COURTESY RULE: Use an asterisk(*) to denote messages without bodies. Even if you don't a (nm) will be added to your subject line anyway but make sure to put that asterisk in there... you know what, even put it in there if you have like half a sentence in the body... that's not really a "full" post anyway so you might as well throw that bad boy in there just because. The world is your oyster! Use discretion or don't.
"code" class added to CSS for "pre" tags in message bodies. - Changed to just style basic "pre" tags the same. No CSS class needed.
Threads sorted by activity and regular buttons are back.
Well, the deadline for this has come up way faster than I would have thought and I'm wayyyyyy behind (read: I spent 20 minutes one night playing with an idea). I got caught up updating the DiscApp site so that the email subscription service is integrated into the main code base. That opened a can of worms which lead to some rewriting of things and tweaking of others. Long story short, that code change should be done now. I have my local dev instance running with the daily emails queued to... more
Not that anyone actually uses it or anything (I'm using it now just for the heck of it...) My free webhost has decided that they're no longer allowing you to have two sites set up and are limiting down to one. If you already have two sites, you can keep them up but you can't do any deployments until you close one of the sites. The stats site is more 'useful' (is it really? ) so I'll be leaving that one up when that eventuality happens. I could theoretically move it to the main paid hosting... more
I was bored and ran a few tests against the registration page on the blog. It doesn't look like it checks if the username or password field are just blank spaces with no characters. I just registered an account where the username and password are both a single space. 2nd bug I found, when I went to 'View Comments' on my regular account and then clicked on the 'Edit comment' link. I get a 404. This is the URL it attempted: http://www.puckdroppersplace.us/blog/user_editcomments?c=1 It... more
...a while back. (Not sure which thread) Looks like they're active again on the original site... Ex: https://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=18043;article=71377 Might be taken down soon by the mod. There was another post on the main page that was also removed as spam from earlier. I guess that answers if those bots are still around! Edit: Looks like they deleted that message but the board been hammered a bit with more spam posts. I also noticed that the IBM mainframe... more
I mostly use my IBM XT as a journal of sorts. I have LEWP (Leading Edge Word Processor) installed on it and have docs from the first day I owned my Leading Edge XT clone (a bit after I got my actual XT). It also has documents from the previous owner dating back to the late 1980s which is sort of neat. Anyway, it had been a while since I made an entry into my LEWP docs so I decided to make one tonight. All goes well, I finish and then I'm checking around the drive at various other things that... more
Actually, I added that about a month ago just because I could on Porkbun but never mentioned it as I'm sure no one cares. The thought behind it is that it is now a direct URL replacement, besides host name, of the original site. Ex: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/Indices/46108.html -> http://disc.nediscapp.com/Indices/46108.html And because of how the cookies work, you need to log in based on if you're on https://nediscapp.herokuapp.com or https://nediscapp.com or https://www.ned... more
I can't get Raspberry Pi, so I'm trying an orange Pi. The Raspberry Pi is awesome... configure your wifi on Windows through a special partition and boot your Pi on the Wifi. Easy! The Orange Pi runs a different form of Linux. I have to PLUG IT IN, get a DHCP address, then go to nmtui to add the Wifi information. That's all good, right? Now what happens when I need to make changes to the Wifi network while still connected to Wifi? (I'm moving it to another network.) I go into nmtui and then... more
I wanted something 'non-discapp' related to program in my free time before bed. I probably should have been working on the QB Halloween game but anyway... We were talking in one these buried threads about web rings ( https://nediscapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=46108&article=42608 ) and how it wouldn't be too hard to put together. So, I did just that. It's not 100% complete but it is functional. The verification process isn't added yet so as of right now, all sites added are verified by default.... more
They invent things that they use to torture themselves (Wow... 6 words that begin with "t" | "T"). Let's go over some human made torture devices: The Clock The Alarm Clock Caffeine Fancy Clothing The Clock The Clock measures the amount of time between revolutions of the sun at a specific point down to the millisecond. Do we really need such precision? 5 minutes is good enough for me. The Alarm Clock Hu-mans have taken the clock and made it beep, buzz, ding, ring, etc... at a specific millisecond.... more
Okay... usually I just post the rotten pumpkins at the bottom of the page, but this year is a bit different. I have this one pumpkin that seems have mummified itself like I've never seen before. I'm not sure how it happened, I've left it in the backyard since probably November. It's been out in the elements yet it still continues to exist. It doesn't smell and is super light. What's interesting is there were two other pumpkins with it. One rotted like normal. The other one rotted into a flat... more
Just hopefully finished a battle with the mailing list server failing outbound email's DKIM check due to: dkim=neutral (body hash did not verify) That means if my SPF (what servers I marked as allowed to send emails for my domain) also failed for some reason, DMARC would fail which would either move the messages directly to spam or outright rejected on the recipients mailbox. Then, on top of that, now I'm getting sent to spam which hurts the domain score overall regardless of these email spam... more
We found out recently that there are savings accounts out there offering real interest. PayPal Savings is offering 4.15%, Primis bank is offering slightly more. It sure is nice to feel some tangible return on those accounts. My previous bank's interest rate was 0.01% before I moved to PayPal Savings. (It's a little annoying to get your money out, they delay things so long but at least every month you get $20-30 for money you don't plan on touching very often.)
This was originally in the NE 24th anniversary post but figured it would be better to have it's own post instead due to the constant adding to it I've been doing. This isn't a serious project, just something I've been throwing together for fun. The basic goal of it is just to write the site as close to the original as possible and in Perl. So far, it's fully functional, just a bit buggy and slower. Site: https://disc-shamrice.koyeb.app NEMB: https://disc-shamrice.koyeb.app/Indices/46108.html... more
Keeping with this weird pumpkin tradition.. here's the 2020 pumpkins! First one made it to the back edge of the yard: link
Second one wasn't so lucky...It rotted too bad on the porch and just got kicked off the side: link 2
I honestly don't know how I don't have a pumpkin patch growing in the back of my yard with all the pumpkins that have been left there.
No rotten pumpkins yet for 2021.. They're still kicking and looking good from October even though it's now December. I guess we'll see how this month goes and how these pumpkins hold up. Honestly, I think this is the longest I've ever had pumpkins last for!
Well... January was not kind to them. One is completely gone, another in a well rotten state. The bumpy looking one is still holding strong some how. I wonder how far we'll make it into 2022 with that one staying solid? Link
Now we're into May 2022 and still going.. The 2021 pumpkin progress/saga can be found here from here on out: Link