Posts filed under the 'Blog' category


GoDaddy shared Windows hosting compromised

A week or so ago, I talked briefly about some issues I was having with this blog and my previous static site on GoDaddy’s shared Windows hosting (the Deluxe version if you’re interested). It involves mysterious PHP files and modifications to my web.config files. […]

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Scammy auto warranties, part 4,268 (approx)

Amazingly, my most popular post here on my blog has nothing to do with algorithms or data structures or Javascript or indeed anything to do with programming. It’s a post I whipped up 3 years ago about buying my wife’s Acura off the lease and then getting bombarded with dodgy and scammy “Auto Warranty” postcards and letters. […]

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Securing boyet.com, part 1: static sites

Sounds simple, right? After all, I’ve babbled on about how to secure your web sites this past few months, both for AWS and Azure, so it should be a piece of cake for boyet.com. Right? […]

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Moneyspire, a month later: the UX

(This post follows on from a couple of earlier ones, one, two, as I seek to replace Microsoft Money for my personal financial accounts.) […]

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MicroCobol programming cheat sheet

And in today’s lunchtime blast from the past: a Summary Card for the programming language MicroCobol from my very first job as a programmer. […]

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Content Security Policy is hard, and then there’s Pinterest and AddThis

Over the past month, I’ve embarked on an update of my blogging sites to make them secure. All told, I maintain three, all using GraffitiCMS as the backend: this site, 64SAINT.com, and my wife’s crafting site. […]

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Fixing the import from MS Money to Moneyspire

Waaaay back when, in early 2017, I published a small series (one, two) on replacements for Microsoft Money. One app which almost made the grade was Moneyspire. However, even that had some issues, of which one was insurmountable at the time: transfers between accounts were imported twice, making the end result of setting up your accounts in Moneyspire a complete and utter mess. […]

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Sint-Annatunnel, the Antwerp Underpass

This week is Techorama, a developer conference in Antwerp. I’m here helping out at the booth, but because of travel requirements, making sure I was here on time, etc, I arrived in Antwerp the day before. Time to be a tourist, especially as I couldn’t check into the hotel until 3pm. One of the sights I had decided last week to see for myself was the pedestrian tunnel, Sint-Annatunnel (Saint Anna’s Tunnel), that goes underneath the River Scheldt from one bank to the other. […]

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CORS and MIME types

Direct, it seems, from the pit of “Code bugs only manifest themselves when you least expect them” horrors, comes this doozy. […]

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IBM System/38 Keyboard Templates

It’s well past time for a rave from the grave, methinks. About a year or so ago, we’d bought our new house and were starting to work out what we should keep when we moved. I had several boxes that I’d shipped from England after my parents had died, and It Was Time To Sort Their Contents Out. And in one of them I found this fun little gem: The IBM System/38 Keyboard Template. […]

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