Archive

March 12th, 2009

New LegRoom Certificates

This post is only relevent to users of the SSL (https) site and LegRoom.net e-mail users.

As part of the server rebuild process that I mentioned in my last post, I've created new certificates for my web server and mail server. Accessing these services will likely cause various security warnings to be displayed in your browser or mail client. This is expected. To resolve this issue, please perform the following steps.

The new LegRoom CA certificate can be found here: http://www.legroom.net/legroom_ca.crt

Firefox

  1. Click on the CA certificate link above
  2. When prompted, check the "web sites" and "email users" options, then click OK

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the CA certificate link above
  2. Click Open
  3. Click Install Certificate
  4. Click Next, Next, Finish
  5. Click Yes
  6. Click OK
  7. Click OK

Thunderbird
If you use Thunderbird to check your LegRoom.net e-mail, you will be shown a "Website Certified by an Unknown Authority" message when you next attempt to login. Select "Accept this certificate permanently" and click OK.

Unexpected Downtime and Site Upgrade

I apologize for the complete outage for the last day and a half. I had to unexepctedly perform a complete server rebuild, which took a while to get everything installed, configured, and properly tested. In the process, I also upgraded the website to the latest version of Drupal. As of about 6:30am CDT this morning, everything should be back up and running. Please let me know if you find any problems.

Account Cleanup

A lot of users register accounts on this site for the sole purpose of spamming. One of my usual "maintenance" tasks is to delete all inactive accounts more than 1 week old. These are accounts that were requested by users, but were never activated after receiving the confirmation e-mail. Most often, these types of accounts are created either by scripts, or by people using fake e-mail addresses during registration.

There are a whole lot of other accounts that are created and activated, but then then go forever unused. Most of these are created with the intention of spamming, but because I have decent spam controls on my site they give up and move on to easier targets. Since I'd prefer not to have a whole lot of unused, potentially malicious accounts sitting out there indefinitely, I'm going to begin deleting all accounts that have not been used since initial activation and are more than 3 months old.

In the (unlikely) event that any legitimate visitors are affected, please just create a new account. I apologize for the inconvenience.

January 29th

Universal Extractor Alternate Download Links

I'm currently having some issues with DNS for the UniExtract download links, which is preventing downloads. Until this issue is resolved, you can download UniExtract from the following links:

Update: As of sometime Thursday night, normal downloads appear to be working properly again. I'm removing the temporary download links.

October 25th, 2008

More New Universal Extractor Translations

Two more users have recently submitted new translations for Universal Extractor. As before, you can download them from the main UniExtract page, or by using the direct links below.

New translations:

Thanks to both new contributors.

October 21st

Universal Extraction Translation Updates

A few contributors have sent in some new and updated translations for Universal Extractor 1.6. If interested, you can download them from the main UniExtract page, or just use the direct links below.

New translation:

Updated translations:

Much thanks to the volunteers who took the time to create and update these translations.

October 17th

Universal Extractor 1.6 Released

After a really long release cycle, the final version of Universal Extractor 1.6 is ready to go. This version improves on the core functionality of UniExtract, most notably:

  • Full Vista support
  • Individual vs. global preferences (see ChangeLog for details)
  • new Preferences GUI
  • Code execution warnings

It also, of course, includes support for additional formats, as well as the latest versions of support binaries such as 7-Zip.

For more information:
Universal Extractor home page and downloads
Universal Extractor ChangeLog
Universal Extractor feedback and support

I know this has been a long time coming. I hope you find it was worth the wait.