I live in text editors and this screenshot of 18 different monospaced fonts is a terrific guide.
I have a couple of forms that use PHP’s mail command and over the weekend I had to become an expert at protecting yourself from “email injection” spam attacks that insert spam addresses and headers into PHP forms.
After a couple of different strategies I found that the best method to protect yourself was the script from anton at basehost dot net on this page. The nice thing about it is that it’s a server-wide solution – no need to scuzz up your forms with increasingly complicated checks for malformed characters.
I know I’m legitimately a warm weather dork because any time I’ve been confronted with a radiator I’ve incorrectly believed that doing something with the radiator valve will affect the temperature.
Part of me is still boggled that a major city is heating itself with 100 year old technology, but I suppose if it still works… Anyway, Dead Programmer and Gary The Cat give you the lowdown.
Everyone has been mentioning the story of the Morse Code guys wasting the phone texters on the Leno show, but it gives me an idea that the Make blog tangentially gets at. I don’t want a Morse code messenger, but I would love having the ability to input text via Morse. Much easier for me than how it’s done now and I wouldn’t need to look at the screen or keyboard at all.
Novation’s Apple Cat modem is still the greatest hacker modem ever built and was my #1 purchase after I got my Apple II+ back in the day. Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear.
I like the idea of a Mac mini home media server, but nothing has inspired burning technology lust more than a Mac mini-based synth controller/sound module.
Phone phreaking in the early days – recorded for posterity. I still miss the different dial tones and rings from the old analog switches.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Casio VL-80 Kraftwerk Pocket Calculator.
Na + H20 = boom. This guy optimizes that equation to its ridiculous and inevitable conclusion.
And sadly it looks like TiVo will be out of business before I find an apartment.
Boing Boing links to some photo galleries of radio and wireless phone transmission towers, but the most interesting gallery is this collection of camouflaged cell phone towers that look like trees, bell towers, flagpoles, or anything that isn’t an antenna collection.