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.

I Did a Thing, is it a Good Thing ?

By now you must know I’m really in to using things in different ways than they are intended.

It seems that I’ve done that again, having setup an account on groups.io with the intention of moving some of my mailman based lists, because my beloved DreamHost isn’t going to be upgrading it to fix deliverability issues.

What ended up happening is when I created the account, I realised that I can have subgroups, amazing things like a list in a list.

Then I started to use the extras, databases, files, photos, hashtags, like I went cray cray.

Then I realised that I accidentally made a decent BBS mirror, since I stopped using the web front end, the BBS site has been served from the Gopher server at ec.je.

I updated the tagline in QWK to include my new work, which you can view at mmn.groups.io.

Question is, have I done the right thing and does this follow in to the BBS’s ethos ?

There is also another thing that has come up, does the BBS need to be renamed since I now have a seperate business unit of a very same name on the old BBS domain.

Answers in the comments or via the group, I’m game all the same.

This Morning I Did Stupid

Seeing as I never reboot my laptop masquerading as a server, I may have forgot the password to unencrypt the hard drive.

The only real answer to this problem, an unexpected upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. You might also notice ec.je is serving 7 days ago realness, since that is the only backup I took .

But all is now good since I had the change the setup of the system, so not all bad news you see.

Oh ec.je, You’ve Changed

Ok, so I wrote about moving the ec.je wordpress installation over to a new server, well joke is on me, since I’ve now officially moved my website on to a Gopher server only a few metres from my bed.

Because not everybody is in to what I am, you can rest assured that there is a web interface.

If you have a Gopher client, you can vist gopher://g.ec.je:70 or if you’re just a plain jane, go for the old three Ws – https://ec.je