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BBS.yt – a free dynamic dns domain

16 novembre 2018


Being a cold parisien night and holding a tiny bit of cash in my wallet, I decided to do a troll of what domains were available.

One term I like to search is BBS, because I also run a BBS, incidentally while writing this I totally got side tracked and connected to a few BBSes from Telnet BBS Guide.

Anyways, I registered bbs.yt and immediately put it up on Afraid.org’s Free DNS Project because you shouldn’t need a domain to put up a BBS and it would be nice to have a BBS focused domain to do that.

There are many software packages you can use, either at home or in the cloud.

So if you would like to be a part of this project, you can set up your own .bbs.yt subdomain right here.


Tiny Bit Bored, With Angry Cat

5 novembre 2018


Kaja unhappy about something

Being in the house for a while, Kaja has to get creative when she wants her alone time.  For reference, her definition of alone time is basically arbitrary.  It could be a few hours, it could be a few days, one can never be too sure with little miss.

Since it’s too cold for her cabin in the woods, she’s improvised her location, sleeping in a nest made from my blankets.  Which is fine, should I never need to use my bed for anything.  But alas, I do and what I get is seven levels of crazy when I do.

Kaja’s Exclusive Summer House with garden.

The amount of time Kaja has spent outside during the summer makes her practically a ferral cat, I made sure to leave the window open so she could come in and go at her leasure, which she did, she came in for food, water and the occasional poop, then spent the next 23 hours outside watching the birds, the people and sleeping.

And before you ask, the wire mesh is to protect the neighbours from Kaja’s break and enter skills.  Because she’s been known to roll up in to people’s houses like she belongs there.


A Million Things to do.

31 octobre 2018


I should be doing a lot of things right now, but I’m struggling to get in the right mindset to do it.

I started to work a bit on my site ao.tc, geting all my photos working on that site rather than using something like Google Photos to keep all my stuff.  I’ve also got a Piwigo installation up, which is useful but at the same time the mobile app is useless and not easy to use.  Which is a shame, because if it was better then I wuld happily move all my photos to that platform which I host myself.

I also got in to using my tablet and bluetooth keyboard a bit more again, I used to bring them both everywhere with me to keep notes, write entries and other such things.  Granted I haven’t really left the house much recently, but when I do I can assure you this will be useful.


Bringing More Things Over

15 octobre 2018


I’m currently up all night due to last weeks great effects of la grippe, with my sleep patterns completely gone crazy, I figured a good long haul to the evening will fix things up.

To do this, I of course must be busy doing things, and things in this case is making sense of my various websites and my web presences.  I think I went totally OTT at one point since, there like be hundreds.

One of them which is going to come offline is vx.sg, it was the precurser to this blog.  My first use of Ghost as a blogging platform, don’t get me wrong, Ghost is pretty good.  But it lacks easy configuration, it was worth it to get my hands on it, but a pain to keep running.  There is of course also the fact it’s hosted on a DreamCompute instance which I no longer hold SSH keys for.  I will of course be keeping this domain, I have a fondness of it in the same sense as my other short ones #ILikeShortDomains.  I’m becoming a real fan of simplicity, I do love something complex to get my hands on, understand and discover, but in the long term those kind of projects I tend to abandon, since I don’t really have enough time to give them the care they deserve.

The next one to kind of start, is Signal Earth, this was a really good idea in my sleep deprived nostalgic mind.  I used to have a trashy AngelFire account which I posted all my young Alien related things, being a creative type, I used to create things out of plasticine take photos, scan them (as were the days) and create storylines.

This I really should have never got out of, it was fun, got me outside and even if nobody read any of it, I made it with my hands.  So since thar be a WordPress, I think this will fit in well with it’s own category.   Perhaps even throwing up the pics on nbcam.

Also on the new block, retrowa.re, I have an affinity for classic computing, it’s my main jam and I still run a BBS after all.  I want to get some of my classic games up on the BBS and file them in to various reviews.  I have a huge collection of Commodore 64 games, all on tape which would be amazing to save.  How I am going to present the BBS things, I do not know just yet.  I may possibly run another WordPress instance, but I will need to consider this heavily, as one too many of the same thing is pointless.

Speaking of the BBS, I’m considering bringing this up on to this site, it’s fitting I think.  But we shall see over the coming hours how this works out.


New Server Set, All The Mail

13 octobre 2018


Over the past couple days I’ve been staring at two terminal screens setting up two mail servers, why two you might ask ?  Because one must have two for this.

The first frontend one is CipherMail, which allows for encrypted mails to be sent out via a series of different methods, depending on what is available to it for the receipient.

The second, is your standard mail server doing mail server things.

I’m not saying this has been an easy job, it’s been quite the opposite, since CipherMail’s tutorials have been some what difficult to decipher (get it lol).  But in the end I got there and finally, the mail platform is all done.

I’ve already moved over my personal emails, which was needed any ways as I can now stop the mail.mrman.net server which was ok, but didn’t have the full functionality.  Now I have to get my business email addresses over and that will be a bit harder.

Now days if you send me an email with your PGP Public Key attached, the system will keep a hold of it to send encrypted emails out.   A little success in a week of pure illness.


U ok hun xx pm me

10 octobre 2018


I didn’t realise kaja has been sat over me staring for at least 10 minutes, until the light crossed her eyes from the tv.

Two big glowing orbs in the darkness

Staring

Freaky shit


Gatto drammatico

10 octobre 2018


Having been off work sick for a while, I have been within the confines of my small parisien appartement.  Mainly because somebody gave me what can only be described as the devil’s flu.

I’ve used more toilet paper disposing of an endless supply of phlem than I did in the last six months, and to be fair, if I find this person who gave me this, it will be an unpleasant encounter.  Much like the past week.

But during this time, Miss Kaja is used to having her personal space.  If you don’t already know, her personal space is everywhere.  Inside, outside, all over.  Being in her space is a injustice that carries the death penalty in her ultra conservative view.

When these kind of events happen, you get to realise how a small furry fluff box can be utterly deadly.  For example, this afternoon, she made a large poop 💩.  I mean run around the place huge and she stank of it.

Of course, this was my fault, and my punishment was swift, insane knife throwing at eye level.  #Thanks

Other than Missus outbursts of rude, I’ve frequented Uber Eats to a concerning level, probably not as concerned as the drivers seeing the state of me at the front door though.  Like this evening’s KFC run, where all my clothes were inside out and clearly had not showered at any point during the moments I was awake.  But that’s the risk of the job les gars.

I’ve still got practically nowhere with any of my projects since, there is so much one can do horizontal and barely able to read.  This is about the furthest I got with anything at this stage.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯