Google friend connect

Google's catchup to facebook connect is in action still, with updates/releases to the API made yesterday to allow better integration with other services.

In particular I was interested in using it with Drupal, and found this post: http://code.google.com/p/google-friend-connect-plugins/wiki/DrupalPlugin which was just updated on the 12th, so should be a very good introduction, and there is a drupal module already, which is great.

I'll try it out later and write another blog post.

Web filtering

Recently on a mailing list, somone asked about setting up web filtering for children.

While nothing beats supervision, som fairly effective and simple webfiltering can be setup on a linux based pc by combining squid with the jesred redirector.

Basically, create the jesred files as follows in /etc/squid and add the lines from the bottom file into your squid.conf. This plus std tranparent proxying does quite a good job. Yes, I know theres very easy ways around it, but by the time the kids figure that out, you're not going to stop them anymore ;-)

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Framing complete.

The framers have finished, and tidied up. Next is the roof, bricks and windows.

The Wolke block fairy visited yesterday when we were at work while the Termimesh guy was here.

Truck with brikie sand woke us up this morning, so shouldn't be long.

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