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As I announced previously, I'll be doing the site upgrades and various updates over the next week or so.

 

Already Completed

  • apply usual server updates
  • delete unused server software
  • delete abandoned projects
  • delete unused wikis

To-Do

  • upgrade forums to 3.4.9. I'll be doing this today or tomorrow. DONE
  • restore The Inn to the main site. I have already restored it to our test site. DONE
  • upgrade Ubuntu (server OS) to 16.04.2. I only run the "LTS" version, which means Long Term Support.
  • acquire and install SSL certificate for site and all sub-domains.
  • upgrade wikis. Also switch to new recaptcha. DONE
  • upgrade forums to 4.x.

Then I can get back to modding and playing! :P

 

So you can expect the forums to go offline for an hour or so later today or tomorrow afternoon. We've got some Real Life stuff to do as well, so I'll get to it as soon as I can.


Edited by AndalayBay, 26 May 2017 - 12:50 AM.

Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Leonardo

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TAL's homepage needs to be updated, maybe need a refreshing makeover too since the current one has been there TAL were founded almost 5 years ago.



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It will be replaced by the new forum software. You'll see. ;)
Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Leonardo

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Just curious.  It seems, at least for me, to first enable SSL on the entire site before upgrading the forum.



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AndalayBay

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Leo, just leave it to me. :)
Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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AndalayBay

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Forums upgraded to 3.4.9. This upgrade also introduces Pages, or what used to be known as IP.Content. We will be using Pages for bug tracking and publishing articles. More information to follow.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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AndalayBay

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The Inn has been restored. Some links need fixing and we'll have to see if we can dig up the images.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Leonardo

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The Inn has been restored. Some links need fixing and we'll have to see if we can dig up the images.

I hardly remember The Inn.  Did TAL really had The Inn 4 years ago? :P



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Well it wasn't TAL back then. ;)


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Ah, now I remember.  It was back in the old days at DC and now you just resurrected it, a fragment of DC, here on TAL.



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Finally got the wikis updated. I say finally because it wound up taking almost six hours! TESCOSI has a ton of extensions. The wikis have been updated to the long-term support version, so I won't need to update again for a while.

 

This also switches our wikis to the new Recaptcha as the old one was no longer supported. If you're not a spammer, then you just need to tick the "I'm not a robot" button and continue. This should make it easier to register an account on the wikis.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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The site will be offline tomorrow, Friday June 30, from 2:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm UTC) for an hour or so for server upgrades. I will be upgrading the operating system, so I need to take everything offline. Since I will be stopping the server processes, you won't be able to reach TAL at all.
Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Andalay is having network issues at home so the upgrade won't be happening today. Apologies for any feelings of anxiety this has caused due to expecting the site to go offline.

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Anxiety?! Try being knocked offline for over 12 hours!! We switched telephone providers and that knocked out the DSL. Originally our ISP said that they wouldn't be able to get us reconnected until next Wednesday :frightened:, but he was able to flip something and got us back sooner.

We'll have to reschedule the upgrade. I'll keep you posted.
Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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12 hours? Pfft, nothing, I've been offline for three weeks last year due to the phone provider screwing up routing files and refusing to do anything because they aren't my internet provider so they're not responsible for my internet - even though the internet comes through their hardware.



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Three weeks?! Yikes. This was nerve-wracking because we wanted to do some site updates.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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Going to try to do the server upgrade tomorrow. I'll be taking TAL offline at 3:00pm EDT (7 pm GMT) for an hour or so.


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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What's the speed of your DSL, AndalayBay?  Are you rural?  City?


My Mods (Oblivion Only):

There are others, but most will be taken down soon.


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15 Mbps down/10 Mbps up

 

DSL has nothing to do with it - I won't be transferring any files to the server from my machine. I'm upgrading the server from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. We run Ubuntu LTS. After the upgrade, I have to reconfigure all the server files.


Edited by AndalayBay, 30 July 2017 - 04:51 PM.

Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist

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It will probably be longer than an hour. :P


Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
-- Attributed to Thomas Beecham in reference to the performance of a female cello soloist





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