Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Sat Aug 2 19:09:28 2003
Cloud Manufacturing

I just put some more time into POUND. It now supports viewing of comments. It also supports viewing of people, with all the comments they have. That's all very well and good, but there's no way, apart from directly manipulating the database, to make comments yet. I wonder if I can get apache to handle the authentication stuff for me. Oh, another thing I noticed -- with the way I'm handling the HTML generation, unless I want to let people essentially write arbitrary HTML, from their profiles, into my generated pages (see perlmonks for an example of that gone wrong), I'm going to need to find a decent way to block or escape dangerous HTML. I'm sure there are modules out there on CPAN for this very thing -- I just need to research it. Alternatively, I could go find the sourcecode for slashdot, or some other site that does this well, and snag the relevant bits. Oh well -- at least everything but the authentication and user management is done. I might actually add to pndc the ability to leave comments, just so I can start commenting on my stuff. OTOH, if I do that, I'd better write a utility to re-import the backups pndc can extract now. My goal is to go back through each and every entry, and leave any comments I want to leave before anyone else gets a chance.

Oh, a funny idea -- maybe I'll write a mail interface to my software too. That might be amusing.

An irritant: payday so happened that I wasn't able to mail my rent so it'd get there by the time it's due. I might actually drive back out to timbuktu today or tomorrow just to deliver a check. Bleh.

I still haven't unpacked everything from the ORA conference yet. I'm not sure why.

A strange thing that strikes me: How some bands have songs that are sequels to other songs they've written, often many years before.

Well, time for me to go have fun with friends. Yay.