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Title: Is it Time For a Freedom4um Software Overhaul?
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Published: Feb 5, 2024
Author: Pinguinite
Post Date: 2024-02-05 22:36:04 by Pinguinite
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Comments: 17

Hey Everyone!

Well, I wrote this up after screwing around with the site to fix something and I ended up breaking something. But that's resolved now, but it plays into what I want to talk about.

I've serviced a technical issue today which was a problem resulting in false Pmail notifications. This is a problem that was fixed for a few us here but I didn't do anything about what may have caused the problem. That is, it was a data issue causing the false notification, and I fixed that data error, but I didn't fix what caused the data error as I don't know at this time where that error is. So I expect it to occur again.

This likely occurred to to my upgrading the server from a Linux Debian 10 version, slated to be obsolete as scheduled in August of this year, to Debian 11. Apparently that upgrade came with some small changes that caused this problem to arise, as the timing just points to it.

I've also looked at creating a dark theme for the site, as that his by far my preference for all web sites. As I type this, I'm in a power outage running on a generator in my backwoods location and without lighting, the white background of this screen is particularly annoying. These white background sites are wholly unpleasant for me at any time.

In looking at that, I found another error that prevented setup changes from saving. There's also the long standing issue with articles getting erased at posting time. I've spent some time trying to track that down but without success in finding an easy solution. It's probably related to character sets than employ new standards that support characters other than our latin (A-Z) characters, now supporting Russian, Chinese, Korean and everything else under creation, including emojis.

All these issues are basically the result of database software that my software uses being upgraded over many years which employs usage rules that sometimes slightly change with each upgrade. And over the 1-2 decades that have passed since this software was last seriously serviced, that adds up!

The site also can't send email right now which means new people can't sign up. Email has become increasing difficult to work with because anti-spam measures have made it very tricky to just send emails. They now require all manner of qualification checks or they get refused delivery. So really this site needs a major overhaul. Obviously everyone of you have been around here for a very long time. But if the site is to survive, then it really needs an overhaul and updating from the current software that was first written some 22 years ago. Really it's a record breaking piece of software for me as nothing else I've worked on has been operational for anywhere close to this long.

But of course this takes a lot of time on my part, and I'm not really well motivated to just spend huge numbers of hours to do it, especially as I got bills to pay and other work I could be looking for. So if there is interest in contributing to the effort financially, then I'll commit to doing it by a schedule.

This site is written in Perl which I would likely use, and upgrading it to a later version would be in order. But I could also, if I want to really redo the site, do it in python which is a programming language that didn't even exist back in 2002 but is very popular for everything right now, far more popular than Perl is. That would also benefit me in allowing me to sharpen my python coding skills, and Perl could well be obsolete in another 5-10 years, given the path it's on.

So what say you? Is it worthwhile to do an overhaul? Maybe it's okay as is as it's basically working and meets the needs of all here. Please comment. I'd like to hear from everyone who is here because I think everyone who is here has been here for a long time or at least using the software for a long time (welcome Rock)!!

Thanks much. I do feel like we here are a like-minded family. The information posted here is in the vast majority of cases insightful and proven again and again to be more accurate and informative than MSM news is, all things related to covid being very much a classic example. Hat's off to Horse on that as I think Horse has been a real pillar for the site in that regard, though others have of course contributed substantially as well. I say that without doing any statistical lookups.

Through the life of this site, big social media tech has been born and has largely sucked usage of non-ad alt sites like this away. To that I say, it is what it is. Each person makes the decision that's best for them, and for some, participating on sites where they can encounter sheep that can potentially be enlightened is where they see fit to go. I myself was on facebook for a few years until they banned me just before the 2022 election for no stated offense other than a generic "violation of community standards" and no opportunity to appeal. I strongly suspect I was singled out by the FBI or other fed agency who notified Facebook who banned me. I didn't think that at the time but since then we learned, thanks to Elon Musk, that such 1A violation collusion actually took place so I'm proud to have been so selected for being honored with having had my 1A rights illegally taken away by federal government action.

Of course in thinking of those others that have left 4um, and this is also an aside, it's hard not to think of Christine who was the driving force in creating this particular site. I guess that was around 2005 when the site was put together after all the drama seen with various other sites. But again, to each of us our own, and we can hope she and all others who used to be here and left are doing patriot good in their preferred spaces.

So that's perhaps enough nostalgia for one posting. But I am willing now to give this site the attention it needs, but having compensation help is basically something I'd require to do so, and of course that comes with morale support in the effort which is also important.

So please comment. I really want to know if there would be support for this effort, and it's okay if there is not. Thank you all very much, and that is for simply being here as long as you have.

Neil

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#1. To: All (#0)

I think the private mail system should be considered off line until I get to the bottom of the current problem. Anything sent right now may not be received.

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-05   23:43:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite (#0)

FWIW: This is the article that wouldn't post this morning:

VDH: Is Biden Malicious, Incompetent, Or Conniving?
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/vdh-biden-malicious-incompetent- or-conniving

Try 1: Posted as is, under ObamaNation.

Try 2: Took "VDH: " off the title.

Try 3. Let the Auto Categorize select World News.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   8:54:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Esso (#2)

Okay. I'll take another stab at this, and the email false notices are an issue also.

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   11:31:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Pinguinite (#3) (Edited)

I've noticed a few of common factors when I get a *blank* post:

1. It's an unflattering article to the current corrupt LGBTQAI+ freakshow regime and/or President HomoPedo.

2. It's an article that you have to BS/nonsense around formatting to make it look good.

3. The likelihood of null posts are directly proportional to the severity of the two conditions above.

CONSPIRACY THEORY #1: When the information goes through the NSA Data Center in Idaho or wherever that monstrosity is, AI strips the information off of if it doesn't like or want that particular truth getting out and allows the blank post.

CONSPIRACY THEORY #2: The innate predominance of inanimate objects over man, i.e. ghosts in the machine that like to waste your time and piss you off.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   13:21:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Esso (#4)

Worked on the mail issue some more and I've traced the problem to data types in mysql, the database engine. It has always been a "text" type but now with these updates I discussed, some newfangled characters get added to the mix and the database rejects it. Mail is of course always text, but the encoding that's done to apply some good faith privacy against coders like myself who need to look at the data to see what's wrong alters the letters to something the updated DB engine objects to, the message would fail to store and the result is a lost message. In this case, anyone stupid enough to include in their message a letter that is in the range of lower case s-z or thereabouts, the message posting would fail.

At least the letter "y" makes it blow up.

So any pmails sent in the last several days should be considered undelivered and lost. Call it the server going "postal".

It may very well be a similar issue with the article postings. If so I know the fix now and can implement.

As for the CIA & NSA intercepting content and screwing it up, all is encrypted so even they should not be able to do it, and if they could, they wouldn't bother doing it to a petty site like 4um. It would be a top secret capability that they would only use for things they see as really important and I don't think we'd be bestowed the honor of qualifying, sadly enough.

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   13:53:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Pinguinite (#5)

As for the CIA & NSA intercepting content and screwing it up, all is encrypted so even they should not be able to do it, and if they could, they wouldn't bother doing it to a petty site like 4um. It would be a top secret capability that they would only use for things they see as really important and I don't think we'd be bestowed the honor of qualifying, sadly enough.

I was being tongue-in-cheek. Kind of.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   13:58:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Esso (#6)

Sure, but we both know what they would do if they could. All to save the children, of course.

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   14:00:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Pinguinite, TommyTheMadArtist, noone2222, 4um (#0) (Edited)

Is it Time For a Freedom4um Software Overhaul?

Since no one else is responding, offhand, I'd say no. Fix the glitches if it's not too much of a problem, and forget it.

I don't see a future for websites like this, or the internet in general, after the Company, the Deep State, WEF and others install Michelle "Big Mike" Obama as the next Resident.

The American Elite Want to Ration Food, Power, [information,] and Gas for the Rest of Us [Freedom4um]

The US is dying. "Everybody dies. Die Standing up!" Jed Eckhert

I don't mean to be a 'nattering nabob of negativism,' but that's where the Western World is. Homosexuality, incest, pedophilia and transvestitism is a Death Cult and it's being mandated by the force of law in the West.

Sometimes part of the job is knowing when to bow out.

Sorry.

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“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   16:51:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Esso (#8)

Okay, thanks for that.

The US is dying. "Everybody dies. Die Standing up!" Jed Eckhert

Reminds me of the Heavy Metal movie line: "You die, she dies, everybody dies".

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   17:12:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Pinguinite (#9)

Reminds me of the Heavy Metal movie line:

It's from the original "Red Dawn' movie. 1983-4?

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   17:50:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Pinguinite (#0)

I for one trust your judgement on the matter. This place is special. May it still be here when the poles flip.

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Suspect all media / resist bad propaganda/Learn NLP everyday everyway ;) If you don't control your mind someone else will.

titorite  posted on  2024-02-06   18:02:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Esso (#10)

It's from the original "Red Dawn' movie. 1983-4?

As far as I know it's originally from the Heavy Metal animated movie.

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   18:28:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: titorite (#11)

Thank you!

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   18:29:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Pinguinite (#12) (Edited)

As far as I know it's originally from the Heavy Metal animated movie.

I was talking about my quote.

And there's ol' Cap'n Brandon in his ushanka and my bottle of booze in the thumbnail...

I always wear my flaps down and I wouldn't be caught dead with a 750ml rather than a 1.75l, unless it was for tactical reasons, of course.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-06   18:39:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Pinguinite (#5)

I’d like you to read your mail that I sent you. Thanks.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2024-02-06   23:41:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: Esso (#10)

And then there's this one:

Pinguinite  posted on  2024-02-06   23:52:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Pinguinite (#16)

Sonny Landham

He was great in the Miami Vice episode "Viking Bikers from Hell."

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2024-02-07   0:05:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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