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Re: Mac users. Who is Tinkerbell?
  • 2005/11/15 20:37

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Quote:

SparkerVII wrote:
Unfortunately, I fail to see the connection between the two...


If you run at relatively recent version of OS X, you can go into the Speech system preference and turn on "Speakable Items." Since most Macs have always come with a built-in microphone, you can then experiment with controlling your Mac via speech recognition. It comes with a whole bunch of pre-programmed recognized commands, but you can also program your own. And, now to the point-- one of the pre-programmed commands it recognizes is "Tell me a joke."

If you tell it to tell you a joke, it tells you one of its pre-programmed knock-knock jokes in whatever voice you have chosen. And it responds to your "who's there?" and "banana who?" almost like a real boy.

This person apparently could not get the punch line for a "tinkerbell" knock-knock joke. Must be in OS X Tiger, because I don't think I've heard that one in Panther that I use.

T



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Re: PiCal 0.7 -- Remove GMT from detailed event view?
  • 2005/11/14 19:43

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I am not sure what's going on, but piCal support is dying around here. My recent post on the piCal author's forums also went unanswered. It's the best calendar program for Xoops, as far as I can see, but now it seems to have a time zone error with the latest version of Xoops.
In any case, piCal is great but does not conform to all of Xoops' standards, so finding the right files to edit has been difficult for me (a non-programmer). I'll see if I can find the file for you. In the meantime, you might try the developer's own forum:
http://www.peak.ne.jp/xoops/md/xhnewbb/viewforum.php?forum=1



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Re: Upgrade path for 2.0.10 > 2.2.3
  • 2005/11/10 19:16

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I agree, this should be somewhere in the FAQ-- maybe it is, then it should be somewhere easier to find.

I just did even a bigger upgrade, 2.0.9.2 to 2.2.3a, and I found it easier than I expected to be, since the uploads are small except for one. I actually did *not* update the System after every install, just the last one, and it still worked OK. I also went and uploaded new/updated all the main modules while I was at it, since I have heard some old versions of some modules can sneak in with the updates.

I have three or four more sites to do this weekend (sigh). An auto-updater for XOOPS would be a dream.

One thing I never realized-- if you're using an FTP program, you can drag all the folders and files into your server directory, and it will automatically update only the new files in the folders. I assumed if you dragged a folder to a directory with folder of the same name, it would replace the whole folder, but it actually overwrites just the files it needs to and leaves others alone. So the updating goes a lot faster now than before when I would manually open each folder and directory.

T



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Re: what to do? "an error occured" with newbb
  • 2005/11/10 6:15

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funny or not, this just happened to my site today. After seeing your post but not finding any to help me, I deleted all the 'forum' templates, one by one, and then regenerated them (can do it with one click on the main template page), and now I do not get the error. Thought I'd come back and suggest you try it.

Good luck.



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Re: Which version of Linux?
  • 2005/11/9 21:39

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Quote:

Beavis wrote:
Quote:

Teachers just finally got e-mail this year.

Too bad Life was soooo much easier without it.


I understand what you mean, but really, running down to the office to get notes was tedious and inefficient. Teachers can now also do web research from their desks instead of coming to the lab. Parents nowadays want to be able to e-mail teachers and BE e-mailed when students miss work, but we've already had parents e-mailing upset comments about their little angels, so some of the teachers don't want their addresses publicized!

That will change... it will have to. It's the new reality of school life-- the kids are always right, the teachers are always wrong, and the parents are always ready to complain - directly via e-mail.

T



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Re: Which version of Linux?
  • 2005/11/9 21:10

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I am sorry I wasn't more clear-- I was only trying to emphasize that this server would not be hooked directly to the Internet-- it will behind a hardware firewall and have no ports open to the Internet. I am concerned with internal hacking, but we're just K-8, and plans call for the lab the kids use to be put a different subnet from the teachers and office.

In addition, we will initially use the SIS for only for attendance, then add grade reporting to the office, and there will be no highly sensitive info on it. When the school sees the value in the system, we will raise money to get a better system (if necessary) and hire someone to do a security audit and help us secure it.

It's all baby steps to slow progress around here. Teachers just finally got e-mail this year.

Thanks



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Re: Which version of Linux?
  • 2005/11/9 20:40

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I read this thread with great interest, hoping to set up a Linux server for my small school to run Xoops, Centre (an open source Student Information System), and perhaps Moodle. It will be behind a firewall, only serving the intranet, and thus doesn't have to have e-mail services, or be the most secure one (easier to configure is more important). But has to be free (no money, donated server), and though I'm a nOOb to Linux, I've been tinkering with computers for 25 years (used to write BASIC programs on a TRS-80 Model I) and can figure most things out, plus I tinker in OS X's terminal, so I have some comprehension of command line *nix. While Gentoo as described above would be great, that's a little too "under the hood" and I'm afraid I'd get overwhelmed.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks, T



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Re: Making real name required in 2.2.2
  • 2005/10/29 22:17

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I wonder what ever happened with this-- Is real name part of the registration process in 2.2? The sites I have in 2.0.9 worked with the realname hack like yours, but when I updated them to 2.0.10 Beta 3, the realname was still part of the registration process but then did not get sent with the registration e-mail or put in the database. I haven't had time to track it down, and I am scared what 2.0.13 will do to my sites.

I am hoping 2.2 brings real name entry as required without any hack. My sites need that security before I can approve the registrations.



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Re: Hide email from spiders/spam
  • 2005/4/8 13:53

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The ability of anonymous users to see registered user info, not just e-mail addresses, is why I removed the "top Posters", "new users" "recent forum posts" and all blocks like that from my main page for anonymous users. I would love it if XOOPS could display usernames without them being hotlinked to the profile for such cases.

With all the spam we get nowadays, this is crucial. Thanks for the workaround, but XOOPS needs a fix.

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Re: How to change users avatar?
  • 2005/4/7 17:32

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Quote:

So - how does an admin upload and allocate an avatar to a user's account for them?


Admin cannot do it through the menu system, as far as I have been able to find.

Only way is the 'sneaky' way, which I don't condone, but might work for this person since the user is so lazy-- change the user's password, log in as him/her to change the avatar, and then e-mail him/her that his/her password had to be reset.

T




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