Notch is a developer of a very popular game called MineCraft. His company’s currently developing a new game, which has got into a trademark dispute with another games developer. What is the fantastic suggestion from Notch? An inter-company duel in Quake 3! I sincerely hope this battle takes place; wouldn’t it be wonderful if this [...]
It’s always scary when you read of zero-day WordPress vulnerabilities, and this is a big one. As described on Mark Maunder’s blog, many themes use a library called timthumb.php, which contains an insecure check that allows remote code to run on your server. UPDATE this check is no longer enough, see below. A quick way [...]
One of the hardest aspects of launching web apps as a developer is working your head around marketing. Today, I read this article from Mashable: 10 tips for Better Startup Marketing. The problem is, the above are just vague ideas; the power of video is a nice concept, but how to introduce that to the [...]
This is something that always terrifies me; what if someone at Twitter or Facebook takes a dislike to one of my applications, and cuts it off? One can try hard to stay within the rules, but it doesn’t take much to be relieved of your income.