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DearDiary.Net now Running in Docker Container

If you’re reading this then you’ve successfully accessed the new Dockerised DearDiary.Net This means I can begin working on new developments using Docker. You probably won’t see much in the way of changes just yet though – I still have to get my development environment set up how I need it too… But it’s a…

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More Docker Fun :)

To say I’m really enjoying playing with Docker is a bit of an understatement. DearDiary.Net is almost migrated (in development mode) to Docker. I’m still playing with getting the SSL certificates automatically generated and kept up to date using Certbot for Docker. But what really amazes me is how fabulous Docker is on Windows. At…

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Playing With Docker

Given that I’ve said in the Facebook Group that it would be great if people started updating again, I figured I really ought to do the same myself. Do As I Say Not As I Do. Or something like that anyway 🙂 So, anyway. I’ve been playing with Docker. I /really/ like it. Docker is…

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Friends System Help – Notification Assistance

Why Is It So Hard? It’s been brought to my attention that the system which allows people to request and receive notifications when someone updates an entry is a little difficult to navigate. To be fair, it is somewhat challenging. Part of the reason it’s so challenging is because I’ve tried to give people the…

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Testing Sending of Notifications to Friends

This should send a notifcation e-mail when I publish. It won’t though, for some reason. So I’m running debug code behind the scenes to attempt to find out why… Please bear with me, there may be a few of these entries over the next half hour or so… Looking at the code it’s no wonder…

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SSL Comes To DearDiary.Net – And Other Changes

SSL has been a requirement for Google optimization when it comes to searches for probably nearly a year now. Sites that don’t support SSL (secure) connections won’t get the little padlock in the corner and a penalised in search results. Also, it’s not good because your login details are sent in the clear across the…

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Another New Server

So, after migrating the enormous mess that calls itself DearDiary.net to a new host the other day it became apparent the hosting plan it was on was completely unsuitable for such a massive site. There’s over 3000 diaries registered on the new system (contrast that with around 60,000 on the legacy site though!) and they…

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Server Moved…

So, after much humming and harring (that is a real word you know) – I have actually got around to finally moving the DearDiary.Net service to a proper hosting provider again. It was previously hosted on a server in my house, running over my own broadband connection. Whilst this was nice and cheap, it was…

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Migration Was Broken

Someone wrote to me somewhere, but I can’t find the message now so I apologise for not having responded directly. However, the message indicated that the migration system was broken, because users were being told that their username already existed on the new system when in fact it did not. This was due to a…

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Plus Account Expiry

I've noticed (with some help from someone!) that the Plus account expiry system hasn't been running. It's probably been that way for some considerable time, at least since last time we moved servers. Which would explain why we haven't had many renewals recently – and why the budget is suffering as badly as it is!…