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SE32 - security-enhanced Tim32
Posted On Friday 1 March 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)
Today we've performed a security-related task we've been putting off for a while that involves databases.
If you notice any database errors on anything user-facing, do let us know. We did leave a few things intentionally broken but hopefully nothing anybody uses.
PS: Sorry for the downtime today. It was due to firewall issues. Well, we said we'd have downtime, it just came a couple of days late ;)
Posted On Tuesday 26 February 2013 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)
Components or all of Tim32 may be down for chunks of tomorrow (27th Feb), from 13:00 (UTC) onwards.
This isn't downtime for maintenance, but if we have to take it down, then we may make use of said downtime to perform some long due maintenance (and depending on how many engineers we have about to make decisions and stop me getting things wrong).
tokouhaht setuh sui
Posted On Saturday 19 January 2013 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)
Just click the little icon on the right of the timlan text, and you will see the mini-inline TCP parser appear. Click it again to close it. It works really rather well, and we are all very pleased with it (thanks Tom!)
It uses tcp.exe (same as this), which is the timlan parser written in C++. It is much nicer code than the C# parser (which is always up to date) but sometimes falls behind the times a bit. For now it is pretty good, we updated it just for this.
The only real issue with with the system is that TCP is very forgiving, something a timlan parser shouldn't be! It will much rather spit out rubbish than tell you the sentence is nonsense. There are couple of issue that need resolving in TCP anyway, so that will hopefully be improved along the way.
tokouhaht setuh sui
Relative clause overhaul
Posted On Saturday 19 January 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)
We've been discussing this for a while but only just got down to putting it properly formally today.
We have overhauled the relative clause system. Rela and relo are joined by two new prefixes, rila and rilo, which have finally been added to the fixionary DB.
Basically, we've always had the issue with timlan, as to whether:
...means "I like pasta (which is lush)", or "I like lush pasta". Now, this issue is solved!
...now means "I like pasta (which is lush)", and...
...means "I like lush pasta".
Rila/rilo are used when the relative clause is part of what determines the noun in that context. If removing the relative clause would completely change the meaning of the main clause, then this is probably the case and rila/rilo should be used. In other cases, rela/relo should be used. Note that if you're using tif, which is used for determiners (don't get these confused with determining relative clauses!), it only makes sense to use rila/rilo.
Supplements are now all defined as expanding to rila/rilo, to make supplements non-optional.