Thursday, 27 November 2008

&@$%^£& IE 7 and insecure content!

What a morning!

A user kindly reported that he couldn't log in to FilmAmora using IE7. IE6 worked, FireFox worked. Safari worked.

IE7 (for me) was coming up first with the 'there is insecure content on this page do you wish to show it?' (the login in page is under https). Clicking yes or no had the same result: the page would flash but then IE7 reported that it couldn't show the page. (It should have, it turns out, said 'I am choosing not to show the page').

The issue was that insecure content. For me, specifically it was the statcounter call. But your issue may be other calls. Anyway, I removed all calls to anything outside of my domain and that seems to have fixed it!

Monday, 3 November 2008


I use unfuddle as a git host and bug tracking, etc service. But, because I have so many projects on the go I ran into this problem where you can only have an ssh key in ONE account on unfuddle. So, I wrote to the support guys and asked them how to handle multiple accounts from one machine.
Here is their response:

The easiest way to deal with need multiple keys for multiple accounts is to actually just create them using different filenames in your ~/.ssh/ directory. For instance, if you have 2 accounts, "account1" and "account2", you would want to run "ssh-keygen -t rsa" twice, each time specifying a different filename:


Now, by default, ssh will use the file ~/.ssh/id_rsa when connecting to a remote server. As neither of your keys is in this file, you must tell SSH (not git) which private keyfile to use when connecting to each account. This is done using the SSH config file.

For instance, create or edit a file named .ssh/config with the following contents:

User git
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/unfuddle_account1_id_rsa

User git
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/unfuddle_account2_id_rsa

I have followed this model for my own accounts (of which I have many) and it has worked perfectly. I hope this helps you as well.