Tuesday, June 30th 2009


Dots not valid characters in PHP POST variables, and replaced with underbars
posted @ 8:01 am in [ Fixing Things -PHP -Web Design ]

So here I am, throwing my hands up and shouting at the screen, as as far as I can tell PHP is converting POST variables names from Market Live like

billContact.person.firstName=Alex&

to

billContact_person_firstName=Alex&

anyway… it is !!!!!

Aparrantly .s are not valid in variables names in PHP so it converts them to _s automatically!

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/283751/php-replaces-spaces-with-underlines

Wow ā€“ how annoying is that ā€“ and just thought Iā€™d share the pain with everyone else…..




Friday, June 5th 2009


Club e-Luxe summit Paris
posted @ 6:38 am in [ Paris -Web Design -Web2.0 ]

Just returned from a amazing summit in Paris on Luxury brands and how they are and should approach e-commerce.

The speakers included Louis Vuitton and other great brands, and it’s good to see the work that we are doing with our largely UK Luxury Brand clients is matching or pretty close to what the best are doing in Paris!




Monday, June 1st 2009


Decrypting and images in Konami Metal Gear Solid website countdown teaser
posted @ 6:25 am in [ Flash -Games -PS3 ]

We reverse engineered the Flash files on the new Konami Metal Gear Solid website countdown teaser, and found there are two images in the upcoming day countdowns showing both the main character (Solid?) and Raiden from Metal Gear 4.

Also, there are more letters revealed if you go through each of the separate hidden countdown timers as below (letters are shown in order of display within the Flash file)

http://dl.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/img/key_eah.swf = S
http://dl.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/img/key_ebb.swf = S E 3 e
http://dl.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/img/key_ebg.swf = S E 3 e P R image!
http://dl.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/img/key_ebi.swf = S E 3 e P C image! 6 R O image2!
http://dl.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/img/key_fa.swf = 8

Here’s the link to screen grabs of the images in my browser!


Metal Gear Solid Teaser Image 1
Metal Gear Solid Teaser Image 2

BTW my deciphering algorithm program turns the teaser text into the following

Deciphering Key:

Cipher alphabet: [ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ]
Clear alphabet: [ E T FH OI ]

Deciphered Ciphergram and Attribution:

IT 3 THE 6 OF —

The 6th of??? šŸ™‚