Monday, December 31, 2012 - Happy New Year
I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Please check our Facebook page for some site stats on the past 11 years. In a few days, I will post the 2012 statistics.
Saturday, December 01, 2012 - Foxite on Facebook
I've created a page for Foxite.COM on Facebook. Currently there is only some basic historic facts, but I have plans to add more information such as statistics etc in the future. If you have a Facebook account, please go here https://www.facebook.com/foxitecom and click the Like button!
Thursday, November 08, 2012 - Downtime expected
Tonight, tomorrow and probably the entire weekend, you may experience some downtime. I need to replace some faulty disk drives with new ones. Before I am able to replace the hardware, I will have to take down the VM's and move them to a temporary server. Once the new disks are installed, the VM's are moved back.
Have a great weekend!
Update November 9, 2012: done!
Friday, December 30, 2011 - Here's the new Foxite.COM Community Weblog
After almost 7 years of service, I have finally shut down the old Community Server blogging software that was used to run http://weblogs.foxite.com. Please welcome the new WordPress powered Foxite.COM Community Weblog.
Please note that there was no solid conversion from CS to WordPress. I had to write one myself. For that, I also had to study the MySql syntax, since I have never done any serious work in MySql before. I did not convert any custom links such as blogrolls etc that bloggers added to their site. In addition, I did not convert the Galleries that existed in CS either. I did try and convert as much embedded image urls as I could identify. I am sure I have missed one or two. So please if you see any broken image, please let me know and I will fix it. Of course, I can still access the old site from my LAN. If there's anything you need from the old site, I can probably get it for you.
Another thing that is no longer working is the 'integration' of the weblog in the forum site over at www.foxite.com. This means that the weblog postings will not show up in the forum. I need to update the main site so it knows how to access a MySql database.
No doubt, the WordPress software will offer you, as a blogger, many more features. Loads of plugins are available (if you need one, please ping me and I'll set things up for you). You can post from the Windows Live writer or from your iPad or smartphone using the WordPress client application. Also, the web interface is much, much better than the old CS-based site. In WordPress, embedding images or attachments is as easy as drag&drop.
If you are a Foxite.COM Community Weblogger, please contact me by e-mail: email@example.com. While I did manage to convert a number of account properties, I was unable to convert your PASSWORD, due to different encrypting techniques. I will then send back your temporary password as soon as possible.
I hope you enjoy the new weblog. If you don't, well, I am sorry. But the old site costed me way too much time and resources.
Have a great 2012!
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - Enjoy the holidays!
I wish you all a great time with your friends and family during the holidays and a very happy 2012. If I can find some time next week, I am going to replace the current outdated weblog system with Wordpress. Otherwise you just have to wait until next year ;)
Friday, December 02, 2011 - Network reconfiguration
Later today, I will reconfigure the Foxite.com network and connect it to a highspeed 100mbit internet connection. That's gonna be a lot better than the current 800 kbit (!) connection that I've been using for the past 6 years.
Since I also have a new IP, I need to update the DNS. This means that over the weekend, you may run into issues when connecting to the site.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - Downtime next weekend
Please note that I will be upgrading Foxite's VSPHERE server this weekend, starting friday at around 1700 hours (my timezone). As I will probably have to fine tune the VMs, I expect I will be busy the entire weekend. So if you can't login, don't worry and try again later.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10th anniversary
FYI, today is Foxite's 10th birthday. Thank you for your support!
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - New Downloads
Here's a calculator class for VFP by Rahul Moudgill: calculator.zip
. In addition, Rahul also shares his SearchText class for VFP grids: searchtext.zip
. Christian Tabligan posted his calendar lookup class: datecalendarpicker.zip