June 12, 2011

Forum Spam Sucks

Filed under: Uncategorized — NefMoto @ 12:17 pm

Recently there has been an increase in the number of spam users signing up to the forum. This has caused a few spam posts to make it into the forum for a few hours until I can remove them.

To fix the issue of spam users registering with the forum, the forum captcha difficulty has been increased. Previously a missing image library on the server was preventing the forum captchas from properly being generated at the higher difficulty levels. Also we made a few custom changes the to the forums registration.php file to prevent automated registrations that bypass the proper sign up page.

Until I can be sure that this has resolved the issue of spam users signing up to the forums, I have changed new user registration to require approval by the admin.

Hopefully this defeats the spam bots.

June 8, 2011

Version of the ME7 ECU Flasher is now available

Filed under: Uncategorized — NefMoto @ 2:22 pm

Version of the ME7 ECU Flasher is now available for download HERE

The improvements in this version are:

  • Lots of communication and multi-threading bug fixes.
  • Support for resuming failed flashing attempts from the current sector, instead of forcing flashing to restart from the beginning.
  • Added ability to cancel the current operation in progress.
  • Support for licensed features.

Amazon EC2 and Google Apps

Filed under: Uncategorized — NefMoto @ 2:02 pm

You probably haven’t noticed, but as of June 5th the website is now hosted on Amazon EC2 in a Linux Micro Instance. Amazon has an awesome interface for managing hosting instances, and hopefully it will be cheaper than the dedicated host I was previously using.

Also, the websites backend for sending email has been switched to Google Apps. This allows NefMoto to essentially use GMail for all our email needs for FREE. Not paying for a mail server, and getting the GMail interface, is awesome. 🙂

Along with the switching the hosting and email server, the bug with forum posts being truncated when non-English characters were used has been fixed. There was a mismatch in the character sets being used by the forum and the database that was preventing non-English characters from being saved.

If you find any new problems with the website, please contact me through the forum or email to let me know. One user has already noticed there is a problem with editing wiki pages, and hopefully that will be resolved tonight.

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