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Permissions and Access settings.

Could someone take a look at the permissions and access stuff, it seems to have not come across during the upgrade. Thanks.
-Cecil

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Site upgrade

I will apparently need to take down the site, or lock the content posting when I update the site. I seem to have lost cpanel access so I am not able to make the SQL backup. So I am on hold until I can get back into cpanel. I have mailed Matt about it, since he did overall password changes I am guessing that it may have been changed by him.

In the meantime I will be doing some reading.
-Cecil

Matt Barton's picture

Acorn is Back!

Acorn BBC Micro: An ad for the BBC Micro. Source: WikipediaAcorn BBC Micro: An ad for the BBC Micro. Source: Wikipedia Unfortunately, I don't have any experience and very little knowledge of Acorn Computers, the company responsible for such venerable British machines as the Atom and BBC Micro. Well, perhaps I'll get my chance behind an Acorn after all: The company is rolling out a line of Notebook PC's. There isn't much info yet about these machines, but I suspect the only thing unique about them will be the brand name. I know I'd still like to have a Commodore branded laptop! Link via Engadget.

Matt Barton's picture

Cleaning Up AA

In an effort to protect us against future hacks, I've done the following: (a) Applied all available patches for e107. We really need to dump this site soon and start using neo. I suggest archiving it and making it available as static HTML pages. This will make security much easier. (b) Put unused stuff in the trash can via cpanel. You guys might look there to make sure there's nothing in the trash that we need to keep. I found something called "shopping cart," "phptest," and "test chat." I can't remember what these are, but I put them in the trash for now. If we need them, I can always restore them. If not, let's delete them. (c) I changed the perms on various folders to restrict other people from mucking with them. Again, I'm not exactly sure how the turks did it, but it seems like they hacked our FTP passwords and replaced the files there. What's weird about this is that anonymous FTP is turned off via cpanel. So, somehow they guessed our passwords.

Cecil Casey's picture

Update

I am out of town for a few days. I am still working on 4.7 I have a update downloaded, but I am having issues with MySQL access. Anyway, I am out for a couple of days. I will put in 4.7 in a test database then move it over to this site.
-Cecil

Matt Barton's picture

Get your Gameboy Cufflinks!

Nintendo Gameboy Cufflinks: Why didn't you think of these?Nintendo Gameboy Cufflinks: Why didn't you think of these?I know what you're thinking...How did I possibly live without these babies for so long? Well, the wait is over. Get your Gameboy Color Color Cufflinks from Ahchay's Etsy Shop today. However, I might warn you: These will, in all probability, seriously crimp your suave 007 style. Unfortunately, they aren't playable. Well, perhaps that's not so unfortunate.

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My Status

Bill recently posted about his status, so I thought I'd do the same. Cecil and I have been working on the site, trying to work out the few remaining bugs and get things up to snuff on a systems-level. Drupal just released the official 4.7, and Cecil is working on updating the site to the new specs. Hopefully, this update will fix the annoying double log in nonsense.

Meanwhile, this is my last week of school, so I will soon have plenty of free time to work on everyone's ideas for improving the look of the site. What I want to do first is really bear down and make sure I thoroughly understand the CSS and PHPTEMPLATE system. I'm tired of tinkering with it; I want to understand it. Afterwards, I intend to work on some new templates (and I'll be passing on requests for graphics and such as I find a need for them) to the team. When I've got all these finalized, perhaps we can select the very best one for the default (but, heck, if the others are good, we could always leave them available as options).

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My Latest Status

OK, not to get into it, but I spent the past three days in the hospital with my daughter and wife, so missed valuable "work" time before our vacation, which we leave for on Thursday (the 4th) and return from late Friday (the 12th). I wish to maximize my contribution and time, so if there's anything outstanding that needs doing, please let me know. As for my opinion about anything, unfortunately I just have to say use your best judgement and I'll abide by whatever decisions are made in my absence. I appreciate the thoughts though about my opinion on things, but I don't want to hold anything up.

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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Screenshot of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. One of the problems with a screen like this is that it isn't clear to the player what objects can be manipulated and which can't--and there are a lot of prominent objects on display here.

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Testing Image and Img Assist Module

Simon the Sorcerer: Pits of Rondor.Simon the Sorcerer: Pits of Rondor.All right...I'm just testing this out. Looks like there are some major CSS problems here. Also--apparently the system only accepts JPGs for now. I couldn't get bmps or pngs to work...Checking into it. Also, the inline bit isn't working...text here...Okay...so maybe now it works? This is pretty strange.

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