[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge-discuss: mailing list versus forum system

Albert Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 19:15:53 UTC 2011

Also, it doesn't currently support SSL. I can add that later today.


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've set up the forum for Noisebridge:
> http://forum.nburl.net/
> It's the Vanilla bb software. You can log in with Google or OpenID.
> It's hosted on my DreamHost account (I could use 10x the bandwidth I
> use now and not come anywhere near my monthly limit.) I can make
> regular backups.
> Email me any comments you have about this setup, or any themes you'd
> like (right now it uses the default, and there's a mobile phone
> version as well.)
> -Al
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
>>    For me, "locally hosted" does not necessarily mean
>> box in the space, rather box that we, noisebridge people,
>> can get at, physically if necessary. There's something
>> hackerly about access to the silicon and metal itself,
>> though probably ineffable.
>>    It also means as much freedom from shifts in some
>> other entity's policies as possible, which is the big
>> deal for me.
>>    A possibly useful comparison is between renting a
>> VM on a monthly basis from go grid on one hand and
>> maintaining a box in a monkey brains rack at 200 Paul.
>> both are subject to policies, but we get to visit our
>> box and pet it and such, unlike the vm. granted the vm
>> is more scaleable and reliable, but those don't seem
>> important aspects to hackers. and we can move the box
>> to another entity, which is different from moving the
>> vm to another hosting entity.
>> On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 10:35 -0800, Dr. Jesus wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I'd really not rather use something that's not locally hosted. What if their
>>> > system had a malfunction and we couldn't get access to troubleshoot it?
>>> You use the out of band management card.  Most people aren't aware of
>>> how much control RMCP and similar protocols give the ops folks these
>>> days.  Look at the feature set for Intel AMT 6, for example.  You can
>>> reflash the BIOS over the network without even turning the computer on
>>> now.  ASF 2.0 lets you turn computers on and lock out the local
>>> console, too.
>>> > Also, global politics aside, I don't like someone who is not a Noisebridger
>>> > having the "god key" to enable or disable the entire system.
>>> > Further, regardless of the complexity, if we have something local, we can
>>> > modify it, and even create new modules and patches for it.
>>> Why does the physical proximity to the machine have anything to do
>>> with the hackability of its software?  Root is root.
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