Making a backup of whole devblog directory before trying version update was useful this time
Details about why I reverted to previous version : I first wanted to try latest version in order to see if image upload is better than current one (sluggish HTTP POST upload ).
So I download Pluxml latest version, and verify differences with current one installed in this blog (there are some modifications for captcha and extra smileys), merged everything, uploaded and ... article editor plugin (pxleditor) displays corrupted text when trying to modify an article
It's not that I can't do anything without article editor plugin, but ... I don't want to write articles in raw HTML (), and trying other editor plugin was only an half-success, because I prefer pxleditor simple interface (the simpler the better ).
Well, I don't give up, but that's enough web-related things for today this week this month ().
I don't know if I hate html/php, or if html/php hate me, or both, but what's sure is that I prefer Saturn programming
Next time I will try to update my blog, I will first try with xampp on my dev laptop ^^
Edit (2015/11/12) : at least I made one change to my blog : I added this smiley :
This is the image from where I made the cow (not hippopotamus) logo that I put on all my personal projects
I found it in "pre 2007" archive folder in my laptop. Fortunately this old file wasn't lost
Edit (2015/11/16) : re-install from scratch, and local setting & testing with xampp did the job. However, "send email to cafe-alpha when comment is posted" feature seems to be broken, but I will investigate about this later
Edit (2015/11/18) : email send feature is fixed, everything is working correctly, and blog's CMS is updated to its latest version
Edit (2016/01/14) : fixed article formatter in order to display images in a separate browser tab.
Last week, I spend half a day in getting rid of spam messages via my homepage contact form.
And, it seems to work well
So today, I spent another half a day in getting rid of spam messages via this blog's comments
So I removed bullshit advertisement messages scattered on my blogs comments, and tried captcha plugin for PluXml (= my blog's CMS).
And unfortunately, image based captcha plugin doesn't seem to work well, because it blocks ALL comments ... very efficient spam filter
So I added a simple additional test when posting comments. Hope you will solve it ... or not in the case you are a robot
Extra : I spend the other half a day in testing Saturn cartridge with custom USB dev cart connected to my laptop and Open Logic Sniffer and JTAG (ByteBlaster on my desktop's Parallel Port, because I don't have enough budget to buy a USB Blaster ^^; ) around my Saturn
Here is a snapshot of signals when it finally worked :
Can you guess what it is about ?
I have other things to do than reading and deleting this bullshit, so I added two confirmation fields in the contact form :
- Email address confirmation.
- Turing test, not very difficult to solve, but let's see how smart nowadays AIs are
I didn't added captcha, because :
- It's a waste of time
- Personally, I sometimes can't solve them
- It relies on external site and/or waste resources on homepage server side, and I don't like this.
So, dear spambots, I don't thank you for wasting my time in reading your so important messages, and spending half a day in adding security in my mail form. Hope this is the last time I waste my time for you