Foolcontrol has been down, that is … you’d actually see “Hello World” post and that’s about it, for last ~3 days.
I was actually making switching from one server to another, and I really thought there won’t be any disturbances (why oh why did I think that) and ended up with ~3 days downtime. Oh well, now it’s all fine, and if for anything I must apologize to all the people that are hosted under FoolControl :)
Nevertheless, what bothers me the most is that Debian 5 (lenny) was released in the meantime after 22 months of development, but I’ll make sure I blog all about it :)
Ok, after my post about Forum, take two, soon enough I got pissed off and completely removed the forum, including database. There are two reasons I acted the way I did, first one is that there was not enough of traffic and I had to keep coming back to see if anything is new and moderate it. Second reason is that I actually dedicated one (hidden) part of the forum to the university it club, so … I didn’t like that.
So I pretty much snapped and removed everything, havoc :)
But after I see (from your comments) that there’s still need for the same, forum is back up, with new database so you’ll have to everybody will have to register agian. Also let me note that this reason is up because Reece (Rolyin) agreed to help out and he’ll be moderating it, thanks! :)
In case he decides to quit his position, I’ll be forced to give database username and password to someone for safe keeping :D
I believe I’ll break many hearts with this post, some may agree, and some may not. What I definitely want to state before even writing anything is that this isn’t hate talk or anything like it, but just simply being completely objective, and looking at this whole Google thing from a distant stand point, and of course only present you with most obvious facts.
Now get yourself a cup of coffee, play the most metal, aggressive, brutal, music you have on your comuter and let me take you to a journey of hatred ;)
How Google and I met
First of all, I started using Google around ~99 this isn’t a short time period, almost ten years eh? I remember I was using Altavista and Astalavista (for those who remember good old times) which was such a great search engine, it just kicked ass. Then I can’t remember what happened to it, but to put it simple, it was gone. Then I actually switched to Yahoo for a short period of time; however, back then you simply couldn’t find anything, if you were looking for something … oh man, sometimes if you’re looking for something really “stashed” your search could be prologue up to half an hour.
And then one day I heard about this thing called Google, “Googled” for the first time and viola, I was there within matter of seconds! It truly came into my life as some kind of epiphany.
more “!= Google”
Ok, without really any reason I “closed” the forum for the first time, and now I’m “opening” it for the second time. Actually to be completely honest I closed it for the first time because there wasn’t much of a talk in there. In the meantime, a port of the forum is being used by AUBIH IT Club members, part o the forum you’re not aware unless you’re in the club :)
Once you also gave your opinion that FC does have a forum, even though poll wasn’t there long enough. Besides this poll I really don’t know if the forum is needed, because not really a lot of discussion is going on in the comments or anything, but … suit yourselves :)
Nevertheless, forum is up again, and open for discussion for everyone and no one really. If you have any questions regarding anything, please do ask. I promise I won’t close it this time, no matter if it’s visited or not and … such :)
Some of you might have noticed some changes on the site itself, maybe that it carries label “FoolControl v1.5.beta” or something like that.
I’m planning on making some pretty big changes around here, devel list is long so … hang in there. Same goes with WordPress that was behind all of this. Even before, WordPress I was using was highly modified, and then I got an idea to actually fork it. Since it was that or leaving WordPress for good and doing my own thing from the scratch.
Also when it comes to system itself, I want to make “labs” where I want to put few of my ideas, instead of explaining them right now, it’s all going to come along with the “territory” that is future posts and etc …
Also from now on you’ll be able to read content from couple of other authors besides me. Who what? I guess you’ll find out soon enough, one of them is even Ph.D if that makes you feel different about this very idea ;)
I call this fork of mine “IcePress”, which I had to describe in one sentence … well
more “FoolControl v1.5 beta & IcePress 1.0 beta”