[sdiy] ADMIN MESSAGE: THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED, SO: GOODBYE, AND HELLO!

Rob Spencer rob at gmsn.co.uk
Mon Nov 21 18:40:06 CET 2016


Well done Rick!

As someone who played around hosting servers from home in the 90s this is no mean feat. 

If you manage to restore the archives back to 95, is this not some kind of record?

Kind regards

Rob 
gmsn.co.uk 
07590 267835

> On 30 Oct 2016, at 13:57, Rick Jansen <rick.jansen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
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> [NO PANIC]: ** SYNTH-DIY HAS MOVED - THIS IS THE NEW LIST **
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> Dear all,
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> It's come up a few times in the past few years: I will be leaving The Netherlands, and will no longer have the infrastructure to run synth-diy from home, as I've done in the past uh... years. 
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> "synth-diy" started in 1995 on a machine at work using a mailing list application called "majordomo", and moved with me to a machine at a new job, also with majordomo. Then, when DSL lines became available at home it moved to an old HP windows-machine-turned-linux  on a shelf above the coat rack when I moved house. Subsequently it moved to an old mac mini on my desk with "mailman", and proper backups, when that HP machine crashed, which must have been in 2007, the start of the current archives. 
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> Now it is 2016, I am somewhere mid fiftmblbmbl, with a house that was bought at the right time, it's mortgage now paid off, which enables us to sell up, and move to the very south of Spain, to a cheaper life, more sun, longer summers, but, no cable, no DSL,       just a wireless connection using antennae in the hills. Not suited for running mailing lists.
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> We're very fortunate that Ben Stuyts <ben at stuyts.nl> has kindly provided a new home for synth-diy! He even has acquired the domain "synth-diy.org", and set up a virtual server with mailman and apache, so the list has a new home, at:
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> http://www.synth-diy.org/
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> I have taken the liberty of transferring the entire list, you the subscribers, and archives to the new machine. So, from this very moment synth-diy runs (t)here, unchanged apart from the address. Instructions and links are on the page in above link. In short:
> To subscribe point your browser to: http://synth-diy.org/mailman/listinfo/synth-diy         and follow instructions.
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> To unsubscribe or manage your subscription go to: http://synth-diy.org/mailman/options/synth-diy
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> To send a message to the list send a mail to: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
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> The "management" of the list, as far as that is/has been necessary, I'll continue to do, together with Ben. Fortunately there is not much fighting here, so people management tasks have been minimal. From time to time, though, hardware or other services fail, and some action is needed. Please contact either Ben, or me, and we'll see how to fix things when necessary, though that is now more in Ben's hands than in mine.
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> I am very very grateful to Ben that he is willing to provide synth-diy's new home, and I'm relieved that synth-diy will continue. As I'm sure you all will be! 
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> Personally I've been away from actual hardware electronics a looong time. Paid software jobs seem to take up a lot of one's time, somehow, but they provide food and shelter, and mailing list infrastructures, among other things. I do intend to get back to the world of simple silicon and soldering, next to tending a house and garden, so probably you'll see a bit more of me in the future.
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> All the best, and I (we) hope you continue to enjoy, share, learn and teach here. 
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> Rick Jansen & Ben Stuyts
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> PS
> As mentioned, the current archives start in 2007, so there are some years missing. I'll have more free time in time to come, and will put in effort to restore the years 1995-2007 from available sources, soon. I'll get back to you for help with that, in due time.
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