Archive for 2005

This weeks update

Well, we got a lot of things done this week since it was so quiet. At times we were a little too brave and broke a few things when we should not have, but in the end a lot was accomplished. Reducing duplicate email messages – We put in place a procmail script that checks […]

Website Maintenance Completed

The previously scheduled Gustavus website maintenance has concluded successfully. As of Friday, December 23, most departmental pages will feature the new template design, which is intended to complement the implementation of certain LiquidMatrix-powered sections of the site. Additionally, the new template should also offer increased accessibility, usability, and standards-compliance. Please remember that, as a precaution, […]

Upcoming Maintenance FAQs

Q: Why are you doing this? A: These updates are being implemented to augment accessibility, provide more and better features for content publishers, and to complement the new LiquidMatrix-enhanced sections of the site. Q: Why do I have to lose permission to my site/page? A: In order to provide a smooth transition to end-users, Web […]

Upcoming Gustavus Website Maintenance

During the week of December 19, Web Services will be updating the current college template set in order to complement the launch of new LiquidMatrix-enhanced sections and provide increased accessibility and standards compliance. These changes will eventually offer content publishers greater flexibility in the presentation and layout of individual pages. Those pages located within home […]

Giving form updated

We’ve spent the last few months perfecting a new online giving system that ties into a separate new system we will be increasingly using to process credit cards. This will save some people here a lot of time, which is always a good thing. Additionally, while we were switching to this new system, we redesigned […]

Postifx and Authentication

After updating one of our 2 postfix mailservers we discovered that some email clients can’t deal with all the authentication options our mailserver presents to them. For example Eudora has an issue if postfix says it can do CRAM-MD5 as in the following example: 250-AUTH PLAIN DIGEST-MD5 LOGIN CRAM-MD5 250-AUTH=PLAIN DIGEST-MD5 LOGIN CRAM-MD5 For some […]

Chapel Services Now Podcast…

Gustavus’ Daily Chapel services are now available online as a podcast, a series of audio files delivered via a syndicated feed (RSS). By subscribing to the podcast “feed,” files are downloaded automatically to a computer, iPod, or other digital music player and listened to at any time. Files may also be individually downloaded as well. […]

Regular Expression to find HTML links with title attributes

I recently needed to write a regular expression to find HTML and XHTML links with title attributes (<a href="" title="Visit the Gustavus Adolphus College homepage">Gustavus</a>). Here it is: <a[[:print:]]*title=('|"")?(.*?(?=1))1?[[:print:]]*>([[:print:]]*)</a> Note that the [[:print:]] parts are applicable to ColdFusion regular expressions and would have to be changed to something else if you aren’t using ColdFusion. Additionally, […]

Application.cfc roundup

For those of you programming with more recent versions of ColdFusion, these links might be helpful when learning and working with Application.cfc files. Ray Camden’s Application.cfc PDF skeleton reference Coldfusion MX 7 Application.cfc Reference Extend the ColdFusion MX 7 Application Framework using ColdFusion Components Designing and Optimizing a ColdFusion Application Application.cfc, one that will work […]

Heartbeat on Fedora Core 4

Here are the steps I took to get heartbeat ( from linux-ha ) to run on Fedora Core 4 (fc4). It is by no means a clean install, but it appears to work for us at the moment. First download the RPM’s from I am using version 2.0.2 today. Then I installed curl to […]