Archives December 2013

Django CSRF explicitly doesn't trust HTTP when submitting to HTTPS

I managed to introduce a wonderful little bug in the Django blog site here. I wanted all contributors (those making comments and myself) to use HTTPS, but I didn't want to rewrite the templates for the Zinnia blog entries, so I just naively redirected the comments form to the HTTPS site. CSRF protection in ...

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os.write() can hang, apparently

Wound up spending the whole afternoon tracking down an "only happens in production" bug where a sub-process would just hang, but only when big chunks of data were involved. Seems that os.write() was trying to write more than the target pipe could handle, so was winding up blocking. To tired to actually confirm that ...

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Nexus 5 Phone Contacts WTF

I needed to phone my mother at one point this weekend.

Pulled up the Nexus phone dialer for one of the first times (I don't actually use my phone as a phone all that much). Said my mother's (full) name, saw a brief flash of her details, and they were promptly replaced with ...

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