Latest upgrades on LAShTAL
I've done some major system upgrades this morning - site has been down for some 10 minutes. I really did my best to have the shortest possible downtime. I've migrated the whole system to new PHP which should bring better security and speed. Please let me know if you see any page crashing - there shouldn't be anything crashing, though cause I've removed almost all the old code.
I would not be averse to having membership be paid, and then we could get features that are not available to non-loggable-in types, like i dont know, commons-use thelemic pdfs that are hard to find, or rare photos or something. I just want you to get the income you need to keep the site up. I like the new changes very much.
There was a problem with portal login up for a while but it has been solved. I've had to do an urgent upgrade of Joomla! which broke our login system. I've managed to fix it. If you experience any issues with portal login form clear your browser cache and try again. This issue hasn't affected forums though. Sorry for this inconvenience.
Having just gone to the Galleries, my only complaint is to ask if there is a function to reduce the number of images per page. It may be my computer, but I get a large number of images and have to operate two sliding bars to get to the bottom of the view. If there were 6 or 9 maximum images per view, I would have all items on the screen without rolling up and down and could simply turn the page for the next set of images.
Not at the moment, Michael. I have a few more important things to take care of first. It was really hard to upgrade Galleries to new software and to keep everything intact. Connecting it all to Joomla!(to have a single log in system) was an adventure of it's own. I agree that the feature you've mentioned is neat but I don't see it happening any time soon.
People don't thank you enough for your efforts, eol, nor do they sufficiently express appreciation for your admirable dedication and courtesy (example: you always apologize for the website being down, even if it's for five seconds or during a period when the vast majority of users are inactive).
It's me again. Just a notice - I've upgrade our portal to latest version of Joomla! a while ago and I also performed small updates regarding our web server. We've had a very short downtime(5sec) at one point. I apologize for that.
It could be 5 seconds, or it could be 100,000 years, for time is not here as There.
😀 thank you
Thank you. This is one of many ways I see my self Serving the mankind, an Oath I've given long ago. Doing servers and security is what I do for a living and I try to be a professional no matter if I get paid or if I work pro bono, as I do for LAShTAL. It's all the same to me. Either I do it with utmost dedication or I'm not doing it at all. Paul, LAShTAL and LAShTALians deserve the best underlying infrastructure possible and that's what I'll be delivering for as long as possible. There is no excuse for slacking. 😀
Indeed but since I don't know how many "heres" and "Theres" do my actions on this server reach I will try and have the shortest possible downtime. Just in case. 😉
I will be applying some very important updates on the server in the next hour or two. I will do my best to have the shortest downtime possible. I will let you know once I'm done.
Oh, and Happy Crowleymass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZiXizBUFgU 😉