Finally a use for ao.tc

1 bought a short domain some time ago, it is ao.tc. I had some issues trying to work out where it was to fit in with what I already have running, since ec.je is now here on LiveJournal, and cw.nf is the hosting domain.

I’ve been recently pulling apart what is allocated to my business side of MMN and what is my personal hobby side. In the move, I recovered my long time email address, but lost the website to the business side (equally my ec.je email address is full on business now).

I then took the BBS away from being on the business, so this is back to being a personal venture. Doing that I managed to put in to use another domain, mmn.cx, that should have been a business project but never was. So that part all fit in.

But I could never fully place ao.tc, until today. I’ve made it in to a portal site, with my personal sites and such in there. It makes sense, I have a lot of little side projects all over the place.with their own domains, like retrowa.re (ao.tc/retroware) for example.

I’m trying to also drop my data foot print in bigger companies, such as Creepy Googles, so it’ll be the place I’ll pop my photo hosting site too. On a side note, my personal email is now self hosted, encrypted and self managed.

I’ve also brought back the old MMN design that was lost in the business site changes, it’s kind of like having an old friend back.

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Back to the good old days

So I made a strange post a couple days ago, if you haven’t guessed it
was a test 😀

I have come back to my hobby BBS, getting it all back and running
online. It’s now available at www.mmn.cx.

With this I have moved my emails and such back here, I’ve also created a
way I can update this journal via the system. It’s rather nice being
able to do things text only again. With too many clients and crappy
social networks, it was a bit of a moment to disengage them.

Now the interface is very much working on any platform, it’s all ANSI,
text works everywhere with out much problem.

I’m quite proud of the technicalities behind getting this system back
online, I don’t have an appropriate PC at home that I can use. So until
I manage to buy one, make sure it all runs smoothly and actually have a
place I can put it in my appartment, the BBS is using the Google Cloud.

Google in their wisdom decided that they don’t want email going out port
25, so I’ve also learned how to create an internal network on their
platform and set up a basic Postfix server to throw the emails off their
network and on to a SMTP relay service.

I’m not kidding when I say that I was up until 5h in the morning trying
to work all this out without going fully nuts.

But it works now and I’ve now got half the skills to set up my own mail
server to start dishing out emails (currently stuck with OpenDKIM not
signing).

I emailed pretty much everybody with my email address, although my
original domain mmn.on.ca is now in the hands of all my business side of
things (web hosting, domains, etc) I have my email address there
forwarding to my BBS email address.

Just don’t be surprised if you see a reply from an @mmn.cx email
address.

It’s also worth noting that since no agreement between me and mmn.ab.ca
could have ever been a thing, it’s not possible to register mmn.ca at
all. So when mmn.cx happened to be in my portfolio of over registering,
it seemed like a good compromise.