Password Protection is Key

Worked on Mnemosyne the past couple of days. Added password protection so that spammers can’t enter anything. Add the same functionality to the delete page so that only I can delete the entries for now.

Also added an edit page (also password protected). The main functionality is starting to come together. Stuff on the horizon:

  • Tag support
  • Profile Support
  • styling
  • search

And then a bunch of code quality issues. I’m sure there’s got to be a better way to handle database stuff. Hopefully something like hibernate for php. I’ll have to look into that.

Got my local environment set up, so I don’t have to use the live site as my testing ground. That didn’t take as long as expected. A couple of trip ups. For one, if using Windows 7 64-bit, apache 2.2, and php5 make sure you get the VC6 thread safe versions, or else apache and PHP might not work well together. I tried all four distributions of php5 before I got it right.