The SysOp's Blog

Started 2019-07-17 22:03

Greetings! I am the "SysOp" of this website, a title bestowed upon those who operated the BBSes of yesteryear. I plan to capture the adventuring and sharing spirit of those dial-up systems within this site and add on a slew of modern conveniences for us digital pioneers.

Within this blog I'll document my trials, adventures and progress in building the site. Actually this will be the first DIY project to be discussed within this site. Unfortunately for the time being its going to be an awfully one-sided discussion.

To that end as soon as I had the machinery in place I started writing blog entries, going back to the beginning and hitting the highlights of my progress. With the software I've written it should be fairly easy to keep updating this as I progress.

Stay tuned...


Posts in category ‘SysOp’.

The 'Shack and Gitea get Married

2020-10-12 18:00:00 Posted in: SysOp, Website; 0 comments
Please join us for the wedding of

        YE OL' PI SHACK

               &

             GITEA

On Monday, the 12th day of October
in the 51st year of the Unix epoch.

:: wind blows :: :: crickets chirp ::

What?!?! You didn't come?

OK. No invitations were sent, but the work was done. It was an adventure in and of itself but Gitea's users and sessions have been married and adopted into Ye Ol' Pi Shack's. And as usual it took more time and effort fulfilling the dependencies of Gitea than it did to actually find and patch things. It seems nobody does things the way I do (imagine that) and so it took more effort than I had anticipated. Again... imagine that!

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I've made the switch to CppCMS

2020-08-08 10:20:15 Posted in: SysOp, Website; 0 comments

As much as I believe the FreePascal compiler has the best combination of features of the languages I've seen, the libraries available for it are limited and usually of poor quality. I finally decided to take a look around and see if there was another language that had higher quality and larger availability of code. I've spent an awful lot of time fixing every FPC library I get involved with and the bugs seem never ending. On top of that there seems to be a prevailing attitude to add more features long before the current ones are fixed.

Law 2 is a butt kicker in software development and when launching a new software system having good foundational software is a huge contributor to how well things will turn out. So I took a look around, decided to jump back into the C++ pool and take some libraries for a test drive.

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