Seems like I never have enough printers. An old Deskjet 855 is hanging around until I use up the last ink cartridge. Then I’ll recycle it. Hard to get carts for it these days. And an HP 7550 is my photo printer. Great colors on photo paper. And recently an Epson R200 as a solution to write labels on CDs and DVDs. See this article: Print labels on your DVDs and CDs… [Content no longer available.]
I needed a printer cabinet. So I slapped one together from stuff I had around the house. 1/2″ OSB and 1/4″ oak plywood. I may get around to painting it, but for now it’s a natural. Click on the picture for a larger view.
Construction is routed dados for shelves with glue and staples.
I’m going to log this problem just so we remember it.
12 Jan 2006 – I noticed that writing a post never returned. And I thought it was a server problem.
13 Jan – In discussions and rooting around in the options I discovered the removing the pingomatic link in options cleared up the problem. Looked like Pingomatic was down. I could not reach it’s website at http://pingomatic.com, but the service would answer a TCP/IP ping.
14 Jan – I checked again and ping answered the website, so I put info for my site into that page. And then I re-installed http://rpc.pingomatic.com in the write options and the post worked correctly.
I’ve converted the phpBB2 forums on my site to Simple Machines Forums. Along the way I ran into some problems.
The convert.php module for conversion from other boards to SMF has at least two problems:
A field in the board table called lastUpdated is referenced. No such field exists in RC2 versions of the table.
A last step attempts to set the image width/height of attachment and avatar images. However, this code does not correctly set the full file path and the step fails in an infinite loop at the end of the process if there are missing avatar images.
As far as I know this is a complete fix for the problems. After running this version, the attachments correctly display as images in the posts. Missing images have width/height set to [20,20] to avoid the loop. Fixed Convert 1.1RC2
I’m investigating Simple Machines Forums as an upgrade from phpBB2 for the forums for this site. Seems like I never can leave well enough alone. In looking around, SMF seems much more modern and has attachments built in. We’ll start with some attractive themes and then probably convert some of the previous themes to SMF, just to get our hands dirty.
Already digging in, I needed to debug the converter for phpBB2 to SMF.
Here’s a fix that I’ve made to the phpBB2_to_smf.php converter.
I’ve done a conversion from phpBB2 2.0.18 with attachments to SMF 1.1RC2 and it appears to work. I would not say that it was thoroughly tested.
The memberlist failed without the fixes that I’ve included.
There were field name changes in the SMF members table. im_xxx changed to pm_xxx and this caused a silent failure in the INSERT’s.
Also the version number needed to be changed from 1.0.5 to 1.1.99 [maybe , but this works.].