Archive for the 'General' Category

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Australian Census DDoS

As I had expected, the Census was hit by a denial of service attack that prevented most people from being able to complete the census on the night. Of course it may just have been that almost everyone wanted to fill it out at the same time and the Australian Bureau of Statistics just didn’t […]

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

bindParam andbindValue

These PDO only alternatives allow you to decide when the values get passed to the database

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

ClipBucket, PHPmotion, JAVS & cumulusclips – broken scripts

I was looking for a video script and ClipBucket looked like a suitable choice for investigation. The latest version I could find was 2.8 which unfortunately is not a recent enough version for me to test as it hung when trying to connect to the database. Tried PHPmotion with even worse results result – doesn’t […]

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Internet Explorer – End of Life

It is now official – Microsoft have now ceased supporting Internet Explorer 10 and earlier with the sole exceptions being specific still supported versions of Windows that do not support IE11. In those cases the last version the still supported version of windows allows to run will continue to be supported for security patches as […]

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Windows 10

I finally managed to get a version of Windows 10 to install successfully by joining Microsoft’s Insider Program and downloading the latest BETA. That version actually installed successfully unlike my earlier attempts with the GAMMA version that initially broke because of an incompatible program (which I then removed) and then rolled itself back automatically at […]

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Update on Vivaldi

They have quickly released a new version that fixed the tab problem. Unfortunately THE REWIND BUTTON IS STILL BROKEN. Hopefully the #vivaldi team will get the back button fixed soon as that is my top priority for browser function.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Latest Snapshot Update for Vivaldi Web Browser – An Abomination

The latest update to Vivaldi is broken to the point where it is completely unusable to me and I had to revert back to Technical Release 4. Not only has the back button stopped working (my number one priority in a browser) but the tabs (which almost worked properly – and are my number two […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

RSS Footer Plugin

The author of this WordPress plugin has not just stopped development of it, they deliberately broke the plugin in order to advertise a different plugin they have created that does something completely different. I found a plugin called “Copyright Footer CSS” that appears to do the same as the RSS footer plugin used to do […]

Friday, June 19th, 2015

New JavaScript

The new 6th Edition of ECMAScript is now officially the standard version. The ECMAScript standard defines the core section of JavaScript so all of the new features such as declaring fields with let and const, the new objects such as Map and Symbol, arrow functions and template strings are now all officially a part of […]

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Site Search

Just as with my Guestmap script, I have updated the Site Search script so that the database version uses mysqli_ calls instead of mysql_. The flat file code is unchanged in this update. Site Search

Saturday, June 13th, 2015


The latest version of this script has been rewritten to use the mysqli_ interface instead of mysql_ for the database accesses as mysql_ is now deprecated and will not be in the next version of PHP. Guestmap/Guestbook

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Club MemSite

I have just moved my hosted club membership site to its own domain so that the introductory pages and help pages are easier to find. The site can now be found at MemSite.Club