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Permanent Link by Dark Silver on Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:30 am

Some days, it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

So I didn't sleep all that great last night, I never seem to when I get bad news right before I go to bed. Well, last night was definitely some bad news. I was expecting a friend to come down in December for a week, a friend I hadn't seen in quiet some time and was looking forward to spending said time with.

Well, as of last night, the trip is off....looks like it's going to be rescheduled. Meh, it happens, such is life, and you gotta roll with the punches, as the saying goes.

And things haven't been much better with waking up. The AC in the living quarter went out, which means it doesn't even want to blow out air. Which means no frigging air circulating. Good thing it's in the 40's outside, otherwise it'd be hot as shit in here. And I've had issues with my sensors all morning......

I'm just waiting to see what happens next....with my luck, the computers will die or something....
Allen Thibodaux | Archmagus | Supervillain | Transfan | Trekker | Warsie |
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"Then again, Detective....how often have you dreamed of hearing your father's voice once more? Of feeling your mother's touch?" - Ra's Al Ghul
"According to the Bible, IHVH created the Universe in six days....he obviously didn't know what he was doing." - Darek Steele bani Order of Hermes.
DS's Golden Rule: I am not a bigot, I hate everyone equally. | corollary: Some are more equal than others.

On the subject of Wiki Software....

Permanent Link by Dark Silver on Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:25 pm

Now, I know I'm not the most technical guy on the planet, but I do have a basic understanding of technology and its ways. I can install most anything, and configure most other things when it comes to basic web stuff.

then I came across MediaWiki software. For those of you who don't know, MediaWiki is one of the most used pieces Wiki software on the planet. It's supposed to be highly customizable, and easy for everyone to use.

What they dont tell you is that managing the Software, more specifically, the users and groups and everything else, HAS to be done by direct editing of the software's php files. There's no Administrator Control Panel to do this one, nothing that lets you quickly and easily handle configuration issues, or make simple changes quickly.

No, if you want to change something, you have to go into FTP, download the appropriate file, and locate the exact line you need to change (if your lucky enough to know the variable for the change you want to make), edit the line,...

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Allen Thibodaux | Archmagus | Supervillain | Transfan | Trekker | Warsie |
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"Then again, Detective....how often have you dreamed of hearing your father's voice once more? Of feeling your mother's touch?" - Ra's Al Ghul
"According to the Bible, IHVH created the Universe in six days....he obviously didn't know what he was doing." - Darek Steele bani Order of Hermes.
DS's Golden Rule: I am not a bigot, I hate everyone equally. | corollary: Some are more equal than others.

Joys of updating software

Permanent Link by Dark Silver on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:17 pm

File Under: Technical Woes

As many of you are undoubtedly aware, I've been working on the updates to LibriumArcana.com, the website your on right now. Let me tell you right now, loads of fun. [/sarcasm]

I've been hasseling and fiddling with the board software for the past couple of days, making sure I get everything just right, making sure none of the new mods are borked - generally doing the things a good Administrator should do. The good news is, I think I finally have everything working. The useful smilies are back (along with the LibArc favorite.... the Sheep Fucker. It didn't feel the same until I got good old :sheepfucker: back up), everything seems to work with all the themes we have running right now....I'm sure that'll break somehow though...

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Allen Thibodaux | Archmagus | Supervillain | Transfan | Trekker | Warsie |
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"Then again, Detective....how often have you dreamed of hearing your father's voice once more? Of feeling your mother's touch?" - Ra's Al Ghul
"According to the Bible, IHVH created the Universe in six days....he obviously didn't know what he was doing." - Darek Steele bani Order of Hermes.
DS's Golden Rule: I am not a bigot, I hate everyone equally. | corollary: Some are more equal than others.

This is My Blog! There are others like it..

Permanent Link by Dark Silver on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:16 pm

But this one is mine.

Or something of that nature.

Just a test of the new Blogging mod added to the board.

Hmmm..wonder what this button doe............
Allen Thibodaux | Archmagus | Supervillain | Transfan | Trekker | Warsie |
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"Then again, Detective....how often have you dreamed of hearing your father's voice once more? Of feeling your mother's touch?" - Ra's Al Ghul
"According to the Bible, IHVH created the Universe in six days....he obviously didn't know what he was doing." - Darek Steele bani Order of Hermes.
DS's Golden Rule: I am not a bigot, I hate everyone equally. | corollary: Some are more equal than others.

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