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Glitch fixed.

Or should that be s..t fixed? Anyway, I have fixed the bug that caused the problem in two places. It is now impossible to enter a blank email address via the front end screens, and its also impossible (in case anyone feels like getting clever and calling the thing directly) fixed the back end such…

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I was affected too…

In a bizarre twist that I have only just discovered, I am unable to access my Jabber account because; The password has been changed… All JABBER USERS who did NOT have an AtomIC account before they used our Jabber service (ie those that created the Jabber account by USING a Jabber client) will need to…

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To the bottom and beyond

I have found out what happened with the new password system and I’m not sure how to say this without seriously losing face, but; It IS a system glitch that caused the problem. In a rather obscure chain of events that took place last night, I can confirm that exactly 1000 users (though that is…

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Password Change Disabled

Until we can get more time to investigate the problem (I have family over this weekend for example!) I have disabled/removed the code that does the password changing so now if this is someone being an asshole they will just be greeting with a 404 note now. Atleast you can be sure your passwords will…

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Unwanted Password Changes

As yet we do not know whether it is a system glitch or whether someone has managed to write something that is being very annoying. Please remember, no-one can gain access to your diary by resetting the password, they cannot ‘guess’ what it might be set to, and they won’t receive the e-mail thats sent…

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Logging out of Dear Diary – Responses

Hi, just thought i’d respond to a couple of the comments: Salamander: This is a one-off change, you only make it once and from then on you can just shut your browser window down. If that’s what you’re already doing then you don’t need to worry about the change. We’ve just heard that some people…

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Logging out of Dear Diary

This is a quick how-to, since it’s something that a lot of people email and ask about. Firstly, in version 3 (the next one) there will be an explicit log-out button, in hind-sight the authentication mechanism that we use to deal with logging in was a mistake and has caused us no end of problems….

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Database backups and Album

To answer some of the comments left previously… No diaries were lost, it was the BACKUP that was missing a diary. Nothing has happened to the primary database… If we could afford to pay ourselves anything for running the site, we could consider employing other ‘intern DBAs’ and indeed, if that were the case, they…

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Downtime Again

Sorry, I had to take the database down for 20 minutes in order to take a snapshot as the trials and tribulations of yesterday left my backup inaccurate. On counting the number of entries on the system and then on the live backup, the backup machine had one less… Clearly not a situation thats conducive…

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Of course….

The database collapsed. Seems we make use of it in some way that it didn’t like. As such I have reverted to the originals and it should be functioning a bit better. I’ll use the stack dump and logs to send to the author so he can fix it, but I THINK its probably to…