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Multiple Diaries.

There’s some noises rumbling around that having multiple diaries and accounts at this site is somehow wrong and abuses peoples trust. Firstly, official policy is that we couldn’t care less if you have 8000 out of the present 8061 diaries on the system provided you don’t use them to abuse other people and hide behind…

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Unfairness. In a lot of ways.

Firstly, I’ve been unfair to Darren. Darren and I had various discussions last year and in general we got along very well. That changed when the 4of9 diary started and its only now that I understand why. Thats up to Darren if he wants to explain, but suffice to say that I apologise for the…

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The notifcation bit

Oh yeah… I forgot… Some people seem to be having troubles with receiving notifications for peoples diaries that they no longer subscribe to. If you are one of those people, please forward a copy of the notification to support@deardiary.net so we can investigate, it would appear to be a strange and elusive bug in the…

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Trolls, notifications etc

I see how it is. Matt alerts people to the fact that he’s moving house and I, inadvertantly, alert people a few weeks ago that I won’t be spending as much time as usual here and so the trolls go on the loose and think its OK to blast people, make them feel bad and…

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Moving House

Hi All, Matt here. This is just a quick note to say that I am in the process of moving house at the moment – packing has begun, we pick up keys tomorrow and the move itself happens on the 23rd. This means that for the most part i’m going to be off the net…

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Server Rebooted.

Apologies, I don’t get much time to warn about impromptu reboots these days, mostly because I only get to work on the server in the evenings. Anyway, I rebooted the server with the new Linux kernel version installed. This new one has various kernel semaphore fixes which should improve the SMP (dual processor) capability. And…

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MySQL Update

It actually appears I was unfair to MySQL, after scouring the net I have discovered that its probably a glibc problem. I won’t explain that one, you either know what I mean or you don’t 🙂 Anyway, I’ve installed a new version of MySQL which has built-in glibc routines which reportedly will fix the problem….

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Advice Required

It would seem the MySQL is an unreliable heap of junk. I’m bored of fightíng it. If anyone has any suggestions (other than Postgres which flat refuses to run with our schema) of decent priced, but reliable databases I’d like to hear about it. MySQL bit it again this evening, and once again couldn’t even…

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Spurious comment error

It seems that the adult verification system caused an unexpected side effect. In order to remember which diary you were visiting when you hit a page that needs an adult ID, we store the diary name in a cookie. Unfortunately, by default, PHP (which the new secure comments system is written in) reads cookies and…