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  1. My Gallery suddenly started doing this yesterday as well. I figured out the solution you recommended, but manually changing the permissions on all those files is going to be a headache! What could have caused all the permissions to be re-set on my dozens of gallery album directories, scattered across two different sites on my reseller account, no less! Mad!!!
  2. Just to reiterate, you own anything that you create unless you agree otherwise. Without an employee-employer relationship or a written agreement specifically stating that you are doing work-for-hire, you do not give up ownership. Actually even in an employment relationship some employees have won cases where they were asserting ownership of their work and there was no explicit work-for-hire clause in their contracts (or no contract at all). Most employers who employ creative professionals write into their employment contracts language explicitly stating who owns the employees work. The real lesson here is moreso for situations where you are hiring a creative person. Since the law is very much on the side of the creator when there is no contract, it is incumbent upon the customer to have a contract drafted to spell out the rights they wish to have regarding the work, whether complete ownership (a work-for-hire situation) or lesser specific usage rights. Note that I'm not suggesting that creative contractors should go sans-contract. There are many other ways to get burned, and a contract is worth the time and/or money it takes to draw it up. Here is the text of the actual law: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html http://www.nwu.org/bite/copywfh.htm And some more commentary thereupon: http://www.nwu.org/bite/tipswfh.htm http://www.adcmw.org/about/work_for_hire.html http://www.ivanhoffman.com/work.html http://law.freeadvice.com/intellectual_pro...rk_for_hire.htm http://www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/16/40.html http://www.himels-computer-law.com/copr.htm Helpful sites about web design contracts: http://www.weblawresources.com/mod_site_art.htm http://www.ivanhoffman.com/dignity.html http://www.legal-forms-kit.com/website-development.html
  3. I have to respectfully disagree with most of the responses so far. Runninghorse DOES unambiguously own the images he created. The fact is (under US law anyway) that all works created by a person are automatically protected by copyright at the time they are put into a fixed (i.e. recorded, at least semi-permanent, verifiable) form. His stored copies on a hard drive would pass that test. The ownership of such copyright belongs to the creator alone, unless one of two conditions apply: 1. The creator created the work in the course of his or her work as an employee (not a independent contractor, mind you, but an employee). In this case, ownership belongs to the employer. 2. The creator created the work under the terms of a written contract specifying that the work was done as a "work for hire." In this case, ownership belongs to the person who hired the creator under contract. In a case where a creator is hired without a "work for hire" contract, the person hiring him or her has an implied license to use the work within the scope of the original project, but only within that scope. The creator retains ownership of the work, and can even re-publish or sell it to another party at a later time. Furthermore, the hiring party would require the creator's permission to re-use the work in any other context; in practice, this has usually included even the use of elements of the work to promote the original project that the work was done for (i.e. using images in advertising the website as in this case). See: http://copylaw.com/new_articles/wfh.html and http://www.keytlaw.com/Copyrights/wfhire.htm
  4. What about a similar program for contact lists? One to which you could upload an exported contact list database from, say, Outlook or Palm Desktop, access and update online, and then download the updates for synchronization with the Palm or Outlook software. Anyone ever seen anything like that?
  5. I was surprised that nobody suggested another good, free AV program -- Avast! Home Page: http://www.avast.com/ Info on the free home edition: http://www.avast.com/eng/products/free_sof...irus_softw.html
  6. I think that's my main quibble as well. It almost seems like it would be more cost-effective to get a bunch of the basic accounts than one reseller account. The control that the reseller account allows is great, but I feel like I'm paying a lot more for less space and bandwidth.
  7. If you want to use PHP includes and also use Dreamweaver for WYSIWYG editing, you need to upgrade to Dreamweaver MX. It ain't cheap, but it has native PHP capabilities and "understands" includes. You can't edit the included file from within the main file, but in the WYSIWYG mode you can see the included stuff.
  8. Digirunt, see my reply in your original thread about these messages.
  9. This looks not like a spyware problem, but the Windows Messenger service. This service is used in local networks to allow the sysadmin (me) to pop a message up on a user's desktop to let them know of things. I also use to receive alerts from my servers when I have problems or when batch jobs are completed. Last year, people started bombarding the world with these things via the internet. It is not hard to stop, though: 1) If you have a broadband connection, get a firewall/router device. They're $100 or less these days and worth it. Linksys is a good brand. 2) If not, you can disable the service.
  10. matman


    Fight Club is a huge modern classic. I watched it at work in the wee hours while waiting for our various ISPs to fix a peering problem for a customer of mine. I had started it at about 2am thinking I'd just kill some time until the problem was fixed and then go home to bed. About 1 and 1/2 hours into it the problem was fixed, but I just HAD to watch the rest. Then, at 4:45am, I started it all over again because I just HAD to see it again. It takes a heck of a movie to do that to me.
  11. You need to use ROWSPAN or COLSPAN in your tables. For something like what you showed us: ><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tr colspan="2"> <td> HEADER SPACE </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="30%" valign="top"> MENU </td> <td width="70%" valign="top"> CONTENT </td> </tr> </table> Or for something like what you actually described: ><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td width="30%" valign="top"> MENU 1 </td> <td width="70%" valign="top" rowspan="2"> CONTENT </td> </tr> <tr> <td> MENU 2 </td> </tr> </table> As for frames, the frameset document should BE your index. Name it index.html and take a look at it.
  12. I don't know of any pre-fab scripts like this, but here is how this type of thing is done: a) You create a database table that lists all of your poems. You create a database table that lists all of your visitors. c) You check for a cookie from every visitor. This cookie is just a unique number you assign to each visitor that matches their record in the databse. ----1- If they have the cookie, you use that cookie to associate this user with a record in the visitors table. ----2- If they have no cookie, you set one and add a new record to the visitor database. d) You create a database table to match up poems to visitors, and every time a user selects a poem to be added to their favorites you add a record to this table to associate the poem with the visitor. e) Each time a known visitor (one with a cookie already set) hits the page, you query the match table (the one mentioned in "d" above), joining in the poem info from the poems table. The results of this query get shown on the page, and you have a list of their favorites. f) You probably need a link in the "favorites" list to allow people to remove entries from the list if it gets too long. An enhancement would be to use a registration system instead of or together with the cookies so that people could use the site from more than one machine (e.g., both home and work) and still keep "their favorites." An alternative to cookies is to generate a dynamic parameter at the end of the URL. If they bookmark the URL with the parameter as part of it then you will have the parameter available to associate with their record. Not as good as cookies, but works for people with cookies disabled.
  13. It looks like there is no page at http://www.springbreakrun.com/success.htm, and I think that is your problem. You need to create a page that you want people to see once they register, name it success.htm, and upload it to your site.
  14. But Google images is not engaging in any copyright violation, or at least they could probably successfully argue in court that they are not (depends on whether their lawyer has a better suit than yours, which he probably does). What they are doing would be claimed as "fair use." It is clear to anyone using their site that Google is not representing that the images are theirs. They are providing a search service, and any "reasonable person" posting information or images on the Internet should know that their material will likely be indexed and will be searchable at Google and many other places. If Google isn't selling your work, claiming it to be their own, or giving away for free what someone would otherwise have to pay you for, they are not violating your copyright. P.S. I'm not a lawyer or anything, so don't go do anything you aren't sure is legal just because you think I said it was OK!
  15. This page: http://www.abbainc.biz/plantliquidationprepress.htm Has links to picture pages such as this one: http://www.abbainc.biz/agfa1.htm In the source to http://www.abbainc.biz/agfa1.htm we find: That is the problem -- you're shrinking the files themselves, but the .htm page still is forcing them to be 502x455 pixels, bigger than their true size, thus they look lousy.
  16. Are you sure it was "mos_session" and not "mod_session" ? mod_session is the Apache module that allows session variables to work, and I am guessing that the .MYI part has to do with MySQL.
  17. I don't know -- I got a big laugh out of the magor huge question.
  18. I'd agree about not using PHP for error pages in the case of 500-series errors, since these involve processing errors on the server and can actually be caused by PHP. For 404 errors it should not be a problem to use PHP.
  19. Worked nice and smooth this time. I have no idea why not before, but anyway it is great now. This will make it much easier to peek at my regular e-mail from my work PC.
  20. I was using Outlook Express. I even tried using a raw connection like you did and still had no luck, but I'll try again and post the result here.
  21. I don't think so -- your mail is stored all in one big file on the system, not individual files for each message. Interestingly, though, you can actually read that file via file manager and thereby read all your mails in one REALLY, REALLY long strung-together format.
  22. Dell's Dual P3 1GhZ w/ 1GB of memory is what we use here at the University of Maryland Medical School for our main site (over 50,000 files and a couple dozen ASP apps) as well as a dozen other sites for individual departments that have their own sites. I think it's plenty beefy.
  23. This report shows several commercial water-cooling systems among other things. I think the coolest is the case with the motherboard submerged in mineral oil, as shown below:
  24. I would definitely enter these. Someone passed along a similar contest to me back in 2000 to win a free copy of Windows 2K Professional. I entered and passed it along to about 7 of my friends. I won a copy, and so did 4 of my 7 friends! No kidding at all!
  25. As for the coffee fields in Colombia, I have a funny story along those lines. Years ago, was doing training WAY out in the VERY uncivilized central mountains of New Guinea. We're talking head-hunters and cannibals type of uncivilized, here. We were brewing some coffee in a French press a guy brought along when some farmers carrying burlap bags of fresh coffee beans to town came along (yes, they actually just carried the bags on their backs for two days to get to town to sell it). They asked us what we were drinking, and we told them it was coffee. They laughed hysterically and would not believe us -- "We are coffee farmers!" they told us. "We know that coffee is a bean, not a drink!" We just could not convince them. They knew how to grow it, knew that the red man (what they called us white men, since all the white men they'd ever seen were sun-burned all the time there on the equator) paid big money for it, but they had NO idea what we used it for!
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