The mission is to provide an online home to bring the members of the Banks family and friends of the family together for discussion, virtual photo albums, news, joys and sorrows.

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Important Memo about New User creation

To all users who have attempted to create a user, but nothing happened--the issue has been corrected. However, you will need to setup a new account. You can use the name you used previously, as I have deleted all users that tried to sign up, but weren't activated. After you request a new account, you'll need to contact me, either directly, or through someone in the family (who can contact me) in order to have your account activated. The Internet is a bad place, and I've had to resort to hand-activating users to keep potential spammers and the like off here.

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Network Reorganization

Email me at webmaster at familybanks dot org if you experience any problems. I am in the midst of an extensive network reorganization, and I have moved this site to a 2-node cluster. Anyone wanting to know the geeky details can keep checking over on

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News from James and Alicia

For those that haven't already, please take a trip through the JP network of sites to find out some news from us. It was inspired by the "red pill / Alice in Wonderland" reference in The Matrix, so keep clicking links to go further down the rabbit hole. Take the red pill here

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Long time coming

Finally, I have gotten the site migrated back to (hopefully) full functionality, including support for TIFF files and emailing passwords/accepting new accounts.

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Up somewhat

This site is up somewhat. I haven't had a chance to test everything, so if something other than items on the list below don't work (if you aren't sure, send it to me anyway), please send a message to me at familybanks at jamespurl dot com. I wrote it out so that it isn't easy for spammers to pluck that email address. I will update the list as I correct items or discover more, but the following are issues I know of for sure:

  • Anything dealing with email (sent from this site) will require further work (like if you forgot your password and need it emailed to you or new signups).
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Trying to be a good sysadmin, I want to keep on top of security updates and patches (particularly those that could affect this website or my mail server). To this end, I updated the webserver in use apache. This reset some options in the webserver config that caused a s-t-r-a-n-g-e recursion error relating to the Gallery 2 Module.

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Upcoming Work

I am going to experiment with utilizing the Coral Distribution Network.

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Site Maintenance

Just a friendly message from the sysop. There is upcoming system maintenance. Not anticipating the success of the site, I misplaced the site in the system area of the server hosting this site, joana. Around 02:00 on Saturday 17 June 2006, the site will taken offline and replaced by a maintenance page

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Alrighty, then

It seems folks are finding this site, and even posting content. Any one interested in having their own blog should just add a comment. A few new things:

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New Family Site Online

This is a new family collaboration site. It is for the friends and family of the Banks family that originated in Oklahoma and Kansas. We have become spread out geographically. The Internet has a way of making the world smaller, thus this site.

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