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How-To: help me, somebody please help me!

The FoE Fly on The Wall needs your help.
Lots of technical issues have piled up, and it's feeding alla our post-leapday blues here in KDD.

Does anyone know how to:

  • Make a (red, blue, green) colored version of the Refried Paper style? I haven't tried the S2 style refriedpaper.
    idigital: It can be done using overrides as described here.

  • Set up an IRCd server (bIRCd or IRCu) under Linux, which supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections? I would ideally like something that requires neither stunnel and port mappings nor client-side DLLs cf. StunTour, but I hear that doing this on the server side requires a commercial IRC server, as there is currently no freely-available one with the functionality we need. Anyone know what TheOneRing.net (TORn) uses?
    narvi: TheOneRing.Net is currently using Unreal3.2-RC1.

  • Configure a Samba-based network print server under Red Hat Linux, to serve WinXP and MacOS 8.6-10.x?

  • Set up a real-time black hole-based spam filter using procmail? My students set me up with trainable spam filters, but I haven't had time to muck around with collecting the positive training examples.



Many thanks in advance!

--
Banazîr

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narvi
Mar. 5th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
Aye!
TheOneRing.Net is currently using Unreal3.2-RC1
I think you can always find the version of the ircd by typing /info while connected to the server. Hopefully it'll return the version, date, authors, etc. Might change from one server to another, I suppose.
banazir
Mar. 6th, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
TORn uses Unreal IRCd? Wot wot?
TheOneRing.Net is currently using Unreal3.2-RC1
So edited!
Meresi boku gozaimasu, Nahbeenatuh.

I think you can always find the version of the ircd by typing /info while connected to the server. Hopefully it'll return the version, date, authors, etc. Might change from one server to another, I suppose.
Ah, better still than tronkie info is unsought for tronkie info on how to get tronkie info.

Teach a tronkie to fish, and he'll program for a lifetime.

--
Banazir
(or sumfink)
anglachel1
Mar. 5th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Red, Green, Blue?
Umm, not quite understanding what you're up to with primary colors and the refried paper design, darlin'. Do you want the layout, but a different color scheme?

I like Refried Paper. It's the best of the old style designs and one ripped off quite blatently by blogspot. To alter it (as I recall) means you would use it as the base for a new design, then would create a custom style sheet.

Toodles - Ang
banazir
Mar. 6th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
Changing the color schemes of S1 Refried Paper 1.x
Umm, not quite understanding what you're up to with primary colors and the refried paper design, darlin'. Do you want the layout, but a different color scheme?
Just so - please see my current front page for an example. I don't like the colors as they are, and so I'm still working on it, but I'd like to make three schemes: Forest Green, Lunar Blue, and Dark Red (cf. the one weetanya used to have).

I like Refried Paper. It's the best of the old style designs and one ripped off quite blatently by blogspot.
I do quite like it.

To alter it (as I recall) means you would use it as the base for a new design, then would create a custom style sheet.
I don't have a paid account yet, though (because icons are like unto sirens to me, as I have started demonstrating on my GreatestJournal.
Ergo, I'm looking for overrides, such as the ones from howto.
I talked with idigital (hi, Aaron!), who created the LJ version of the style and gave it the name "Refried Paper", and he helped me make the following override. (All credit for functional and good-looking styles goes to him and deire; all blame for bad graphic design and layout falls upon me.)




GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<style type="text/css">
<!--

/* main journal title - forest green (#009900) or lunar blue (#3366FF) */
td.title {
background-color: #009900;
color: white;
}

/* date, subject, and currents */
.body table, .body table td {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* navigation section - very light pastel turquoise (#CCEEFF) */
.links {
background-color: #CCEEFF;
}

/* navigation section subheadings - medium teal (#99CCCC) */
.subhead {
background: #99CCCC;
width: 100%;
}

-->
</style>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD


Any ideas?

--
Banazir
anglachel1
Mar. 7th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
Re: Changing the color schemes of S1 Refried Paper 1.x
The layout is fine - you just have poor color choices. Before going on, I admit to having little color sense myself, so your best bet is to find a nice artistic type of person and ask for their help.

You do not need a paid account to be able to customize your style-sheet, IIRC, but it is a real pain in the fanny perpendicular to do so.

The biggest problem I see with the sample is that you have a true green for your header, but have shades of greenish-blue for your sidebar. I have to recommend *not* putting a color background behind the link sections themselves (vs. the sub-heading dividers) unless you can change the background on the reight-hand navigation strip as a whole.

So, you will need to experiment with your color combinations. The GLOBAL strip above allows you to swap out colors pretty easily. Also, the text in the header area is difficult to read. You should try increasing the size slightly and/or trying different colors that will look better on the bright green background. Or picking a different shade of green.

More than this and we're talking a major overhaul of the page code. Which can be done, but try color shifts first.

Hope this helps,

Ang
banazir
Mar. 9th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: Changing the color schemes of S1 Refried Paper 1.x
The layout is fine - you just have poor color choices. Before going on, I admit to having little color sense myself, so your best bet is to find a nice artistic type of person and ask for their help.
So I did - I asked deire and narvi, who are really good at this sort of thing. (The other obvious expert, jereeza, was sleeping at the time, possibly also unjetlagging from the Oscars and The Return of The One Party.)

Thanks to you both!

You do not need a paid account to be able to customize your style-sheet, IIRC, but it is a real pain in the fanny perpendicular to do so.
True.
I was fortunate enough, though, to find idigital, the creator of the LJ scheme for the Refried Paper style (and the fellow who named it). He confirmed that it could be done and gave me some tips.

Nevertheless, here's what I came up with (blue on my own, green with deire's help, red with hers, narvi's, and dragnflye's):



Blue:
GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<style type="text/css">
<!--

/* main journal title - lunar blue (#3366FF) */
td.title {
background-color: #3366FF;
color: white;
}

/* date, subject, and currents */
.body table, .body table td {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* navigation section subheadings - medium blue (#6699FF) */
.subhead {
background: #6699FF;
width: 100%;
}

/* navigation section - pale blue (#BBDDFF) */
.links {
background-color: #BBDDFF;
}

-->
</style>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD




Green:
GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<style type="text/css">
<!--

/* main journal title - forest green (#009900) */
td.title {
background-color: #009900;
color: white;
}

/* date, subject, and currents */
.body table, .body table td {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* navigation section subheadings - medium green (#66CC44) */
.subhead {
background: #66CC44;
width: 100%;
}

/* navigation section - light spring green (#CCFFAA) */
.links {
background-color: #CCFFAA;
}

-->
</style>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD




Red:
GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<style type="text/css">
<!--

/* main journal title - dark red (#993333) */
td.title {
background-color: #993333;
color: white;
}

/* date, subject, and currents */
.body table, .body table td {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* navigation section subheadings - medium red (#CC0033) */
.subhead {
background: #CC0033;
width: 100%;
}

/* navigation section - pale tan (#FFEEDD) */
.links {
background-color: #FFEEDD;
}

-->
</style>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD

</code>

--
Banazir
hfx_ben
Mar. 6th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)
"Bearer of unhappy news" department, update:
hfx_ben sez, "www.kddresearch.org timed out repeatedly."
banazir
Mar. 6th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
KDD RAID
hfx_ben sez, "www.kddresearch.org timed out repeatedly."
It's our RAID. One of the two mirrored RAID drives was trasked during a power outage last Saturday (one week ago).

We are returning the in-warranty drive, but there is a little data corruption, so we've taken down the KDD Core system to limit the propagation of RAID errors.

The web server should be operational again by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Rebuilding the RAID should be a matter of a day or two.

Know anything about rsync and failover servers?
I'd like to do one mirrored RAID (2 HDDs) and a third drive on another system that KDD Core kicks over to when Fingolfin goes down.

--
Banazir
hfx_ben
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Re: KDD RAID
I know this: nobody deserves that sort of grief, 'specially not from a power failure.

I must humbly admit, my years of church-mouse status have starved my decades of experience into dust and so have nothing but oberserver status, i.e. only anecdotal material from watching that stuff get sorted in groups like Indy (whose servers went through methinks a third migration [very painful] just this past December).

best wishes | condolensces as appropriate
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