Hacking Auth on MediaWiki

For some explanation of how to hack your own auth system into MediaWiki, a couple good resources are:

How do you recover a root password on a debian system

I know some people might think this is not the information that should be publicly published - but it is important to know and, if we are not encrypting our filesystems, we should acknowledge that if someone has physical access to your machine, then it can belong to them.

HTML Email

I’ve never been a big fan of HTML email, however, we have received so many requests about how to do it that I’ve been re-considering.

Importing data into databases

I’ve spent a large chunk of my life importing data from one database into another and have only recently realized the time savings involved with scripting that work.

Importing data into databases

I’ve spent a large chunk of my life importing data from one database into another and have only recently realized the time savings involved with scripting that work.

Installing mod_auth_openid on Debian Etch

I followed the directions here. This seems to work on Debian Lenny, but there is a world of unmet dependencies for Debian Etch.

Internet Rights workshop software

I’m remiss! I promised to publish the software we used during our Social Forum workshop but haven’t gotten around to it (until now).

Liberating your domain name from Tucows

You’ve probably heard us rant about hosting providers that offer to help you out by registering your domain name for you (if not, please check out Alfredo’s blog on that topic).

Macintosh + Firefox + WMV + AutoStart false = AutoStart true

Coding for multiple browsers and operating systems is always painful. However, adding wmv to the mix makes it even worse.

May First Day of Maintenance: Saturday, September 22

Hi May First/People Link folks! Today (Saturday September 22) we are doing a major series of upgrades on all of our servers which may result in brief periods of downtime (see our service advisory).