Tag Archives: Programming

A look at PHP session write locks

Recently, I was working on a web application in which we were passing PHP session IDs around to emulate users.  As a result, the app experienced severe slowness on page load as well as in a few other places.  Upon … Continue reading

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Transparent logging socks proxy in bash

It’s a quick one, but something I bashed (haha, get it?) up quickly for a coworker. First, make a socket Then bind a listening socket (Your netcat implementation may need -p before the port), tee the data back to your … Continue reading

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Updates to proxyElite: pE-API and fresher proxies

Over the last few months, I’ve been working to refine the beast that is proxyElite to provide more functionality and better results.  One of the key ingredients for that was the pE-API, an HTTP API to our proxy databases.   This … Continue reading

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brainfuck and insomnia

I couldn’t sleep, so naturally I wrote a brainfuck interpreter. Actually, if you want to get technical I wrote this a while ago. I spent about 2 days on it, and in the end just could not get the bastard … Continue reading

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A couple bugfixes in ii v1.4

Since I discovered ii, I’ve been putting it through its paces and have come across a couple bugs in version 1.4.  The first bug is a slow file descriptor leak whenever messages are sent to channels or users with capital … Continue reading

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IRC battlebotz – open beta

For the last few months I’ve been running a closed beta with a few frequent IRC users testing a user-driven programming competition, that I am now opening up to the public.  Before I get into the details of the concept, … Continue reading

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