|Jenolan||:||To save money web site hosting has been reduced and AWS file hosting of the compendium removed|
|shenley||:||Thanks for the update, Larry. Just spoke to Norm and he sounded in good spirits. He said life in the retirement village was very good. Like you said, he misses all the great RBR days (we all do). I've now got the phone number to his room so it will be easier for me to ring him in the future. He said he had to go because Bingo was on in a few minutes.|
|Jenolan||:||Norm said he is having a lot of problems with his sight, miss all of the old crew RBR was really something grand when it was rocking|
|shenley||:||Thanks, Larry. I was wondering how Norm was getting on in the aged-care facility. I will give him a phone call soon. He said it might be difficult getting through to him now. Not surprised he has retired from RBR scenarios. Pleased he is still OK. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Heard from Norm, no more RBR... I am still pondering paying (again) for the latest Trainz and writing Activities using the terrible rule based sessions|
|shenley||:||Nice to hear your updates, Larry. Hope the move hasn't been too much of a problem. Regards, Peter|
|Jenolan||:||Bought a Ryobi lawn mower (battery 18v) to do our tiny lawn, and a transfer pump to use the bath water on the garden|
|Jenolan||:||After more than a month of missing the farm, the worst thing drinking water, miss our clean fresh rain water tanks every day. And the morning kookaburras, maggies, even the wombat|
|Jenolan||:||Weather for West Bathurst (our Endolin) is now active|
|Jenolan||:||We have named our new house Endolin ... see if you can work out the reference. Disney movie, computer based, debug mode on.|
I weakened and bought T:ANE for Mac .. I do not have any Windoze boxes, my last license went to Norm so what I am going to do is totally ignore the 'Community Edition' when I receive my DVD for the T:ANE/Mac I will load it. If I like it I may write some code, if I don't like it it will go into the bin and I will never bother with Trainz ever again.
If (big if!) it seems nice I might tinker with it ... I doubt hugely that I will try and resurrect the Living Railway or RazorBack simply because I can't see devoting the mega quantities of time to put stuff together. I notice that they reckon the old initial scenario layout is back all tarted up.... If it is and it works I might write some test stuff BUTT I am already hugely overloaded and have been quite a bit insane lately so do not expect anything.
Well .. unless this T:ANE thing feels like TRS2004 then all bets are off
I am not one for running around like a headless chook at the first sound of a threat on the internet or a virus, trojan et al.
Unfortunately it would seem that the US NSA is already doing this and if they can do it then any government can/will and it is not a stretch then for organised crime to infiltrate a main data centre and also inject traffic into information that you are downloading from a totally different site. See the article at IT News Australia or just do a few google searches if you understand the way the internet works even a little you will have your breath taken away!
Ultimately, the message is clear: nobody, not businesses, governments, or individual users should ever use non-encrypted communications over the internet for any purpose be it web browsing, service or social media logins or webmail.
Read more: IT News Australia
Now, I hear the bloke up the back say that browser are 'sandboxed' from your main system and that the risk is really slight. Well let's have a think.
So for my sites I have purchased SSL certificates so that all communication is secure to/from Jenolan. Standard SSL certificates are now pretty cheap (try SSLS) from now on if a site aint secure you should think about telling them to wake up or don't visit them! Watch yah back.
SNOW EVENT 18/7 - UPDATE #1
There have been snowfalls in the Region and the major roads have been inspected. All major roads have been CLOSED until further notice.
We are snowed in ... went up the mountain to see if Helen could go to work (and Pamela uni) but it is far too dangerous. Put another log on the fire!