Notes on using the tools at Formosahut: Updated regularly (General)

by dan @, Friday, August 26, 2011, 20:17 (3807 days ago)

Edit 171025:

You have to request an account to this forum and the wiki as well.

Nobody outside of 2 or 3 people ever use this site, so if you want to join this exclusive club, please Email me at dan at this domain and let me know why.

It's funny. Sometimes I get spam Emails from people offering to make this site more popular, to increase traffic. Traffic? We don't need no stinkin' traffic!

Cheers,
Dan

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 11:11 (189 days ago) @ dan

Database restored to a backup version of about 14 hours ago. Old passwords should work now.

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 11:12 (189 days ago) @ dan

Sorry for all the trouble! At least now I know which backup/restore method to use.

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 11:20 (189 days ago) @ dan

It looks like this post may have been lost in the carnage. Posts from last night (July 22, 2021) until today noonish were lost I think.

Reply by dulan drift
Subject: Wellcome Trust - China Kadoorie Bio-bank - Farrar

China Kadoorie Bio-bank website: --> https://www.ckbiobank.org/site/ The CKB is being conducted jointly by University of Oxford .. and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS).[/i]

More interesting bed-fellows...

*China Kadoorie Bio-bank website:* The long-term continuation of the study is supported by the Wellcome Trust, with further support in China from the Chinese Natural Science Foundation and *Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology*.

Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology - in a Totalitarian regime - that extracts DNA --> https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/12/13/china-minority-region-collects-dna-millions from/organ harvests --> http://formosahut.com/forum/index.php?id=2854 prisoners of conscience. Of all you brainiacs with immense power, not one of you thought jumping into bed with the CCP to shape the future of humanity might be a bad idea?
*
China Kadoorie Bio-bank website:* The information generated will advance our understanding of .. *aetiology* not only in China but also in other countries.

Had to look 'aetiology' up. It means ‘the study of root causes’. Cool - me too.

Which led to this: Farrar was one of the original ‘world-leading experts’ that signed, then pushed the Lancet Statement --> https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1-c0aYAoym9ll8HVTNpV3v17wNo7JTdPYWBMi1gjKagI/edit.

This statement, arguably, was a 'root cause' for the international spread of Covid. We’ll examine that next...

URL of the posting: http://formosahut.com/forum/index.php?id=2937

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 13:46 (188 days ago) @ dan

Update:

The database was restored and I think we only lost a couple of recent postings.

I cannot add or edit users, which is not good. I'm guessing that there is a conflict between the forum software and the latest version of php on my server. I could try messing around with changing php versions, but I don't think that will fix anything and may very well do a lot of damage.

There's a new version of this forum coming out soon, and that may provide a fix. At least the database was easy to restore.

If you can't sign in, send an email to dan at this domain.

I'm going to the beach...

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 13:54 (188 days ago) @ dan

I should have added that user passwords should have reverted to what they were yesterday. I did just try to add a user, which didn't work, and hopefully that didn't break anything, but if you can't log in, I can always restore the database again, being sure not to mess with anything this time.

I'll get this fixed eventually.

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by dulan drift, Friday, July 23, 2021, 17:15 (188 days ago) @ dan

Was getting this error message on 'preview/submit' - so broke it into two posts - then it did seem to work. But finally they didn't stick.

No drama - drafts on the computer - even saved them in coded form coz it was acting up and you'd mentioned you were going in...

Good job getting Formosahut going and still going after all these years. Remind me when we need to have a milestone anniversary drink.

New version sounds exciting - any snazzy functions coming up?

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by dan @, Friday, July 23, 2021, 17:39 (188 days ago) @ dulan drift

Drafts on the computer are probably smart, particularly given all the work you're putting into research. This snafu

New version sounds exciting - any snazzy functions coming up?

I didn't see anything too exciting, but it's good to know that a team is still developing this platform. A lot of these small, little known apps are worked on by just one person who eventually gives up. This project actually has a team of five people or so. I really like this type of forum, and there isn't anything quite like it out there. All the popular forums are bloated and annoying to maintain and use.

You posted this message, so it sounds like things are working. Let me know if you're still getting error messages. I'll try communicating with the developers and see if I can get the user errors fixed.

My service provider backs up databases every day.

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by dan @, Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 13:28 (176 days ago) @ dan

UPDATE: I reverted to the default theme in my efforts to figure out what's wrong with this installation. That just means you won't see the familiar links at top. I am in communication with the developers to try to figure this out.

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by Admin, Thursday, August 05, 2021, 07:03 (176 days ago) @ dan

I'm feeling much better about things. I managed to import the data from this forum (data exported Aug 5, 2021) and import it to a fresh install, and it seems to have worked. I didn't import everything, but it looks like it does work.

You can find it here: http://formosahut.com/fh_forum2/mylittleforum-2.4.24.

So it looks like if this forum, which has been going for nearly ten years I think, breaks, I'll be able to rebuild it quickly.

I might delete that above forum after a few days. I'll play around with it a bit first.

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by dulan drift, Thursday, August 05, 2021, 11:25 (176 days ago) @ Admin

Good work! 10 years - woo-hoo!

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 08:04 (164 days ago) @ dulan drift

Getting this message when i try to post here:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@formosahut.com to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Had it before when you were doing some changes - but now it's back. Any ideas?

Seems to be related to the amount of characters - coz it will accept something short like this. I know there's a word limit - have encountered that message a few times - but what i wanted to post is well under the limit - plus no word limit message.

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by dan @, Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 08:20 (164 days ago) @ dulan drift

I posted a test message and it seems to worked. I wasn't doing any work on the forum. It could be that the server was down or otherwise in a funk. Have you been able to post to that thread again?

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 08:37 (164 days ago) @ dan

Yes, got it up. It came down to the last line - if i put it in, i'd get the error message - if i took it out i didn't. But then finally it did work.

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by dulan drift, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 09:44 (104 days ago) @ dulan drift

Getting this message when i try to post in the Vax thread:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@formosahut.com to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Occasionally encountered this before but it usually resolves itself pretty quickly - but this has gone on for 24 hours.

Tried the usual methods of breaking it down to short posts but that's not working.

The offending material doesn't contain refs - just a few italics - which seem to work ok here.

Any ideas?

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by dan @, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 18:36 (103 days ago) @ dulan drift

Getting this message when i try to post in the Vax thread:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@formosahut.com to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Occasionally encountered this before but it usually resolves itself pretty quickly - but this has gone on for 24 hours.

Tried the usual methods of breaking it down to short posts but that's not working.

The offending material doesn't contain refs - just a few italics - which seem to work ok here.

Any ideas?

This is probably a server issue rather than a website/forum issue. The site is on a budget, shared server, i.e., cheap, but it's one of the better ones. Still, this happens. I back up regularly, meaning when I remember to, so I think we're good... wait... well, I do back up.

Has anything you've posted gone missing? That would concern me.

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by dulan drift, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 05:54 (103 days ago) @ dan

This is probably a server issue rather than a website/forum issue. The site is on a budget, shared server, i.e., cheap, but it's one of the better ones. Still, this happens. I back up regularly, meaning when I remember to, so I think we're good... wait... well, I do back up.

Has anything you've posted gone missing? That would concern me.

Not that i'm aware of.

Btw, let me know if i can contribute to the cost.

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by dan @, Monday, October 18, 2021, 06:24 (102 days ago) @ dulan drift

Btw, let me know if i can contribute to the cost.

No need at all. I use this account for work and loads of other stuff. Thanks for the offer though.

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