As a result, the contact form is disabled for the time being. If you need to contact me, send me a message on Twitter, make sure you’re following me and I’ll DM you my e-mail address.
Anyway, this "ordeal" got me thinking about the state of my website. While I’m more or less satisfied by the layout and things I can do with it, it took quite a bit of configuration and mixing and matching plugins, some of which I am now finding out are of questionable quality security-wise. While a PHP-based site has the advantage of cheap hosting, it has the disadvantage of being one of the most horrid programming languages in existence, and even decent programmers can easily make mistakes that leave your site vulnerable. There is simply too much potential for errors.
As a result of this, I intend to replace this site with something homegrown - an Apache Wicket based site I’m currently referring to as Project Noodle. There are many pros and cons to this decision.
As a result of this, my posting rate may be a bit lower than it has been the past few weeks, but it’s for a good cause.