October 16, 2005

Site glitches

Posted by Scott at 02:29 PM

The provider who hosts this site recently installed a new security module to the web server to try and prevent the kinds of abuse and attacks that are common when exploiting a web server. I'm reading the docs on its parameters to see what options and switches it has. In the meantime I've found four issues.

  1. The thumbnails of the photo album pictures do not display. The full sized photos do.
  2. I can't seem to save my webnotes page.
  3. I can't make my website a virtual drive to put new photos on it.
  4. I can't post entries via my usual means.

I imagine the email list for users of the host is going to go up in volume as numerous glitches get reported and resolved. Things should settle down in a few days. If you see anything else whacky (can't see something, can't post a comment, can't save, etc), drop me an email.

Update: Things seem back to normal now. Michal is an extremely responsive provider at Cornerhost.


Gah. Sorry for all the trouble, Scott. The thumbnails are working again, and I'll try to get the rest resolved as quickly as possible.

Posted by: Michal at October 17, 2005 01:35 PM

Hi Michal,

You got it most of the way there. Whatever regular expression you are using, could you also include gif's among the hidden files that are GET'able. Those album slides also include (via CSS) a tiny repeated image called '.tile.gif' . It makes the thumbnails look like 35mm film reels. I don't know why the album s/w author had such a passion for making certain things like that hidden files.

It would be easy for me to tweak the s/w but since I've already generated dozens and dozens of albums with this approach, it would be non-trivial to go back and fix them. That's the downside of static pages without a CMS. :(

Posted by: Scott at October 17, 2005 01:47 PM

Hi Michal,
The GIFs and JPEGs all load now. Thanks.

Posted by: Scott at October 17, 2005 01:53 PM

All four issues are cleared up now. Webnotes is working properly. I can post again via my favorite means. And the site can mount as a drive for easy access.

Posted by: Scott at October 17, 2005 03:00 PM