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Linc · Bard · Icrontian


Detroit, MI
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June 19, 1983
Detroit, MI
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  • Ars Technica offering Pro subscription with no tracking code

    Ars Pro: Now free of tracking scripts for subscribers

    I wasn't aware they even had a $25/yr ad-free subscription, but with the addition of all tracking code removal, this is a steal. If Icrontic was still in the content business, this is definitely the sort of model that I think works best right now. The web is broken with the current bottomless pit of Javascript running on most sites and it's important to get behind efforts like this. Subscribed.

  • Re: The "Everything is Different" Vanilla feature and bug discussion

    I fixed the 'necro' addon and deployed it. I also updated "Latest Comment" on all discussions so any that were missed should be bumped now.

    The "Mark All Viewed" broken button is removed. As always, the option in the gear by your avatar works for doing that.

  • Expo 2018: Pre-Announcement

    It's that time of year when it's time to start talking about Expo!

    This is our 15th annual event, and it will be 20-24 June, 2018. We suggest getting into town the afternoon of Wed, June 20 or the morning of Thu, June 21. No events are scheduled past midnight on Sat, June 23. Please depart no later than Monday, June 25 unless you clear it with Lincoln.

    • Read about our accommodations available & event details.
    • I'll be reaching out to last year's coordinators to confirm they're interested in helping again.
    • We have a theme, and the logo is underway. :ninja:
    • We have two new featured events already planned. The schedule pace will be similar to last year.
    • We've already started receiving prizes for the prize table. If you have something you'd like to discuss contributing, reach out to Brian or I.
    • We're establishing an official code of conduct for events so that new folks know what to expect and who to talk to if they have a bad experience.
    • Tickets will go on sale in mid-May, slightly later than last year. They will be similarly structured & priced to last year.

    This is THE BEST event to invite a friend to Icrontic, so start telling folks about it NOW so they have time to make plans. Feel free to connect them with Brian or I.

    As ever, let us know if you have questions!

  • Re: Moving servers soon

    @MethoD said:
    If you need to do that, for sure. But you can also take snapshots or automated backups of the server so that if something happens, you can just spin up a droplet from that snapshot/backup. I guess it's up to what you think the site will need.

    I really like the idea that to upgrade my setup I could spin up a new droplet from a snapshot, do the upgrades, then move the volume over / redirect DNS and it's insta-done. Or to get beefier hardware, or deal with a system compromise, or whatever. I wouldn't say I need it, but at an extra $5/mo when I'm already shedding over $150/mo off the server bill, it feels like a really nice addon.

  • Re: Moving servers soon

    @MethoD said:
    Oh hey, I can contribute to this discussion.

    You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.


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