A Gotcha Using Node.js + Request In a Daemon

I have a Node.js program running as a daemon on a Linux VPS. Periodically, it polls a list of URLs using <a href="https://github.com/mikeal/request">request</a>. When it first starts, everything runs smoothly. But after running for a while, it starts getting 400 errors, and the longer it runs, the more URLs return 400 errors. I could not… Continue reading A Gotcha Using Node.js + Request In a Daemon

WordPress and JavaScript Hijacking

I read this paper that Bruce Schneier linked to regarding JavaScript hijacking. Seems to me that WordPress plugin developers who piggyback on WordPress’s builtin security features shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Judging from what little buzz there was, I think that’s probably true, but I’m interested in others’ thoughts.

TrackBack Ping Bookmarklet

I’ve made a TrackBack Ping Bookmarklet for Firefox — and mine actually works! Others I’ve seen don’t use the “post” method, which is required by the TrackBack specification. Here’s my TrackBack Ping Bookmarklet. Drag it to your toolbar. Select the URL to which you want to send a TrackBack Ping, then click the Bookmarklet. Fill… Continue reading TrackBack Ping Bookmarklet