Hello! I'm Angela, and this is my scripts archive, where I store anything from little scriptlets to bigger web applications. All scripts are available via linkware, which means: it's free! All I ask is a link back from you. :)

The wait that is Enthusiast 3.1

Entry posted on 2006-10-28 1:27 pm

I would like to apologize for the insane wait for Enthusiast 3.1 (if there are people waiting!) — I would like to be able to give all sorts of reasons, and I could (so much has happened offline) but it all boils down to not having either the time or the motivation to work on continuing to fix bugs for Enth 3.1. If it’s not one, it’s the other.

It’s very frustrating even for me, as a big part of me just wants to get this over and done with! To keep everyone in the loop, the problem “happened” when I attempted to use PEAR’s Mail package to handle sending emails from Enth. It wasn’t in the “planned” changes, and it was admittedly a mistake to insert it in the middle of beta testing (bad Angela!) — I should have held on to it for Enth 3.2 or something. I apologize. At the time, it was a GREAT IDEA, hence my excitement in getting it into Enth.

Why use PEAR Mail instead of however Enth does it right now? Sending mail using PHP’s native mail() function is great if you’re sending one or two. But the problem happens when you’re sending to all members, for example — it’s highly likely that PHP will time out because it’s taking a long time to send all the emails. (I would go into a more techie explanation, but never mind.) But ever since I used PEAR Mail in one project, I’d loved it ever since because mail sending is so much faster. You won’t notice it when you’re sending an email to one person, but when you’re sending to all members, the time difference is noticeable.

The problem is that a few beta testers are having problems with it. It apparently won’t send email notifications. To me, it happens on and off — sometimes I get an email, sometimes I don’t. Or maybe I get everything, but I just don’t notice (whenever I test it, it works; I can’t check every new member against an email in my mailbox, boo).

So, that’s the problem. I admit, if I had a solution in mind already for this problem, I would be much more motivated to work on it, but because I never seem able to replicate the actual problem, it’s a BIG damper. :P I plan to keep trying, though, rest assured. :)

Quick website update post

Entry posted on 2006-09-13 2:00 pm

Hello everyone, I wanted to post about this in a post that also was connected with my other scripts, but I figure this is important enough to post on its own — I’ve had reports that a minority of my visitors are having problems downloading the scripts from the WordPress-powered site — they get redirected to a missing page link. If you have this problem, then head over to the Indiscripts quick download page, where there are ONLY download links. All the content will still be here, but that serves as a quick “jump page” of sorts for downloading my scripts, if you need it. :)

Indiscripts Revamp

Entry posted on 2006-07-30 2:12 pm

Whew! I just went and gave Indiscripts a revamp—now it’s run by WordPress, which I think should ultimately help me keep the site updated. I spent quite a while debugging my downloads script to work with WordPress, and though it’s not as integrated as a plugin, I’m pretty happy that it still works.

I plan to add other sections in the future, such as finally put the Enthusiast documentation online, which should also help with my plans to expand it, a help section, and the like. I mean to add a tutorials section as well, and move/copy some of my other tutorials here, as this is my “tech” space.

Of course, the not-so-good part is, the FAQ is gone. It had its uses, although to be frank I don’t feel too distressed with its loss because it has become a place for people to ask the same questions over and over again. No, people, just because I said don’t use the contact form to ask me for help, doesn’t mean you can ask on the FAQ script, or you can message me on any chat program or messenger to ask me to help you, sorry. There’s a support forum for that.

Lastly, I’m hoping to wrap up the beta testing of Enth 3.1 soon! We’re ironing out the last kinks, making sure it works in higher database versions, and the like. I’m pretty psyched with the new features, so I hope you will be too!

Login security fix

Entry posted on 2006-07-16 10:21 pm

We have another security fix/patch available for Enthusiast 3.0, which addresses login security holes that were kindly alerted to me by boyzie at the CodeGrrl forums. :) A zip has been released for the Login Security fix, please download and update your Enth installations as soon as possible. ♥

Join Form security fix

Entry posted on 2006-04-29 10:20 pm

Jem has kindly looked at Enthusiast 3.0 and added her own security fix for the join forms — this is an important fix! Please download the Join Form Security Fix now and update your Enth 3.0 installations… or you can head on to the post she made regarding the fix, if you’ve modified your join forms for personal use.