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Server maintenance October 2

I’m planning to take the server down for maintenance October 2, at around 12.00 13.00 CET. Edit: Maintenance done!

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Blinkenshell 4 years

Today it’s 4 years since the blinkenshell.org domain name was registered and this project really started to take form. I tried to get the server migration done before today, and it is almost done. I’ve been working on migrating signup … Continue reading

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Migration progress

Ok, so all user accounts was migrated yesterday. There was some problems with the temporary passwords for some users. If your temp password does not work, contact me on IRC or via email and I’ll generate a new one. There … Continue reading

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New server

The server migration is taking a bit longer than expected, but I hope it’s going to get done tonight. While the scripts are doing their work I’m going to write a bit about the changes that will be introduced with … Continue reading

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Server migration

Today at 18.00 CET I’m going to attempt to migrate Blinkenshell to the new server that I’ve been working on. At 18.00, all processes will be killed and all logins will be disabled. Please exit all your running processes (screens … Continue reading

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IRC Network and NickServ

As you probably have noticed NickServ disappeared from our little IRC network a while back. I’m not sure of the reason behind this, the guy who hosted it hasn’t been online for a long time and doesn’t answer to email. … Continue reading

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Server pics

I’ve got most of the parts for the new server now (only missing one cable), here are some pictures! The chassi for the new server, “Fractal Define R2”. Installed the motherboard, Supermicro X8SIE-LN4 and PSU. Processor (Intel Xeon 3440) and … Continue reading

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New Server Hardware Ordered

It’s done, I ordered the sever parts a couple of days ago! 🙂 The final build: Xeon X3440 (Lynnfield-based, 2.5GHz, Quad Core, 2MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache) 8 GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC RAM Supermicro motherboard 2x 1TB Seagate 7200.12 … Continue reading

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(Late) 3-Year Anniversary

Yes, it’s true! Blinkenshell has been online for more than 3 years already, it’s hard to believe. The domain name blinkenshell.org was actually registered on the 10th of August 2006. We’ve certainly had our ups and downs, but we’ve survived … Continue reading

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No backups for a while

I’m going to move to a new apartment tomorrow, which means the server Fuji will be taken down. Fuji is mainly used for backups and monitoring, and is not critical for the main service of Blinkenshell. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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