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QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby dilwyn » Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 pm

Thanks to the swift action of XorA on this Forum, my QL Homepage site is back, after a fashion.

Graeme kindly offered to host the full 2.33GB of it on space he has at www.greybeardz.com until the IT department here (me!) gets everything working properly again.

If you go to http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/index.html, you can click on a link there to the temporary site at http://www.greybeardz.com/index.html, it should be active by now. I am able to upload to my own site, but it would be a waste of time for me and irritating for users for me to spend 12 hours uploading 2.33GB only to find it's gone again 24 hours later.

In theory, all content is available from greybeardz.com. In practice, there may well be some absolute URLs embedded in the site which directly call dilwyn.me.uk only to find that things ain't there yet. If this causes a problem (non-working links), get in touch with me and I'll see what I can do. I'd rather not make too many changes or site updates at the moment in case it has a knock-on effect when I'm able and confident to restore the usual site.

I am still having email problems, so if I don't seem to be replying to an email, it has probably vanished into the ether at random along with many others - send me a PM via the Forum instead. I can only apologise for the ongoing problems.


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Re: QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby Dave » Tue May 09, 2017 4:24 pm

Dilwyn, while your repository is the definitive information sight for the QL it is not an obligation on your part.

Stop apologizing.

Meanwhile, I'd also like to mirror with auto-updates. I'll put it at sinclairql.com/dilwyn/ or some such. We just need to find a way for you to get the data to me efficiently. Sneakernet?


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Re: QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby dilwyn » Tue May 09, 2017 4:59 pm

Dave wrote:Dilwyn, while your repository is the definitive information sight for the QL it is not an obligation on your part.

Stop apologizing.

Meanwhile, I'd also like to mirror with auto-updates. I'll put it at sinclairql.com/dilwyn/ or some such. We just need to find a way for you to get the data to me efficiently. Sneakernet?

By 'sneakernet' do you mean physically sending it to you on a DVD or other non-internet method? (Not having heard of Sneakernet I took the wikipedia definition of data being moved by people wearing "sneakers").

Any method i'm capable of understanding is fine by me. It's 2.33GB of data uncompressed currently, not sure yet how much zipped, probably about half that.


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Re: QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby dilwyn » Tue May 09, 2017 5:02 pm

Doohh, I forgot that as most of it is zipped already it hardly shrinks at all, the zip file is 2.2GB, so the only advantage is that it is sent as one file instead of 5,027 files.


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Re: QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby XorA » Tue May 09, 2017 5:08 pm

Dave wrote:Dilwyn, while your repository is the definitive information sight for the QL it is not an obligation on your part.

Stop apologizing.

Meanwhile, I'd also like to mirror with auto-updates. I'll put it at sinclairql.com/dilwyn/ or some such. We just need to find a way for you to get the data to me efficiently. Sneakernet?


Well for initial upload we could just rsync from greybeardz to your server!

Then you can work with dilwyn for more permanent sync!


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Re: QL Homepage Is Back!

Postby Dave » Tue May 09, 2017 6:14 pm

My connection is around 300 mbit/sec so it wouldn't take too long. I'll set it up immediately I return from my road trip.



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