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By: falcon | November 14, 2018

I have been having difficulty finding the time to sit down and process the backlogged applications received since the fire in November 2017. I am sorry that I have not been able to respond in a timely manner, but I still have all the applications and will answer them.


Instead of emailing applicants, I have been dealing with problems currently affecting the service.


Unexpected reboots The VPS has been randomly hard rebooting about once a week since August, and only this week did the hosting company agree that their system was at fault, and migrated the shell server to another hypervisor that I am hoping will be more stable.


Zoho is being annoying As you will see on the "Contact Us" page, Zoho has started rolling out a new account po...

By: falcon | July 07, 2018

I have rented a VPS as of today.  It is Debian 9 64-bit.  I need to get the home folders uploaded and then process all the pending applications.  I can see there are a lot of duplicates, so again, please don't re-apply until I announce that I'm caught up.  And of course my depression has to be getting in the way as I take on the task of getting it all going again.


Once the basic configuration is done I will be available on IRC again.


Thanks for your patience!

Category: Server Status 

Tags: downtime 

By: falcon | July 07, 2018

It has been about a month and I have been feeling terrible. I experienced such overwhelming negative emotions that I went to hospital to see a crisis counselor.


It sucks that depression has been blocking progress, even after I paid the first month's rental to get a VPS running. But on the other hand, if my mind was stable and I was employed or attending school, I probably would have even less time and energy to allocate to this service.


For now, I expect that you've got service with another shell provider. I am sorry that mine has been down for so many months.  It should be simple to sign up for a shell account, because of their educational value and because they are free of charge, but I know it isn't the case.  From my experience,...

Category: Monologues 

Tags: downtime 

By: falcon | November 22, 2017

There was a fire at my house. It started in the bedroom next to mine and luckily I was home to notice it when nobody else was.  I called the fire department and they put it out before it could spread to other areas of the house.


Because of the remaining dampness from the fire department putting out the fire, I was asked to unplug all the outlets on the side of my room closest to the affected area.  This includes unplugging the laptop that was the free shell server.


This means the free shell service will be suspended indefinitely until I get the okay to plug my electronics back in - and even then, I might have to subsequently move out temporarily for repairs to be done to the structure of the house.


All I can say is I'm sorry for this...

Category: Server Status 

Tags: shell, server, downtime