Homer 1.0 Beta Testing [4-24-06]

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Homer 1.0 Beta Testing [4-24-06]

Postby TeMerc » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:32 am

Homer v1.0 - ß1 is ready for testing! bta

What is Homer?
Homer is a Localhost webserver. Homer listens to IP 127.0.0.1 for connections on port 80 - Logs requests, and serves up a picture of your choosing.

Huh? If you use an Ad-Blocking HOSTS file - Such as HPGuru’s or Bluetack’s - you may see alot of “cannot connect” type messages and missing graphics. Running Homer will change that by serving an image of your choice. Doing so will make pages load faster as a consequence.

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What we have here: A list of available images, and a thumbnail of the currently selected image. If logging is turned on, you see the list of blocked sites - and highlighting a “hit” will display the requested document at said blocked site, and the referring URL i.e. Who sent you looking for the blocked site.

What’s Bob’s Head? That’s Bob, CEO of Funkytoad.com

License? http://www.funkytoad.com/license.htm

How do I work this puppy? The only requirement for Homer is you leave it in the Directory format that you download it in.

Will Homer work on My Computer? I have no idea. Homer has been tested on Win2000 and WinXP.

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Postby TeMerc » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:57 am

Homer V1.0 B2 bta

Changes/Additions:

  • Images are served via a memory stream as opposed to a file stream. So much less Harddrive activity, less cpu usage.
  • Exporting Hit log to a text file. This is a new menu (not via the systray icon) - It exports the hitlog to a file called HitLog.txt in The homer directory. Homer then Opens the text file in Notepad. To save resources, Homer will always overwrite Hitlog.txt - so if you want to keep the log, do a save-as from within NotePad.exe.
  • Transparent.ico, a transparent 1×1 pixel icon image file is encluded in the images sub directory.


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Postby TeMerc » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:08 am

Homer beta 3 ready for download
  • Fixed “content type” error, which caused havoc for Opera and IE.

@~\ Homer beta 3 - info and download: http://babbling.funkytoad.com

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Postby TeMerc » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:34 pm

Homer v1.0 - beta 4 is ready for testing

Additions:
  • Log directly to file, also opens in notepad when turning off logging.
  • Server info at a glance area.
Changes:
  • No more thumbnail of the image being served. More on that in a bit.
  • Give me a gif - .gifs are supported.
  • New icon, you’ll have to guess.
  • Many tweaks to improve memory usage

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Postby TeMerc » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:30 pm

Homer v1.0 - beta 5 is ready for testing:
  • Fixed: Images could not be found if the users machine was set to hide known file types.
  • Changed: Removed logging to file*

*Regarding the file logging. It just wasn’t reliable. With a ton of simultaneous requests, with each trying to write to the same log - things were not working. To make them work, I’d have to slow things down, which to me is counter productive. Logging to screen then saving to file is still implemented.

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