The Breakage is Intentional

I’m moving in to the world of micro.blog since I’ve got the Twatter and the Mastodon on the go. It seems reasonable to also be able to hold on to my own content (see that time I did it with LiveJournal by accident), albeit third-party hosted.

In the process of migrating, I repointed mmn.on.ca over to my micro.blog site and with HSTS switched on, it did not appreciate that at all.

All one can do is wait for the cert to be issued and my long-time domain will be doing something on it’s own again (I recently had it repointed to ec.je cos I ran out of ideas).

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Happy New Fitbit

At midnight we entered into a new decade, well, except for my Fitbit that entered into a permanent death. No particular reason though, other than being a Fitbit and that’s what they do.

Of course, this all happened after I managed to get Fitbit Pay to work and being acclimatised to not carrying my bank cards around for the past few months, I literally can not remember my bank code anymore 😬

Nothing says 2020 is going to be awesome than writing an email quoting consumer rights and demanding rectification 🖕

In slightly less 💩(or actual news about 💩depending on how you look at it), I got a few gifts for the savage furry asshole this year.

The furry asshole in her natural habitat

The first is a water fountain drinking bowl, which was delayed for delivery at the last minute, so she’s not yet enjoying what could be her new favourite thing. It’s shaped to be like running water from a tap (or a urinal), and drinking from everything but her water bowl (including the taps) is her jam.

The second is probably the most genius because she’s a real neat freak about hiding her poops and demands constant cleaning of her shit box (she also hides them deep in the litter to be an extra dick about it), it’s a self-cleaning litter box. This thing is a lot bigger than I expected, I mean A LOT, and it’s in a 1970s chic brown colour. But I can’t complain, really.

It’s been quite funny to watch her rush down when the auto-clean starts to watch her bum nuggets to get swept away, it’s the small things in life.

Hasn't This Been Interesting

The recent election is what we all kind of expected, Brexit was just the test the Conservatives to see how much lying they could get away with and still manage a win. If anything the cover photo says it all, in BoJo’s riding they had a choice of a bunch of fucking clowns and a labour candidate, they went for the biggest clown they could find. 👏

Then we have the bizarre world of « I can’t really stand Corbyn, so I voted Con » lot, which in itself is counterproductive, but hey, you do you.

Either way, I’m not going to dedicate an entire post to this consortium of shit fuckery, because I’d just be repeating what everybody else has been saying and that clearly falls on deaf ears. That and some bot will probably start attacking my blog, the usual things that happen when people don’t agree with you online. 🤷‍♂️

Side note : Grammarly seems to think this post is « optimistic », I think your AI is fucked chaps.

Rentre Avec Tes Pieds (RATP)

In actual optimistic news though, other than the Great Strike of 2019 griding France to a halt, I have got an upgrade on my internet. 10GB fibre, which has been so amazing. Granted I didn’t realise you had to request a specific IP type from my provider and I panicked a little when my Freebox started to refuse to let me use certain ports. But it was pretty easy to fix, it seems like a pretty solid security patch for those who have no idea what they’re doing from causing havoc in the IP range.

Another update on the news front is that oddly enough I managed to grab I domain I didn’t expect, I was trying to register something else, but Autocorrect did its thing. I went through the checkout and setup without even clocking it.

So here I am right now the proud owner of eu.sb 🇪🇺😂 I can’t say that I’m upset about this moment, but it for once autocorrect didn’t duck something up badly.

Yesterday I finally got most of my adulting things out of the way, getting keys copied, a hair cut, followed by giving up going to the shop and ordering food online. I feel that this could have been the top point of being an adult, I have peaked everybody. Incidentally, I had a bit of a shock when I realised I’m 2 years older than I remembered. Oops.

I guess I’ll finalise this post off with a shameless ad.

bbs.yt, ec.gy, frankenserver.eu, mono.mx, uun.nz, and zigs.eu are being shared via Free DNS, a dynamic DNS domain sharing project where members can setup, and administrate their DNS entries on their own remote internet-connected systems in real-time. You can register your own subdomains at ec.je/public/freedns/default.wct.

Also, if anybody actually still reads this blog I’d be interested if you dropped a comment in the comments, I might put it on my life plan to update more often if there are still lurkers.

BBS Tings, World Tings, All Dem Tings

It’s been a wild ride up to this point in 2019, everything that’s happening in the US, the UK turning in to whateverthefuckthisis, and some changes to my BBS.

Obviously, the latter is less hectic than the others.

In a sleep filled shopping rage, I managed to find that a) I can register .ec domains and 2) one domain in particular was available.

Ever since I took mmn.on.ca off the BBS, it’s been a void of what should be the domain attached to it. I went through a few phases, mmn.ec.je, mrman.ca, mail.ec.je and none really had the oomph I wanted. I also considered bbs.ec.je, but I was a touch on the fence with that one.

But when I saw that bbs.ec was available, well it seemed right and I got it (I also got back bbs.paris and mmn.quebec at the same time but lost kevin.paris, hey ho).

I spent a lot of time working on changing bits and bobs around in the ANSI screens, adding some additional QWK networks, and other touch ups. Outside of that I also picked up another domain name to share with the FreeDNS communityec.gy, plus some changes on the backend of the BBS which I posted in Announce (about VPNs, TLS, and all other fun).

In real world news, today after being hit hard on the Socials(tm) about the constant bullshittery the Tory Brexit Trolls and Nigel « I don’t show up to work, so you don’t get a voice in the EU parlament » Farage have been up to, I got my voting ballot.

While it would be wrong (and illegal mind) for me to indicate my vote at this moment, I can assure you I did X that shit with vigour.

Beyond that I did have some issues with Jetpack and WordPress recently, so I might have to swap what is hosted in Sweden and in Germany in the coming weeks.

The Case of the Exploding Battery

If you’ve recently tried to access ec.je, you might notice that the server is unreachable.

This is because the battery in NEO-14S decided to expand and nearly blow up. This is not a glorious thing, since that is what was running the web, gopher and email server.

For now ec.je is kind of offline, I’m working on a replacement to get it all back up. But we shall see how that goes.

One still can access it via telnet, nntp and ftp.

Okänt fel Ett okänt fel inträffade.

I can’t get to sleep as usual, happy days, since I’m waiting for the liberating feeling that is payday. Considering my end of monthing has left me a tad bit short on change, the excitement of ordering the menu off PFK (j/k we call it KFC here in France) is basically like christmas day. One can not wait.

However, in the spirit of doing things whilst limited to the joke that is my 3G connection, I was considering doing a bit of work on the ec website, perhaps going back to the old BBS theme. I get bored of chopping and changing frequently, and I miss that old friend of a theme from back in the day.

However, my web host has other plans for being able to access my panel and fix up some domain links. Namely :

Okänt fel
Ett okänt fel inträffade. Vänligen försök igen lite senare.

My Hosting Panel, Unknown Error, March 2019, Medium ASPX

Somewhat disapointing but hey, it’s the first time it’s happened and everything else is running fine. Plus at 79kr I can’t really complain either, overall this site has done pretty well for its self, no major dramas, slowness or downtime.

Since my hands are tied I’m probably going to play a bit of 3DS in the hopes I’ll pass out and it’ll be chicken time.

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Thanks for all the Fish mmn.cx

It’s time we said good bye to mmn.cx, the domain is gone because a lot of registrars need to reel their necks back in.

I’ve been steadily with one for about 10 years and another few here and there to diversify pricing.

However, they’ve all pumped up their prices in the laqt two years by about 200%, which is totally foolish. Most registries have applied minor costs and most in local currencies, for .cx I believe the going rate is somewhere at around 50$ AUD. My registrar however translates this to 105€+TVA @ 20%.

There isn’t much point in this and it’s a bit of a joke, since the domain is for a hobby system and I’ve started moving my properties under ec.je (or ao.tc, ax.pe and vx.sg) it’s not really worth my time or money to be taken the piss of like this.

For ao.tc, ec.je and ax.pe the costs are indeed a bit higher, mainly because they come from smaller registries and the additional costs to run a smaller ccTLD is understandable. But I have managed to bring in a couple under my own registrar shaving off a huge markup.

It’s a good thing I did my change over when I did, otherwise I’d be left in shitsville before putting in place a decent handover. And I’m glad to report back the only thing coming in to mmn.cx at the tme of writing happens to be spam, nothing but spam.

I’m going to setup relevant records under ao.tc, vx.sg and ax.pe for the BBS as well and I’ll write more about that later. Project side for these I’ve also installed wordpress on to all these domains to compartimentalise various projects, since I love me my gopher server, but it’s not able to fully handle some of the things I’m working on.

I also have to really put it out here, I’m happy that I’ve gone with Binero for my journal, I’ve had no problems what so ever and it is running as good as it did on Dreamhost (which still hasn’t fixed the issue causing this blog to fly around to different servers mind).

BBS Offline – Unplanned (10/03)

I’ve had to take the BBS offline as there seems to be an issue reading off of a network drive, so I rebooted the machine.

But while I’m here, I’m copying the message base on to the new hard drive from the old network drive. I wasn’t planning to do this, but it seems like a good idea since space on Disque 1 is a bit tight and the message base is in the gigabytes.

The BBS should be down for a good half hour, may be a bit longer.

edit : I found a mega file lock issue, so just saying this could take a lot longer.

proof of work