Bulletins

  • FIXED! So long Windows XP!
    Sat Sep 28 2019 12:01 pm
    So my board was dead. I pushed the nightly build to my system and Windows XP kept crashing. Because I had already updated all the JavaScript on the board (without a backup, of course), everything was borked under the older SBBS build.

    After much researching, it was suggested (by Digital Man of course) that maybe it's time to retire Windows XP.

    So I found a Windows 7 OEM Key I had lying around, and after trying to use the key with Windows 10, and failing, I installed the Windows 7 x86 under VirtualBox 6, spent a day patching. Copied in my SBBS folder, and everything worked.

    So, Latest build running again, and everything seems clean and working correctly.

    Chalk this one up to BACKUP before updating anything. I'm gonna make a automatic backup that makes nice little archives and keep them on a Cloud account in Argentina or something...

    So Long Live Windows 7! (until January 20th, 2020 when it hits EOL... FML)

    -Andy/Android

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    Android8675@ShodansCore
  • Polling Various RSS Newsfeeds, again.
    Wed May 09 2018 11:07 am
    So I had the Synchronet RSS WebFeed program running, but when I accidentally
    nuked some of my .ini files and didn't have a proper backup, I never noticed
    that I forgot to setup this program again.

    Well good news, it's back. There are 4 boards in the "Local" Sub-Group, and
    here are the RSS feeds that come into these boards.

    Note: If you think you have or can suggest a better feed or would like to see
    different feeds here, just let me know.

    -Android8675

    PC News
    https://www.techradar.com/rss - News posts from techradar.com
    https://www.wired.com/feed/rss - Wired, Top Stories

    Atari News
    http://www.atariage.com/news/rss.php - atariage.com feed
    http://ataribytes.libsyn.com/rss - Atari Bytes: Game by Game Podcast
    https://atarilynxhandycast.net/?feed=rss2 - The Atari Lynx Handycast Podcast

    IF News
    http://ifdb.tads.org/allnew-rss - The Interactive Fiction dB - New News

    Monterey News
    http://www.montereyherald.com/section?template=RSS&profile=4004744&mime=xml
    http://www.ksbw.com/topstories-rss - KSBW, Top Stories for Monterey County
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    Android8675@ShodansCore



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  • Crap!
    Tue Jan 30 2018 01:06 pm
    So I accidentally deleted some custom files for my board. Hopefully I have a
    backup somewhere. In the meantime... crap!

    -Andy
  • Microsoft working on Rural Internet plans
    Thu Jul 13 2017 01:47 pm
  • Whatever...
    Wed Apr 05 2017 02:04 pm
    Working on the website. Weird things happening, can't track down the problem.
    Some have lead me to believe it's because my site is getting hammered by bots,
    but I'm not seeing that kind of traffic. Maybe I'm missing something.

    -Andy