There IS a page I update less than my blog! Welcome to it.
Very short update, despite the amount of time that's gone by. It's more of killing things, with very few websites being hosted here. After constant pwnage problems with WordPress, coop moved over to tumblr as coopcoopbware, with Kris taking a new home at at seacycledglass.com. With very few exceptions, all other websites and services outside my immediate family are offline.
All DNS zone hosting has been moved off of myhosting.com, mostly because I don't have a lot of confidence in their ability to contact me before shutting things off. They've been doing that a lot lately, and have killed email in the past because their solution to a spam complaint was to shut my entire account down. In any event, DNS and web hosting are now in two different places, which is a good thing.
It's been a very long run dating back to the mid-nineties, but wordpress is a fucking disaster when it comes to vulnerabilities, and I just can't be arsed anymore. I'll be archiving my site as static HTML, and likely moving to a SaaS platform of some kind.
Thanks for the visits, and it was fun.
An Update? Yes, an update: So, yeah. It's been a while since this page has been updated. A very long while, but seven is a luck number. That's what I'm going with.
New Server: deadsquid's been mostly transitioned from a dedicated server to a VPS. MySQL's been optimized, the websites that are moving have been moved, and I'm pruning pretty much all the other sites. Everyone's been notified of the change, and if you haven't taken a backup yet, you really should. The old deadsquid will die the first week in September 2012.
Mail moved to Gmail: All mail accounts that were on deadsquid are now on Gmail. If you have any problems with mail, please ping kev.
Certs renewed www.deadsquid.com was renewed for encrypted traffic. mail.deadsquid.com was not, as we're not running any mail services any more. This will make my life considerably easier.
Shell Access: The access control list for SSH was cleaned up and about two-thirds of the entries removed. If you can no longer access cthulhu via SSH, and you could before, please drop me a line with your IP address and I'll update the ACL.
Wordpress:WordPress released an upgrade this morning which addressed a potential vulnerability in the application. The upgrade should be seamless, and I've already updated all WordPress installations on cthulhu. I would ask that you have a quick peek at your site and make sure everything's working properly. If it's not, let me know and I'll fix it.a
You're all running version 188.8.131.52 right now, so are up to date. The only thing I'd ask you to do as well is to check which version of Spam Karma you're running. From the WP dashboard, go to the "Options" section, then "Spam Karma 2" section, and look at the "Current version" line (should be fourth line). It should be "2.0 beta 2". If it's not, let me know, and I'll upgrade your installation.
If you have any questions on any of this, please let me know.
Mail: DSPAM, the anti-spam tool used on deadsquid.com, has been upgraded to version 3.4.3. Most of the changes are under the covers, and you may or may not see a difference in accuracy. It also fixes a number of bugs, and adds support for extended characters/foreign languages. The web interface has changed slightly, and allows you to retrain messages through the "history" tab instead of having to forward messages through your mail client. Have a look, and if you have any questions, please let me know.
Mail: The webmail client has been upgraded to SquirrelMail 1.4.4. This upgrade fixes a bunch of bugs you probably never noticed, and closes a couple vulnerabilities you probably never cared about. Additionally, the "delete_move_next" plugin was enabled. This plugin allows you to delete a message and move to the next (or previous) message in the folder, instead of going back to the folder listing. By default, the links appear at the bottom of the message being moved. To change this, please change the appropriate paramaters at the bottom of the "Options->Display Preferences" page in the webmail client.
Mail: After a far-too-lengthy absence, and a little bit of fighting with the software, mailing lists have been re-enabled. All previous mailing lists have been migrated, and should function exactly as before. Should you need a mailing list, please send kev an email with a request detailing what the list should be called in the format firstname.lastname@example.org. The list manager we use is called Mailman
Blogs: A web page which aggregates all blogs that are hosted on deadsquid.com (as well as pintday and kjell) has been added. To view this page, please click here.
Mail: An SSL certificate was added for mail.deadsquid.com. Secure IMAP and POP access is now available for your mailbox, and is recommended. A HOWTO will be posted on how to enable secure access if you use Netscape/Mozilla/Thunderbird or Outlook/Outlook Express as your mail client. If you use the webmail client, all connections are encrypted by default.
Webserver: Most versions of Gallery have been upgraded to version 1.4.4-pl5. Anyone using Gallery should not notice any changes, as the upgrade addressed some security vulnerabilities only. If you are a deadsquid user, and are looking to host a photo gallery (such as this one), please send kev an e-mail.
Web server: A new SSL certificate was added for www.deadsquid.com. THe certificate is a “real” certificate, and you should no longer get the nag window when you connect to the DSPAM or webmail interface.