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Posted by samzenpus
from the what's-good-for-the-goose-is-good-for-the-griefer dept.
If you're sick of banning or deleting troublemakers on your Drupal website, you might want to check out Misery, the module designed to give trolls a taste of their own medicine. Creating a random length delay for a user, redirecting them to a random page, presenting them with a 404 error, and crashing their browser if they're using IE6 are just a few of the things you can make users endure with Misery. I'm still waiting patiently for a Punch In the Nose module, but this is a good start.

Comment: Good to hear (Score 1) 79

by jrozzi (#32605904) Attached to: WordPress 3.0 Released
Even though our company writes our own CMS and e-commerce software, I am glad to see Wordpress moving forward. Some of our clients prefer to use Wordpress over our own CMS simply because it's free. The more I use Wordpress the more I like it. Sure, the code is messy, but maybe the new Wordpress 3 cleans some things up. It is also good for web development companies to offer integration of their software in to Wordpress which can expand your client base. Maybe one day we will open source our CMS software once it's ready.

Comment: Improved login system? (Score 1) 297

by jrozzi (#30760740) Attached to: YouTube Revamp Imminent?
It would be nice if they simply revamped their login system. Right now I have an older "unlinked" google account and every time I try to login with it I get an infinite redirect loop. Yes, I cleared my cookies and the problem occurs on Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. I used to be able to login fine just a few weeks ago. What does it take to get support from YouTube with login troubles? Is anyone else experiencing login issues?

Comment: There is already a solution (Score 2, Insightful) 180

by jrozzi (#30584050) Attached to: Adobe Flash To Be Top Hacker Target In 2010
Developers can stop using flash and end-users should uninstall it. There is already a solution out there and it is called javascript. 90% of the things you can do in flash can easily be done using javascript, jquery, or some other javascript framework. For the remaining 10%, HTML 5 will be able to handle most of it (canvas tag, videos, better form support, etc), and the remainder of things that javascript/html can't do that flash can do (if there is anything), is not even worth implementing in a website. Since javascript and HTML is all open and much easier to work with, I foresee flash and silverlight on the decline. This especially holds true when HTML 5 is fully supported in most people's browsers.

Comment: PHP (Score 1) 148

by jrozzi (#29097815) Attached to: Is the Federal Government the Most Interesting Tech Startup For 2009?
Just to note, the USASpending.gov website uses PHP for it website, data feed, and I'm sure a lot of processing behind the scenes. This goes to show that PHP is great for fast deployment of technologies, is very flexible, and can withhold large scale applications as long as they are created correctly.

Comment: go for the degree (Score 1, Informative) 474

by jrozzi (#28369759) Attached to: Getting Beyond the Helldesk
I've had many technical support jobs, helping employees and friends and family. I ended up in your position and didn't know how much longer I could handle it. What I did is got my B.S. in computer science at a good school and now my full time job is working for myself doing web development. You will not go wrong learning databases and web development and if you get good at it you will be able to work anywhere, anytime, and basically for whoever you want. Also, we all know that web applications and "cloud computing" is the new face of the Internet and still in its infant stages and has plenty of room to grow. Having your degree in computer science can land you other types of jobs doing productive work (even if you decide you don't like web development) and you get a great sense of accomplishment for the type of work you choose to do (possibilities are pretty much limitless). Hope this helps.

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