Category Archives: Web Site Updates

The Changing Dynamics of the Web

The world wide web is becoming a more dangerous place than ever before.  It seems SSL encryption is a must for all web sites now.  The days of the http:// protocol are numbered, in favor of the more secure https:// … Continue reading

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Time Keeps on Ticking Away

The Rolling Stones once said “Time Waits For No One”.  The thought of this really bums me out.  There is never enough time in the day to do what I want!  Not only did I have the flu in January, … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

Well, I finally have a fairly complete plan for the new network architecture.  I’m hoping to fully utilize my Christmas break, by working on the code!  I pray nothing at my day job comes up, that could steal my time … Continue reading

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Web Site Performance

I have several domains and sub-domains that I like to have forwarded to various places on the Orion Engine site.  For example, support.orionengine.com redirects to www.orionengine.com/support/.  I used to use GoDaddy for this trivial service, but the performance and reliability … Continue reading

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Account Management System

I finally got all of my PHP code working. In fact, everything on the new web server appears to be working now!  I just finished all of the database code changes in the Account Management System today.  The new database server … Continue reading

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Database Server

The database server (SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express) is on newer hardware, and back up and running again!  All of the databases were successfully restored.  It amazes me how many technologies that have to come back together to make all of … Continue reading

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Current Status

The web server is obviously back up now. It’s been upgraded to Fedora 25 Linux with the latest Apache.  The Gatekeeper server is back up as well.  I’m currently working on bringing the Team Foundation Server source code repository back up.  The hardware is … Continue reading

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Message Forum Spam

It amazes me how people are so aggressive at spamming my message forums with their bots.  Guess I’m just going to have to disable all of the forums for now, until I’m actually ready to use and moderate them.

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Been There Web Site

I’m pretty much finished with the account management system for the game.  All of the required functionality seems to work great.  I need to get my testers to try out the web site now.  Later, I may do more work to … Continue reading

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Account Management System

I’ve been working on the account management system for the game.  I’m creating the web site on my Linux Apache web server using PHP.  I finally figured out how to get PHP to connect to the MS SQL Server used by … Continue reading

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