"Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is."

- C.S. Lewis
It's Gone...

I just worked on a post on and off all day....and tried to post it. My login had timed out so it's gone forever.

Sorry.

Arrrrgh. :gwah:

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Comments on "It's Gone...":
1. Bird - 02/08/2014 7:45 pm CST

Cut and paste from Word, brother. Cut and paste.

2. Shrode - 02/09/2014 8:01 am CST

Yes, I know...or at least I should by now. I lost a really good one years ago, and learned my lesson and did everything in word first...but noticed that it slowed down my posting. Just somehow seems simpler to write it at thinklings admin in the first place.

By the way, I have a mac now...so I would write it in pages now. :gmac:

3. Bill - 02/09/2014 8:26 am CST

Save as draft, young one. Save as draft.

I think when we upgrade to WP in a bit that it periodically saves for you.

Can you re-create the post?

4. Webdev - 02/18/2014 10:29 am CST

That's the difference between session-based authentication and cookie-based authentication.... cookie's don't timeout that way, only server-tracked sessions do.

There is a neat trick where when someone logs in, a webapp can set a cookie like this:

${userid}+":"+sha1($userid+"secret-only-the-server-knows")

As a cookie, it is easy to make it not expire while the browser window is open (or longer). But the server can verify that it handed out that cookie to that user (thus accept it for authentication).

5. Bill - 02/18/2014 10:18 pm CST

True words, WebDev, but the timeout on Thinklings isn't an accident or a deficiency. It's on purpose.

We'll be moving away from this software soon in any event.

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