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Offline Schmoogsley

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Why is this site unsecured?
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:21:24 AM »
Is it too big a hassle or costly to make secure? Not complaining, just curious.

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 01:33:03 AM »
Are radio waves bad for your hair?

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 03:04:31 AM »

ffff, still want to embed.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 03:54:07 AM »
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 04:10:07 AM by Schmoogsley »

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 12:55:24 AM »
A have a rare minute before I'm back to the grind so here ya go:

https://www.diasfora.co.uk/
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 01:19:01 AM »
Hey, well lookie there. lol Thanks #1. To be honest, I was only curious to know if it was really any concern or not. If it was unimportant, now I feel like a jerk for bringing it up.

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 03:16:41 PM »
Hey, well lookie there. lol Thanks #1. To be honest, I was only curious to know if it was really any concern or not. If it was unimportant, now I feel like a jerk for bringing it up.

It's a common mistake so don't sweat it. I'd still be in that dark if it weren't for the big dweez.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 01:59:00 AM »
I wish we could all have a bbq, Mom could bring something horrible.

Actually, she is going to a bbq tomorrow, and her cake deflated after she baked it, so she's bringing a half height cake. I do wonder how she intends to apply the icing.

I'm still on the fence. On one hand, I love bbq. On the other hand, I feel sick. If  I caught something on the bus, I don't want to share.

oh well, at least I have beer.

Schmoogs could wear one of those shirts with SECURITY written on it. Mom has a "golly the police" shirt, but I doubt she'll wear that to the bbq.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 06:26:50 AM »
Well, you and your Mom are welcome at my Niece's. I'm heading over around noon. If you like kids like me, there will be a poo ton. That's what I got the Tootsie Pops and fireworks for. They are just lame kiddie fireworks (sparklers, etc...) Yeah, I know, it's a cheapshot, even though, it works. Uncle Timmy kicks ass. The last get together (B-Day party), they called me Tootsie Pop Timmy. lol Sam's Club has these HUGE bags of Mini Tootsie Pops. It's now my traimark. Well, time to get up and start the coffee. I think I will treat myself to some marmalade.  :)

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 05:16:38 PM »
One time at Fry's, My mom and I were stopped by one of those "fill out our petition, donate to something" people.

She started her pitch with "You guys like kids, right?" At the time, we were dealing with a punk neighbor kid, so I said "No, not really".

She was shocked, and didn't even bother with the rest of her pitch.

Mom dropped the cake off, BBQ was lame, came home.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2019, 01:47:03 AM »
Haven't you got work to do?

I've had to take a day off to take my daughter to an Anime convention. Of course, I'm happy to do so, but at the moment I need 8 or 9 day weeks to keep up so it's a little inconvenient.

It's holiday time soon so I'll use that time to work a little less.

Thank God I don't take my tools to St Lucia!
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 01:52:33 AM »
What are your thoughts on Onijin's passion? I miss that guy, he had a good sense of humor.

Ma said her (unintentional) short cake was a hit, she didn't even manage to get a piece. I watched SG-1 at home.

Funny enough, the fireworks lined up with the part in "A matter of time" when they bomb the stargate to keep earth from getting sucked into a black hole. I was decently freaked out before I remembered what day it was.

O'Neill managing to bomb an alternate earth in 2019 from 1998 is EXACTLY the type of crap SG1 got up to.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 06:06:25 AM »
I've made the site redirect permanently to the secure version. Please report any issues.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 02:34:52 AM »
Contrary to my last post, getting the site to automagically redirect to https is proving erratic the rewrite rules aren't sticking. This can be overcome by ensuring your bookmarks for the site always start with https.

In the meantime I'll keep working on it.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 08:17:35 AM »
I never go to the front page but always to the "Unread messages" link which is showing as HTTPS. I do have the "Not secure" on this page but it seems to be due to some of the images on the page as being "http://" linked, such as the avatar images (the SMF images are properly https:// linked).

I went to the home page and got the happy "lock" icon. I'm using the latest Chrome Browser if it matters.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2020, 10:26:09 AM »
I never go to the front page but always to the "Unread messages" link which is showing as HTTPS. I do have the "Not secure" on this page but it seems to be due to some of the images on the page as being "http://" linked, such as the avatar images (the SMF images are properly https:// linked).

I went to the home page and got the happy "lock" icon. I'm using the latest Chrome Browser if it matters.

That's interesting as it seems the wildcard redirect is working for all links within the site. However, if you simply go to:

www.diasfora.co.uk

it doesn't redirect to https although, again, all internal links do.

Time to call upstairs for help methinks.

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2020, 11:29:40 AM »
called upstairs, site looks gud from my end now
upstairs is great
how is it for you guys
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2020, 11:31:18 AM »
^ I did not write that.

I think it's for christ anyhow.

Bottom line. The help from upstairs tippy-tappied for half an hour and it works now.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2020, 01:13:29 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2020, 03:16:38 PM »
What about the toaster?
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
It works on my mac.

... and iPad

... and iPhone

I haven't tried it in the car, yet.

Which one?

What about the toaster?

Shouldn't be a problem. I'll call upstairs.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2020, 12:15:44 AM »
I think I'm finally not getting a split second cached version of the old site now, and like c wrote, the "Embed a youtube video url" "Embed a vimeo video url" and "Embed an imgur gifv url" buttons are indeed busted AF.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2020, 02:13:48 AM »
Aha. I believe that was mine and not the help from upstair's fault. It was getting rid of the persistent PHP error that meant uninstalling a load of crap, and I believe that wasn't re-installed completely.

Should be ficksed now?

This one:



PS - the little icons for youtube, vimeo and imgur are broken.

Dropbox. Pfft.

You've put on weight.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2020, 08:28:18 AM »
You peeked.

Does the interior of your car look like this?

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2020, 03:00:16 PM »
Pretty much, yes. I have a more tasteful colour, though:



... and mine is newer.
Looking at it, that one has been customised: I have TVs in the seat backs, rather than in the headrests: my passengers have to supply their own iPads. I also have a third seat in the back if I put up the armrest: I'm not sure there was a factory option for that odd tunnel arrangement in the back where the third seat should be.

My (heated and cooled) rear seats have four different massage programmes, as well as reclining, if that is of any interest. (... but only the left and right seat: the bench middle seat is the red-headed stepchild in this deal)

It's quite handy, to be sure: four people can "social distance" in my car!

Holy crap. You're cake-o!
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2020, 01:11:15 AM »
My apartment may be poo, but I've lived in worse.

Still, having a car would be nice. Part of what makes that damn civic getting stolen burn so hard is I rode the bus to the bank, pulled the cash, then rode the bus home, and I was all "Oh thank god I won't have to do that for a while".

I never even got to ride in the damn thing, I got sick riding the bus!

Back when I was around 15 or so, I had a hallucination, and stupidly admitted it in therapy. I heard a voice, and it said "You will face trying times"
In retrospect, a neighbor may have just been watching a televangelist at high volume, as I heard it in the shower.

I could certainly appreciate some less trying times, that's for damn sure. Pretty sure we all could.

Oh, we got a letter from the Sherriff. They haven't found poo, but they punched it into the national database. I do wonder why they waited so long, but I'm pretty sure that civic is long since parted out.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2020, 03:18:08 AM »
....

Back when I was around 15 or so, I had a hallucination, and stupidly admitted it in therapy. I heard a voice, and it said "You will face trying times"
In retrospect, a neighbor may have just been watching a televangelist at high volume, as I heard it in the shower.
....

This made me laugh really, really hard. Kinda left with abdominal cramps - but I welcome them.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2020, 05:01:20 AM »
Happy pills for months.

Doctors still ask if I hear voices, and I'm not sure they believe me when I say no.

But I am glad it was worth a laugh.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2020, 06:49:03 AM »
Happy pills for months.

I wasn't laughing at you and I didn't mean to be unkind, it was just such a great set up for comedy.

Doctors still ask if I hear voices, and I'm not sure they believe me when I say no.

That's probably as you answered the question.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2020, 08:15:33 AM »
Feel free to laugh, I certainly do. It's laugh or cry, right?

I do wish there was more leeway in mental health treatment. I recognize their "hard lines" and the poo of it is, when you're looking for help, you have to recognize those hard lines, or your life can be very much impacted.

I'm still hoping for a sane sticker. Such a thing doesn't really exist. There are things you just can't say in mental health treatment, and I think that ironically inhibits actually solving mental health issues.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2020, 09:44:44 AM »
I'm sorry you don't have access to better and more sensitive medical treatment.  The car theft was just so wrong.  There has to be a circle in Hell for people like those who stole it from you.

A close friend from high school suffered from schizophrenia (a cluster of symptoms that were mostly controlled through medication).  I heard all kinds of horror stories about the treatment, sometimes misguided, that she suffered through (being transgender didn't help matters either).  The worst are the clinicians who treat their charges like zoo animals instead of people.  The holier than thou social worker is a scourge of humanity.  I'm sure you have had to deal with a veritable mine field of such people. 

My friend smoked like a chimney and, near the end, suffered from chronic lung problems.  She died in November.  It's hard not being able to pick up the phone and talk to her.

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2020, 11:08:22 AM »
Just going back for a second for those who may be interested in why the site wasn't automatically secure like it was before the move (why I couldn't get the redirect to stick), it was because we are now running on openlitespeed rather than apache and it was a little harder to write to the .htaccess.

The whole process has been quite beneficial to the site as over the years I'd been busy/lazy and the version of SMF we had was at least 3 versions too old - if not 4. While getting everything to work right, everything has been updated to the best that can run and errors that we have probably had for years have now gone.
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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2020, 06:48:48 PM »
Thanks, smokes.  The site is positively zippy now.

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Re: Why is this site unsecured?
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2020, 09:15:33 PM »
To quote a song -
"In the sea of life, you're just a minnow
Live your life insecure"
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