Sept. 24, 2017, 5 p.m.

I just added a Captcha to the registration and contact me pages due to large amounts of spam mail and what seem to be fake registrations. Luckily Google's ReCaptcha is easy to use.

To integrate with Laravel I used greggilbet/recaptcha which I have used for other projects and which is amazingly easy to use. If anyone needs a Captcha I highly recommend it.

It does get annoying when you are asked to keep clicking on images instead of just typing in numbers, but that only happens if you continually try to submit the same form, which means that it's working. To avoid the endless clicking in development I usually add the rule to the validation conditionally based on the env('APP_ENV') variable so that it is only added in production.

Labels: coding , spam

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Blue Friday

Sept. 8, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

My new song, very loosely inspired by New Order's "Blue Monday." Written and produced by me, made with Ableton.

Labels: music

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Python mysqlclient for Django on Windows

Sept. 6, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

I had been using SQLLite with Django for quite some time because I couldn't get mysqlclient for windows to install properly with pip. SQLLite was fine for local development, but before I deploy an app I wanted to get MySQL working.

It turns out it was very easy:

pip install mysqlclient==1.3.9

That's all I need to do! I had tried downloading wheels and all sorts of other stuff, none of which worked, but version 1.3.9 installs fine with no errors on Windows 10.

Labels: coding , python , django

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PHP Imap

Sept. 6, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

If you get an error trying to connect with php_imap for Kerberos:

PHP Notice:  Unknown: Kerberos error: No credentials cache found (try running kinit) for (errflg=1) in Unknown on line 0

This is the solution:

Pass ['DISABLE_AUTHENTICATOR' => 'GSSAPI'] to imap_open for the last options parameter.

Labels: coding , php2

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