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Everything posted by moose-en-a-gant

  1. Unlimited texting seems to be a default standard nowadays I was walking today and I thought of the idea of blogging via SMS It's not a new idea, did a brief search I saw API's and such, not sure if they are "pure" or affiliated with some sort of CMS somewhere Anyway, I imagine the basic idea is an endpoint to receive the texts from people's phones after their phones have been verified / logged on the site. I'm just wondering how the actual part of understanding the SMS and somehow accessing it from the phone's OS and connecting to the website and updating the databases... Maybe it's not far... I don't know... I guess I ought to pick a phone like Android and start from there. Any thoughts? It's nothing crazy, just like "Oh I have an idead, post" and I realize an app could be just as easy as SMS but SMS is like an obvious, well known thing to use, so how hard is it to open your sms and respond to the saved contact which you have most likely have been posting to already?
  2. Well take adblock for example, I'm not sure how they work, I would like to think that they read the source and find code that matches advertisments like the format for google adsense and somehow re-write them like for example using jQuery setting display: to none; but I don't know if that is possible.
  3. How do you know if it is secure? I was looking at some pages. It would be nice to have weekly or even daily export at a certain time of databases and storing of source code. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/134906/how-do-i-list-all-cron-jobs-for-all-users http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/1577/Working+with+a+hacked+or+compromised+server#gs I imagine even if you did something like live output of the server processes not just the 1 min 5 min 15 min thing, somehow something can get by undetected. There is so much to cover. Anyway thanks for your response. More to add to the to-learn list.
  4. I have the IP and I've looked them up in ip look up websites I suppose I ought to do a pattern recognition thing, IP's looking for this sort of thing are automatically blocked I'd appreciate any thoughts regarding this situation How do you block an IP anyway? Do something like "If this ip, exit(); " ?
  5. I've recently started tracking visitors, simple incrementers on load that gather IP address and webpage. For the most part they are bots but I've been seeing the webpages they are trying to access which many don't exist but they have me concerned Man I can't believe this thing is targeting the server so much and this is only today that I've began gathering data. I've had this server online for at least a month now http://my-ip:80/script http://my-ip:80/jenkins/script http://my-ip:80/login http://my-ip:80/jmx-console http://my-ip:80/manager/html http://my-ip:80/msd http://my-ip:80/mySqlDumper http://my-ip:80/msd1.24stable http://my-ip:80/msd1.24.4 So... how do I know when I am no longer safe? What is safe anyway?
  6. I have this in mind Somehow they are rewareded for their usage but I've been developing websites left and right and nobody is using them sad Anyway, I could pay for advertising, but I'm looking for a place where you can jumpstart a site, drop it there and it'll start to get used and then somehow by the miracle of word of mouth it will grow on its own. I don't have any good domain names... bumsbuns doesn't seem to be appropriate hahaha Anyway, any thoughts are appreciate otherwise I'll manifest it eventually could be a completely flawed plan but I for one would love to have it
  7. I see your point, I'm creating a learning application where I can just go to a website, select all, copy, drop it into the text input and then a summary is generated after I have "taught" it to learn so to speak, eg. provided samples... more on this, a paragraph and then the words I pulled out... I believe that with the English language in general there is a structure (of course) but I mean, you could create a pattern recognition where the summary or the main point of the entire webpage could be found and then I would just create a curl or some sort of scraper that would search multiple websites looking for the same topic and creating a collection of summaries and then these would ideally be read back to me haha <- gotta hire a narrator I'm wondering about how strings are parsed eg. left to right top to bottom so I probably can't explode the words with identifiers like a sort of array and then isolate and find word frequencies and such without going from left to right through every word
  8. Curious how I should go about creating this Creating an array / list of common everyday words with identifiers like nouns/pronouns/adverbs/verbs... Wondering if I have to scrape grammar/dictionary websites or if this already exists What could be a better approach?
  9. Sort of being lazy, I wanted to just embed the main inteface of my website in a small window, rather than rescaling it. So if I did <iframe src="mysite.com" width="auto" height='auto"> am I vulnerable for an attack eg. someone replacing the src with a different location. ?
  10. I'm trying to devise a summarizer, I intend to "teach it" so to speak, how to take a wall of garbage and summarize it. This is useful to me when I want to learn about things quickly and not have to sift through garbage. I intend to build a scraper of some kind or actually to start with a direct copy and paste approach, and then "the magic happens" pattern recognition, word frequency with identifiers on the page of where stuff is and how many sources were used Anyway, aside from the technical part of storing the information locally or on a server to be processed using javascript or php, I'm curious about what route to go with... It would seem obvious, use the client's resources, to save on server resources but how much can I get? I don't know if you can have a lot of access to the clients processing power... what about browser based games? It's really not a lot of computing I would like to assume. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  11. This is for a future project, just an interest at the moment I'm curious if you can keep something alive per se by bouncing it back and forward between random servers To exist "in the stream" so to speak This is a two purpose question Part of it is to keep something alive in transmission The other is to not store something but be able to test it, the purpose for this is to accept code without format and still safely apply it to a test website design without risk of destroying the server. Almost like a trash virtual server that only persists while the user is in session Any thoughts are welcome, please limit the condescending comments, humor me
  12. Okay I'll go with that Until I get more experience and start tracking / observing the resource use for my specific application / page design Thanks
  13. I did increase it to a day. Thank you for your response.
  14. I'm thinking of creating a text file of a database to be used instead of multiple queries. This idea isn't mine originally, just thought it could be a better option First: Let's say we have a 1000 users What is better: 1) A text file to be accessed 1000 times, being broken up for the parts eg. user, text posted, date, etc... 2) The same data in the database accessed 1000 times but faster search or are they pretty much the same thing? data stored somewhere My concern... so far my thought of action is that every time a page that uses this text file is loaded, the current text file is loaded and then the same text file is updated. Meanwhile, if people write to the file, it can be updated as well while it is being used, I would think I should have at least two, but then I would think that's not enough, this could become a lot... so what plan should I go down? Is this a silly concern? What is the better way to solve this problem of a database being displayed and updated. Seems like an everyday thing. Just wondering the savings from using a text file or just use the database.
  15. I have this input where 8 characters are already filled in and upon focus, the cursor should be flashing at the end of the last character. I found this page http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4609405/set-focus-after-last-character-in-text-box Tried to use this, any thoughts? (function($){ $.fn.setCursorToTextEnd = function() { var $initialVal = this.val(); this.val($initialVal); }; })(jQuery); $('#writer').setCursorToTextEnd();
  16. I tested my domain, I was able to send mail yet the SMTP doesn't seem to exist, does that make sense? "Unable to connect after 15 seconds" was my result I haven't set up SMTP yet, I'll have to compare my DNS from one domain to another to see any differences. Thank you for your thorough response.
  17. I have a three part form, for creating a user, then I want to push a button that switches to a login without refreshing the page and log in. The three parts are username, email, password I push the login button instead of the create user button and this removes the email input Now instead of the submit button displaying "Create User" it displays login, I have two differnt action values in my php but when I hit the submit button, it only does the Create user action. So is it not possible to do what I want? Here are some parts of code that should surmize what I'm getting at. I'll try to do it in the same order if($_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD']=='POST'){ if(empty($errors)){ if(isset($_POST['submit'])){ $action = $_POST['submit']; if($action=='create user'){ }else if($action=='Login'){ } } } <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("#div2").remove(); $("#div3").val("Login"); $("#btn1").remove(); }); }); </script> <input type="submit" id="div3" name="submit" value="create user">
  18. I don't understand I used to be hosted by GoDaddy and had email working with mail() but then I switched to OVH and had to install mail() function Now my emails sent are marked as spam Do I have to pay for email sending? Otherwise I'll avoid email sending and find an alternate method
  19. So... I had an idiot moment I linked a database connection file which had the host, user, password, dbname info in it and as an idiot, I forgot to put the <?php and ?> around the information... So I refresh the page and bam! There's my private information displayed as plain text... I'm probably being paranoid in a way that someone has seen it or a bot has recorded it somehow since my website isn't even known about yet But I think that since the password has been displayed in public that I am at risk So I'm wondering how to change it This is the primary password login where you are at the phpmyadmin login page and you say "root", password.... I saw some terminal commands like this one mysql -h your_host -u root SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost = PASSWORD('yourpassword'); Tried it, didn't really work Not sure how to reset the phpmyadmin password, any help would be greatly appreciated
  20. Thanks for the responses. I will look into it and report my findings. I use javascript actually "sort of heavily" lately It concerns me that it may not be supported for some, but as far as numbers go are we talking like 5% of the total computer users? I don't know.
  21. Can you make this more clear you need to trigger the insert by a button or POST not automatically like when you load the page. Hence in the code I wrote in my first response there is an "IF.... POST" which is what checks when you reload the page if someone pressed submit. The errors tha distort the page, what do you mean by that? Can you do a screen shot of your webpage? Or not, whatever helps you.
  22. I'm not stuck on anything, I haven't tried to create graphs yet. I don't even know if I need it actually, although a bar graph I imagine is better / easier than say changing / adding css elements to simulate bars of graphs so maybe I do need to get bar graphs working, the inverse square would have been in the background and the bars are related to that curve however the curve is sharper than I imagined it, it wasn't really supposed to be "to scale" just to show that on the left there is more and towards the right decreases to almost nothing
  23. mysqli is mysql "improved" Anyway, no problem, good luck with your project
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