About this website

This website is produced by myself. This means that all photos, texts, server administration, coding, drawings and other stuffs have been created and/or written and/or done by myself (unless specifically mentioned).

Softwares and Technologies

The content management system (Php/MySQL) as well as the markup (HTML5/CSS) has been developed by myself as well using a work in progress CMS called "Blah CMS". The softwares/languages/technologies used to create this whole mess are:

  • Vim
  • Php
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Inkscape
  • Gimp
  • KColorChoser
  • Apache
  • Subversion
  • Firebug
  • Debian GNU/Linux

I have used some other stuff in the past like Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop, but those days are over, if it's not Free Software then I wont use it.


So far there is no Javascript on this site. Javascript isn't a bad thing, however I would only use it in a case where it were impossible to do what I need with the above mentioned stuff. As well Javascript should only enhance a website. Many websites are arguable broken as they require Javascript for the even the most basic things such as displaying a menu or even the main content.

About Comment Moderation

In order to comment on most sites you will have to sign up for an account and/or decipher some unreadable words and/or prove you have very basic math skills. Some even delegate their comment moderation to 3rd parties. All these methods may prevent spam comments but they also prevent legitimate comments.

I regret the days when it was easy to just post a comment. I've made sure that here you do not need to sign up or even have a valid email address. All I ask is that you provide a name, email address that seems valid and a message.

I've also implemented Gravatar in a way that doesn't compromise your email hash, and also made it a non-default option.

Encrypted Version

This site is available encrypted using a self signed certificate. Actually I have signed it using my own CA. Should you want to use the encrypted version simply add an 's' to http, if you want you may also install my root CA, but only do that if you really trust me not enough, like almost every browser trusts Comodo over and over again.

Please note you should verify the fingerprint against the DNS TXT record for, for the certificate on manurevah.com: dig manurevah.com TXT +trace For the actual root certificate dig ca.manurevah.com TXT +trace This will let you confirm that the certificate you have is the one I issued, which should mean that the communication is secured/private.

For more information on this SSL thing read this.