I’ve now enabled a basic captcha system provided by a Movabletype plugin called SCode. In order to make it work I had to do a couple of things that are not mentioned in the official installation instructions:
1. make the mt-scode.cgi CGI script executable:
# chmod a+x mt-scode.cgi
2. make sure that SCode is enabled and configured both on a MT global level and on a per-weblog basis
3. Correct a bug in SCode.pl:
replace security code you see here\” src=\”$path/plugins/SCode/mt-scode.cgi by security code you see here\” src=\”$path”.”plugins/SCode/mt-scode.cgi
#3 is not essential, but a bug nonetheless.
Hopefully, the comment spam problem is now solved for a while by enabling this plugin. Trackback spamming is still possible, though.
Please contact me if you are visually impaired and would like to post a comment on this blog. Ideally, the captcha image should also be available as a sound file/stream, but I haven’t found the time yet to implement sth like this.
I finally upgraded MT 3.1.x to MT 3.2. The upgrade process was much easier than expected. The only error I encountered was sth like:
main([path to install]/mt/php/extlib/smarty/libs/core/core.load_plugins.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
which could be solved by simply rebuilding the whole site, as explained in
“failed To Open Stram” When Clicking On Comments” href=”http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t53967.html”>Movable Type Community Forum > “failed To Open Stram” When Clicking On Comments
The new features of MT 3.2 are very welcome of course.
There’s no more standalone_style.css in the most recent version of Gallery v1, as the names of the CSS stylesheets were changed, unnecessarily breaking existing systems in productive use. A good example of bad release engineering (note that Gallery v1 is supposed to be a stable version).
There are new SSL/TLs certificates for numlock.ch, valid through July 23, 2015:
SSL/TLS server certificates
Please delete the old certificates and import the new ones. Thank you.
For those who are interested in how to create TLS/SSL certificates for Gentoo, take a look at the Virtual Mailhosting System with Postfix Guide. In order to extend the validity of the certificates to 10 years, you need to edit a couple of files:
in /usr/sbin/mkimapdcert, replace
/usr/bin/openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes \
/usr/bin/openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes \
in /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf, set
default_days = 3650 # how long to certify for
(note that strangely, the default settings in /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf override the custom settings in /etc/ssl/misc/CA.pl)
Due for a long time (apologies!), now I finally switched to full content feeds for your convenience.
RSS 2.0 full content feed
Atom 0.3 full content feed
Please adjust your subscription, if necessary. Migration to wordpress will probably follow sooner or later (yet another item on my to do list).
do follow: enable nofollow :)
Simple answer: use relative instead of absolute URLs for these two settings in config.php:
(see FAQ C.8. When I try to click on the “[login]” link on the Gallery page, nothing happens (no window pops up). What’s wrong?)
As a provisional but hopefully effective additional measure against massive (24/7) comment blog spam any comments containing HTML links (<a href= etc.) will be trashed (just enter the URL instead). Thanks for your understanding.
If you’re experiencing the “Error: Unable to make thumbnail (0)” error in gallery, there’s a workaround:
Note to users getting the unable to create thumbnail error