I’ve added yet another webmail client that may work better for mobile clients.  It works well on my emulator but not on my sons’ I-phone so your mileage may vary.  At any rate, it’s available for you to try:

         Web Apps → Mail → RainLoop

     Let me know how this works on your device (and what device you are using).

RoundCube Webmail

     An alternative to SquirrelMail is now available.  I was going to replace Squirrelmail with it but it did not perform as advertised, particularly with respect to mobile devices and it is generally ugly.

     If you would like to try it out, go to Web Apps → Mail → RoundCube.

     It will remain available but I am looking for something that works properly with Mobile devices still.

Happy Thanksgiving

     I enjoyed this and want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Hope that you get to spend time with your family.  I am Thankful for still having some family to spend Thanksgiving with.

Some Days…

     Some days just nothing goes right…

     Been trying to get RoundCube with MobileCube to work to replace SquirrelMail and provide a responsive design (works with all devices).

     Got it mostly working today, except for the calendar part, problem with SQL syntax there, but it did not work as advertised.  Basically did not format well below 768px wide screens.  Well, at least not on an emulator I have.  If I can snag my older son with his I-phone long enough perhaps I can test it on a real device.

     So I tried to get Horde installed, I’ve had requests for some sort of functional Group Ware anyway.  But I’m getting a database error I can’t figure out and I can’t find where to configure the mail server to use.  It seems to want to use the local host which is wrong.

     I’ve been trying to get a new XMPP server to work and having problems with the SSL configuration.  I can connect with Pidgin but not Coccinella.  With Coccinella, the client and server can’t agree on an encryption protocol.  I don’t know how to determine what protocols Coccinella supports.

     I’m still having digestive system problems after a course of Doxycycline which isn’t making things a lot of fun either.

     When things go like this I try to accept it in the context of Romans 8:28 and believe there is some way God will make good of it all, but there are times when that is difficult to imagine.

New Forum Software

     Forums has been replaced with new software, phpBB 3.1.6.

     I’ve run phpBB in the past but went away from it because it lacked support for responsive themes and was generally slow.

     MyBB had responsive themes but they turned out to be ugly and really ONLY looked okay on mobile devices.  On a wide screen they’d jam everything over in the left corner.

     MyBBS broke badly when we went to an all encrypted site.  For some reason enabling SSL broke a bunch of things on MyBB.

     The current phpBB is responsive by default, so now Forums will display properly on your cell phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop.

     In addition, phpBB 3.1.6 works properly on an SSL encrypted https site.

     The captcha is both easier to use for people and harder to use for bots.  Accounts are registered instantly by e-mail.

     Our current web server platform runs phpBB fast so speed is no longer a problem.

     From our main website https://www.eskimo.com/, use Web Apps → Forums or you can use the direct URL https://www.eskimo.com/forums.

Out of the Office 3:30pm – 6pm’ish

     I’m going to be out of the office for a while as I have to make a trip to the co-location facility to bring up the old eskimo.com server.  It is an old Sparc SS-10 with no means of rebooting remotely when it’s hung.  I am going to run a few errands as well when I am out and possible get dinner so will be two or three hours.

Scientific7 Maintenance 11/21 10pm

     I will be taking scientific7 down for imaging tonight around 10pm (I will wait if it is actively in use at that time) for about 25 minutes.  I had intended to get to it with the other machines last night but problems with one of the host machines booting properly prevented it.

     There appears to be an issue with the version of systemd on these machines.  If it has only been operating for a while, it works correctly, but if it’s been up for a week or more, it often hangs during a run level change.  I am seeing the same behavior on my workstation which is also Ubuntu 15.10.