|Thursday, November 18th, 2004|
Current Mood: curious
Should MultiJournal resume devlopment?
Would you be willing to help with devlopment on any level?
What skills can you help with?
I can't help at all
|Friday, March 26th, 2004|
Devlopment of MJ has stalled yet again. Due to some recent changes with the LJ protocol and MJ not being able to post. Plus also working on a Rescue squad drains you after a full 24 hour sift. Plus I'm also trying to redecorate my room and house. But I expect to be working on MJ in the near future.
|Saturday, November 22nd, 2003|
Devlopment has kinda stalled. I still need the HTML from jackola
so I can start coding the web interface. I started working on the server admin pages since these can be dull boring html pages. Worked on the automatic testing of servers. So that way if a server is down it doesn't continue to hammer the server with user posts. Changed around some of the table layouts so they would be modular and wouldn't be stuck so if we do update a table we don't have to fix all the code that updates and plays with it.
|Monday, October 27th, 2003|
MultiJournal just made it's first set of post I tested 3 times and a 100% post success. Pretty much just need to work on it so prop_name
works. Its just about done. I would expect beta testing to begin like Nov 10th or Nov 17th. Just need to finish the website code after I get the HTML from jackola
. All that needs be coded is the web site and a few more test with the client and we should be good to roll everything out. All passwords are MD5 hashed and then encrypted using a encryption method I found in CPAN. For all of you that were concerned about security it has been taken. Even the decryption program wont even run on a diffrent machine. The software has a few checks to make sure it is on the same machine and called from the command through perl. This is a stored password. For someone to see.
For a simple password is it pretty secured. So as soon as jackola
finishes the HTML code we will roll out a message to our mailing list email@example.com if you want to subscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It will contain instructions to change your browser over to the beta test site. And allow you to create an account. Current Mood: productive
|Friday, October 24th, 2003|
Update of things
While the protocol is going pretty well was able to get the first client (Sema) to login after a few hours of trying to figure out why it couldn't login stupid spelling errors. I've managed to separate all the diffrent client modes and restrict them since they are usless for a while. That way when I'm testing (Sema) doesn't hammer my server. I can tell you a few modes wont be supported. But in the future when my PERL coding skills are up to speed they might be. The client isn't able to post a journal entry yet because I havn't finished that part of the protocol yet. But other than that Jack the webmaster has started doing work on teh design. Last night I spent about 8 hours working on the design he has at http://www.multijournal.com/design
turning it into HTML. Hopefully he will get me some HTML soon so I can start coding the web interface. Mid-Novemember I expect to go into full beta with everything done. Unless Jack doesn't finish the HTML. Current Mood: productive
|Sunday, October 19th, 2003|
|Wednesday, October 15th, 2003|
For all of you worried about how MultiJournal is gonna store your passwords I have proposed a table structure. That doesn't store your password in plain text for any of the journal services. The only place a password is stored in plain text is for MultiJournal. This way we can email your password to you. This option will most likely dissappear in the future with a link that is emailed to you that allows you to reset the password. the table structure can be viewed at http://www.multijournal.org/tables.pdf
Please comment and let me know what we can do to impove security using this method. We will have to store users passwords in some way. Other wise the whole proxy server thing goes out the window.
|Tuesday, October 14th, 2003|
While since I quit my job a few days ago. And now I have some increased time. MultiJournal devlopment is starting to pick up. I will be coding the perl client which will take me a couple days to get going. But we should be rolling out full clients by the End of this year. If my job search doesnt work out too well it could be quite sooner than we think.
|Monday, August 18th, 2003|
Devlopment has stalled due to the fact I need to code the post server program in PERL and I have no PERL coding abality. If someone can code a simple perl program to post to a web url please write one up please.
|Saturday, June 28th, 2003|
|Monday, February 10th, 2003|
I've gone through and revamped most of the databases and removed all users. I'm start from scratch no more garbage. The new poster will be written in perl but the rest will be written in PHP. I feel that perl will be more effecient at making the posts. But PHP will be used through out the whole site as I know how to program in it. For those of you that use to have journals IM me in about a week and I will reset them up. Current Mood: sick
|Sunday, December 15th, 2002|
FYI: Server status
We'll my old boss from OWC.net allowed me to colo my servers at her house. So the name servers should be updated today at 6:00pm EST time. And access to multijournal should resume. Current Mood: happy
|Saturday, December 14th, 2002|
FYI: Server status
Ok due to some techinal problems and some moron at Network Access my T1 is down for a while. I have switched providers from Network Access to SpeakEasy for my T1 services now.
|Friday, December 13th, 2002|
MultiJournal site design
I've been "put in charge" of coming up with a site design for multijournal.
After some "playing" around for an hour or so today, I've come up with a rough design.
This is my proposed logo for the site:
For a sample of the design I had in mind, see http://www.multijournal.com/design/
Please comment to this post with color scheme suggestions, layout suggestions, or any other suggestions you may have. Don't be afraid to leave constructive criticism- I want honest suggestions.
*jack Current Mood: artistic
|Wednesday, December 11th, 2002|
It looks like due to a few delays. Devlopment has staled a bit.
Devlopment should pick up sometime next week after finals are done with.
Dec 18th is my last one. I will begin working a lot more still hoping to
reach a christmas deadline of accepting beta testers.
|Monday, November 18th, 2002|
Well the protocol now accepts all Meta data events. Later tonight I will be working on setting up checking of friends posts and finish working on /users/ and /users/ /friends/.
Well the update full is finished and working properally. Im gonna be working on start working on the protocol so it can accept Journal Item Meta-data
(Music, moods, and stuff like that). Expect full blow beta testing with in the next 2 weeks.
|Sunday, November 17th, 2002|
We'll since my connection went down last night I was able to do some coding on MultiJournal. I did seem to screw up all the pages by adding $_HTTP_POST to every varbile to make it so people cannot hijack the sessions. But the real varabile was to be $_POST so I fixed all the ones that I could see. If you notice anything funny let me know it is probally a $_HTTP_POST laying around. The update.bml page now will update your journal from the web interface. LiveJournal still seems to be giving me problems with updating journal entries. It will post to every server except LiveJournal. So it is a server error not a code error. That is all.
|Sunday, November 10th, 2002|
We'll I've gone through and made http://www.multijournal.com/betatest.bml
This allows a beta tester to transform the front page to allow you to see what the site would look like if it was in operations. Also started working on /update.bml to support autofilling date, logged in and logged out entry updates. It doesn't support updating journal entries yet but that should be worked on soon. SO far devlopment is going slowly.
|Saturday, November 9th, 2002|