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Old 10-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Alien Pastures-Is Back Online!


Anyone else having trouble finding Alien Bob's web site? For 24 hours now I've been getting a "Could not connect to remote server" error.
Thanks.

Last edited by cwizardone; 10-08-2013 at 07:39 PM. Reason: edited title to show Alien Pasture is back online.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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https://plus.google.com/114193567785...ts/7SDGTrLACQc
https://twitter.com/erichameleers/st...07830729420800
 
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks!
 
Old 10-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Well, Eric, if you're "listening", I have resources I can offer to help out.
Same offer to any resource directly related to slackware.com (maintainers, devs, etc...)

Edit: Fri Oct 04, 2013 - 7:23:03 PM EDT
I should have specified gratis for any resource directly related to slackware.com.

Over and out.

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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Kind of off topic, but that twitter pic of Eric looks marvellous, is there software that can convert images like that? Maybe a GIMP plugin? Or is this a drawing?
 
Old 10-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
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Kind of off topic, but that twitter pic of Eric looks marvellous, is there software that can convert images like that? Maybe a GIMP plugin? Or is this a drawing?
You can achieve this kind of effect with Inkscape... You need to "vectorize" a bitmap, and with a few tweaks you should be able to "extract" something like this...

But I just gave a "magical trick" here... Some will be angry at me

Cheers.
 
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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Kind of off topic, but that twitter pic of Eric looks marvellous, is there software that can convert images like that? Maybe a GIMP plugin? Or is this a drawing?
This one : https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images..._hameleers.png came from this one: http://slackware.com/~alien/graphics/alien.jpg using potrace.

Eric
 
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Well this certainly explains my "Unable to connect".
 
Old 10-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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Thanks! And there's even a SlackBuild for it, very cool! ☺
 
Old 10-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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My blog is back up - visit http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/ !
The server has not been fully restored, Robby is working his ass off at the moment, but at least the web services are back up.
For the curious, here are some access statistics of the past year: http://harrier.slackbuilds.org/stats...slackbook.org/ ... anyone still wonder why I am thankful to TekLinks in Birmingham, AL, for the free bandwidth?

Eric
 
Old 10-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #11
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For the curious, here are some access statistics of the past year: http://harrier.slackbuilds.org/stats...slackbook.org/ ... anyone still wonder why I am thankful to TekLinks in Birmingham, AL, for the free bandwidth?
Your within the limits that my hosting provider has which is 100GB/month for $9.25US/month, but only just.
 
Old 10-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #12
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Well, I just phoned my son and asked him to unplug the alienbase.nl server from the power grid ASAP.
It suddenly was spitting out loads of input/output errors and segfaults, and eventually my remote ssh session was killed.
So the server is dead and I do not know what I will find when I am back home.

The machine hosts the slackdocs mailing lists and also serves as my build- and development server (running all sorts of virtual machines).
If this is a disk failure, then it will take me a while to get back up and running as I do not have backups of my Slackware virtual machines, only of the OS configuration and data :-(

I do have a spare hard disk but no spare time at the moment and do not know the extent of the damage (I had to buy a new case and PSU last month when a power shortage wrecked havoc in computers and printer in the attic).

Eric
 
Old 10-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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If this is a disk failure, then it will take me a while to get back up and running as I do not have backups of my Slackware virtual machines, only of the OS configuration and data :-(

I do have a spare hard disk but no spare time at the moment and do not know the extent of the damage (I had to buy a new case and PSU last month when a power shortage wrecked havoc in computers and printer in the attic).

Eric
Bummer! Best wishes on getting your server up and running, man!
 
  


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