failing like never before


Closing site?

I'm thinking about closing down the blog hosting service, generally because it really really sucks. Granted, I had every intention of maintaining this site even after school was out, but now I don't think this could be a viable enterprise. I simply do not have any features, or options that any users would find very attractive.

If I am able to bring this site up to a deccent standard, then I may consider keeping it, as it is I going to try my hand at something else. So all you people that use my site for blogging (that would be zero) and those of you that actually read my blog (still zero), you'll have to move your crap somewhere else.

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Referrer Spam…

Amazingly enough, my puny site that draws a few vistors per day, has suffered the attacks of a spammer. Some bugger named Andrei Kislizin, lives in the Ukraine, has been putting up links in comments to sites that sell "viagrax" and crap like that. I ran his IP through whois and blocked all his IP addresses, weeee.

Here's the data that whois gave me:

inetnum: -
netname: inhoster
descr: Inhoster hosting company
descr: OOO Inhoster, Poltavskij Shliax 24, Kharkiv, 61000, Ukraine
remarks: -----------------------------------
remarks: Abuse notifications to: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by
remarks: Network problems to: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by
remarks: Peering requests to: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by
remarks: -----------------------------------
country: UA
admin-c: AK4026-RIPE
tech-c: AK4026-RIPE
tech-c: FWHS1-RIPE
mnt-lower: RIPE-NCC-HM-PI-MNT
mnt-by: RECIT-MNT
mnt-routes: RECIT-MNT
mnt-domains: RECIT-MNT
mnt-by: DAV-MNT
mnt-routes: DAV-MNT
mnt-domains: DAV-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

organisation: ORG-EST1-RIPE
org-name: INHOSTER
org-type: OTHER
remarks: *************************************
remarks: * Abuse contacts: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by*
remarks: *************************************
address: OOO Inhoster
address: Poltavskij Shliax 24, Xarkov,
address: 61000, Ukraine
phone: +38 066 4633621
e-mail: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by
admin-c: AK4026-RIPE
tech-c: AK4026-RIPE
mnt-ref: DAV-MNT
mnt-by: DAV-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

person: Andrei Kislizin
address: OOO Inhoster,
address: ul.Antonova 5, Kiev,
address: 03186, Ukraine
phone: +38 044 2404332
nic-hdl: AK4026-RIPE
source: RIPE # Filtered

person: Fast Web Hosting Support
address: 01110, Ukraine, Kiev, 20 , Solomenskaya street. room 201.
address: UA
phone: +35 79 91 17 759
e-mail: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by
nic-hdl: FWHS1-RIPE
source: RIPE # Filtered

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Code Updates, 14 May ’07

- CSS Fixes:

- Fixed a problem where the text areas were extending too far when using Windows operating system. Although this problem has been fixed in Windows, I now have a problem while running Ubuntu and Fedora Core linux, so I assume that the problem is due to font size. If you're running linux, you may notice that the text areas are a little smaller then the box gray box that encloses them

- Fixed and rearranged some of the options in the text area toolbar. Now it consumes only two lines, instead of three.

- Fixed a problem where Internet Explorer was not rendering the CSS wrong. Before, it was taking the left-hand menu thing and sticking it all the way at the bottom of the page. There was never a problem while using Konqueror, Opera, or Firefox. This problem still seems to persist with IE5 for some reason.

- Things To Do:

- Adding help and tutorial type stuff to make the site more user friendly.

- Improving the home/index page and making it more functional, perhaps adding a 'featured blog.'

- Adding a function to search users and blogs and list them.

- Adding a better form of sorting pictures in the gallery (still a little hazy 'bout what I'm going to do, but I will do something to it).

- A way for people to upload their own stylesheets and make them avaliable to others.

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image gallery

image gallery still not working, i reinstalled attachment_fu, but it didn't seem to help.

However, you can still insert images into the text area as long as the image exists on the internet, like so

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problems with gallery

Still no luck with getting the gallery to work, although the error messages have now changed from:

MissingSourceFile (Missing model image.rb)


NameError ( uninitialized constant Technoweenie::AttachmentFu::Processors::RMagickProcessor )

should be fixed in a very short amount of time.


first post!

the very first post in the very first blog for, most of the stuff seems to be working, but some of the routing is wonky and the gallery doesn't work for some reason.