December 27, 2001

Interesting, I read today that Blogger was hacked over Christmas and that they are asking all Blogger users to change their FTP passwords – I guess the main reason that I started coding Blog in the first place (other than for the fact that I can’t mirror the same journal to more than one site <g>) has been proven right. I hate having my passwords on a public server and then finding that it has been compromised! Ah well – I guess such is the age we live in. Then again, who is to say that even my machine is secure since we have so many worms, trojans etc. floating around?

Speaking of Blog, I’ve been thinking of putting my unfinished work on Scope on hold again so that I can get Blog 5.0 released once and for all. I do have lots of ideas for Blog but not enough motivation for Scope :p I have a feature-request list as long as my arm for Scope though :-) What I want to do for Blog 5.0 is to add a search feature and then make that the final release, then I want to start working on Blog 6.0 which will have remote-automation features such as the ability to monitor an e-mail account and automatically make posts based on e-mails received. I also want to add automatic dial-out capabilities (if possible) for 6.0 so that you can have some sort of scheduling ability in Blog and so can set it to dial-out at a specific time daily (or at given time intervals …) to check your mail and then do the automated publishing. This will basically give you the ability to make entries from anywhere in the world without the need for a central server – plus of course the ability for multiple users to make posts to one journal. Ah so much to do and so little time – especially right now … but hopefully it will all get done sooner or later :-)

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