POSTS FOR 2003

Blogs and Scripts and Code, Oh My!

Projects and Code160 words1 minutes to read

I’ve been eyeing PPK’s Flash Detection Script for quite some time now. The only problem is that the IE part is written in VBScript, and I’m not familiar with the nuances of VBScript yet. After taking a look at the security hole in Internet Explorer posted below, and looking at the VBScript version that I’ve posted as “CD Voodoo”, I managed to figure out (with the help of try-catch error handling) how to re-write PPK’s script in JavaScript/JScript, thus enabling the script to live happily inside a JavaScript Library (.js). From there, I managed to write one for Adobe Acrobat, and Windows Media Player. Check them out in the “Scripts” section of this site.

I’ve also added a couple more “MozBlogs”, or “Weblogs concerning Mozilla”. One of which is Dave Hyatt’s Surfin’ Safari (if that counts as a MozBlog), and the other is called “Sucking less, on a budget”. They’re pretty good! Check them out in the “RSS Feeds” section.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.