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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.

Mon Chapeau

Burnt to Feck

Went out to the beach yesterday and swam in the sea, a nice little disconnection from the world (since no sane person brings anything that can be stolen to a beach in BCN).

However, I got burnt hard.

It hurts more in the sun
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Original Registration of mmn.toronto.on.ca

Well this is a blast from the past, a posting from UBC when they used to run the .ca registry :

From: CA Domain Registrar <CA-Reg...@cdnnet.ca>
Subject: Recent .CA registrations and deregistrations
Date: 1999/04/10
Message-ID: <199904100729.AAA14978@ns.cdnnet.ca>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 464719962
Distribution: can
X-Mail-Path: pedigree!ns!mail
To: gtwy-ca...@cs.ubc.ca
X-Complaints-To: use...@cs.ubc.ca
X-Trace: mughi.cs.ubc.ca 923729362 12800 142.103.4.2 (10 Apr 1999 07:29:22 GMT)
Organization: Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Canada
X-PreInject-Unix-From: e...@cdnnet.ca  Sat Apr 10 00:29:18 1999
NNTP-Posting-Date: 10 Apr 1999 07:29:22 GMT
Newsgroups: can.domain

Recent registrations:
canot-kayak.qc.ca
cpss.ab.ca
ctifa.bc.ca
jmphoto.bc.ca
spatialgraphics.bc.ca
web-head.bc.ca
westpoint.bc.ca
natureslink.ca
cantyd.on.ca
insitedesign.on.ca
mmn.toronto.on.ca
bateaudirect.qc.ca
wwsmith.ca

Recent deregistrations:
eastcoll.nf.ca

How the time flies. 20 years ago.

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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.

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Busy, busy, busy.

I’ve not had much time recently to be able to update some of my tings on the internets. So here we go with a little post.

I’ve recently had a look at my banks, I do really like N26, don’t get me wrong it’s never given me any issues. But at the moment with a little job change, I’m able to save a bit of money and the savings options aren’t available in France with them.

That makes things a bit complicated, I’ve had a look around with my options, I do hold a Livret A but since I don’t have a mega amount of money and the interest rate is a bit meh, it makes not a lot of use. There is an investment account with my French bank, but that requires me to go in to the branch every time I want to add money, which I ain’t got time for that.

But a while back I looked in to opening an account with Bunq, so I finished up the process and had a bit of a poke around. Which was a pretty good idea, since their savings options seem a bit more better and with the automatic rounding of transactions to put the change in the savings account is pretty spot on.

I’m not entirely sure that I’ll swap over immediately, but the next few months I’ll be at least giving it a try and seeing how I get on and if the savings rate vs monthly charge is worth it.

That’s about it for the moment, so there you go, I did a thing.

Johnson Wang