MongoDB as in huMONGOus, not retarded

MongoDB as in huMONGOus, not retarded

Unlike the rest of the known world, I won’t write anything on the iPad. Yet. Instead, I’m still in the process of writing the upcoming parts of my Popurls Clone series and as per usual, it takes a lot more time than expected. In combination with a massive amount of bills, life is good! As it turns out, you actually need to “work” in order to get “money”. How, when and why did we agree upon that? That’s just as stupid as, say, doing a fully... 

A Popurls Clone with PHP, jQuery, Awesomeness

A Popurls Clone with PHP, jQuery, Awesomeness

Good people of the Internets, I know a good deal of you frequently visit some sort of social website and/or aggregator such as Popurls, Reddit, Digg, Developer Zone, or what have you. After a deep and thorough analysis of my visitor statistics (read: pulling data out of my ass), many of you seem to like articles about PHP. This is not surprising, as PHP is a very popular (scripting) language. Then again, why anybody would want to read my incoherent ramblings is still a mystery... 

Week 10 in review

Week 10 in review

Well, it’s time to sum up the week. Since this is my first sum-o-the-week, I really have no point of reference as to what to write here. I know, I know, today’s Monday and shouldn’t the week be summed up late Sunday? Well. Yes. But hear me out anyway. Please. I need my ego stroked and caressed. My basis for analysis is my very own Twitter feed, so, yes, it’s biased as hell. Deal with it.March 8 - PHPillow – OO wrapper for CouchDB http://bit.ly/cy5pix The... 

Hands-on tips for PHP security

Hands-on tips for PHP security

I got asked to review a fairly large piece of PHP code recently and, whoooo boy, was I in for a treat (treat as in clawing my eyes out with a rusty spoon while listening to Nickelback, as interpreted by Dr Zoidberg. In reverse). This magnificent piece of code was an eye opener in many ways and it made me feel a little bit better about myself, to be honest. It employed not only what would be called “bad practice”, but also a lot of plain ol’ stupidity. I know... 

How-to: crack 1024 bit RSA encryption by clusterf*ck

How-to: crack 1024 bit RSA encryption by clusterf*ck

Granted, it’s a how-to on a theoretical level, but still. The RSA algorithm is used for for public-key cryptography and was publicly described in 1978 by messieurs Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman (in case you read this before you’ve had your first cup of coffee of the day – the initials of their surnames spell RSA. You’re welcome). It was released to the public domain on the 6th of September, 2000. The abstract of the patent explains that what... 

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  • What is this?

    My name is William and I'm a 30 year old developer/designer from Stockholm, Sweden. I have a love/hate relationship with PHP, I'm slightly aroused by jQuery and if I had the Adobe Flash IDE as a friend on Facebook, I'd label it as "it's complicated". This is my twelfth year as a freelance monkey. I prefer the term mercenary, but someone said it had a negative ring to it. Whatever. Oh, and I'm a Mac guy who loves his BacBook Pro in a somewhat unhealthy way.


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