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Setting Time on the ABC Server

08/10/09 Some notes on setting the time. Setting from the command line The date command: date MMDDhhmm.ss (Seconds are optional; omit .ss if just setting to nearest minute.) To set the year too: date MMDDhhmmYYYY.ss (Once again, seconds are optional.) To discover what time and date the server thinks it is, use the date command without arguments. Good to know, but it shouldn't be necessary to set the time from the command line. The ntp daemon The...

Notes on PHP

22/10/09 PHP Tags tags enclose PHP code when mixed with HTML. Abbreviated tag not good. Don't use ?> in PHP only file - not required and can cause problems with trailing whitespace. Comments As for C++. Comment conventions for Drupal: /** * Open comment as above. * Succeeding lines, asterisk with single space indent. * Final line: indented one space, as below. */ Variables First character always $, second always a letter or underscore,...

Apache - File Permissions

13/11/09 Copied ABCtalesradio files to ABC server. To test, put them in the directory previously occupied by booktribes.com. Tried to access via www.booktribes.com . Apache returns 403, access denied. tail /var/log/httpd/error_log shows: (13)Permission denied: access to /index.html denied The (13) indicates that the problem is with file permissions, not the Apache config. Checked that all directories and scripts 755, all files 644. setenforce 0...

ABCtales Magazine Issue # 23

The latest issue of ABCtales Magazine is now available to buy or download from: http://stores.lulu.com/abctales Featuring work by Richard McDonough, Simon Whitworth, John Nandy, Lynn Roulstone, Brian O’Hare Green, Marion Clare, Sanna Ryan, Jade Tolley, Jordan Nelson, Russell J Turner, Paul Morgan, Jacqueline King, Alison Wassell, Jo Garwood, Jane Seaford, Clare Mason, Leo Vine-Knight, Joseph Harvey, Phil Sawyer and Nexis Pas. Plus pieces read at...

New book from ABCtaler Gavin Smith

Tony Cook reviews 'Veteran', the debut novel from ABCtales member Gavin ( http://www.abctales.com/user/gavin ) and just published by Orion: First of all I should make a confession. This is probably the last book in the bookshop that I would choose to read having read the blurb on the back. Described as ‘a welcome new recruit to the black ops cadre of combat SF’ – this is clearly not my thing. But I have read it due to the fact that Gavin Smith...

Richard Aronowitz is Capital Connect Book of the Month

Congratulations to Richard (aka aronwitz on here!) as his latest book, It's Just the Beating of My Heart, is selected as the First Capital Connect Book of the Month. Richard recently took part in an excellent q and a with members on here. There are many great tips revealed and you can read the full exchange here: http://www.abctales.com/forum/58

100 Stories for Haiti - order your copy now

March 4th is the date for release of the 100 stories for Haiti. It's selling for £11.99 plus p and p and all monies made are going to the Red Cross for work in Haiti. Order your copy now: http://www.100storiesforhaiti.org/ Go on - there's lots of ABCtalers in there!

Story, Poem and Book of the Year

These are Tony Cook's picks and he hopes that you have enjoyed them as much as him. Story: Sikander's 'Stargazing': http://www.abctales.com/story/sikander/stargazing With honourable mentions to Annabel Wigoder for 'Adam's Hands': http://www.abctales.com/story/annabelwigoder/adams-hands and Chelsey Flood for '10 things I couldn't Say to You': http://www.abctales.com/story/chelseyflood/ten-things-i-couldn-t-say-you Poetry: Hai Anh's 'And She Is...

New FREE Writing Magazine

Many thanks to Lorraine Mace for pointing up Words With Jam to me. It's a free online publication stuffed full of interesting stuff for writers and readers. The first issue is out now and you can register for it by going to: http://www.quinnpublications.co.uk/ They need reviewers - anyone interested?

Follow ABCtales on Twitter and Facebook

ABCtales Editor is tcookabctales on Twitter and he will be posting a recommendation for a story or poem each day on there. Do join him! You can join us on Facebook too, right there: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=box_3&ref=profile&id=555924672#/pa... Please also feel free to flag up your own and other peoples' stories or poems on your own Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo or whatever pages. All of these attract more users to...

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