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    From Black Panther@1337:3/111 to All on Sun Jun 7 09:57:36 2020
    Hi All,

    I just wanted to let everyone know I haven't been very active the last week
    or so on the computer. I have been scanning and reading new messages, but haven't had a lot of time to post.

    Over the last weeks, I have been in the process of obtaining a promotion at work, and I was finally chosen for the position. Starting tomorrow, Monday,
    I will be one of the two salaried managers at our location.

    For the next month or so, my hours won't be changing much. I'll still be Monday - Friday, 0700ish to 1700ish. After that, I may be working a
    compressed shift, which would be 0600 - 1830 Wednesday - Friday, but not
    100% sure at this point.

    I hope within the next week to get back into some of the projects I've been working on, and maybe get some of them finished. :) The one project has been
    in the works for months, and is getting close to being opened for testing.

    Other projects I've been working on include writing scripts for obtaining
    news articles pertaining to different sports. I do have a few of these
    already running, and can be seen in Sportnet, TqWnet, and soon in Fidonet
    Earth echo, and hopefully in fsxNet.

    Another thing I wanted to let every know about, as I think it's exciting, is Michael Batts (stizzed) from The Rock BBS, has taken over development of both the Mys Tic Announce File and Mystic MultiTool packages that I had been working on. I'm not sure at this point if he plans on releasing updates or
    not, but it's exciting for me to see someone continuing with these projects. Thank you Michael. :)

    If anyone is interested in taking a look at the projects I have worked on in the past few years, they can be found at https://github.com/DRPanther As you will see, I haven't done anything with them in quite awhile. Those were
    written in Pascal, and I've been working on teaching myself C, which I think will give me more room to expand and have more resources available.

    Let's see, what else is happening... Another project that I'd like to do, as
    I can find time, is change the www.castlerockbbs.com website. I'm thinking about setting up a system here to host my own website, due to some limitations I've been having with GoDaddy and their hosting. When I get to that point, I may be asking some dumb questions, and would expect some dumb answers. As that is not my area of expertise, and I know it is for some of you, there may be some issues I run into. For example, would a dedicated system running Apache
    be sufficient, or is there another system that gives more flexibility?

    My son just separated from the US Air Force, and will be moving back to New Mexico the first part of July. We're excited about having him closer to home again. :)

    Ok, this was intended to be a short update as to why I haven't been very active, and it turned into an autobiography. ;) Sorry about that.

    If you are still reading, the winning lottery numbers are: 4,&*$#NO CARRIER


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  • From MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 to Black Panther on Mon Jun 8 14:28:01 2020
    On 07 Jun 2020, Black Panther said the following...

    Hi All,

    Hey dude =)

    I just wanted to let everyone know I haven't been very active the last week or so on the computer. I have been scanning and reading new
    messages, but haven't had a lot of time to post.

    That's ok, real life happens to us all =)

    Over the last weeks, I have been in the process of obtaining a promotion at work, and I was finally chosen for the position. Starting tomorrow, Monday, I will be one of the two salaried managers at our location.

    WOW! Congratulations man, that's awesome news. What will you be doing in your new role?

    For the next month or so, my hours won't be changing much. I'll still be Monday - Friday, 0700ish to 1700ish. After that, I may be working a compressed shift, which would be 0600 - 1830 Wednesday - Friday, but not 100% sure at this point.

    How do you feel about the 3 12.5 hour shifts? I think that could be great to have 2 week days free for your self, and just slog it out for 3 days... but I guess it also depends on what it is you're going to be doing.

    I hope within the next week to get back into some of the projects I've been working on, and maybe get some of them finished. :) The one project has been in the works for months, and is getting close to being opened
    for testing.

    Always willing to trial and test stuff here, looking forward to seeing your projects coming into fruition too.

    Other projects I've been working on include writing scripts for
    obtaining news articles pertaining to different sports. I do have a few
    of these already running, and can be seen in Sportnet, TqWnet, and soon
    in Fidonet Earth echo, and hopefully in fsxNet.

    Yeah these are fudging awesome man! Love having the news right at my
    fingertips with no other distractions etc. Just the raw news, as it should be =)

    Another thing I wanted to let every know about, as I think it's
    exciting, is Michael Batts (stizzed) from The Rock BBS, has taken over development of both the Mys Tic Announce File and Mystic MultiTool packages that I had been working on. I'm not sure at this point if he plans on releasing updates or not, but it's exciting for me to see
    someone continuing with these projects. Thank you Michael. :)

    Wow that's great, so he's going to contribute? or fully own these going forward? Will you still be able to contribute to them too or solely him?

    If anyone is interested in taking a look at the projects I have worked
    on in the past few years, they can be found at https://github.com/DRPanther As you will see, I haven't done anything
    with them in quite awhile. Those were written in Pascal, and I've been working on teaching myself C, which I think will give me more room to expand and have more resources available.

    Yes I have that bookmarked already =) C is something I need to really start
    to learn, I have dabbled a tiny bit here and there, but not really done anything useful in it.

    Let's see, what else is happening... Another project that I'd like to
    do, as I can find time, is change the www.castlerockbbs.com website. I'm thinking about setting up a system here to host my own website, due to some limitations I've been having with GoDaddy and their hosting. When I get to that point, I may be asking some dumb questions, and would expect some dumb answers. As that is not my area of expertise, and I know it is for some of you, there may be some issues I run into. For example, would
    a dedicated system running Apache be sufficient, or is there another system that gives more flexibility?

    What limitations with GoDaddy? I'm not a DNS expert by any stretch of the imagination but if I can help in any way I'd be very happy to offer it.

    My son just separated from the US Air Force, and will be moving back to New Mexico the first part of July. We're excited about having him closer to home again. :)

    That's fantastic news, that'll be awesome to have him near by. Congrats!!

    Ok, this was intended to be a short update as to why I haven't been very active, and it turned into an autobiography. ;) Sorry about that.

    You could sell that on Amazon, I'll have the paper back though as
    I'm a cheapskate =)

    If you are still reading, the winning lottery numbers are: 4,&*$#NO CARRIER

    4 check, noooo wait... what are the other ones... dang it!

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  • From Black Panther@1337:3/111 to MeaTLoTioN on Mon Jun 8 19:44:22 2020
    On 08 Jun 2020, MeaTLoTioN said the following...

    Over the last weeks, I have been in the process of obtaining a promot at work, and I was finally chosen for the position. Starting tomorrow Monday, I will be one of the two salaried managers at our location.

    WOW! Congratulations man, that's awesome news. What will you be doing in your new role?

    Well, I work for a 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) company that is contracted by
    our local Intel location. We handle all of the shipping, receiving, stores of consumable raw materials, etc. As of today, I am in change of the stores, silicon and wafer shipping teams. All of the really expensive parts that come in, have work done to them, and then sent out again are in my areas. I have 6 teams under me with about 25 people in total. Should be fun! ;)

    How do you feel about the 3 12.5 hour shifts? I think that could be
    great to have 2 week days free for your self, and just slog it out for 3 days... but I guess it also depends on what it is you're going to be doing.

    12 hours is only half a day, so it won't be too bad. ;) I actually don't mind working longer hours. In one of my previous positions, I was working anything from 10 - 18 hours/day. It wouldn't have been bad if I were hourly at the time...

    I hope within the next week to get back into some of the projects I'v been working on, and maybe get some of them finished. :) The one proj has been in the works for months, and is getting close to being opene for testing.

    Always willing to trial and test stuff here, looking forward to seeing your projects coming into fruition too.

    This project will need some good testing when it gets to that point. There is an interbbs aspect to it, that I'm in the process of writing from scratch.
    The outbound seems to be working fine. I just need to finish the inbound processing, and make sure it all works together. (you might actually
    recognize the project...) ;)

    Yeah these are fudging awesome man! Love having the news right at my fingertips with no other distractions etc. Just the raw news, as it
    should be =)

    I still have to find some time to clean the up a bit yet. I've also been
    having some issues now with the TinyURL calls... For some reason, my bash script is inserting a space in the url it calls, and TinyURL isn't able to produce the shortened url...

    I'm glad you like them. I used to go to the website and read the new stories, but its actually easier to read them on here now. :)

    Another thing I wanted to let every know about, as I think it's exciting, is Michael Batts (stizzed) from The Rock BBS, has taken ove development of both the Mys Tic Announce File and Mystic MultiTool

    Wow that's great, so he's going to contribute? or fully own these going forward? Will you still be able to contribute to them too or solely him?

    Since I've pretty much stopped working on those, I put them out there in
    hopes that someone might take over development. Michael asked if he could modify/update them, and I told him to go for it. He has taken over the development. I'm not sure yet if he plans on releasing anything, or if he's just doing it for his use. I'll have to ask him.

    Yes I have that bookmarked already =) C is something I need to really start to learn, I have dabbled a tiny bit here and there, but not really done anything useful in it.

    C really isn't too difficult to learn. I just started by creating a fun
    little program that I thought Paul (Avon) would enjoy. I do have it up on my board, in the 'Panthers Playground' area. If you've seen the movie WarGames, you'll recognize it pretty quick. ;)

    It's completely text, but that is what I started with in C. It took me about
    a hour or so to write it, and it gave me a good understanding of how the language works.

    What limitations with GoDaddy? I'm not a DNS expert by any stretch of the imagination but if I can help in any way I'd be very happy to offer it.

    I had wanted to have files available to download from the website, but I
    would put a link to file tqwinfo.zip, and the user would download a file
    named fasdf456hjj645681838a2df48338eapoi4323.zip. I was hoping that I could eventually have a bunch of files available for download, but the filenames would need to stay intact.

    I might end up having to look into a vps or something, as I didn't think
    about port 80 potentially being blocked by my isp...

    Ok, this was intended to be a short update as to why I haven't been v active, and it turned into an autobiography. ;) Sorry about that.

    You could sell that on Amazon, I'll have the paper back though as
    I'm a cheapskate =)

    I looked into selling stories on Amazon, but I thought they took to much of
    the sale for each one... Maybe I'm a cheapskate as well... ;)

    If you are still reading, the winning lottery numbers are: 4,&*$#NO CARRIER

    4 check, noooo wait... what are the other ones... dang it!

    That was actually last weeks loto numbers anyway... ;)


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