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YASS: launch of slash site ""

posted by Krow on 04:32 PM April 18th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Announcing the opening of The site is meant to be a chronicle of idiotic and deceptive "security" measures. From the "three questions" that the airlines finally stopped asking to the closing of Meigs Airport in Chicago supposedly for security reasons, we want YOUR gripes about security measures that are just plain dumb!

I'd welcome submissions (the stupider the better!), comments, complaints, and praise!

Ask SlashCode: MySQL 4.1+

posted by Krow on 11:39 AM April 16th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I want to start using MySQL 4.1 to take advantage of the new Spatial extensions in MySQL to further enhance my plugin. I saw the recent story referring to using MySQL 4, but no direct mention of experience with versions 4+. Any tips or recommendations? Should I make the upgrade only on my development box, or is using 4+ okay. Any experience with 4.1, which is alpha?

Ask SlashCode: Section-specific Quick Links

posted by Krow on 10:40 AM April 16th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm in the process of setting up a intranet Slash 2 site for a company.

With the aid of the Crow Book I've got everything installed and with the L'n'F that they want, and we are in the process of adding some initial content and getting the blocks running the way they want.

However, we're having problems getting section-specific quick links blocks to work. Example: I have a section called legal, and a block called legal_qlinks which has different links to index_qlinks. index_qlinks shows up on the homepage as I expect, but nothing is displayed in the right "frame" if I click no the section title under an article.

What am I doing wrong? The Crow Book (page 127) suggests that this should work.

Ask SlashCode: Need help building Slash templates

posted by Krow on 11:34 AM April 13th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I have comps for a site I want built in Slash. While I have worked with Movable Type, building Slash templates is a whole different beast. I need someone to help me convert my comps into a functioning Slash site. If you have these skills, please drop me a line with your rates and scheduling availability. You can see what the site will look like here.

Ask SlashCode: Preventing duplicates from being posted

posted by Krow on 03:21 PM April 10th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm getting sick of seeing duplicate posts all the time on Slashdot. I have a feature-request/enhancement that I would like to request for slashcode.

It would be nice if before a moderator submits a story to check all of the URLS in that post and match it with the previous weeks/months stories for the same URL. If there is a match, throw up a warning saying that this story is a possible duplicate. This will help the moderator out too, since they wouldn't have to read every story on slashdot in the past two weeks.

What do you think? Is this doable?
Min Idzelis
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