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Spiders and System Performance

I’ve noticed a couple of occasions where the server has been slogged to the floor. This would appear to be due to search engines unfriendly spiders spamming the site with lots of requests in a short period. Altavista is particularly dastardly for this, and is presently in the banned list that doesn’t even know the…

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DearDiary 3.0

Work officially began on the long awaited DearDiary 3.0 software. Matt’s busy on other projects (one’s that actually enable this server to be paid for these days, so we won’t stop him!) so DD3 is all down to me… Don’t hold your breath, but I shall be working on it flat out and will be…

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Addendum to AtMail

In case anyone has been having trouble with those blasted transparent caching proxies (ie, if you made a change to something and returned later to find an old, stale page instead then you were probably the victim of a proxy) I have made some changes to AtMail as part of this build which should reduce…

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More AtMail Upgrades.

AtMail now has folder (we call them pigeon holes) support, so you can organize your mail better. Create a folder to keep your mails from your family, another one to keep your mails from friends, another to keep those from that affiliate program you joined, etc etc. Premium Account holders can have as many folders…

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AtMail Updates

AtMail (http://atmail.atomic-systems.com) now has address book functionality. If you’re a Premium Account holder there is no limit to the number of addresses your address book can contain, whereas non Premium Account holders are limited to (at present) 15 addresses. More features are proposed for AtMail, so watch this space!! Steve.

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Addendum to Threatening Behaviours

We have been advised by our solicitors that information covered by the privacy policy can be given to other law agencies, without necessarily being threatened with a court order. Such a policy would be costly to us because we could have to appear in court in whatever country the problem is occuring. Thus, the wording…

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Threatening Behaviours

Its come to my attention that a number of people who have diaries here have been threatened by, perhaps one, perhaps more people, that their ’employers’ will be contacted. I’m not sure on what grounds these employers would be contacted, especially since the various people threatened are among the more sensible users of this system…