Yet another Unmaintained Free Software update:
Many other things in the wiki are currently undergoing a long-overdue update and fixing phase. I plan to upgrade the MediaWiki installation we're using, and some new MediaWiki extensions will be added, too.
Oh, and I created and installed a nice favicon for the site, based on the project logo. If you ever wondered how those things are created, here's one possibility:
apt-get install icoutils
icotool -c foo16x16.png foo32x32.png > favicon.ico
favicon.icofile in your DocumentRoot. Done.
I'm sure there are other and better ways to do it, but this was the first I came up with after a quick
apt-cache search favicon.
For everyone who might be interested in computer forensics, data recovery (e.g. ext2/vfat undelete), file system internals, digital evidence, or just playing around with dd, The Sleuth Kit or similar tools:
The registered wiki user "Drunkers" (yes, the spammer scripts not only spam anonymously, they also create real accounts lately!) spammed several pages in the wiki, adding tons of spam links, hidden with fancy CSS and other tricks. Nothing unusual so far.
Another registered user ("Mootlif3") reverted the spammer's changes with comments like "reverted (spam)", "unrelated links removed", "deleted spam links", and "damn spammers". Or so I thought.
The real "wtf" moment emerged when I checked what "Mootlif3" really had done. He didn't really revert the changes of the spammer. He only removed a few of the links from the page, leaving most of them still in there! So it would look like a nice (human) wiki user had helped out with cleaning spam, but in reality he only created a false sense of "security" for people who really want to clean the spam...
Damn spammers, indeed.
My favorite has always been MediaWiki (probably because I occasionally write for the Wikipedia). I use that for both, the Unmaintained Free Software wiki, as well as the Crazy Hacks wiki (both need some more love and contributors, hint hint). I'll checkout some of the other wiki software projects soon, though...
They need ca. $200,000 for this quarter alone! Yes, that was a bit shocking for me, too... As of today they already raised $98,000 so they still need ca. $102,000 until 2005-09-08 (the "fund drive" is is being held from 2005-08-19 to 2005-09-08).
If you have some spare money, go donate it, help to keep the knowledge of this world free!