Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

October 29, 2006

bm 1029

Filed under: category euthanized,SoftWare — Sagacious Himself @ 1:42 am

Flopper is a bootable-disk emulator

Filed under: category euthanized,SoftWare — Sagacious Himself @ 1:10 am

it reads a diskette image file (a file that
contains all the sectors of a floppy disk) and boots it. This way, you
can boot (and run) a bootable diskette off of your hard drive. It also
can take screenshots (pictures of the screen) and perform speed throttling
(slow the CPU down to simulate the speed of an older PC).

Flopper was created to run older bootable games (and other boot-only
programs) from the early era of IBM PC software.

October 27, 2006

getting basic auth to work on godaddy shared webhosting — fun with .htaccess and .htpasswd

Filed under: BULLSHIT,category euthanized,CIO,Review — Sagacious Himself @ 2:04 am

one cannot enable basic auth on the root of a godaddy shared hosting account.

GoDud uses some horrifically annoying caching proxy so you might drive yourself near madness tinkering with content and permissions trying to get basic auth working.  Wait about 24 hours and what didn’t work when you initially uploaded will mysteriously function without a hitch the next day.

For ‘security’ reasons GoDud refuses to release version information about their servers and the respective software packages on the webhost.  Isn’t security through obscurity grand?

** sometimes ** this works:

AFTER uploading content to the directory you wish to protect, and AFTER you’ve configured basic auth, THEN create a new subdirectory and mass-move all the files into it.  Browse to the content in the sub-directory.. voila! you’re now prompted for authentication.

oooh fun!

“Can I move the files up a level now?”

Sure, but basic auth will not-work again.

If I were paying a monthly fee for this shared hosting I’d be vexed beyond description.  GoDaddy is fine for hosting: content for direct download.  GoDaddy is NOT fine for most php application or much of anything else.

October 22, 2006

MyToneDB.DB rumor? no fact

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 4:38 pm

no! money down!!

seriously.. its how I convinced the e815 to show files I dropped into the local file system…. and it can work for you two… search up my months old article for the specifics of the interaction of the two db files in the phone root… hack-adding in mp3s requires its removal… it is regenerated if missing..

of course there’s a caveat but you can read about that again on your own

I wager the same is true for the V3C… so I’ll be testing that myself from a WMware XP Pro WS later this week…. no, not mine… experimenting is funly

also read this

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