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Site is temporarily moved (2004-08-26 08:58:36)

Dear Peffisaur User,

Due to the slashdotting that occurred on Tuesday the 24th the site has temporarily moved to http://hellkvist.org/peffis_bak/

So those of you who miss your favourite German Bicycle guy can go there instead. Please don't link to that page though or spread it to the outside because my bandwidth this month is very limited (will get new Gigabytes in September and will move the site back to peffis.com once it's safe and calm).

The clouds thing will be disabled for now as it was that one who was slashdotted.

If you have your password stored in your browser you will now, because it's on a new location, have to sign them in again. If you don't remember your password there is a "Forgot password?" option there...or simply ask me what it is.

Take care!

/S




Slashdotted (2004-08-25 09:41:52)

Dear Peffisaur user,

The site was posted on slashdot yesterday (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/24/1245257&tid=152&tid=8&tid=218) - or rather the clouds part of the functionality was posted there. The extreme amount of traffic that this lead to caused the immediate shut down of the server (20 GB downloads within a minute or so).

I am currently unsure of when things will calm down again to our normal, calm site, but perhaps the site will come and go for some time till people go away.

As usual with slashdot there are people who take time to understand things and then there are people who just want to bash at things - idiots that is. I apologize if anyone of you will suffer from any bashing by a slashdot idiot during the, hopefully short period of time, that we have the slashdot crowds attention.

Take care, and see you when things calm down again

Regards,
Stefan




Wap Interface (2004-08-12 17:57:28)

Dear Peffisaur user,

A simple wap interface is now available at http://wap.peffis.com for those of you who have wanted to browse the messages/images from your phone.

Right now it is very simple and creates thumbnails with a maximum width of 100 pixels regardless of user agent accessing the page. Perhaps this will change. You cannot make comments over wap yet but this might come in the future.

It has only been tested and known to work on a T610 so far. It's therefore possible that it's not working on other UA's.

/S


Comments database restored (2004-07-29 09:37:13)

Dear Peffisaur user,

Sorry to bother you again. I just wanted to say that the comments database has now been restored from backup. The only comments lost were the ones from the 28th and 29th of July. Once again I apologize.


I destroyed the database (2004-07-29 08:57:51)

Dear Peffisaur user,

Due to extreme clumsiness I managed to destroy the comments table in the database so now all the messages have the same text...I'm so sorry...I will try to restore it as good as possible if my webhost has a backup somewhere. I'm so sorry




Updating site... (2004-07-26 11:27:18)

Dear Peffisaur user,

The site is undergoing some updates. Right now mostly the looks but new features will come as well. A few bugs might appear but they will be worked out eventually.

/S


Safe mode problems (2004-05-28 10:46:16)

Hello Peffiaur user,

I'm currently having problems with SAFE_MODE which prevents the direct posting method from working (and also gives some error messages on the page). It's a configuration issue and I hope my webhost provider will manage to fix it.

Cheers,
Stefan



New web host (2004-05-11 21:12:27)

Dear Peffisaur user,

Once again the web host company screwed up. This time they all abandoned ship, got bought up, dropped everything and unplugged the servers. Not very nice.

This time, fortunately, the data was not lost. So now it's all up again, I think. All except the email interface which still needs some work. It seems though that most people use the direct posting method so who knows if it's really important.

Cheers,
Stefan



Missing images (2004-03-30 00:32:57)

Dear Peffisaur user,

As you might have noticed the site has been totally gone for some time. The reason is that the web host I am using totally screwed up, wiped the data and left everything in a sorry state. The irony of the situation is that this happened because they "wanted to guarantee that customers would not lose data by mirroring the system".

Right now I have managed to restore the site. Unfortunately, as I was relying on that my web hosts backups would work, I do not have any more recent backup than from November last year, which means that all your images since then and all your messages are also gone.

This sucks, I agree.

I will look around for another web host but I must also be fair and tell you all that my interest in this site has more or less diminished and this was the last drop so to speak.This site served a very important purpose for me personally before but, since I have no need for it anymore I will more or less leave it as it is now so that people who download the software can see what it looks like. I will not spend much more time on this site however as I try to live more in the real world these days.

I wish you all the best and I would like to thank you for the time and interest you have shown in my project. You are of course welcome to continue using the site even if it's not maintained anymore but, as I said, I won't spend time on it no more.

Remember to use your talents and to share what you create. Sharing is the key to our success as human beings and also the key to happiness.

I wish the beards of your enemies grow inwards!

Regards,
Stefan


A forum is opened (2003-09-09 10:44:52)

Fellow Peffisaur,

A forum is now opened if you want to discuss MMS Blogging or my little hacks Peffisaur or MMS Diary. The forum is at http://hellkvist.org/forum

Take care!
/Stefan



Source code released (2003-09-07 11:12:33)

Fellow Peffisaur,

Now the source code for this site is released. Have fun!

(if you don't want these messages, then go to http://peffis.com/preferences.php and uncheck the "Want news" thingie)

/Stefan



Email support (2003-09-06 01:59:18)

Hi fellow Peffisaur,

Email support is now implemented so now it's possible to keep your MMS settings and simply send the message to an email address instead. To know which address it is (different for each user) you can logout, click on "Forgot password", type in your address and it will be sent to you.

For this to work you will also need to go into your preferences (http://peffis.com/preferences.php) and set your MSISDN to what phone number you have, including country code (example +4612345678).

/Stefan



The Peffisaur is loose! (2003-08-07 08:53:48)

Greetings fellow Peffisaur!

(Don't worry! I won't spam you any more after this email. News messages will from now on be posted to http://peffis.com/news.php. If you would still like to get email notification you will have to go to your preferences page (http://peffis.com/preferences.php) and enable "Notify me of news")

Today is a special day for me so to celebrate that I decided to let go of my little Peffisaur toy. It's now free for anyone on the net to use it so perhaps there will be one or two more users here soon.

I have updated the software slightly. Here is a list of new features:

* Preferences - you can adjust your settings now

* Timezone - now it is possible to set your timezone so that your posts get the correct time. The server is in the US somewhere so for me, who lives in the GMT+1 timezone, I had to set the difference to 9 in order to get right time on my posts. Try it out to fit your own corner of the world.

* Collections - You can now group together messages into collections. Just click (http://peffis.com/manage_collections.php) to create or delete your collections. An example from my Scotland trip this summer can be seen here: http://peffis.com/show_collection.php?cid=1&user=Peffis

* Search - a simple search function was implemented.


Coming features include email receiving so that people can post using email. This also gives the feature that users who do not want to change their MMS settings can still post messages.


The URL to the site has also changed (the peffisaur part of it is now gone so the site can be found at http://peffis.com). Your home page at Peffisaur is therefore now located one step up. So if it was http://peffis.com/peffisaur/~peffis before it is now http://peffis.com/~peffis now. You will also need to change your phone setting if you have been posting messages. Just remove the /peffisaur - part from that URL as well. If anything is unclear - don't hesitate to contact me.

I would finally like to thank everyone who has taken part of this early trial period and tried it out. It has helped me a lot. Keep sending suggestions for improvements. I highly appreciate that.


May the beards of your enemies grow inwards!

Stefan