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Currently in a secret underground lair strapped to a conveyor belt leading to a saw as a man in a panda suit explains his plan for world domination.

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I find it interesting that big mature tech companies, who are much better at playing politics than Google and other more recent empires, all seem happy to let their BSA talk for them in favor of SOPA.

Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Intel have embraced the internet and acted warmer and fuzzier of late, but they are at their hearts not internet companies. They did OK without it, and they'd do just fine if it became less like the internet we know now and more like cable TV.

Posted in Stop SOPA and Save the Internet.

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 at 18:16:53 GMT


Thanks. I for one welcome our OmniTI overlords. I might mention it in my own blog when I am settled enough to do anything not directly related to working or sleeping.

Posted in Luke Welling Joins OmniTI.

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 at 15:22:33 GMT


I feel like I should defend the user comments in the manual too. They might have passed their prime somewhat, but once upon a time, the PHP docs had more gaps, did not tell you what version a function was added in, and did not mention that a function was completely broken on some versions. Back then, the user comments were invaluable.

The quality of the official docs is now much better, so I am sure that they are less valuable, but I imagine if you went into some of the fringe libraries, the comments might be as useful as the official text sometimes.

Of course, like any free for all systems, it is basically a big vat of floating turds and it is up to you to pluck the goldfish out from between them.

Posted in Six Reasons PHP Sucks.

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 at 00:32:45 GMT


It must be "We Love Java Week".

Is it celebrated at the same time every year?

Posted in Six Reasons PHP Sucks.

Fri, 04 Aug 2006 at 10:43:03 GMT


I read some comments in the original blog about responsible disclosure, and I thought "Yeah, I bet responsible disclosure policy was right at the top of your thoughts when you were 14."

Posted in Another Google XSS Vulnerability.

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 at 04:25:42 GMT


I have an Ask Chris topic. Is shared hosting security an oxymoron?

Posted in Ask Chris Is Back.

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 at 01:25:40 GMT


I am not sure I am willing to own up to him as my countryman just yet. He sounds like Zak's countryman to me.

I vote we blame Canada.

Posted in Spammer Wins Gold.

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 at 14:04:13 GMT


Does anybody know if they pay for travel expenses, or are speakers expected to bring their own barrel and start upstream?

Posted in Luke Welling to Speak at Waterfall 2006.

Mon, 13 Feb 2006 at 00:59:56 GMT


Before Ivo or anybody else gets into a lather over the implications of this, keep in mind that there is a well documented way to disable PHP exposing its existence.

In your php.ini change

expose_php = On


expose_php = Off

As well as its documented function, removing the PHP credit from the header, it also disables the easter egg.

Presumably if the RoR people were embarassed to be using PHP, they would have at least done the obvious and changed the filename extensions of their web pages. If they were embaressed and vigilant, they would presumably have also found the expose_php setting.

Posted in PHP Easter Eggs.

Sun, 05 Feb 2006 at 13:17:29 GMT


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