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  1. This totally makes it all make sense to me and un-confuses me! LOL Thank you Professors Bob & Bruce!
  2. Hi Bob! How goes it? OK so I will just keep the 8 port I have for now as I won't get the wireless lappy for a bit yet. I'll just then swap it out for the Wireless Router when I get that? I have been searching the Comcast site, but can't see what modem they recommend. I'll have to call them. EDIT To say I found the approved Modem list. Here is a link in case anyone might need it: media2.comcast.net/anon.comcastonline2/support/help/misc/cmclist1.htm add in the http: etc
  3. Hi Bruce!!! OK great so I need a modem. Would it be worth it for me to find out which ones they recommend and just buy a modem. They only charge $3 extra a month for it, so that's pretty fair. What about if I want to go wireless? Do i hook the wireless router to my modem and then chain the 8 port Linksys in there to hook up my other wired systems? I'm taking 2 wired PC systems with me. Thanks for the help! I hope you are doing fabulous!
  4. Hi! I'm moving and right now in my roomate situation I have cable internet service included. When I move I will need to get everything set up on my own. I currently have a BEFSR81 Etherfast Cable/DSL Router 8 Port 10/100 switch Router by Linksys. When I went to check out Comcast's packages, they ask me if I have a Modem and if not they can include one for an extra fee per month. If I have the Linksys Router already, do I need the modem also?? Thanks for unconfusing me! OK adding to confusion. I may want to get a WRT54G Wireless G Broadband Router because I am thinking of getting a wireless laptop, so I will need to access the router to connect to the net. Ha, ha... more confusion!
  5. Hi all! Just had a very interesting email contact from my web site. The user is blind and can not 'see' the flash buttons that trigger my audio samples. The screen reader obviously can't read them. Is there a way to make the Flash button somehow accessible so a screen reader can recognize it and I can indicate to play the sample? This is the code: ><!-- START WIMPY BUTTON: Standard HTML --> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" id="wimpybutton104" width="25" height="25"> <param name="id" value="wimpybutton104" /> <param name="width" value="25" /> <param name="height" value="25" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="loop" value="false" /> <param name="menu" value="false" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="flashvars" value="theFile=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Enatalie%2Dbrown%2Ecom%2Faudio%2Frandom%2Dthoughts%2Fthings%2Dthat%2Dyou%2Ddo%2Emp3%0D&playingColor=550A34&arrowColor=F9F2E0&grinderColor=4E2F1B&theBkgdColor=5B0000&rollOverColor=000000&buttonStyle=square" /> <param name="src" value="http://www.natalie-brown.com/audio/wimpy_button.swf" /> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="wimpybutton104" width="25" height="25" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" loop="false" menu="false" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="theFile=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Enatalie%2Dbrown%2Ecom%2Faudio%2Frandom%2Dthoughts%2Fthings%2Dthat%2Dyou%2Ddo%2Emp3%0D&playingColor=550A34&arrowColor=F9F2E0&grinderColor=4E2F1B&theBkgdColor=5B0000&rollOverColor=000000&buttonStyle=square" src="http://www.natalie-brown.com/audio/wimpy_button.swf"></embed> </object> <!-- END WIMPY BUTTON: Standard HTML --> Thanks for any help you can give!
  6. Hi All! Andy has sorted me out. Seems there was some conflict with the root .htaccess file, so I had to change things up to access the URL differently. It's all working now, thankfully. Now I'm pasting my hair back on my head. Thanks again!
  7. I would imagine setting up an FTP login per client would be safest way to go. I use SMART FTP myself, but my main concern is that FTP clients scare non-computer literate people. We are delving further into using You Send It as they may offer a solution. I'll post back with our experiences/findings! Thanks all!
  8. Hi Andy! I tried that, but it's still not redirecting to www.sitename.com/client it just stays sitename.com/client I have bolded the part that is supposed to deal with the rewrite of the url in the code section below. Here is the revised HTACCESS file: >## OpenSEF Simplified htaccess File ## Can be commented out if causes errors #Options +FollowSymLinks ## mod_rewrite in use RewriteEngine On ## If Joomla is installed in the web server root ## RewriteBase / ## If Joomla is installed in a sub-directory ## RewriteBase /directory_name_here RewriteBase /client ## Begin 3rd-Party or OpenSEF Section #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(/component/option,com) [NC,OR] ##optional - see notes## RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.htm|\.php|\.html|/[^.]*)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule (.*) index.php ## End 3rd-Party or OpenSEF Section ## Joomla Security Section (has nothing to do with SEF/SEO) ## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits ## If you experience problems on your site block out the operations listed below ## This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` to Joomla! # Block out any script trying to set a mosConfig value through the URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} mosConfig_[a-zA-Z_]{1,21}(=|\%3D) [OR] # Block out any script trying to base64_encode crap to send via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [OR] # Block out any script that includes a tag in URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR] # Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR] # Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) # Send all blocked request to homepage with 403 Forbidden error! RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F] ## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits [b]## Begin Joomla Re-write section rewritecond %{http_host} ^mysite.com/client [nc] rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/client$1 [r=301,nc] ## End Joomla Re-write section[/b] ## Begin PHP Section php_value file_uploads On php_value upload_max_filesize 13M php_value post_max_size 26M php_value max_execution_time 120 php_value max_input_time 120 php_value memory_limit 20M php_flag register_globals off ## End PHP Section Thanks!!!
  9. Hi all, Something strange is going on with a redirect I am trying to do. I have set up a CMS test site on one of my main sites. This is basically a sub site to show clients how to use Joomla. I am trying to make sure that mysite.com redirects to www.mysite.com as that makes things like the WYSIWYG editor work better in Joomla. It's not re-directing for some strange reason. Any idea what I wrote wrong? >## OpenSEF Simplified htaccess File ## Can be commented out if causes errors #Options +FollowSymLinks ## mod_rewrite in use RewriteEngine On ## If Joomla is installed in the web server root ## RewriteBase / ## If Joomla is installed in a sub-directory ## RewriteBase /directory_name_here RewriteBase /client ## Begin 3rd-Party or OpenSEF Section #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(/component/option,com) [NC,OR] ##optional - see notes## RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.htm|\.php|\.html|/[^.]*)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule (.*) index.php ## End 3rd-Party or OpenSEF Section ## Joomla Security Section (has nothing to do with SEF/SEO) ## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits ## If you experience problems on your site block out the operations listed below ## This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` to Joomla! # Block out any script trying to set a mosConfig value through the URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} mosConfig_[a-zA-Z_]{1,21}(=|\%3D) [OR] # Block out any script trying to base64_encode crap to send via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [OR] # Block out any script that includes a tag in URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR] # Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR] # Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) # Send all blocked request to homepage with 403 Forbidden error! RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F,L] ## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits ## Begin Joomla Re-write section rewritecond %{http_host} ^mysite.com/client [nc] rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/client$1 [r=301,nc] ## End Joomla Re-write section ## Begin PHP Section php_value file_uploads On php_value upload_max_filesize 13M php_value post_max_size 26M php_value max_execution_time 120 php_value max_input_time 120 php_value memory_limit 20M php_flag register_globals off ## End PHP Section
  10. Thanks I will check that out!
  11. I'm so sorry about your scare! I have a Maxtor One Touch (1 year old) and it's been great. I also have Lacie drive for my studio computer system and that is great. I have also heard great things about Western Digital, tho I don't have any first hand experience myself.
  12. Hi mhinton! I will check out that tutorial that you posted above. Why do you feel that the first route you suggest is bad? Security wise you mean or just because of the bandwidth and data transfer issues? Yeah we realize that 2BG is huge! We also offer a mail in file service. Anyone who is on dialup etc would definitely not want to use the web transfer option and we've accounted for that. Most musicians would have their files on DVD, CDROM or external drive and could send them in to us that way. The 'drive loan' option is a good one though and I'll discuss that with my partner. We have not really marketed the site as of yet as the studio has been private up until this point. We just finished the site and will be SEOing it and also doing other forms of marketing to promote the service. These are all great options guys and I really appreciate the input. I'll let you know what we end up doing! Thanks!
  13. Hi all! OK my partner and I are set to launch what we are calling an "online mastering service". Basically we want to have people pay to have songs mastered and we have been looking for a solution that allows the following: Have user upload large files (can be up to 2G of files per session) to us... Have user be able to browse to upload multiple files if say they are doing a whole album and don't know how to zip up files (plus zipping can sometimes corrupt files from what we've see in past trials with this sort of stuff) We can receive the files, master and send back the song all thru the web We have looked into You Send It (http://www.yousendit.com) because it seemed they would offer the solution with their business package, but it turns out that the person sending still has to have an account to send files over 100MB, which most of these files will be. This of defeats the purpose of getting a business account for us. We want the person sending the file to not have to sign up for any extra service. We just want to basically have a 'drop box' on our site that they can use to interface to send us files. We then thought of FTP combined with a robust TCH account (a new one), but we can't assume that these people have any technical knowledge and quite honestly some of these FTP programs are difficult to use for someone who can barely use Microsoft Word. We have to assume the users have next to zero knowledge of things computer or net. The solution has to be dummy proof (and the YSI interface is pretty dummy proof!). So, I'm a bit stumped on how to offer this service. Any ideas for a reliable FTP type situation that allows us to interface from our own site? We are using Joomla for the site. We don't mind using an outside service at all, as long as it does what we want. I'd love to hear if you know of any services that might do what we would like. Thanks!
  14. Hi again! Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back... Here is exactly what happened that caused me to get a new drive: My system was behaving very funkily for a few weeks: browser crashes galore slow system performance general wonkiness I scanned with Avira and it was clean I shut down and then logged back on I downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy and enabled teatimer and some other IE helper I ran a scan and it detected a Trojan virus (the name escapes me, I know, I should have written it down.... sorry!) I had SSD fix it I went on my merry way I started to get some windows memory warnings and I had read that the teatimer could affect performance I went into SSD and unchecked the teatimer and the IE helper Finished my work that night Shut down my system Came back and could not log in Now what's interesting is my boyfriend had Downloaded SSD when i did, tho he pays much more attention to those pop up messages and he said he noticed something to do with the winlogon (winlogin?) and some registry change. We think that either me deleting that Trojan is what hosed me or me disabling the teatimer function then did something to the winlogon value in the registry which locked me out. I could not access via any safe mode. I would turn the computer on, get to the welcome page, punch in my password to log on and and it would just say "logging off" and leave me at the welcome page ready to try another "log on". I found several articles dealing with this problem: http://www.google.com/search?q=xp+logs+in+...lient=firefox-a I didn't feel comfortable at all messing with the registry and I really didn't want to pay to have someone fiddle around, so the best option was to trash the drive and get a new one. So the thing was I THOUGHT i had that PST backup on my E drive, so I just opted to remove the C drive as it was very small (40GB, SATA) anyway, and I upgraded to a 160GB IDE drive. Of course now I am so mad about the backup and have lost everything in Outlook. BUT I really don't want to mess up the clean system I have now so if it's going to cause me problems, I'll just realize a hard lesson learned. Thankfully all my other data and files was backed up, it's just Outlook that was hosed forever. So I am not sure how I got the Trojan, or if this even was the Trojan that caused the problem. From what I am reading clearly the winlogin value got changed, but I have no idea if this was caused by my disabling Teatimer in SSD or if it was via the Trojan being deleted and wreaking havoc on me for deleting it! To answer your questions: mhinton: yes, I have a CD/DVD dual layer drive installed I am thinking at this point it's best to let sleeping dogs lie. I have called everyone close to me to get their info again and luckily I did have close family and friends info in my Gmail. I have lost a tons of other contacts though, but I figure if they really care, they'll email me again. And perhaps this is a lesson in not hoarding data! LOL My PST file was a Gig or so big! LOL
  15. Hi Mhinton: Yeah well you know I did actually burst into tears when it initially happened. But then I realized that it was most likely my own damn fault for not scanning something manually. I had downloaded a file from the web w/o a manual scan. I was just tired and this laziness cost me. I do have the drive here, so I could get someone to look at it. I called Geek Squad and they said data recovery started at $250.00 which I thought was a bit ridiculous. But hey, it's what it is. I would do that if it was an entire drive of data, but for just a PST file to be retrieved I am not sure I want to pay that much. As I said to Bruce, I am not super comfortable workign with hardware. I've installed a drive before with a few little hiccups and I can install RAM, but this other stuff seems a bit out of my realm of comfort. I have Windows XP Home and yes the new drive C is running that. To be honest the guts of a computer put a little fear into me! LOL And I really am afraid of getting infected. I just spent 4 days re-configuring my system and installing all my crap and really don't want to have to do that again or rist another infected drive. Do you, or does anyone know how I can make a boot disc or rescue if I don't have a floppy drive installed on my system? Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
  16. Hi Bruce! Yeah I guess you are right. I used to run multiple AV, Malware scanners etc., but read that this is not a good thing to do. Oh well, this happens and it just sucks. I am not familiar enough with the hardware to try to attempt this. I think I'll just be thankful most of my files were on my other drive and rebuild my contacts. It does suck, but I am too afraid to try to rescue my other data, especially since it might be infected.
  17. Yeah I really think it is. I had been experiencing wonkiness (browsers crashing, long page load times) and ran a scan with Spybot Search and Destroy and it found a Trojan and got rid of it. After that I shut down, never to come back again.... funny thing is Avira didn't catch it, which I found very odd! Maybe it's best to let the sleeping wormie lie?
  18. Hi Gentlemen! Well from all the poking I did on the web it seems this was a virus, tho I didn't want to find out the hard way! So as far as a slave drive... you mean like "E:".... is that what is meant by a slave drive? I am going to weigh all the options to see if it's worth it to grab the backup. I don't want to risk something happening to my new drive. If just a registry entry was affected would this pose a problem by just plugging in the drive. I know we are hypothesizing here, but I am not quite sure what to do about digging into worms... if you know what I mean! LOL Thanks!
  19. Hi All, Well I had a fun weekend! I logged off Saturday night and came back Sunday only to find myself completely locked out of my system. I would try to log in and my system would auto-log me out and no matter what mode I tried, I was hosed. I think some virus messed with my winlogon command. Anyway, I didn't want to take any chances so I had a new C drive put in and pulled the old one as I fear the registry was hacked about and I really didn't trust the drive after that. OK, so I had all my programs to re-install and THOUGHT I had a full Outlook backup on my D drive... only it turns out, there was no backup, much to my dismay. I did not ask the tech guy to grab any files from my old C drive as I never keep files on C, I put them all on my secondary drive. Anyhooo, long story short, my Outlook PST backup is on C somewhere and without that I have lost 5 years of emails and addresses, all my rules, notes... everything, gone! Is there any SAFE way for me to get my Outlook backup off my C drive? What would happen if I installed my old C drive into my computer in another drive bay and tried to get the Outlook backup? Could I risk infecting my PC? What are my options here, if any? Data recovery is not an option as I don't feel it's worth it to just get the backup. I can re-start if necessary, tho I would love to get all that data if I can possibly do it. Thanks for any suggestions you may have!
  20. Oh my gosh! Mike... thanks SO much for seeing what my eyes just could not see!!! It's working now that the C is c! LOL
  21. Yeah Fotis replied to me saying to download Silverlight and I did, the video still won't play unfortunately. I see they released an update today and I'm going to see if it fixes the issue. I'll report back with my findings...
  22. Hi! Just testing out something on a Joomla based CMS and I posted a video using the AllVideos plugin ( http://www.joomlaworks.gr/content/view/16/39/ ) on my site. I can see a flash video, but when I put in a WMV, video 2 strange things happen when I try to view: 1.) I get asked to download Microsoft Silverlight (never heard of that before for WMV!) 2.) The video does not play The video is about 16mb, so not so big. I emailed tech and they said this: The link to test the video is here: http://mbstia.com/client/index.php?option=...2&Itemid=58 Any ideas why this won't play for me?
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