Archive for March, 2005

The spring is here (and web security)

The bicycling season is now officially open for me. I aim at going to work by bike for half of the year (April – September). Although the first days are filled with pain and fatigue, the positive effects are coming already. The dose of oxygen before work is a great performance booster, and of no […]

March 31, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

Feeds are now complete

As requested by quite a few, the RSS and Atom feeds on this blog now have the full content available. I don't actually even understand why MT only picks a short excerpt by default, but there's nothing a little template editing couldn't accomplish.

March 28, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

Extended responsibilities

When I started working at Blue Meteorite last summer, I foresaw myself as building the background architecture for web sites. It didn't go exactly that way. But, after several diversions and detours (great ones, though!) I'm slowly back in the web business, having spent the first six or so months with requirements analysis and Windows […]

March 27, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

How to acquaint yourself with masses of code?

During the last few months, I've been delving into a huge lump of source code, trying to understand its structure and come up with ways to make the application more structured and expandable. I'm blessed: the code itself is actually rather decent, although the passage of time has certainly deteriorated the structure somewhat (this happens […]

March 25, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
Posted in: Misc. programming

Http file upload with parameters

An update to my old code sample for HTTP uploads: you can now post form variables with the files. The new version of Upload.cs contains a method overload that allows you to pass in a StringDictionary of POST parameters. Some basic instructions for use are available at the old post. This file will replace the […]

March 20, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · 9 Comments
Posted in: .NET

Blog comments rather dead for a few days

Uh… I accidentally blacklisted the string ".." on 16th March and didn't realize it until yesterday night, so any blog comments having two consecutive full stops got flagged as spam and rejected. Sorry (and thanks to Max for notifying me on this)! I could go into a lengthy rant on how software should try to […]

March 20, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

How my review requests vanished

When I left for my vacation almost three weeks ago, I had several review requests for Bugzilla patches pending. And this morning when I finally set out to get them all, they had vanished. Admittedly rather easy for me, although I wouldn't have minded about doing some either. I took one from the "from the […]

March 19, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: Bugzilla


The Boot Camp has been survived – I'm still alive and now equipped with a fancy diploma, a hefty stack of hands-on lab exercises, a little bit of new knowledge and not much else. It would be unfair to say I was disappointed by the course – but pretty close. Two days of a new […]

March 18, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: General

Converting your girlfriend into a CSS zealot

Can't be done? Think again! Go check out John Allsop's blog and read his girlfriend's confession on sexually transmitted CSS knowledge, the effect of accessibility arguments and all the related stuff (now you couldn't help getting curious, right?). Categorized as "funny, worth the 10 minutes". Apart from being funny, the story does remind of certain […]

March 13, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: Web

Up next: Boot camp

I'm going to spend tomorrow and Tuesday on a course called ".NET 2.0 Boot camp" which should pretty much cover everything Whidbey in two days (20 hours total). Of course, the truth is that only a handful of new features will be decently explored, but I look forward to it nonetheless. While playing with Whidbey's […]

March 13, 2005 · Jouni Heikniemi · Comments Closed
Posted in: .NET