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 Where are the bloody sigs? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Yep, the sigs are still being blocked by the firewall. Scott will have to keep poking at that end when he isn't doing homework.

In the meantime, I'm building the stats code for Predictor@home. It doesn't help that this project is temporarily shutting down for upgrades, but it doesn't hurt development. The code is expected to be finished by the end of this week, but it won't work until the project comes back up.

Edit: The stats sigs started working again after I fixed a bug in my sigs code.

 Teamstats Back Up Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

The cron file has been rebuilt, and basic database repairs completed. Teamstats is back online.

Now the bad news, about half the teams are not updating. I'll probably end up having to fix them one at a time until all work again. UT2004 arrived today, which doesn't help one bit.

Stay tuned.

Edit: Ok, a few other things were broken. They say patience is a virtue, we are all going to be virtuous soon.

Edit2: Everything looks good now. All teams and projects are up to date.

 Teamstats Current Status Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Current teamstats status: As of now, all the hardware is back, but the software end isn't restored. I also forgot to backup the crontab that controls teamstats, so we have to rebuild it from scratch, and it was about 2 pages long. Also, the backup of my home dir failed, and I made one of the worst mistakes an admin can make; I didn't check the backup before formatting. It'll come back. I just don't know when.
I just moved across the country, and I've got about 200 things on the list before teamstats. Besides, I'm not working on teamstats over this 14.4 connection.


 Teamstats Outage imminent Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

After 140 days of uptime, and 14 years in this house, it's all coming to an end. Today the moving truck comes. With that, I have to pull the plug on the servers. The new location is not ready yet. The stats will remain offline until such time as the web server is rebuilt, and the new location is setup. More information as it comes available.


 Team MacNN Predictor@Home - a fresh start Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Team MacNN for Predictor@Home is making great headway with the help of our newest members. Predictor@Home runs on the BOINC framework, but has had significantly more uptime then SETI-BOINC

Much like Distributed Folding, Predictor is a project that is focused on Protein Folding Prediction, and like Distributed Folding it is currently taking part in this years CASP 6 competition. Currently Team Macnn is #11 in average daily production and still climbing, and is #13-14 overall.

Predictor@Home does an excellent job of demonstrating the strengths of the BOINC framework but has not experienced the set backs of SETI. If you would like to be on the ground floor of a great new project, join Predictor@Home and Team MacNN and help us break into the top 10.

 SETI on BOINC is live Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

SETI-BOINC is officially live. If you are crunching SETI, be sure to check this out.

If you have been beta testing SETI-BOINC, be sure you have upgraded to the latest BOINC client, 3.18, in order to get work.

 Site Upgrade Complete Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

OK, after much delay, I finally got around to updating to site to the latest version of GeekLog (1.3.9sr1) that should eliminate our problems with comment spammers. The upgrade went as smooth as possible without any hitches (almost too smooth...).

Comments are now enabled again, but you must be a registered user and logged in to post comments to articles/stories, etc.

In addition, we are still looking for people who would like to contribute stories/content/posts to this site. If so, please post in the comments.

Thanks for your patience,

 Site Upgrade Imminent... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Given the comments spammers have found a hole in Geeklog that allows them to post anonymously despite having disabled such capability, we have been forced to turn off comments until I can perform an upgrade to the latest version of Geeklog.

This upgrade occur within the next few days. We'll post something more definitive when I have a schedule. You will still be able to access team stats (, but the team home page will be offline for a short time during the upgrade (an hour or so). Hopefully, this will not interrupt your regularly scheduled Team MacNN programming too badly, so please stay tuned for the latest.

 Heads up, point scoring changed Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Last week the folks at Stanford changed how the scoring system works. The short version is, Tinkers no longer massively suck.

 Anonymous Posting Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

I was forced to disable anonymous commenting on stories due to some random comments with links to explicit material. Please note that to comment in the future, you will need to login to the site (which uses a separate login from the MacNN Forums).

Please note that posting of inappropriate or off-topic material or links may result in some sort of disciplinary action that will be decided on by either Scott, reader or myself. In addition, if you discover inappropriate or questionable material, please contact one of us.

Read on for some more interesting site news that I have in the pipeline...

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