Alright. Perhaps today will be the day I finish up upgrading my BBS to the latest version of Mystic and make it live. Just a couple more menus I need to finish up with on my breaks.
As well I've set up Synchronet BBS on a Win32 machine to act as a door game server so I can host some of my own doors. This is in addition to being part of BBSLink and DoorParty door game servers.
After that I'll start finding new EchoMail networks to join. Fidonet and fsxNet are really good but why not have MOAR?
Maybe Weednet, Micronet and some others. Maybe there needs to be a hackers focused FTN network!
CA Politics, COVID
With 2 elections looming (Federal and municipal) and the constant war between anti-science, anti-vaccination and the rest of us on FB and bird site, social media has been a dumpster fire lately.
Fortunately the Fediverse has been a safe harbour, HT in particular. Thank you to all you awesome people!
In the same line of thinking, my BBS and some of the surrounding communities (Fidonet and fsxNet especially) have been another place I’ve enjoyed focusing my attention. Been doing a rebuild of CaNerDUH BBS that I will hopefully share soon. It will look much the same just re-organized a bit and with some added mods.
Was trying to add a second IP to our WTP, so I could have a site-to-site VPN connection completely separate from the network that the rest of the plant is on.
Of course I don't have the proper contact person or security code or anything.
Eventually got things sorted out. Turns out their contact was a person from the Engineering firm that build the plant and not even someone from the Town who is actually paying the bills and running the plant. Fun times.
@feonixrift In the past all my USB sticks just started to get flaky on me. I've had MicroSD cards lock as read-only when they've failed but this is the first time a USB stick has locked. Nice feature. At least I can still access the data already on it to save it to a new drive.
re: Life, aspirations, MH
@erosdiscordia Cheers! I appreciate that.
I guess how I sometimes feel (and I'm sure a lot of people do) is that I'm always on the outside of the circle looking in at the "cool people". So more of a spectator than a part of the group.
Life, aspirations, MH
There came a point in my life where I realized I'm not one of the cool people and I will never be one of the cool people.
Sometimes I still have trouble accepting this but I'm trying.
One thing has certainly helped my MH over the years. It helps for me to try and focus on the things I love. My kids: to A I'm still the coolest person in the world aside from Spider-Man. Love computers, especially working on my BBS (even though I'm definitely not cool in the BBS circle either 😂). And music. Commuting to and from work is my favorite times of each day.
I watch over the stuff with blinky lights. Pretty boring and entirely unremarkable.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.