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Converting JSON to a struct in Go

Written by Rob Allen / Original link on Jun. 3, 2020

I'm in the process of writing a little command line app in Go that uploads images to Flickr. It's called Rodeo and it's working well as a project with which to learn Go in 2020.Rodeo uses ExifTool to interrogate an image file for meta data. ExifTool is wonderful and very comprehensive and with the…


Validating default PHP session ID values

Written by Rob Allen / Original link on Feb. 13, 2020

I recently needed to validate the value created by PHP for its session ID. After a bit of research, I realised that there are two interesting php.ini config settings that relate to this value:session.sid_length is the number of characters in the IDsession.sid_bits_per_character controls the set of…



A logo for rst2pdf

Written by Rob Allen / Original link on Jan. 24, 2020

All projects seem to have a logo these days, so I asked my friend Jane of iD to create a logo for rst2pdf and she came up with this:This met what I was looking for with a clear design that is related to the what the application does, so thank you Jane.I've set the profile icon for the GitHub organi…