I love Sherlock, but just how did he pull off his own fake death at the end of series two? Molly was obviously involved, my wife thought he just threw Moriarty off the roof but on a second watch it doesn’t look that simple. Read the rest of this entry »
All has been a bit quiet here of late, 2011 was a very busy year for me both with work and family life. With half an hour left of the first day of 2012 I thought I’d record a few resolutions for the oncoming year.
- Photography – I have a great Canon 40D camera which apart from a fabulous trip to New York City has been unloved in the past year. I want to photograph more in 2012, starting with my attempt at the 365 project over on Flickr
- Writing – I also love writing, when I give myself the time to do so. I intend to write more in 2012 and will try to get my writing published elsewhere than just my own blog.
- Family – With Daniel almost 2 and Billy 4, our two boys are becoming very interesting little people. It goes without saying the next year will be full of lots of family time, but it doesn’t stop me making sure I remember it should be my focus.
- Cycling – I rarely cycle to work these days, even though the 4 mile journey is less stressful via bike than car (and takes about the same time). Really need to do this more to offset the beer and pies
Let’s see how I do in a few months time!..
I’ve posted a new article to our company website on how to get MAMP, the command line and PEAR working together in harmony.
I spotted a post today on Facebook which looked rather suspicious. The link was titled “EMBARRASSING: Father caught daughter on WEBCAM!!!” and was obviously designed to lure people in to clicking on the link. It went to the URL
qok7.info which claimed to have a YouTube security verification notice (a CAPTCHA) you had to fill in before viewing the video.
In fact, it’s a clickjacking exploit that contains a hidden form which submits a public comment on your Facebook account with a link back to this site. I first came across clickjacking exploits on Chris Shiflett’s blog, it’s a cunning method of hiding a real form within an iframe behind something like an image that usually has something clickable on it. In this case it has a fake CAPTCHA form whose fake form elements are lined up to submit the real Facebook status update form hidden in the iframe.
This exploit may be related to the daughter on webcam issue reported by Sophos or this might just be an example of very successful keywords used by scammers.
I see it’s been reported on Facebook’s security pages, I don’t know if it’s something Facebook can technically fix but I would hope they can ban links from this website to avoid users inadvertently spreading this exploit.
So if you’re a Facebook user don’t go clicking on links about daughters on webcams. Or any suspicious links for that matter. Always check URLs and if it looks dodgy, get out of there!
I’ve just got my new shiny iPhone with Orange and am of course very happy with the UI, the apps and the amazing connectivity it gives you on the move. However, pretty rapidly after installing various apps I hit the problem of all installed apps closing immediately after opening them. Not good.
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I’m in the process of rebooting my website and transferring content from the old www.srj24.co.uk website. If you’re visiting this site after picking up one of my business cards, please bear with me. Service will be resumed shortly…
Stephen Fry has quite a devious sense of humour and to celebrate over 50,000 followers came up with a challenge: to write a 140 character Twitter containing exactly 50 Ls and win a yet unknown prize.
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Ian Lloyd has posted an article on a petition to the UK Government on better web accessibility. I’ve put my name down, if you’re a UK resident go and do the same… you know you want to.
37 Signals stirred things up recently when they unveiled the time tracking facility to Basecamp, their popular project management system. We at Studio 24 have been using Basecamp to help organise our hectic workload over the past few months and have found it to be an excellent tool. The time tracking feature just makes it all that much better. Read the rest of this entry »
I run web agency Studio 24 and I blog occassionally about PHP, web standards, usability and general web development.
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