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May 12, 2016

The old 16 year old PC running this site is due for replacement tomorrow. It has served well, but will be replaced by a newer, faster, smaller system. A raspberry pi 3. This thing is smaller than a Genesis cartridge, yet roughly 8 times as powerful as the old server. Technology sure moves quickly! Back under my bed with the old server PC!

December 19, 2015

Who had the bright idea of making the commad to edit a crontab one letter away from the one to erase one? They're one key apart too! (e and r)

December 16, 2015

It took way longer than usual to log in to my server through SSH. I eventually ran the top command to see my CPU slammed with a shitload of gzip processes. The result of a bad cron job. Oops! It's fixed now though!

December 4, 2015

Added a mirror of some Genesis/SCD/32X technical documentation.

December 1, 2015

Server now connected to a UPS. Come at me, power outages!

November 25, 2015

On this day, I replaced the 50ft cat5 cable linking my server to my router with a more manageable 6ft cable. I'm sure that nobody noticed as mode5.net went down for a minute. Also, this message brought to you via SSH and the VI text editor.

November 14, 2015 (later that day)

Added a console mods section on the site.

November 14, 2015

I've configured Cron to do regular system backups. That's probably a good thing to be doing, since the hard drives were made in 1999, and could die any day now.

November 7, 2015

Removed the view counter on account of it being bullshit. I found out that it was occasionally adding pop-ups to the main page. Bye-bye counter!

October 30, 2015

I'm not trying to jynx it, but could my electricity possibly go out a 4th time in one day? At least the server is pretty quick and easy to start back up.

Follow-up: I jynxed it. My power went out again for a little while.

Follow-up 2: My power ironically went off again while while I was complaining about the the previous outage. I think it's time to invest in a UPS.

October 29, 2015

I added a site content catagory and moved a few things into it from the misc catagory. I also added two reviews. One for The Ooze, and one for Hard Drivin. I also put all of the tutorial and review stuff into seperate sub-folders.

October 28, 2015

Added some programming tutorials. Server seems to be running steady. Mode5.net is correctly pointing to my home internet, my home internet is correctly pointing to my server, and my server is up and running.

October 27, 2015

Server recieves massive downgrade in the form of migrating everything from main PC, to PC I keep under my bed. Had: 4.2GHZ 8 core AMD FX-8320, 256GB SSD, 8GB DDR3-1600. Now have: 566MHZ Celeron, X2 PATA drives (22gb total), 320MB RAM (unknown type). At least I can run this dinosaur 24/7, and just let it do it's thing. The server is now in it's perminant location.

October 26, 2015

Worked for days trying to figure out why I couldn't connect from the outside. Turns out, I screwed up one little thing with my port forwarding settings...

October 22, 2015

Site construction begins. No domain name as of yet.

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