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By: falcon | July 04, 2017

First, this is a notice to everyone that the server's temporary address is yfs1.sytes.net.


I have a bunch of stuff to catch up on, and this week will be the week that I put time into doing so.


First, I have almost 40 applications to process, which basically means sending out emails inviting the applicants to the IRC channel for a quick interview.  The daunting part is that I face having to actually work out times to talk with all these applicants.  I know, I know, it is a pain to have to do this, but it is necessary to help ensure that applicants know that I have zero tolerance for violations of the terms of service.


Next, I have emails to answer.  I will reply to the messages in my gmail as well as any local emails sent to my a...

By: falcon | January 17, 2017

In setting up this service, I put my own time and money into it without expecting anything in return.


I intend to create an environment which supports learning how to use unix-like systems, learning programming, and learning how computers work at a better level than most people do.


I did not set up the service for criminals to take advantage of innocent people.  I recently invited the police over to my house to investigate suspicious activity on my server, something I was greatly displeased with having to do.  But I will do it again if necessary.


If there was ever an idea that a free shell service is a safe place to commit crimes without anyone noticing or caring, THIS IS NOT THE CASE HERE.


There is only so much that one can do to pre...

By: falcon | November 15, 2016

I was reflecting on my time spent looking for free shell accounts a few years ago, and I remembered all the trouble that I went through trying to get one.


I was really surprised by the amount of red tape involved in applying for a shell account on many sites.  I couldn't believe the idea that somebody wants a postcard sent to them in order to grant a free shell.  Then there were sites where you were supposed to get a vouch or two from other members.  I quickly grew hopeless with those as the resident members were rude and cocky.  And lastly, needing a "good" reason to get a shell has baffled me -- to this day, I still can't figure out what a "good" reason is.


There were some providers that did give me a shell, but I quickl...

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