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Update on the Dreamhack server

Mar. 24th, 2017 03:29 am
[personal profile] sophie posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
Hi all,

As you may know, about 2-3 weeks ago the Dreamhack server died. Since then, [staff profile] mark and I have been working on getting its replacement going, and updating a few things.

It should be ready to go in a few days, and I wanted to make a few notes for when it comes back up:
  • Firstly and most importantly, you'll need to re-apply for a Dreamhack if you want one, and you'll be set up as if you were a new user. Any changes that you pushed to GitHub will be available, but any other data you may have had will be gone - apologies for that.

  • I do still have email addresses for everybody who had an account when the server went down, and I'll send out a one-time email to everybody when the server is up to point them to this post. After that, the only people who will receive emails about Dreamhacks will be those who have applied for one.

  • The address you need to use to log into the server via SSH will be different from the Web address domain. The email you receive when applying for a Dreamhack will state this clearly.

  • The new server will have an increased quota. The earlier quota of 500MiB was enough at first, but since then the space taken by a base install of Dreamwidth has risen to 270MiB. In light of this, I've raised the quota to 750MiB.

  • You won't need to do a one-off compilation of the stylesheets and JavaScript any more unless you make changes to them - the new-user script will automatically do that for you, and your Dreamhack will have working CSS out of the box.

  • Each user will automatically get a test database called "test_dreamhack_<user>", accessible using the same database user and password as the main database. You'll still need to configure it properly yourself for now, but the installer will at least copy the required files to $LJHOME/ext/local/t for you to configure. Later on I'm hoping that it'll be possible to have it configured automatically.

  • The official email address to contact me has changed - you should now use my Dreamwidth email address (sophie at dreamwidth dot org). Automated emails will come from this address, so if you had the previous email whitelisted you may want to whitelist this new one instead.
Thanks for your patience with this - there's a lot that's been going on, but the new server should be ready to go very soon! Watch this space. :)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment! I'll answer any questions you might have.
[personal profile] ninetydegrees posting in [site community profile] dreamscapes
What is this? themes for Medallion (Left) by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

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On Women as "baby factories"

Mar. 19th, 2017 06:39 pm
[personal profile] sharpest_asp posting in [community profile] metaquotes
[tumblr.com profile] bathtimefunduck gave us this gem:

The female body literally cannot carry a child to full development. It would kill us. We’re more like… game developers at Ubisoft— we kick the product out before it’s ready and hope we can work out the bugs to make them playable as they get older.
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Photobucket

Mar. 17th, 2017 02:41 pm
[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...
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More themes for Medallion

Mar. 16th, 2017 06:33 pm
[personal profile] ninetydegrees posting in [site community profile] dreamscapes
I think this is my final batch! :)

What is this? themes for Medallion by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Salomé: Preview|Layer
*Lazy Days: Preview|Layer
*Correspondence: Preview|Layer
*Summer: Preview|Layer
*Canvas: Preview|Layer
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