* Posts by Marco Fontani

27 posts • joined 3 Dec 2012

You gotta be in it to win it: The Register presents its official Programming Competition

Marco Fontani

Re: This could be good....

I'll get you started :)

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Another day, another SNAFU.

Marco Fontani

Eh, I'd love to have helped, but it's been a while since that request which gave you that error - which makes it hard for me to actually find it.

This is the sort of thing you should be emailing us at webmaster@ with tons more details, such as the IP address, headers, etc… as that'd help us get quickly to it.

Right now, best I can guess is that you triggered their robot sensors…

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

Marco Fontani

Re: New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

> Could we have fonts moved out of Javascript on Channel Register?

The "custom" fonts for Channel are defined in the main CSS. What problem are you experiencing with those fonts?

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

Marco Fontani

Re: URL error?

> I get blocked as "bot" by Cloudflare if I click on corrections.

The pre-filled "mailto:" links? I'm very curious has to how this happens to you. Could you get more info and get in touch at webmaster@ ? Cheers!

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Reg forums TITSUP?

Marco Fontani

Damn, I really thought that scheduling this stuff out of hours would've helped!

But no, there's *always* a commentard (or two) lying in wait! ;)

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Marco Fontani

Re: Well at least it's not me!

I so *love* the smell of conspiracy in the evening! Mwhawhawha

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Marco Fontani

We got a weird cascade issue due to _one_ bad post and our error handler didn't put the message aside & continue processing the other messages, deciding to die instead.

So every few mins it got restarted again, maybe processed a few messages/upvotes, certainly encountered the deadly one and died again.

I'm now naming it Marvin.

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Unable to login to El Reg Channel

Marco Fontani

Apologies, this have been fixed now!

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Why does it take 8 hours for my posts to be approved?

Marco Fontani

Re: Why does it take 8 hours for my posts to be approved?

Bottom of the page, "send us news tips" has tons of contact information, and also links to the FAQ about Who, what, why, when, where to contact.

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Badges for Commentards

Marco Fontani

Yeah, as the original story explains, badges are currently given to users who have created their account more than a year ago (along with other restrictions); gold badges are still manually granted by staff.

I cannot confirm nor deny having received any cheques.

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Broken comments links

Marco Fontani

Yup, Sunday database shuffling caused new forums & updates to not be shown for a little while

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Ye Bug List

Marco Fontani

Re: Problem with this sites CSS?

Belated reply, but the site's fonts on Channel subdomains was fixed a few weeks ago

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[PSA] go.theregister.com being blocked by MVPS Hosts

Marco Fontani

➤ curl 'http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt' 2>/dev/null | grep -e theregister -e channelregister

0.0.0.0 theregister.uk.intellitxt.com

Looks like they rectified it?

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Wikipedia to go all HTTPS, all the time

Marco Fontani

Re: Everybody's doing it ...

Soon®

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Marco Fontani

Re: https on the images

Damn, that was quick of you to notice! :)

If you don't disallow the images, and you use a recent enough browser (which is able to speak SPDY) you should notice most/all images should now load in parallel!

Well, the main site might take a wee tad longer, but again we're Working On It ;)

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Marco Fontani
Joke

Damn, busted!

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Desiderata BOFH Version

Marco Fontani

A bit late… but http://cashncarrion.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/bofh-mug

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Marco Fontani

Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

Marco Fontani

Re: El Reg has jumped on the bandwagon

We hear you, we hear you!

Both are on the roadmap, and have been for a while. Neither is a quick & easy thing to do, though, compared to the simple:

+ add_header X-Clacks-Overhead "GNU Terry Pratchett";

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Marco Fontani

Re: El Reg has jumped on the bandwagon

Sorry, we don't like replying to HEAD requests. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere?

➤ curl -sI http://www.theregister.co.uk/ | grep HTTP

HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed

so… you've got to go the long way around:

➤ curl -v 'http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/sir_terry_pratchett_http_header/' -o /dev/null 2>&1 | grep X-

< X-Reg-BOFH: pfy

< X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett

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Chap builds rotary dial mobile phone

Marco Fontani

Oh $deity, this brings back memories of writing an AT command parser… argh

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

Marco Fontani

Russel! Hey, Russel?

They've found your teapot.

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UK biz ISP Entanet goes titsup, 'broke' a bit of Blighty's internet

Marco Fontani

Re: incident report

Situation Normal, all.. Failing Under Constant Tests Under Pressure?

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Marco Fontani

Re: Its just an ISP

Here in fancy Edinburgh, their graph (http://noc.enta.net/21cn-interconnect-status/) was at 0 flat.

In other places it had a bit of connectivity, just that tiny bit... here, nada. Zero. Zilch.

Had to try phoning their support more than 30 times to even get to receive the pre-recorded message saying there was a known fault and they were investigating. All the other calls either mysteriously disconnected or gave me the weird "There's been a fault" message.

Luckily it all came back ~8:20pm.

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Marco Fontani

Re: Enta outage

Could you tell me which brand adsl modem do you have that works _properly_ with Enta's ipv6 allocation? It's manual (gave me a /56 and a gateway) and not DHCPv6, and my self-described "IPv6 capable" Zoom ADSL router/modem unfortunately (and after several chats & phone calls with Zoom) only supports DHCPv6 properly (allegedly). Any pointer - any - would be appreciated! my surname at gmail if you could :)

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GNOME project picks JavaScript as sole app dev language

Marco Fontani

Re: At first I thought the calendar is wrong

When I find myself in times of trouble,

Uncle Ritchie comes to me,

speaking words of wisdom -

Write in C

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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

Marco Fontani
Coat

Dilbert predicted this'd happen in 2003

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2003-08-03/

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