Archive for July, 2006

Good News

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I just switched my car insuranc..

Oh wait, not that news.

The forums are back up.

The bad news is we lost a portion of the data that was in place, about 1 week of posts.

Cocoaforge outage status

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Hi folks,

I’m just going to post here on this, since it’s a midway update. Trac is up, Forums should hopefully be up tomorrow.

If you have any reproducable issues, please go ahead and post them on Trac like normal.

On a side note, Anonymous access has been restored to Trac as of last week. Spam filtering was implemented, which is what caused the move to the adium/adium login.

Forums down

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Hi folks,

I’ve outlined the downtime at my personal blog, here is a direct link to the post:

I’ll post there and here when things are back up.

Comments on the SoC page

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

The level of spam forced onto the SoC page was actually rather impressive. I didn’t think the spammers had it in them to utterly drive me crazy. At first I started by simply banning outright their phrases, and enabling the proxy check thing. Then I got really tough, and forced all comments to be approved before being posted.

When all that failed, I tried some random add-on solutions to prevent the spam. No go. I still logged on to see 10-15 “approve me!” spams in my inbox every day. So, now, thanks to the wonderful technology in the hands of spammers worldwide, you can’t tell the (obviously slacking, the last post was almost a week ago!) students how much you love their hard work.

Also hi. I’m Zac West. You probably don’t know me, but I’m the guy who coded the Xtras webpage, and ends up doing most of the web work around here. Nice to meet you. 😉

Edit: Okay, I’ve set up that Akismet plugin. Let’s hope it’s up to par with what you guys have said and can keep out the huge amount of spam.

Also, for the record, I utterly hate CAPTCHA systems. I can’t stand them. Half the time, I myself end up entering the image wrong because of horrible overlays and I get tossed a fatal error that prevents me from then even using the website I’m trying to enter. Usually their images are so easy to process that it’s just a joke that makes them think they have some form of security. I mean, “ASDF” in a straight line, in the same font, on a monotone background (or with minor defective filtering) is hardly a huge security force.

Please don't post this beta…

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

So far, all of the first three Adium 1.0 betas have been posted to digg and have made its front page.

Evan, David, and I have made the notice at the top of the beta page bigger and made it specifically mention digg. Here’s the current version:

Please do not post this beta to version tracking sites like MacUpdate or VersionTracker, or news sites like Digg. This is a beta; as such, things may not work properly.

So don’t. Please?

1.0 beta 1

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

The Adium Team pleased to announce that Adium 1.0 has entered public beta testing. Major enhancements include…

– Major AIM, ICQ and .Mac improvements. This includes working File Transfer, and faster sign on.
– Improvements to the default look and feel of Adium.
– iTunes integration is much faster, and updates as soon as the song changes.
– Added global user profile and buddy icon settings. (Personal Preferences)
– General Account improvements. Accounts can now be disabled when not in in use, and friends can now sign on from your Adium without saving their information.
– Added an Xtras manager to better handle browsing and removing Xtras.
– Major improvements in privacy settings.
– Redesigned Previous Chat (Log) Viewer

This release is a significant change from our previous releases, and it represents over a year of work on the parts of everyone involved with the project. We’re all really proud of the work we’ve done, and hope you will enjoy it.