Staging

Posted on: Mon, 12/08/2008 - 22:18 By: dae
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Recently, I have got several spams at approx. 1,000 per day. I am clueless how do they appear on my site. I've used reCAPTCHA, I've used mollom, I've used blockanonymouslink, but the spam still coming through.

pptx attachment on drupal

Posted on: Tue, 11/18/2008 - 14:07 By: dae

I posted my slides on my web as a pptx file a few weeks ago. Suddenly after that, students gave some comment that when they downloaded the file, the file came as .zip. Even though the file on the server is not zipped and is name exactly as .pptx. Of course, I have tested my upload, but only on Firefox, which definitely has no problem. From the student comment, I tried it on IE and managed to duplicate the error. My first thought is that it must be something about the MIME type. The problem is I don't know the correct mime type of the pptx file.

mod_rewrite

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2008 - 13:51 By: dae
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Anybody could notice that there are at least two urls that direct to this page. Originally, I registered for http://www.nattee.net/ and http://our.obor.us/. Both works well thanks to Drupal site configuration method. Drupal use name based resolution. All I have to do is to edit the setting.php to point to the same database for both of the name. Users can access my site using any of these urls and drupal simply direct it to the same place (because all information is stored in the database).

Back from Faculty Talk

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:49 By: dae
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In our faculty, there is an informal discussion regarding faculty on every last Friday of the month. The dean put much priority on this talk such that he will join every time his schedule allows him so. For this particular month, he officially call every relatively new faculty to join a seminar trip. (FYI, relatively new is anyone who joins the faculty less than 10 years ago.) The trip was good, in both official aspect and recreational aspect. Several interesting topics were discussed in the seminar also many topics of useful information are shared.

Skin changed

Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:24 By: dae
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I Just change the theme to Sky. To my surprise, Sky is highly customizable. A user is allowed to change the default font, font size, alignment, width of the theme. That is exactly what I want from a theme. Now, the only problem is that I believe that the skin is a little bit sober. Will try to change that soon.

OpenVPN on Ubuntu

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2008 - 15:42 By: dae
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Once again I have to build up a machine for OpenVPN. I have previously wrote articles about this but when I follow those instruction it still does not work. But first, let us talk about what I want to achieved. I just simply want to set up a road warrior configuration, i.e., I would like to have a machine, from any place, to securely access all the resource within our laboratory. This is not possible via public interface because the firewall rules block most of the port. Besides, it is not secure.

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