The Traveling Technoid
A safe(?) haven for those technically inclined souls who
believe that Common Sense, Free Will, the Doctrine of First Sale, a
and a Weller soldering station still have a firm place in this world.
To put it more simply, I've dedicated this part of my site to those who
are firm believers in the 'Freedom to Tinker!'
"...What happened to home-brewed and breadboarded circuitry? Where's the joy of mechanics and electricity, the creation
of real things? Who are the tinkerers with a lust for electronics? We've become a nation of appliance operators, who take
pride in what we own rather than what we build..." (Cliff Stoll, from his book 'Silicon Snake Oil,' page 75).
Blue Feather's FTP Archive is available again, with changes...
to an unbelievable amount of bulk downloading abuse (you don't want to
see what the bandwidth usage graph was doing), I've come to the
unfortunate conclusion that running an anonymous FTP archive, without
any kind of limits, is an exercise in frustration for all concerned.
this in mind, I have implemented
a new access-controlled system running under FTPS. Accessing the
library will now require a secure-capable client, such as WinSCP or Filezilla. The system itself, and our firewall, has been configured to accept only one protocol: FTPS, also known as FTP with implicit SSL encryption.
you have your client set up, you will need to make an entry for the
site ftps.bluefeathertech.com. Next, you will need to Email me
for the current access password (which will, periodically, be changed).
I will maintain a list of all who ask for said password, and send out a
notification to this group when it changes.
Please feel free
to share the password with others you know who may need it, but please
avoid posting it in any public forum or on a mailing list. If you need
to share it with someone, please do so in a private message to them,
and ask them to respect the same request.
These measures will, I
think, guarantee the ready availability of the archive for those who
truly need it as well as locking out the abusers.
Thanks for your patience.
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The Wonderful World of Scrounging
Real Dalek Sighting in California (where else?)!
Clench your teeth and grit your fists, gang! An actual Dalek
sighting has been confirmed in California, specifically in the Bay
Area. One of the Traveling Technoid's spys was fortunate enough to
catch a photo of the beastie, shown here in all its tin glory (and
reproduced by the kind permission of J.D. 'Illiad' Fraser at User Friendly).
Last Updated 10-Feb-19, by Bruce Lane