Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I recently took over the website design for a small church who would like to stream mp3 and possibly videos of their services. I also had to make numerous changes to the site. In the process I have encountered a few problems and issues, including making it very difficult to ssh into the server. Meanwhile ftp is available easily, encouraging the use of insecure file transfers. Ironically, they cited security as their excuse for not having basic tools like git and make available on their servers once I finally ssh'ed in successfully. They also added a useless and unneeded php script to my site without my permission in response to one of my tickets.
I have read numerous negative reviews on the net, but I am also aware that you can find negative reviews on fluffy bunnies if you try hard enough. I am particularly concerned about claims that they have stood in the way of people switching providers.
So I am asking:
What experiences have others had with siteground?
For those who moved successfully to another provider, how can I do so in the smoothest way possible (any success stories?)
Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I need to use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to capture and communicate a system design. I found a wikipedia entry that lists several FOSS tools that purport to allow me to perform the task (and there may well be others not listed there, of course.) Alas I don't have the time to try them all, or even a reasonable subset. I was wondering what FOSS UML tools the Slashdot crowd has used, which tools were worth looking into, and which ones people think should be avoided." top
Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "A couple of weeks ago I went to the On-Line Guitar Archive (OLGA) and there was a notice that the site was down due to takedown letters from the NMPA and the MPA. I anticipated trouble at the time, but decided to wait and see. Now at least one other guitar tablature site has fallen victim to their strong-arm tactics. The second site seems to get the issue completely, and it seems it is their ISP that is clueless. I think it is important that the Slashdot community be made aware of the *MPA's actions. I personally encourage everyone to contact the NMPA and/or MPA and help them understand what a bunch of morons their lawyers are, and help them get the hint that they are about to lose a whole ton-o-money. Oh yeah, and did I mention... please boycott by not purchasing sheet music until they begin playing well with others again." top
Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "RTFA. 'nuff said? Well, not really. Someone is sure to point out that the article says the announcement is "speculative." My Mother's boyfriend heard it on the radio and saw it on CNN. They signed a deal today."