With the invitation to go to the Korean tournament this year, it is time to resurrect my interest in go. I don’t expect to get back to my best, but I need to make a decent account of myself.
So I will take part in the Australia-New Zealand online tournament starting this week. http://digital.go.org.au/2016.html
My first game is tonight against TriDat Tran from Australia.
UPDATE: In spite of being rusty I managed a win. A new opponent will be assigned tomorrow (Sunday 3 July).
This blog is to capture some of the challenges in building a new home server. The server is to act as the DMZ and firewalls for the home network. I have a cable modem with a fixed IP (IP4) address that the new server plugs into. All my home computing equipment, computers, WIFI router, network printer etc plug into a network switch at the back.
The server acts as
- Firewall external and internal
- DNS server (it was to serve as authority for my domains but Vodafone seems to block UDP DNS queries from outside it’s network)
- LAMP stack (Apache2 plus MySQL plus PHP/Perl running on Linux)
- Email server (SMTP + POP3/IMAP)
Getting these set up is not so difficult but I decided to try using ISPConfig3 to manage them. ISPConfig This is a tool that makes it look like you are running an ISP and you can easily provision web sites, and email accounts. It has some functionality that I don’t need and some features don’t quite work as intended, but in general it makes it easier to manage everything for multiple users.
I also installed wordpress for this blog and for all the users. The ungrateful people aren’t rushing to create content.
Toastmasters is a system to help learn public speaking.
I have been going to 2 groups as I split my time between Wellington and Christchurch
In Wellington I go to Mid City group on Thursdays
In Christchurch I go to Avon group on Tuesdays
and I have also been to a group in Petone which meets once a month on Friday
I think I have become more confident in general and better able to construct and deliver a speech/presentation that people want to listen to.