[ProgSoc] Progsoc: what do we provide of value?

Jedd Rashbrooke jedd.rashbrooke at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 23:18:14 AEST 2017

On 4 September 2017 at 21:54, Tomislav Bozic <tomchristmas at progsoc.org>

> Nowadays, locking the accounts is kind of silly and pointless, since
> no-one uses the ProgSoc infrastructure. So, if I could, I would just unlock
> everyone's accounts. That is, if it's OK with everyone...

 This would suit me nicely.

 I think my account is locked - i can't ssh in, and the last time I
reply-all'd to one of these messages (about two weeks ago) I got a 'an
administrator needs to approve your email'  email.

 The previous time I tried posting to the list - about a year ago - I got
the same message.

 It's mildly frustrating as I'd happily chuff up the $10 required, or $20
if I'm out by two years, to get back to where I started.   Some years ago I
bequeathed about $2k worth of server grade hardware, which I think lasted
several months before being replaced / relocated to someone's home ... I
wasn't expecting a public holiday named in my honour, but it was a bit
surprising that my account was locked while we were running on hardware I'd

 Enough of that.

 I tend to agree - the society isn't short of cash, though it sounds like
our CSO is currently stumping up a fair few quid for hosting what sounds
mostly like storage of crufty php scripts and cat gifs each month.

You know, I had started work on a Rails-based registration and account
> management system years ago. It was an excuse to try out Rails, really. It
> never got finished, unfortunately.

 I believe this is a documented feature of RoR.


 PS.  If you don't see this pop-up on the list, feel free to reply it back
into visibility.  :)
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