PX4 (the fourth iteration of this backend) - Posted: 2018-10-22
Well we’re here again. The 3.0 template is developed enough to port to its main location. This means we start on 4.0. Here’s what the focus will be for the new version. It’ll change as we go along but below is a rough outline.
- Separation of content from the other stuff. Kind of like a high end stereo compared to its 1980’s equivalent the boom box. Rough analogy, but you get the idea. This will undoubtedly create a library of classes, and functions resulting in a more oop like architecture.
- Content Security Policy (CSP) and other hardening. All CSS and Java will be removed from the inline locations and be called from their respective libraries. This means the CSS/Js files themselves will grow? I’m not sure but there has got to be a way to only serve what’s needed on a page. Classes will be built to this end.
- Tried a theme roller in the last iteration and was NOT very successful. We’ll get some bootstrap or more generic styling libraries in here so that might go a little more smoothly. Get ready for a different look.
SSL cert working (we're secure) - Posted: 2018-09-08
The folks at 1and1
offered up free SSL protection, so we are taking advantage of it. Icon at the address bar should reflect that.
3.0 Update (Password encryption) - Posted: 2018-09-04
Hey, the password encryption has also been updated a bit. As such everyone will have to go through the password recovery tool
to get access going again.
3.0 update - Posted: 2018-09-04
The update is complete enough to start testing on this site. There will be a lot of bugs, and no current way to communicate them as there is no discussions enabled yet. It will be hard going over the next few, as we smooth things out. Remember that's why this site is here right?
3.0 - Posted: 2018-08-26
With the template for this site peddled off and used elsewhere, it seems the next version has to replace this one. The next version will be similar in structure, and feel, but the back end will be switched over to a PDO database abstraction layer instead of the older MYSQLi. I'll also go further in regards to making generic functions so coding will be more straight forward.
SQL Injection Attempts - Posted: 2017-07-08
See the chart below for some IP addresses that are suspected of trying SQL injection on this site. I have NO idea why anyone would try that here.
Calendar View - Posted: 2017-06-25
Added a calendar to some applications that have date information within. Swing by the "Star Trek Data" application and click on the date in a detail view.
Password encryption update - Posted: 2016-07-06
In reaction to some bots getting into the now deleted PHPBB installation with little effort, it seems that the password encryption had to be beefed up so that they don't start on this site. With this update to the back end All passwords will have to ...
Spambots - Posted: 2016-07-04
Bots have taken over the PHPBB installation it's being removed. Will do some investigation before it comes back. Update; The old home grown stuff has been resurrected. We will add features as time permits. It seems the home made code isn't in...
Template - Posted: 2016-01-30
Working on creating a template of sorts geared towards a website for cataloging purposes. This template when complete will be available for download here at the site. Before it's available however there is a laundry list of things to do before it can b...
Password Recovery Tool - Posted: 2015-11-14
It seems that some of the more recent updates have broke the password recovery tool. This has been remedied it should be working now.
Captia robot squasher - Posted: 2015-10-31
Yet again the site is being bombarded with robots registering. So we wrote a quick captia verification. nothing too heavy just seeing if we can reduce the amount that make it through. All hail fellow humans and down with the bots! Suspected users have be...
New Users - Posted: 2015-09-08
Didn't realize that the ability to register was turned off. It's fixed now or it should be ;0)
Detail View Slow - Posted: 2015-07-19
Working on minimizing the script run-time when viewing a record detail. Currently the Join(s) for the relational data are causing this. With the script average over 0.100 sec I think it's something that has to be dealt with.
User Table / Forums - Posted: 2015-07-12
User information has been restored for the most part. But as we mentioned before all password data is lost. you will need to recover your password using the recovery tool linked from the login popup window. Installed an instance of PBPBB3 to the site....
And there it is. - Posted: 2015-07-05
Well there it is now we can see that when downloading FileZilla from SourceForge They are adding dumb assed malware add-on that hijacks all your home pages search engines. Yes it can be argued that you can uncheck that option but this is the first step. ...
New Version - Posted: 2015-07-05
Working on an update for the site that will include some visual and security updates. Oh yea and a total new language..
Site Update - Posted: 2015-07-05
The site has been updated to a new linux format using a My-SQL database and PHP. as such things are going to be buggy and other features will not exist until they are written. (the forums or links) The userbase has been removed and will be added back ...
New numbers in - Posted: 2014-03-26
See link below for a little statistics from the data crunched by my account before and after the PC upgrade. Statistics
New Computer Build - Posted: 2014-02-24
Starting a computer build and will update as the parts stream in from Amazon. See link below for images taken during. we`ll see how it turns out.. Asus P8Z77-V Thanks BFJ! i7-2600K LGA1155 socket processor again BFJ! Corsair 550D obsidian series case Cor...
Backend Video - Posted: 2014-01-09
New video showing some of the updates from the last build of the back end. It illustrates creating a data application from scratch. http://youtu.be/Vx5XjTBwPrs
New forum?! - Posted: 2014-01-05
Again another forum software from a third party is being tried out. Looks a lot better than the other. Features are a little flushed out also. We`ll try it for a while and if it prooves out OK we`ll combine the log-in functions through the main site. Cur...
Pisses me off.. - Posted: 2013-12-30
How does this happen? First of all I know I`m basically to blame for installing software on my PC and not doing the research beforehand. However what the hell? Over the last few weeks I’ve installed some software that is bundled with other @#!7 I do NO...
Forum Software - Posted: 2013-12-15
It`s third party sorta chaotic and honestly not very aesthetically pleasing but there is some discussion software and can be accessed via 2nd tier navigation from each "niche" of the site. Login information for now is separate from this site so if you wa...
Tracking.. - Posted: 2013-12-09
Just to play with it I`ve dusted off some old tracking scripts. They are not all working together yet but some of the data could be interesting.
New Archetechure - Posted: 2013-12-01
Greets if you have seen this site before you can probably tell it`s a bit different. The mess will ensue for a few weeks or so until all the loose ends can be nailed down. Most of the changes are in the back end. But the formatting of the records and suc...
User Functions - Posted: 2013-12-01
All user functions are currently NOT working. If you want a login for this site it`ll have to wait. Or just e-mail me and we`ll get you in there. Current logn info is in tact. If you were in there you are still in there. Should be finished in a week or s...
Files - Posted: 2013-09-01
With the addition of the files application it changed the entire site in respect to how files are handled. Some tables contained file path information as such these have been removed and now the new application handles these. No only is the path info sto...
Wallpaper Overhaul - Posted: 2013-08-29
All the wallpaper data was destroyed mainly because I wanted to redo that portion of the site. There are a couple up there and I will add them back as time goes on.. Some of the files are back up there.. The list looks a little small The papers are now g...
User functions - Posted: 2013-08-12
Just started playing with the users stuff.. you can see a list of registered users and if you notice when a user is mentioned (in some places) it will take you to that users profile page. Pretty bare bones for now. But you gotta start somewhere right? Al...
Photography taken from this site - Posted: 2013-08-05
Wow just needed to look for it. Some of the Forum threads in here
show a small portion of the images lifted off of this site and used on others. Some fairly shame...
Forum Setup Video - Posted: 2013-08-03
Just uploaded a YouTube video of how the Discussion forums here work with the different applications. The forums for now just have the basic functionality but that user end isn`t what the video is about.
Sitemap - Posted: 2013-07-28
Not really content related but just added a sitemap page (linked to the left). This page goes through the database and creates links to each public portion of the site. If an application is created the sitemap is also updated. Also there is a backend pro...
Next steps? - Posted: 2013-03-24
Not that anyone cares or even sees this but I`m playing with the idea of further flushing out a few different areas of this site. Currently the reporting functions are non-existent compared to the last incarnation. As are the user specific functions like...
Videos - Posted: 2013-01-17
Here are some short videos uploaded to Youtube that show some of the functionality at the back end of this site.
Relative Data - Posted: 2013-01-12
I know below I call it a second version but this version of the functionality is getting pretty close. The only thing I need to flush out is the entry of the relation. Currently I have to know all the ID`s involved to make the connection. Perhaps at data...
Relative functions - Posted: 2012-12-31
First draft of a sort of relative records function is implemented. Looking at some of the records you can see some links or rows of data at the bottom (pictured below) this is because these records are related to each other. The example below is a record...
Relational Data - Posted: 2012-12-31
The second version is done Currently it scans for relative connections for every table in the database. For example if you go to a beer of course it will have a brewery associated with it. When clicking the brewery link it will take you to that record in...
Search / Comments - Posted: 2012-12-29
A simple search functionality has been added doesn`t split the words up in the search string yet or rate accuracy for sorting ect. Currently it`s just a comparison string to text fields in the table. Will work on this a little later. Comments have been s...
Applications of old - Posted: 2012-12-29
Slowly I`m adding the applications that were here on the old site to the new one. Wallpapers were just added. Not all of the images are there that were there in the past but I think the good ones are there. There isn`t any easy uploader currently so the ...
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