Compassion is a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others. More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another's suffering. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In ethical terms, the various expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule embody by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others as you would have done to you. Ranked a great virtue in numerous philosophies, compassion is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues.

Framework reset

I have never really got into using CSS specific frameworks or reset files. Drupal, the CMS I usually build website with, is really web development framework so I didn't see the need to look closer at CSS frameworks. Recently I took the time to have a quick look at what's out there.

Half a million layouts

The layout generator has been quietly chugging away and reached over 500,000 layouts without even a blink. That's a lot of layouts.

Let's put that into perspective by comparing it to the forum. The forum has had around 30,000 topics and nearly 130,000 comments, mostly by Hugo Smile The home page is by far the most popular entry page followed by the layout generator which easily beats the forum and recent posts pages, the next two most popular entry pages, combined.

MySQL Table Manager

Sometime last decade I built a web interface to MySQL using PHP. At first it basically managed records, allowed you to add, delete and modify table data etc. Over time it has evolved into a full database management system that depending on your privileges and settings allows you to:

  • Create or delete a database

  • Create, drop or rename tables

  • Alter table structure

  • Add or drop keys and indexes

  • Add, remove or change the properties of columns

  • Add, modify, search or delete table records

  • Manage users and privileges

Challenge and response spam protection

To create an account on this site you need to provide a valid e-mail address. That is quite a common requirement for many sites these days and helps use reduce the number of accounts created by bots for spam purposes. Many people are using their own forms of spam protection on email addresses such as the challenge response system where you send an email to someone and they automatically send you an email to validate the address the original mail came from. This can be a great system and works well for personal mail.

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