Scripted thumbnail generation: security perspective

Money gone!
While searching for something on the net, I came across some scripts that generate image thumbnail on the fly.

For example: http://tech.mikelopez.info/2006/03/02/php-image-resize-script/.

While using such scripts we should be aware of the security point of view: your site can easily become a proxy for other people or websites. Continue reading “Scripted thumbnail generation: security perspective”

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Brown plant hopper in Delhi

Till around Oct 28th, it was difficult to walk the Delhi streets with the head held high. Talking, eating was absolutely out of question.

Brown Plant Hopper
Brown Plant Hopper

The reason? The brown plant hopper had migrated to Delhi from Haryana and neighbouring places in hoards. They would get into your mouth, eyes, clothes, and everyplace else! This ‘pest’ is present in rice plants, and because of the harvest season and because it had developed immunity to the used pesticides – it followed the wind to Delhi looking for food.
Here is a computer coloured photo of an image I took, pests around a lamppost:
Lamppost

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Chandrayaan I

Chandrayaan I, India’s maiden unmanned moon mission has sent through its maiden photograph – one of looking back at Earth:

Chandrayaan maiden photo
Chandrayaan maiden photo

It’s a proud moment for us Indians, being able to look back at Earth from so far off.

It’s still on its way to the Moon, scheduled to reach on Nov 8th. Let’s watch out for more photos then.

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