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  1. Eric

    Scam of the day

    Haha that's messages stored per inbox
  2. Eric

    Scam of the day

    In case it's a message quota issue, I've increased PM quotas from 300 to 1000
  3. Eric

    advice on $15 payment for $848 bill?!

    Anyone who says violence isn't the answer hasn't given it an honest try.
  4. Eric

    Forum upgrade inbound!

    Done! Edit: Almost done. I have a few more things to take care of before those last two bullet points are finished. Testing emojis. Modifying style sheets to increase their size a bit. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean aliquam in dolor vitae condimentum. Nullam tincidunt mauris eu congue ornare. Integer sit amet diam nunc. Vivamus vestibulum aliquam neque ac congue. Proin et nibh vitae risus faucibus viverra rutrum id arcu. Phasellus vulputate sem vehicula nisi ullamcorper lacinia. Pellentesque vehicula scelerisque est et sollicitudin. Cras viverra, dui et tristique blandit, quam urna scelerisque lacus, nec semper sem massa quis odio. Nulla vulputate ut ligula at aliquet. In congue mi purus, a molestie tortor congue eu. In mattis gravida egestas. Aenean pharetra pretium hendrerit. Edit2: Alright, seriously this time, all done.
  5. Eric

    Forum upgrade inbound!

    I'm going to be installing a medium-sized forum update in the next few minutes, as soon as my backup has completed. There are lots of new features, but most of them aren't relevant to our community. Emojis will be added, lots of them. They are the standard emojis you are used to seeing on mobile devices. I've installed a security certificate and the whole site will default to https. I'll be implementing Google's newish invisible Captcha service as an additional layer of protection against spammers. It works by magic. Unless something goes horrifically wrong, there shouldn't be more than a few minutes downtime. Thanks!
  6. Eric

    Eric, our Honorary Tax Star

    I probably won't be in TN for the party in June (sorry), but I was there for that picnic at ATX!
  7. Eric

    Eric, our Honorary Tax Star

    Haha, thanks Judy! Yup, my join date is the date the forum software was installed. I just checked and that's also the day I registered the atxcommunity.com domain. It probably took me another day or two to get everything set up, and I think KC was the next registered member on the 11th. 36 other members followed that same day, thanks mostly to KC's network of friends.
  8. Eric I just donated but forgot to put my log in info. Did you find it?

  9. Eric

    Office question

    What a terrible waste of prime office real estate. That's where my desk would be.
  10. Eric

    Random Thought for the Day - NT

    Could it be that it's just the point of Antarctica furthest from the pole? "Northern tip of Antarctica" is such a weird thing to say. That's the kind of phrase that will give you an aneurysm if you think too hard about it.
  11. Eric

    Drake uses

    After that, download all of the free poker games and wallpaper apps you can find.
  12. Eric

    email security

    You said yourself that long passwords can make password hacking reasonably hard, and encryption makes internet sniffing a bit tougher. Google/Microsoft/Amazon/Apple don't expend that additional processing power encrypting all of their site traffic for the heck of it. Taking long passwords as an example, every time some website or service is hacked and a huge collection of email addresses, usernames, and passwords is liberated from their servers, almost half of them are very quickly cracked because they're weak. It's often not worth the time required to brute force the remaining passwords. That's what I mean by low hanging fruit. I mean, I have a database (stored locally) of my hundreds of passwords. I can't imagine why I would store that information in plain text when it's trivial to add a significant layer of protection by encrypting the whole database. Sure it's relatively safe on my network, but sometimes happens, you know? EDIT: Speaking of poop happening, sorry about the site going wonky for a while this morning. There were some issues that may have been brought about by my host patching the server against meltdown and spectre late last night or early this morning.
  13. Eric

    email security

    And not doing it makes you the low-hanging fruit.