Tagged backing-up

So, I’m quite a reader of Particletree. They’ve got good articles, and it’s a solid read every time a new article pops up in my feed reader. Except when I try to comment, it took about 30 seconds to tell me that, no, I could not comment, because I “didn’t have JavaScript enabled.”

Two things:

  • Maybe make it so it actually does an efficient check? I am definitely running with JavaScript enabled.
  • Maybe give me a link to prove that I’m not a robot, because, you know, those “spam blockers” can fail.

Either way, I tried going through, twice, and both times I got false-flagged without an option to “prove myself.” The article in question was about backing up MySQL databases with PHP, and I just wanted to say that you might want to run the parameters through escapeshellarg(), and that if the host blocked PHP’s ability to run shell commands, that whole escapade wouldn’t work.

In that case, a completely-PHP routine would be needed, but I for one would rather take the easy way out.