The Change Log
April 8, 2011
Coverting existing webdesign fully to CSS.
September 23, 2008
Contest voting booth now open.
September 12, 2006
Created basic alphabetical index pages for all users.
September 7, 2006
Stories page now automatically displaying most recent story posts.
September 7, 2006
User info and session handler completed. Front page and art sections now automagically check adult status and block inappropriate images.
August 29, 2006
Obscured email addesses on forum user pages.
August 18, 2006
The front page is now dynamic! It is now showing previews of the 8 most recent art attachments.
August 17, 2006
Updated phpBB from 2.0.17 to 2.0.21. Manually resolved a half dozen of the patches.
August 16, 2006
Created a CSS version of the macro green style. Implemented it's use in the core of the art and users pages.
August 14-16, 2006
Basic user page creation script written. Some 7000+ user directories and web pages created
August 11, 2006
All machine users moved to their own subdomains. Redirects for the old locations loaded and verified.
August 10, 2006
Started processing all attachments for thumbnails. This is ground work for user pages.
May 6, 2006
Split art page into sections by forum.
April 13-18, 2006
Altered the Art page to be a real-time preview of art attachments with thumbnails.
February 23, 2006
Updated links page. It's been way too long.
January 5, 2005
For the first time since the move to Rackforce and thanks to some simple script hacking in MRTG, Network monitoring was restarted.
December 27, 2004
To avoid the phpBB worm, the discussion boards are upgraded to phpBB v 2.0.11
February 12, 2004
Purchased account with RackFoce.net. For the first time since 1997, macrophile.com is hosted in a colocation facility and not on private property. Bandwidth is increased, as should be uptime and reliability.
August 22, 2003
Discussion boards were moved to their own URL (http://forums.macrophile.com/) to make things a little neater. The CVS tree was altered to retain historic work in the code.
August 3, 2003
At user request, the account 'wolfmech' has been removed.
July 4, 2003
The new BB System is up for folks. Logo provided by Lisa Sample. Thanks for working on such short notice.
June 20, 2003
The final tan portion of the site. The macro-sign image was remove.
June 19, 2003
As of today, the macrostat has been ported over to a newer single CGI. Macrostat represents the second oldest code that I still have in production back from when I was teaching myself perl. Cleaned up massively. Now I can FINALLY make improvements.
June 14, 2003
The code section's cvsweb.cgi has been updated to the new source location.
June 14, 2003
Statistics page updated to read from the new line.
June 14, 2003
Lots of background changes. Over the past week, the codebase has slowly been updated and manipulated in preparation for refactoring. The BB now has the right copyright year too.
June 3, 2002
Added user Zirien.
June 21, 2001
Updated the links page to be dynamic from the user data. Also deleted all of the dead links. Next step will be to set up a submission process and to categorize. Whee!
May 13, 2001
Slowly getting the Code section prepared for curious folks to read about. Also doing some work on the story engine.
April 25, 2001
Ferris is added as a user.
April 17, 2001
The story section now matches the rest of the site. Now all I have to do is make it so folks can log in and post and edit their own stories.
April 15, 2001
Loaded up a Discussion button for the discussion board.
April 11, 2001
I created a change script that allows me to input these chunks of information into the change log with ease. I have half a mind to release the code that runs macrophile into general use.
April 8, 2001
A story forum was created within the discussion board.
March, 2001
Major site redesign. We now have a new color scheme (that was NOT taken from Duncan_roo) as well as a major revisions of the underlying code for the site. Seph was added. So were discussion boards and a visual index to the FTP. Busy.
May 17, 2000
Fixed the 'new script' to point all new FTP selections into the HTML interface to the FTP server.
May 5, 2000
The "I Luv you" virus hit the machine. Pine told me "I Luv you." I told Pine "I Luv you, Pine." and happily deleted the mail without incident.
May 4, 2000
Put the whole thing into a CVS archive. Of course, checking the CVS archive back out made the enteire site look new so the 'new script' thinks everything is new.
May 3, 2000
Been a long time? Fixed up the user list and brought on board Teaselbone.
April 2000
Stats engine shows Cerine strongly in the lead. Only about a dozen folks did a recursive get of the web equivelent of FTP.
Jan 1, 2000
All quiet. No problems.
Late 1999
FTP problems. Many users are constantly sucking the entire site. 15 simultaneous recursive FTP gets (in addition to to the machine processes) would clog the line and overload the CPU. Had to limit the FTP server to 5 entries. Eventually I got a better dataline, better CPU, and linked the FTP section into the web.
April 17, 1999
Small updates here and there. The userlist is now a cron job, makes it faster. The copyright statement now reflects the correct year.
April 12, 1999
Updated the 'new' script to run it as a regular cron job and speed up the section. Oh yeah, it also scans the FTP section. At user requestes, the script merely points to the users' pages instead of specific files that have changed.
April 11, 1999
Added alt tags to the buttons. Whoops. How did I miss that?
April 10, 1999
Sure hope you didn't see those files that shouldn't have been shown in that script.
April 1, 1999
We're switching to NT! Yeah, right. For an April Fool maybe. I have users to serve.
March 12, 1999
New Record daily transfer! 25,507 access comprising 522 Megabytes of material.
March 9, 1999
Updated the woefully outdated links page.
March 3, 1999
Created the new.cgi that automatically identifies files altered or created in the last week. Need to add the FTP section.
February 16, 1999
Dropped one user, but gained 'mm'
August 15, 1998
Added Dogfire's contributed story.
July 12, 1998
Tinker, tinker on Macro stat.
July 10, 1998 (been a while, eh?)
Cleaned up art page to show artist web pages.
May 5, 1998
Listed Rogue's stories on the story section. (This should have been done weeks ago)
April 25 - May 4, 1998
Preliminary work on a stat-generating program for the hits on this web site. Already the log since february has more than 400,000 entries.
April 9-10, 1998
Dynamic userlist created and fine-tuned. Randomizer code for front page tuned as well (14 lines to 2).
April 7, 1998
Randomized front page created. Annoying under-construction Javascript disabled.
March 31, 1998
Connection records exceede a quarter of a million seperate FTP transfers.
March 24, 1998
Public FTP space is opened for image archives for Cougr, Ermine, and Wolf
March 14, 1998
At request, site opened to public consumption
October 8, 1997 - March 14, 1998
Temporary site in place. Artist accounts created.
October 6, 1997
Macrophile.com registered.

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