News on LanGame events

Funky routing of mail on non-standard ports

  • Posted on: 28 April 2004
  • By: agittins

For a while now I've been providing a secondary mail service for a friend, using my home server connected to BigPond Cable. It all works rather well, but Telstra have recently announced that they will be blocking outbound port 25 to mitigate the steaming hordes of spam monkeys they've attracted over the years. For one I applaud Telstra's action, albeit years late - at least they're making an effort now. But since it requires some reconfiguration to handle this I figured I'd throw it up here so that others in a similar situation can use this method to continue providing secondary mail services.

Site Update - Drupal now in control

  • Posted on: 12 April 2004
  • By: agittins

The site update has been done. Almost all content is now driven by Drupal, the old stuff has either been migrated across or is on the to-do list. I'm still using gallery for images, and the langame section is now more or less crippled compared to the old site. Next on the list is sorting out the langame registrations, but if you find anything wrong (like missing downloads, broken links, external links that sent you here but you didn't get what you wanted etc) please let me know via webmaster AT purple DOT dropbear DOT id DOT au.

System Information

  • Posted on: 11 April 2004
  • By: agittins

Well, this is hardly news, but I had to seed this with something, so a summary of the machine behind this website seems in order.


*gasp* it's a Pentium200-MMX, with 128MB of ram! It has a system drive of a whopping 1.5GB, with an additional 10GB drive for further data. It's got a stallion 8-port Brumby serial card, a modem, two NICS (one e100pro, one 3C509b), a SCSI 2x CDBurner which turned into a coaster-maker only recently, a HP-4P flatbed scanner and a few miscellaneous serial devices connected depending on what I'm playing with at the time.


20/07/01: Postmortem

  • Posted on: 20 July 2001
  • By: agittins

Well, another lan games over. The games were a great success, I think we had a peak of 11 people there, plus a few remote ring-ins (the German contingent in Counter-Strike gave us a run for our money). Matt enjoyed himself. Steve2 had problems with his network card (current theory is that with 7 fans in his case, it was just too damn cold for it to work), so he and Steve1 went out and bought hubs, network cards, and god knows what else. CounterStrike dominated play this time, with some good rounds of UT and a bit of Q3 thrown in for good measure. There was a small rebel force playing Diablo-II for a little while, so I think we'll get everyone up to speed on Diablo for the next games.

27/06/01: New Games are Afoot!

  • Posted on: 27 June 2001
  • By: agittins

10/07/01: Bring it on! Saturday 14/07
We are on for Saturday, 14/07/01, from 10am to 8pm. Results of the 'which day vote' are at the bottom of the players page.

04/07/01: *sigh* Postponed again, election in progress...
Oh well, Sunday 08/07 was not to be. Our host is interstate, and may not be back in time for the games.
So, we are now looking at the weekend of the 14th and 15th. Please indicate your preferece for Saturday or Sunday on the Registration page, the votes will be tallied, and a decision will be made next week on which day it will be.