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1) Message boards : Announcements : Mechanical Turk (Message 9245)
Posted 101 days ago by Profile Wormholio
I figured I would ask, just now slower to gather my Silver Pieces of Eight.


I like tricky puzzles, and this was certainly a good one. I was able to solve it by adding a function to focus on the input field, and having it invoked 1 second after the page loads. If the 1 second delay slows you down we can try shorter, but this shows that the functionality can be restored.
2) Message boards : Announcements : Mechanical Turk (Message 9243)
Posted 103 days ago by Profile Wormholio
I assume that Recaptcha has changed something, but in the past when the Mechanical Turk page appeared, the cursor would automatically select the text input field, that doesn't happen any more. I have to click the box every time, slowing down my quest for Silver Pieces of Eight!


More bit-rot on this old bucket.

I looked into this and tried to fix it, but there is no quick fix. It seems that sometime in the past year Google (who now run the ReCAPTCHA service) got many complaints about how the captcha was taking the focus on any page it was in, even if it was just at the bottom to allow people to add comments to a news site or similar. So they made changes, which don't just take the focus, but specifically unfocus that input box. There may be a way around this, but my initial attempts at it were not successful. Sorry.
3) Message boards : Number Crunching : work wont download !!! (Message 9158)
Posted 763 days ago by Profile Wormholio
The problem seems to have been in the file names for the now separate graphics app for the screensaver. By adding a soft link I was able to make the file available under both names.
4) Message boards : Number Crunching : 1 hour? (Message 9155)
Posted 763 days ago by Profile Wormholio
what if we lower the time limit for users who solve mechanical turks ?

1 turk = 1 minute

minimum cap is 15 minutes :D

I like this idea. Or something similar. It might be that it's lowered just if you have done recent work on the Turk. I may not have time to code it right now, but I'm going to give it some thought and see what might work.

I had set the deferral very long because there was no work. (There is meaning to the interval, in case someone cares to try to figure it out.)

I set it to 1 hr to give everyone a chance when there is work, but not much of it all at once. But if the remaining crew is smaller then I may be able to lower it without raising the load on the server.

5) Message boards : Number Crunching : work wont download !!! (Message 9154)
Posted 763 days ago by Profile Wormholio
I've made a small change that might help those graphics executables to download properly. Let me know what you see.

I'm a few days late, but I hope everyone who's still here enjoyed Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday. I've been very busy lately and was not sure if I'd be able to do anything at all. I owe the crew a full status report, but that will have to come later. With a few moments on my hands I tried to get the project up and running to give out work for Sept. 19th, but the first attempt failed. There are two branches of the BOINC source code: the trunk is the latest and greatest code from Berkeley, while server_stable is an older snapshot that was at one point considered to be stable. I was able to build from the trunk, but not run the daemons, because there are database changes that need to be applied. The next morning I was able to build from server_stable and get the daemons to run, so I was able to put work out for the "holiday".

But for a couple of days I was not able to clean up after it got back -- the file deleter would not start. I figured out that the prelink cache was old, and once it was removed I was able to get the file_deleter running.

I thank all who have reported problems. I've tried to fix them when I can, when it's quick. I've been really, really busy lately, and thus neglectful of this crew and project. I'm actually really amazed that I could get this rust bucket running at all after such a long time adrift. I will try to find time to explain why and give a status update (it's good news, though maybe not for this crew).

6) Message boards : Number Crunching : Server can't open log file (Message 9140)
Posted 766 days ago by Profile Wormholio
I too am experiencing a 24 hour 55 minute back-off. Seems awfully long.

Reset to 1 hour. The long back-off was left over from being rigged for cruising with no work.

7) Message boards : Number Crunching : Server can't open log file (Message 9137)
Posted 766 days ago by Profile Wormholio
Arr, ye log files be troubling me ship now.

9/19/2012 7:33:05 | Pirates@Home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: can't open log file '../log_rosebud/file_upload_handler.log' (errno: 9)


Hopefully I've fixed this. Yes?
8) Message boards : Pirate Talk : *LAST PIRATE TO POST HERE GETS THE GOLD* (Message 9116)
Posted 934 days ago by Profile Wormholio
So Misfit, did you get lots of gold for your new movie?

The Pirates! Band of Misfits


(Now the gold is mine)
9) Message boards : Pirate Talk : Pirate Training, Certificate and Credentials (Message 9113)
Posted 940 days ago by Profile Wormholio
It seems one can now become an MIT certified pirate: Arrrrr! MIT Pirates Certified
10) Message boards : Announcements : Latest rough waters (Message 9110)
Posted 953 days ago by Profile Wormholio
One thing I'm seeing is that all forum posts and threads are considered to be new and unread. Pushing the "mark all threads as unread" button in the top-level of the message boards does not fix this. But it does seem to mark the posts as read once you read the forum. I will see if I can find the cause, and the fix...


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