherniceman was kind enough to point me in the direction of Habari and not… read full entry →

SQL Injection Flaw in FanUpdate

In Geek, PHP

A security issue has come to light in FanUpdate (2.2.1 specifically but likely affects previous versions). This only affects those who are still running with register_globals turned on (a very bad idea). The problem — for those interested — lies in show-cat.php relying on an… read full entry →

Personal Perspective

In Parenting, Personal

This is an odd entry in that Karl regularly chimes in (quoted). However, given that what I’m about to discuss affected us both, I’m sure you can understand. If you’d asked me this time last year my opinions on ‘mommy bloggers’ and ‘mommy blogging’ I’m… read full entry →

Giving it all up (sort of)

In Interwebs, Updates

I have spent the past week or so away from the computer for the most part, and in doing so have had time to contemplate where I’m going in life and what my various online dedications mean to me. As a result of this, I… read full entry →

Tech Books for Sale

In Misc

I am trying to clear some space pre-move/pre-baby, as well as making a bit of extra money to put aside for emergencies and so was hoping to sell a few books on Amazon. Unfortunately they require you to have a UK credit card, which I… read full entry →

What a Frickin Morning


I went to see a local property this morning in the hope that, should we find somewhere suitable, we can arrange with the landlord/lady to escape our existing tenancy due to the damp and access issues. Property was quite nice, more than suitable, gorgeous little… read full entry →

On the Exciting Topic of Damp

In Misc

I bet you all wish you were leading a life as exciting as mine… tidying, vomiting and coping with damp. Seriously though, as if it wasn’t the weirdest phase of my life ever these past few months (if you’ve never been pregnant, wait until you… read full entry →

Sod’s Law

In Misc, Parenting

Pretty much every Friday, Karl’s mum pops in to see us on her way back from work. Because Karl and I both work all week, we tend to ‘save up’ housework for the weekend. This means that when she gets here, it’s normally an absolute… read full entry →

NinjaLinks Update: Version 1.1

In Geek

As a distraction from working on my own site, cssbake, and all of the other projects I’m way overdue on, I’ve done a huuuuge round of bug-fixes on NinjaLinks. Version 1.1 is now available to download. Overview of fixes Key: ‘M’ minor changes – aesthetic… read full entry →

Best Phishing Mail Ever

In Interwebs

I just found this phishing e-mail in my junk box. I find it absolutely hilarious: Subject: This is an official notification from United Kingdom Government For security reasons, you must update your account to protect your bank account from disable. Please Click Here to complete… read full entry →

In Which I Poke Fun at Apple

In Geek

Mactards. Everyone knows one. They’re not just using an Apple Mac because hey, they just like ’em, they actually think it’s a way of life. They think that because their technology is preceeded by the letter “i”, they are somehow superior. Their operating system doesn’t… read full entry →