New Years Resolutions

Love this quote from Mark Twain:

“Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”

It’s been busy – we finished this site in early December: Student Loan Consolidation (Note – site has since been taken down). It was a site I made for an old friend, Jeff Anderson. It has some complex PHP-based forms that I tried to make impervious to hacking. (It being understood that such forms, when left unsecured, are often used by hackers to send out s-pam .)

I’ve been working on organizing things to upgrade my dedicated server from PHP 4 to PHP 5. If it were completely 100% backwards compatible, there would be no hesitation in the upgrade, but it’s not. Fortunately, Cpanel and WHM and exim are all cgi-based so it should not affect my server. Whether it affects any of the PHP and mySQL-based websites that I’ve created over the last few years, remains to be seen. We have checked it pretty carefully but you never know till you flip the switch whether it is going to work or not when you make an upgrade like this. So of course full backups will be made just before we upgrade.

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