Anselm Lingnau

I've just arranged for non-encrypted (HTTP) requests to the Strathspey sites to be redirected to HTTPS, which has been working on Strathspey for a long time but had to be addressed explicitly. I've also enabled ”HTTP Strict Transport Security” which should cause browsers to make any http://… requests to Strathspey-hosted domains to https://… instead without even trying HTTP in the first place, once they've accessed the site in the reasonably recent past. (For the time being the holding time for HSTS is only 10 minutes; this will be increased to six months or a year once I'm satisfied it all works, because it's a hassle to undo if anything goes wrong.) This should bring the Strathspey sites up to the standard that is expected in 2019.

Note that this does not apply to the RSCDS Vienna Branch site as for technical reasons I can't obtain an X.509 certificate which covers that site. This will hopefully be fixed in due course.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 6 December 2019 2:13

Anselm Lingnau

Happy new year! I just imported the newest set of MiniCribs (29.01) into the database. We're now up to 5137 cribs with only 34 non-matches (mostly for obscure and/or very new dances that haven't made it into the database yet), which is a new record. Thanks to everyone who is working behind the scenes to make this go smoother every single time.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 1 January 2019 2:59

Anselm Lingnau

There was a brief outage earlier today which was due to an inadvisable change I made to the system. This has now been reverted. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 23 November 2018 12:16

Anselm Lingnau

Based on a suggestion by Murrough Landon, for dances in publications that (a) have a link to an online PDF and (b) give page numbers for the dances they contain, the database now displays direct links to the specific page of the PDF containing the dance in question. To test this, look at The Prince of Sutton Coldfield and click on the link given under “Online Sources”. At least on Chrome/Chromium and Firefox, this should open the internal PDF viewer with the actual dance (not the first page of the publication) displayed in the window.

This uses the http://…/foo.pdf#page=X link style promulgated by Adobe, so it should theoretically work with Adobe Reader, too (I don't have Adobe Reader so can't check – let me know how you get on if you're in a position to try it). Your mileage may vary.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 7 October 2018 23:36

Anselm Lingnau

The database is now up to MiniCribs 28.07! This followed 28.06 so closely that I didn't even get around to uploading that version.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 17 August 2018 9:55

Anselm Lingnau

Please give a warm welcome to Anton Korobeynikov, who is joining the SCD Database editing team. It's great to have somebody to represent the vibrant SCD community in Russia!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 25 July 2018 20:56 (last edited on 25 July 2018 20:56)

Anselm Lingnau

MiniCribs 28.05 have just been added to the database. Yay!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 11 June 2018 2:38

Anselm Lingnau

We're now up to date again with MiniCribs at version 28.03 (published tonight or so).

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 20 March 2018 7:36

Anselm Lingnau

The MiniCribs on the Strathspey SCD Database are now up to version 28.02 (published yesterday, or early today). Thanks to the MiniCribs team for their ongoing support!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 24 February 2018 9:12

Anselm Lingnau

Please welcome Murrough Landon as the newest Strathspey SCD Database editor!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 8 February 2018 2:26

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