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IP address for forum changed to 69.165.220.244

Hi folks,

My upstream has changed my ip address so now the numeric ip is 69.165.220.244. All the links should work as before once all the dns changes have propagated.

Cube archives changed

To improve security I've removed ftp access from the forum. We'll use http instead of ftp. I've also moved the Thistlethwaite files over so they can be accessed by http as well.

Router Problem

There was a router problem last night, possibly due to memory corruption. I disconnected and reset everything on the router and DSL modem and now it's working again.

Sorry about the outage. Just letting everyone know that the forum is still alive :)

Mark

Old Domain Names now restored

Hi Everybody,

I've re-activated the old domain names cubezzz.dyndns.org and cubezzz.homelinux.org so all the old links to the Domain of the Cube forum should be working now.

Now that I've thought about it more it actually feels good to get the original URL working again.

You can all thank Tom for coaxing me into it. I still wish dyndns.org could have helped us more, but I guess you get what you pay for.

Mark

Domain name changed (again)

Hi folks,

I'm reverting back to http://cubezzz.dyndns.org/drupal

The other URLs should also work but this one is the canonical URL for the cube forum.

Note that it should also be possible to access the forum directly via http://204.225.123.154

Mark

3x3x3 edges only calculations restored

I restored Tom's 3x3x3 edge only calculations from 2004 back to the God's Algorithm Calculations file. It was the waybackmachine to the rescue this time. Somehow the newer version of the file was overwritten. Hopefully it will be updated again soon.

Back from the Brink

Well, the server had a hard drive failure and I decided that it was time for an operating system upgrade. Unfortunately in the last 9 years everything had changed, e.g. the new versions of php and drupal and mysql were all incompatible with the old versions, and in various ways.

You can imagine my horror when I realized just how much work would be involved in salvaging the forum and make it usable again. I thought all I could do is make the drupal mysql file available to the web and figure out a way of upgrading later.

Finally as a last ditch effort I remembered the Ultimate Boot CD which has a hard drive cloning program and it was able to copy all the sectors still readable to another hard drive. The fact that the critical files were readable and there were multiple kernels bootable on the old failing hard drive was enough to get the server to at least boot, and I was able to restore the last missing files from another backup.

Policy Change for New Accounts

Due to the constant spamming I have changed the access rules for new accounts. From now on new users must email cubexyz at gmail dot com and explain why they want an account here. A short note on your specific interests on Rubik's Cube and math should be sufficient.

Also the ban on gmail has been lifted. Sorry for the trouble, but deleting spam entries got tiresome.

Mark

Clarification on how to contact the admin

To contact the admin of this site send emails to: cubexyz at gmail dot com

I've added a link to Martin's indexed cube lovers archive. Also searches for non-authenticated users will now work.

Site URL changed

I was forced to update the URL of the site this morning. http://dyndns.org saw fit to shut down access from the homelinux.org domain and I had to scramble to switch the site over to the allowed free domain name.

The new URL is http://cubezzz.dyndns.org/drupal

Note that the numeric ip address will also work http://204.225.123.154 as I can't guarantee they won't make it necessary to switch to another service in the future as free services tend to disappear.

Let me know at cubexyz at gmail dot com if anything is broken.

Please update your links accordingly.
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