Blinkenshell turns five years old this week, the domain name was registered on the 10th of August 2006. It’s a pretty long time for a shell provider, and I think Blinkenshell is better than ever. The community is slowly and steadily growing bigger and stronger, and we’ve just had some nice server upgrades too.
I’m celebrating by offering the 12 months Supporter subscription for 200 SEK (previously 300 SEK) if you get it before the 14th of August. I’ve also (permanently) raised the RSS memory limit from 48M to 64M on all supporter accounts (it’s 32M on regular accounts). So if you’ve been thinking of showing your support by getting a supporter account, now is the time to get one! 😉
I’m very happy to see that the community is also active when I’m not there. I’ve tried to build things in such a way that the important parts can be run by the community if I’m away. The signup process is fully automated, and it’s regulating itself and encouraging new users to participate in the community. You can vote to kick users from the IRC-channel, and there are resource limits in place so one program should not be able to bring the server down. And it actually works very well, I can be away on vacation for a week and everything seems to be working just fine. There is very little abuse, and people seems to be getting along in the IRC channel too. Thanks to all of you in this wonderful community for making this possible! I guess I would have quit a long time ago like many of the other free shell providers if it wasn’t for the great community. You can rest assured I will keep Blinkenshell running, atleast another 5 years if it’s up to me 🙂