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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 14 2010,11:21   

I'm trying to rebuild PT again, but am hampered by having to do the sign-in over and over as the process goes. I'll bring it up with Reed.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 14 2010,22:06   

Seems to be working fine now, thanks guys!

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 09 2010,21:18   

Server Moving

Saturday, 2010/04/10: the server for AE, PT, and TalkDesign.org will be physically moving to its new home -- and faster ISP. However, the ISP change also means a DNS change, and that is only guaranteed to propagate and update for everyone on a 48-hour schedule. Oftentimes, DNS updates faster than that, but everyone should be forewarned that it could take until sometime Monday before you'll see the sites again.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 10 2010,20:03   

Update: the email server did get moved today, but moving the PT/AE server has been postponed until tomorrow.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 11 2010,19:08   

The server has been moved, and all the DNS changes have been requested. AE is responding where I am, but PT is not showing the new IP address yet according to my ISP's nameservers.

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sledgehammer



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(Permalink) Posted: April 11 2010,21:01   

PT is baaaack  as of 4/12 1:00  GMT (for me anyway).

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 12 2010,03:33   

Actually, I could have been getting PT earlier if I had thought to expand my DNS nameserver list earlier.

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Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: April 12 2010,18:55   

I've been travelling around in the last week, using computers in hotel lobbies, and find I can only log on if I tick the 'yes' box for my password to be remembered.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 04 2010,21:34   

This is a routine down in the IkonBoard text parsing module:

Code Sample

sub chomp_url ($$) {
   my ($obj, $the_red_sea) = @_;
   return $the_red_sea   if    $the_red_sea =~ /^<img src=/;
   return $the_red_sea unless length($the_red_sea) > 70;
   return $the_red_sea unless $the_red_sea =~ m!://!;
   # Fix up 'dem pesky ampersands
   $the_red_sea =~ s!&amp;!&!g;
   $the_red_sea =~ s!(?:(\?)|[&;])s=[\w\d]{16,32}(?:&|;|$)!$1!g;
   my ($moses, $did_indeed) = split /\:\/\//, $the_red_sea;
   my @miracle = split "/",$did_indeed;
   my $worker = substr($miracle[1], 0, 7,);
   my $maybe  = substr($miracle[$#miracle],length($miracle[$#miracle])-7);
   return $moses.'://'.$miracle[0].'/'.$worker.'....'.$maybe;
}


A busted URL seems to be 140 characters to the break. The 70 character bit in the above seems a bit suspicious in that light. Anybody got a comment?

ETA: Never mind... that just truncates URLs for viewing. Something else must be doing the damage.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on May 04 2010,21:36

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MichaelJ



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2010,00:25   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 05 2010,12:34)
This is a routine down in the IkonBoard text parsing module:

Code Sample

sub chomp_url ($$) {
   my ($obj, $the_red_sea) = @_;
   return $the_red_sea   if    $the_red_sea =~ /^<img src=/;
   return $the_red_sea unless length($the_red_sea) > 70;
   return $the_red_sea unless $the_red_sea =~ m!://!;
   # Fix up 'dem pesky ampersands
   $the_red_sea =~ s!&amp;!&!g;
   $the_red_sea =~ s!(?:(\?)|[&;])s=[\w\d]{16,32}(?:&|;|$)!$1!g;
   my ($moses, $did_indeed) = split /\:\/\//, $the_red_sea;
   my @miracle = split "/",$did_indeed;
   my $worker = substr($miracle[1], 0, 7,);
   my $maybe  = substr($miracle[$#miracle],length($miracle[$#miracle])-7);
   return $moses.'://'.$miracle[0].'/'.$worker.'....'.$maybe;
}


A busted URL seems to be 140 characters to the break. The 70 character bit in the above seems a bit suspicious in that light. Anybody got a comment?

ETA: Never mind... that just truncates URLs for viewing. Something else must be doing the damage.

Who named the variables?

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2010,06:36   

IkonBoard has a lot of contributed Perl routines in it. That particular one isn't credited to anyone, though, but there are a number of other places with interesting choices of variable names.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 05 2010,08:33   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ May 05 2010,06:36)
IkonBoard has a lot of contributed Perl routines in it. That particular one isn't credited to anyone, though, but there are a number of other places with interesting choices of variable names.

It only seems to bust the URLs if you preview them, in my experience.

Maybe that's a clue.  Maybe not.

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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: June 05 2010,16:07   

Just curious, what or where are they coming from, those strange threads that always pop up when I use the search New Posts function?

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socle



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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,11:55   

Uh, anyone else notice some fairly NSFW pics being displayed in the upper right hand corner of the page?   ???

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,13:00   

Quote (socle @ June 23 2010,11:55)
Uh, anyone else notice some fairly NSFW pics being displayed in the upper right hand corner of the page?   ???

Had a virus scan recently?

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socle



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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,13:49   

I think my antivirus and malware software is up to date.  I just cleared my cache and everything's back to normal now.  Odd.  It was the search, members, and help icons that were borked, FWIW.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2010,13:58   

Quote (socle @ June 23 2010,13:49)
I think my antivirus and malware software is up to date.  I just cleared my cache and everything's back to normal now.  Odd.  It was the search, members, and help icons that were borked, FWIW.



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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2010,01:23   

Ikonboard has exited with the following error:

Hey! Trying the "forum" link from PT gives this:

Can't query the data from 'active_sessions' Reason: Table 'ib_active_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired Query: SELECT * FROM ib_active_sessions WHERE RUNNING_TIME > 1278136762 ORDER BY RUNNING_TIME DESC

This error was reported at: Sources/iDatabase/Driver/mySQL.pm line 269.

Please note that your 'real' paths have been removed to protect your information.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2010,11:16   

It probably lost critically specified information due to a random chance mutation...

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 11 2010,07:29   

Something changed on the server, knocking the main antievolution.org site off the air. I'm trying to figure out what exactly happened and what needs to be done to fix it. I suspect an upgrade to PHP 5.3.2 may be part of it, so I'm trying to find out from Reed if he upgraded that with the other maintenance he was doing on the server.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on July 11 2010,07:29

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(Permalink) Posted: July 11 2010,08:15   

There were a lot of access problems yesterday on both AtBC and PT.

Wish I could help, but I know jack shit about ze intertubes...

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(Permalink) Posted: July 11 2010,08:24   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 11 2010,07:29)
Something changed on the server, knocking the main antievolution.org site off the air. I'm trying to figure out what exactly happened and what needs to be done to fix it. I suspect an upgrade to PHP 5.3.2 may be part of it, so I'm trying to find out from Reed if he upgraded that with the other maintenance he was doing on the server.



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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2010,11:42   

This is the _URL I use to access AtBC:
http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....SF;f=14

The bottom line on my screen reads ”topics sorted by last post date in ascending order from the beginning”

6 threads are listed, with Book club at the top, date of last post July 20.
Bathroom Wall at the bottom, date of last post July 21.

the list used to be in the opposite order, a descending list  with the newest entries at the top instead of at the bottom.

Now I am unable to get back to that order. Has anything been changed at the forum, or is the problem here with me? How can I get back to the old ordering of topics?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2010,12:35   

Quote (Quack @ July 21 2010,12:42)
This is the _URL I use to access AtBC:
http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....SF;f=14

The bottom line on my screen reads ”topics sorted by last post date in ascending order from the beginning”

6 threads are listed, with Book club at the top, date of last post July 20.
Bathroom Wall at the bottom, date of last post July 21.

the list used to be in the opposite order, a descending list  with the newest entries at the top instead of at the bottom.

Now I am unable to get back to that order. Has anything been changed at the forum, or is the problem here with me? How can I get back to the old ordering of topics?

Those are drop-down boxes for me - the sort by criteria, the beginning time frame, and the ascending/descending.  If you can, just switch from ascending to descending.  If it switches back on you the next time you visit, I dunno - but, as is our IT motto, let's hope it was a one-time thing...

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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2010,13:04   

Quote (Quack @ July 21 2010,11:42)
This is the _URL I use to access AtBC:
http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....SF;f=14

The bottom line on my screen reads ”topics sorted by last post date in ascending order from the beginning”

6 threads are listed, with Book club at the top, date of last post July 20.
Bathroom Wall at the bottom, date of last post July 21.

the list used to be in the opposite order, a descending list  with the newest entries at the top instead of at the bottom.

Now I am unable to get back to that order. Has anything been changed at the forum, or is the problem here with me? How can I get back to the old ordering of topics?

PRAISE JESUS IT'S A MIRACLE!!!

The last shall be first and all that...

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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2010,16:14   

Just to make it clear - I have of course tried changing all of the parameters but they all are even worse than what I am using now.

Which works all right in every respect - except for the inverse order.

Besides, the problem suddenly was there for no reason that I am aware of.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2010,17:19   

To change the order in which topics are listed, click on the check mark beside the "descending order" or "ascending order" box, then click on one of the items on the pull down menu that should appear, then click the "Go!" button that's to the right of the selection boxes.

  
Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2010,16:30   

Quote (Henry J @ July 21 2010,17:19)
To change the order in which topics are listed, click on the check mark beside the "descending order" or "ascending order" box, then click on one of the items on the pull down menu that should appear, then click the "Go!" button that's to the right of the selection boxes.

Dammit, I was trying to compose a reply but hit the wrong button.

There are just three parameters, what selections should I use?

I want the last page to show the latest posts in descending order.

That's what I used to see, but there's something funny about this, I am am confused.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2010,16:50   

Mine reads "last post date", "descending order", "the beginning", which sounds like what you want. If yours has a different setting on one of them, pick the one that's wrong, by clicking the little check mark beside it, then selecting the option you want for that item.

  
Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2010,09:31   

Quote (Henry J @ July 22 2010,16:50)
Mine reads "last post date", "descending order", "the beginning", which sounds like what you want. If yours has a different setting on one of them, pick the one that's wrong, by clicking the little check mark beside it, then selecting the option you want for that item.

Yes, that's what I want.

But when I use that and the board/forum selection is
 Antievolution.org Discussion Board > From the Panda's Thumb > After the Bar Closes...

The first item in the list is Page 59, Dilbert Does ID"St   (All)   Last action May 16 2005,00:24

Page 1 shows the latest activity today.

IF I change from descending to ascending, Page 59 contains the latest activity but in ascending* order.

What I can't understand is that I've always used to open the last page number, and it has always shown the latest activity in descending order.

The only way I can find to achieve that  now is  to start reading from page 1 instead.

Maybe that's what I'll have to do and forget about how it used to be.

*Edit: correction: descending; was ascending.

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