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Refugee of DC hiding out in Austin, TX. PHPer, Web2project Lead Developer, community organizer, monkey-lover, and cat-trainer.

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The Data Access pattern is one of the more useful ones in my book. Within web2Project - the recent dotProject fork - we're implementing it as an audit tool for the project managers to know who is doing what to which projects. It was pretty much mandated by a handful of higher security-conscious organizations.

Posted in PHP Advent Calendar Day 13.

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 at 20:00:01 GMT


@Chris - I think that's the Dev Group registration link. ;)

@Mike - Most presenters tend to post their slides not too long after their presentation, you might keep an eye on their sites.

It's interesting to see how many social networking sites are sending people this year. They're a pretty good spread in terms of size, so I'm interested to how they're dealing with some of the common issues... if they're taking the same approaches or completely different.

Posted in PHP Comes to DC.

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 at 13:18:33 GMT


I grew up just south of Chicago and love it. I wish I could have made this one.

If you get the chance and like pizza, check out Giordano's - ... simply amazing. It's an inch thick, dripping in cheese, and covered in sauce. ;)

Posted in In Chicago for php|tek.

Wed, 16 May 2007 at 13:32:22 GMT


Thanks for the mention.

I've seen a number of interesting exploits recently that were pretty impressive. One that I found actually required a huge amount of inside knowledge, but basically passed along some creative javascript into a "contact us" form that was then viewed by a customer service rep. Since it was now running inside by a trusted party, it could do some nifty (aka dangerous) stuff pretty easily.

On another simpler note, I've noticed some phishing sites that capture the fields throughout the process instead of just upon submit. Therefore, even if someone realized their error and didn't hit submit, the damage is already done.

Posted in Ajax Security.

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 at 21:15:54 GMT


Thanks for coming and I'm glad it worked out so well. Laura puts on a pretty good presentation too. I was also happy to have a few people being opposite of your session and all. ;) I have some coverage going onto my site starting tomorrow.

Is your tutorial at Zend going to overlap with the XSS presentation?

Posted in DC PHP Conference Recap.

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 at 23:47:34 GMT


I was here in DC about to head to the Hill for a meeting that morning when I found out what was happening. I spent the rest of the day in a conference room with a Rear Admiral and a Top Gun teacher hearing about what was likely going on behind the scenes...

That afternoon, I watched the smoke from the Pentagon from my balcony... which was across the street from the DMV that gave the bastards their ID's.

Posted in A Day of Remembering.

Tue, 12 Sep 2006 at 00:48:19 GMT


That's good to see. I happen to know of a couple people they've interviewed recently to expand their professional services team. It looks like they're taking some solid steps to expand into good areas.... now let's see what they do with it.

Posted in Zend Gets Another $20 Million.

Mon, 28 Aug 2006 at 19:15:18 GMT


I just noted this one...

I wonder what O'Reilly & CMP will do on this one.

Posted in Mob Mentality and Web 2.0.

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 at 15:29:10 GMT



Actually - as much as the "Web 2.0" term annoys me sometimes - much of the concept and discussion came about as a direct result of Tim's presentation and discussion last fall -

That doesn't mean the concept was new, just that this was the first time it was stated this clearly and people actually noticed.

Posted in Mob Mentality and Web 2.0.

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 at 13:51:32 GMT


I am on the steering committee of IT@Cork and the organising committee of the Web 2.0 conference.

This is the comment that struck me right off the bat... Maybe I'm biased*, but you can't have two products named the same thing without confusing people, which forms the basis of trademark protection. Although I've been critical of O'Reilly in the past - - but I think they're in the right here.

* I'm on the Exec Committee for the DC PHP Conference - .

Posted in Mob Mentality and Web 2.0.

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 at 14:51:29 GMT


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