Anti-fraud Detection in Best of Berkeley

Near the end of Spring Break, I helped build the back-end for the Daily Cal’s Best of Berkeley voting website. The awards are given to restaurants and organizations chosen via public voting over the period of a week. Somewhere during the development, we decided it’d be more effective to implement fraud detection rather than prevention. […]

Generating on-the-fly filler text in PHP

Update I’ve updated the code and text of this post to reflect the latest version of the code. For one of the projects I’ve been working on recently, I needed huge amounts of filler text (we’re talking about a megabyte) for lorem ipsum placeholder copy. Copy is the journalistic term for plain ol’ text in […]