Tag Archive: php


Two little tasks ahead for me in the next day or so.

First: I am trying to implement a smarter formmail in php so that my multiple domains can handle it without it becoming a security whole.

Second: I am looking to write a worm for my SQL database to fix the Categories on roughly 250 posts that are labelled as “Uncategorised” even though they have the correct category. I suppose this would make a good WP-Tool.

I think I have mostly fixed the issue with the LiveJournal importer, so I’ll be working with my one customer on that this week.

Nothing really pithy today as the weekend has been consumed by toddler and clock changes. So overall, I just want to fall over.

I miss Max.

While it seems that I have little to show for it. I spent the entire week working on this blog. I’m really trying to detach myself from LiveJournal once and for all. Admittedly, on LiveJournal you have an easily wired audience. I will probably end up cross-posting summaries and links back here. But I think that my time with Frank the Goat is finally winding to a close.

Sadly, ¬†even when I think that I can muster the emotional drama of a 14 year-old-girl (Will no ill-respect to my 1t cousin that I’m just beginning to get to know) I just don’t feel like posting it. Im not hungry for the responses from the 300-400 people who I don’t really follow anymore. I’m more interested in going back to the heart.

For me, I want to post what’s inside me. And if people choose to read it. They do. If they don’t… Amazingly, they don’t. Trust me, I’ve got metrics proving the latter. People are not reading my writings in droves. (I’ve always wanted to use that one.)

So, this is what I have to show for one week. An off-handed meta-post?

Well, no. I have spent the last week using the LiveJournal importer from my WordPress install. This is (IN THEORY) a nifty tool that brings down your posts, your comments received and puts them into your stand alone blog. I point out “in Theory” because it took me the better part of a week to figure out how to use it without throttling my server, spamming the internet, and finding the bugs in the code. (Which mind you… I haven’t found.)

Most of this week has involved me deciphering Object-Oriented PHP code. A talent that would have come in handy perhaps BEFORE my interview with the company that might have used me as an OOPHP dev. I basically found where the problem was over a few days. This involved me learning more about the language, figuring out how you debug ‘live PHP’, and shoving in a Kluge fix to get the thing to finally pass through. (If I get really bored and find myself to have time, I will talk in detail about the technical hoo-hah that I went through.)

So, here we are, a week later and only one new post of which you my faithful reader are….um… is…um….reading. However, on top of that, my recent post on being a caregiver for someone in chronic pain picked up two more comments. I also added 2915 old posts and some 12,480 comments from LiveJournal. Now admittedly, about 450 are currently pending approval because they were left as screened. Some had private info, some were screened due to the nature of the post. And so on.

One of the other problems was that I’d spent the last year pushing my aggregated daily twitters into a lone post on LJ. Those 230 posts need to be given their own post-category. The reason for that is to get them off the main page when on comes to the blog. (I’ve at least gotten the most recent 20 or so to vanish.)

Then there’s all the remaining stuff to do. I want to have my twitters auto post to this blog. I want to have summaries post to LJ with a link back here for commenting.

All this amazing work without a whole lot of content to wrap the work around. Wow, I could make an entire post on that theme. (rolls eyes)

But for now, it’s time for me to attempt to get sleep before 2 am.. or I suppose 1 am since the clocks are going to freak this weekend. More on what’s on/in my head soon.

Til then. Umm…

Witty Sign Off Line.