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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Hi there!

Hi Cantra, welcome to the forum :)

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?

I'm not sure whether keir's implemented any padding - I don't think he has as yet, so I suspect truncated ssds will never expand.

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

Whilst I'm on the subject of images - we allow linking to images in signatures - this breaks the ssl thing a bit, as external images might not be over secure links. I can turn this off, but it'd mean no images in sigs... Thoughts on that?

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

Careful now. It has been known for someone to delete the active site directory contents before realising far too late... In my job, it was highly amusing watching someone else transfer control from a working active system to a hot standby system, only to find out (too late) that the hot standby sys...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 163
Views: 13231

Re: BeebSCSI mini

There's a new pcb released:
https://github.com/simoninns/BeebSCSI

No one's producing them at the moment afaik, but it's completely open source if you'd like to knock a few together.

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: announcements
Topic: Server Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Server Updates

https is now enabled - you can use both http and https though - if you want encrypted connections, use https://stardot.org.uk/forums :) I'll change the main page to point to the right place in a bit :) I've set up a cron job to keep the certificate updated, I don't know if it'll work yet - I'm assum...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 45
Views: 3172

Re: https certificates?

OK - on a roll, you should be able to use https now :)

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

Be fine ;)
(no, it's not)
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

Hahah :D

Just enough knowledge to be dangerous. (it'd take me quite a while to work out how to do something like that). No matter, I've cleared up about 9gb having found a spurious copy of the forum from 3 years ago lurking in a directory.

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Phew - we don't have ads so you're safe whitelisting us :D

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Gotek Flashfloppy not recognising blank ADFS discs?

It does - they need to be full sized and padded out. The interleave also needs to be right. I suggest you create an empty 640kb file and format them using ADFS on the gotek? It'll put the right directory structures on them.

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 19935

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Ah, I adjusted those. Just put the image inline?

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

Hard is relative - it depends on whether you know how to do it or not :D - if you know how to do something it's easy! (for phpbb you'd have to trawl all the posts in the database, identify the file ojects, move them and generate links. That would require coding, whilst not impossible it's more effor...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

The killer is the cumulative effect of lots of "little" things, there's no one big thing that'd make much difference. We'll let people know about the space situation if any financial assistance is needed, but for the time being any new images which are in the large realm will be shrinkified to a max...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 62
Views: 1883

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

If you come up with a generic solution to save autodials in eeprom, we can pull that into the main branch?

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

That would be a ridiculous kerfuffle and require more manipulation than I think anyone would be willing to do. We like easy and out of the box here, simply as this isn't our day job :D

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

So, the server adjusts the size automatically for uploaded images using ImageMagick. No need for user-side intervention at all, just continue as normal. I'm just investigating the server situation with regard to increasing the amount of space available. We have about 17gb of attachments, plus the da...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

We might limit by file size still, undecided. Just looking at some simple things to implement that will cover the majority of what's uploaded (i.e. pictures of stuff).
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Re: Image sizes

The question is whether images need to be any bigger for the purposes of the forum? Mostly it's just people showing things. Detailed instructional images can always be uploaded in a zip.

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by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 185

Image sizes

Hi all, As we've updated, I can implement some new functionality. We're running *very* tight on space at the moment, I can implement server side limits on image sizes and get it to resize them automatically -> does 1024x1024 sound reasonable as a maximum size? For most purposes it should be fine. If...
by danielj
Sat May 26, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 19935

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Love these :)
by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New board icons
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: New board icons

Hahaha! :D
by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

I think I've fixed that now - it was only appearing on the board index.

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by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

It should appear at the top of the screen? In yellow?

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by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

Just that error I pointed to earlier, I edited the file as directed in the errata notes, but it wouldn't work, and kept throwing up even more errors. I was just looking at restoring the backups and going from scratch when I gave it one last shot editing the file on the laptop and uploading it, and b...
by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

So part of the SSL setup is done, but I couldn't get the webserver to behave with it :(

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by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

All done :) In so far as retention schedule, we'll work something out...

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by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 574

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

There was some swearing, and some loss of bowel control, but we're back... :D

First bug:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2453611

but for some reason editing it in vim on the server didn't work... Editing it on the laptop and re-uploading it seemed to fix it all :)

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by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: announcements
Topic: Server Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Server Updates

You have no idea how wrong that nearly went....
by danielj
Fri May 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: announcements
Topic: Server Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Server Updates

Right - I'm going to try this now. Please hold tight. :|

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