Author Archives: ron

Templates

Progress has slowed a bit while I migrated to a new server and cleaned things up, and rehabilitated my Git infrastructure.  Prior to that, I’d been doing a lot of research about how I’m going to proceed with TightURL. I’ve … Continue reading

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Rewrites

Still working on TightURL, except most of the last couple of weeks has been spent looking at other people’s code, examining frameworks, and finally doing some serious reading about object-oriented PHP (something I’ve been meaning to do for at least … Continue reading

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Working on TightURL again

After being interrupted nearly a year ago, work has resumed on TightURL, prompted, as usual, by abuse taking place at tighturl.com. The cron system has had to be replaced again. I don’t want to make any promises, so I’m not … Continue reading

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Plugins

I haven’t mentioned the plugin system for a while, because I’ve been working on the production version of TightURL rather than the “next” version.   However, I’m already starting to use callbacks in the anti-abuse system, which amounts to nascent … Continue reading

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Still working

Since I point interested users to this devblog, I wanted to ping the blog and let everyone know I’ve been working on TightURL every day for the last couple of weeks.  I haven’t been able to test any of the … Continue reading

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Decision

I’m still ripping the anti-abuse code to shreds and putting it back together again, over and over.  Eventually when I get it right and done, it’s going to represent a lot of work, and it’s going to be built upon the production … Continue reading

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The Status is All A Twitter

Courtesy of the audit log I’ve built into the production copy of TightURL in the last couple of weeks, I’ve discovered TightURL has been rejecting Twitter status URLs with an exclamation point in them. The fix is to swap out … Continue reading

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Progress Report

Still working on the Policy system, which is evolving through work on the production copy of TightURL.   Since I’m still hoping for it to be easy for people to write their own TightURL front-ends, and because it’s too risky … Continue reading

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Status

Still a bit disrupted by the move.  More work has gone into the new database-based black/white listings.  From now on, I’m going to refer to that as the Policy System, since that’s what I think of it as, and that’s … Continue reading

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Too Effective

The enhanced (database-based) blocklisting functionality I installed prior to my move and short trip out of town turns out to have pretty much blocked all of my regular users.  Or so I think.  Maybe. So now I’m adding an audit … Continue reading

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