AUUG Conference next week

Next week I will be speaking at the AUUG Conference in Sydney.  (AUUG is the Australian UNIX and Open Systems Users Group.)  I have a tutorial with Luke on Monday morning on PHP and MySQL, and a talk on Friday afternoon on PHP Security.   Luke also has a talk on Friday on
          Building a Simple PHP/MySQL Geographical Information System, which is quite fun.

Should be fun, I haven’t been to one of these before, but if you’re in Sydney, come along and say hello. 

Ning launches!

Well, now I can reveal why I haven’t been blogging (or doing much else for that matter) since I started my new job.

I’ve been working on Ning, (previously gossiped about as Marc Andreesen’s new startup 24 Hour Laundry).  It is amazingly cool.  Ning is a free online service – as they like to call it, a playground for building social apps.  You can make an app in about 5 seconds by cloning an existing app if you don’t want to or can’t code.  Or clone one and hack on it.   Or write your own from scratch. 

Go and play, Ning rocks.