Potential site warnings ahead

Submitted by C B Wright on

A reader pointed out a few days ago that he was getting certificate errors and site warnings when he visited my site. I tracked the problem down to a Drupal module that provides the "like" and "+1" widgets for a number of posts, and deactivated it. However, I am re-activating it in order to try to help troubleshoot the issue for the module developer.

This means that for a while when you visit this site your browser might tell you OH MY GOD THIS SITE HAS A PROBLEM BEWARE OR YOU'LL CATCH A VIRUS AND DIE which is a reasonable thing for a browser to report, but is probably not what will actually happen. Please bear with me for a few days.


Update: The problem was patched, and everything should be working again. If you're getting certificate warnings, please let me know, because it's for something new.

Forums Are Offline

Submitted by C B Wright on

In the continuing drama of "as soon as you fix one thing, two more things break" I've had to disable the forums. Today I started getting alerts that there were php errors in the forums, and reports of infinite loops... I went to check it out and some of the forum subsections were... well, not working right.

Fortunately they haven't been used much. I say "fortunately" because it looks like the best way to fix the problem is "nuke and rebuild".

Anyway, forums are offline until I online them again.

Story Arc Viewer Broken (Now Fixed!)

Submitted by C B Wright on

Just a quick FYI... for those of you who use the story arc viewer (i.e., for those of you who click the "Webcomic Storyline" link at the top of each comic in order to view the entire series of comics associated with the storyline) something is broken. You can only view the first five comics of a story arc... the pagers don't work.

I'm trying to figure out why. It's exciting.

UPDATE: I found out why! It's fixed.

Finally the links are back!

Submitted by C B Wright on

The move from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 was, if you will recall, a traumatic process that literally took years to figure out. Even after the move was complete (which has produced a number of benefits in site stability and responsiveness, though this is still a fairly sluggish site) there were some key features that were missing. For example, when you went over to the main comics page you would see comics without any navigation links. This was, understandibly, not what people prefer to see.

It's taken me most of the rest of year to figure out how to put those damn links back on the page, but I did it. It's a kludge (a pretty brilliant one in my not so humble opinion) but I did it. In the process I discovered a few permissions settings that prevented those of you who were browsing anonymously from seeing the complete page. That's fixed, too.

At this point, I still haven't figured out how to put the navigation links above and below the comic. I know that's what most of you prefer to see, and I'm working on it.

I'm also playing around with Google Web Fonts. Let me know if you find them distracting, easier to read, if you would prefer I do the whole site in Comic Sans, that sort of thing.

UPDATE: I've set most of the site text back to the standard Arial/Helv b/c "Titillium Web" renders... very badly... on -- wait for it -- Chrome, of all browsers.

SSL Now Properly Certified. Other Problems Remain.

Submitted by C B Wright on

So I added the new site certificate and everything should be hunky-dory on that front. But I've run into another problem and I hope you can help me troubleshoot it. Strangely enough, it only occurs in Firefox.

Chrome: Type ubersoft.net in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.eviscerati.org/comics

Firefox: Type ubersoft.net in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.ubersoft.net and will see an untrusted certificate page.

Firefox: Type paymebug.com in your browser. You will be redirected to https://www.eviscerati.org/fiction/pay-me-bug without any issues whatsoever.

Click "Read More" to see the relevant .htaccess entries.