51mon writes: "I work on a web application, we have a Java file/Image uploader. It is very like the one Facebook had, it has issues very like the Facebook photo uploader had. The biggest issue is it requires Java Runtime, and I've disabled Java in my browser to save Firefox the trouble of doing it every 5 minutes, so I can't act surprised if our users don't have it or want it. Also the Java detection isn't very good, Java detection is harder than it should be.
I'd like an uploader that; uploads regulars files, will scale images down client side (JPEG, GIF, PNG), can upload and resize a bunch of photos in one go with some sort of progress indicator. Free software (as in freedom) preferred. If it spots a mobile browser or phone and does something plausible that would be brilliant. Needs to work in current browsers (that includes IE8 still — no really some people still use it), but otherwise latest stable Chrome, and Firefox (We have no issue with telling people to upgrade their browser if a newer version would work better AND is available for their platform). Drag and drop highly desirable but if it opens the appropriate (native) multi file select dialog box then we can survive without drag and drop.
Best candidate so far is "plupload" — doesn't appear to have a switch for setting upload resizing client side — but that looks fixable as long as all the images in one upload are the same size, which is probably acceptable for our purposes. "plupload" can fall back to all sorts of exotic backends, but that is fine, as long as if I have a modern browser it "works" without them. Fall back to something for IE8/IE9/IE10(?) is almost mandatory. We already fall back to a simple HTML form when the users despair of Java or we don't detect Java.
I've looked at: Uploadify (no resize of images), SWF-Uploader (dying), GWT-Uploader (seems to be revamped SWF-Uploader), Silverlight File Uploader (obvious issue here), ThinFile Upload (Java and demo died), Agile-Uploader (seems to lack love), FineUploader (No image resize), and some other less notable uploaders.
Can/. reader tell me if I've missed one worth examining. Or should I look to browser plugs and mobile Apps."
51mon writes: "Seems Paypal regard domain images.paypal.com domain as defunct. Probably broken by recent infrastructure changes at Paypal (April 19th)
People with older Paypal buttons may find their pages slow or fail to load.
Paypal support seem to be relaxed on the issue asking me to supply them lists of their own documentation which use the old name. There appears to be no planning to the decommissioning, no use of HTTP redirects.
I can't find a start date for this problem, I can't find any other references."
51mon writes: "Austrian CERT used data from one of their authoritative DNS server to measure the rate at which the latest DNS patche (source port randomization) is being rolled out to larger recursive name servers.
Whilst about half the traffic they receive is now using source port randomization, their data suggests that this is due to ISPs who roll out such fixes immediately and the rate of patching has fallen to disappointingly low levels since.
If your ISP isn't patched, perhaps it is time to switch.