Over the last few weeks my humble email form has been getting a slowly increasing amount of spam emails sent through is - usually with Japanese email addresses for some reason. Now as the web form just gets sent to me and doesn't go near the web site so I just sighed and put it with the rest of my spam.
Posts about Web Development
Some time ago, I released myCommute out into the wild - a personalised way to view public transport travel updates from your PC, using the BBC's Travel feeds.
So the new web forms survived their first email injection attack. Should really get the new script rolled out on the rest of the site now I suppose.
It's with a sense of trepidation that I today reactivated the first of my PHP built webforms since the email injection attack on my site nearly three weeks ago. Ever since then, I've had an ever increasing number attempts on the Hitoplive based forms which remained. None successful of course, but it's meant that I've been a little cautious about unleashing my new script on the world.
For well over a year or so, I've been working, in my spare time, on a content management project for the erstwhile Transdiffusion - a project which has, ultimately, resulted in the neglect of this blog, the upload of my photos and goodness knows what else.
Some time ago I mentioned backstage.bbc.co.uk and a couple of ideas I'd had around travel feeds. Well I've been messing around and I'm happy to announce that myCommute now has a working prototype.
Well you didn't have to wait long. Backstage.bbc.co.uk went into public beta today. Pretty much everything I said about opening up the News and Sport feeds to do cool things with, applies also for the plethora of feeds listed on backstage.bbc.co.uk - be it the extensive travel information available, or the Doctor Who RSS feed.
A press release about RSS feeds isn't going to set the world alight. One that starts off telling you to go off and reuse the feed in exciting ways might just.
I spent most of the day messing with PHP, XML and Yahoo's APIs to knock together a simple, pretty basic website search script for use on Catherine's website. It's not hugely complicated but it was all new stuff.
Well here it is, Bods Central v3.0. It's only really a re-skin of the content but the old design had been in use since November 2002, and I've been itching for a change for a while.