Jetro de Chateau | 12 Nov 12:05 2009

NXTasy down

I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple of days
without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone know what's going on?

Jetro

Brian Davis | 13 Nov 00:20 2009

Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, Jetro de Chateau wrote:

> I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple
> of days without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone
> know what's going on?

I wish we did. NXTasy has gone down for reasons unknown, and at least so far
hasn't come back up. The only guy who has admin privileges (Eric... something. I
don't remember his last name) hasn't been around for a while, and no one has
been able to contact him. I'm a moderator on the site, but I'm not different in
this regard than the rest of you - NXTasy may be gone for good.

Rats. Suggestions?

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Brian Davis

Jetro de Chateau | 13 Nov 00:41 2009

Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, Brian Davis wrote:
> In lugnet.robotics, Jetro de Chateau wrote:
>
>> I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple
>> of days without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone
>> know what's going on?
>
> I wish we did. NXTasy has gone down for reasons unknown, and at least so far
> hasn't come back up. The only guy who has admin privileges (Eric... something. I
> don't remember his last name) hasn't been around for a while, and no one has
> been able to contact him. I'm a moderator on the site, but I'm not different in
> this regard than the rest of you - NXTasy may be gone for good.
>
> Rats. Suggestions?

That doesn't sound good at all...
Losing the site would be a tragedy not just because it is a great place to get
answers from the people who really know, but also because of all the answers and
solutions that can be found on the forum.

Alternatives? The NXT STEP would have to undergo some thorough changes to take
over what NXTasy would leave behind. Maybe LUGNET could regain some of its
prominence...

Jetro

Tony Naggs | 13 Nov 02:42 2009

Re: NXTasy down

2009/11/12 Brian Davis <brdavis <at> iusb.edu> wrote:
>
> I wish we did. NXTasy has gone down for reasons unknown, and at least so far
> hasn't come back up. The only guy who has admin privileges (Eric... something. I
> don't remember his last name) hasn't been around for a while,

Eric Salinas.

> and no one has
> been able to contact him. I'm a moderator on the site, but I'm not different in
> this regard than the rest of you - NXTasy may be gone for good.
>
> Rats. Suggestions?

The "Internet Archive Wayback Machine" at least has some pages from
Nxtasy, between July '06 and April '08:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.nxtasy.org

Hope that helps somewhat. :-/

Ttfn, Tony

John Hansen | 13 Nov 19:14 2009
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Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, Brian Davis wrote:
> In lugnet.robotics, Jetro de Chateau wrote:
>
>> I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple
>> of days without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone
>> know what's going on?
>
> I wish we did. NXTasy has gone down for reasons unknown, and at least so far
> hasn't come back up. The only guy who has admin privileges (Eric... something. I
> don't remember his last name) hasn't been around for a while, and no one has
> been able to contact him. I'm a moderator on the site, but I'm not different in
> this regard than the rest of you - NXTasy may be gone for good.
>
> Rats. Suggestions?

There is no way that NXTasy is gone for good.  APlus.net appears to be the
hosting company.  They have undergone a big upgrade of hosted sites which may be
the root cause for the site being down.  Eric Salinas is the owner of the site
but there has got to be a way to get whatever is causing the outage fixed.  I
have emailed APlus a couple of times and will try calling their technical
support line.  Guy Ziv should be involved as he is the defacto site owner with
Eric essentially unreachable.  But APlus should have a way to contact Eric and
there should be some way to transfer ownership of the site, if necessary, to
another individual.

John Hansen

John Hansen | 14 Nov 00:15 2009
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Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, John Hansen wrote:
> There is no way that NXTasy is gone for good.  APlus.net appears to be the
> hosting company.  They have undergone a big upgrade of hosted sites which may be
> the root cause for the site being down.  Eric Salinas is the owner of the site
> but there has got to be a way to get whatever is causing the outage fixed.  I
> have emailed APlus a couple of times and will try calling their technical
> support line.  Guy Ziv should be involved as he is the defacto site owner with
> Eric essentially unreachable.  But APlus should have a way to contact Eric and
> there should be some way to transfer ownership of the site, if necessary, to
> another individual.
>

Just tried http://forums.nxtasy.org/ and it is back up again as of Friday,
October 13th, 2009 at 5:14pm CST.  Thank goodness!

John Hansen

Jetro de Chateau | 14 Nov 00:54 2009

Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, John Hansen wrote:
> Just tried http://forums.nxtasy.org/ and it is back up again as of Friday,
> October 13th, 2009 at 5:14pm CST.  Thank goodness!
>
> John Hansen

Thanks for the heads up. That's a load off!

Jetro

pomplemus | 14 Nov 20:39 2009
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Infrared Tower Refuses to Communicate with or Detect RCX


Hello everyone, I have had my RIS 2.0 for about 6 or so years. At the time I
purchased it, my skills were not sufficient to realize the true potential of
the system, and I never did anything advanced with it. Just a few days ago,
I dug up my RCX and sensors, deciding to give it another shot, utilizing the
new skills and patience I have gained in the past years.I installed the RIS
2.0 CD on my new computer of one year, downloaded and installed the tower
164 driver, XP patch, and the multi-core patch. Alas, the program worked,
but when it came time to install the firmware, the tower did not detect the
RCX, no matter what I did. I restarted, and program would not launch at all!
After going through the steps outlined 
http://old.nabble.com/Asking-for-RIS-2.0-patch-under-Windows-XP-td18298813.html
here  I managed to get the program working again, but the tower still
refused to detect the RCX. I have tried every distance, every USB port, and
even turned off all the fluorescent lights. Still no joy. 

This SHOULD be working! I have tried every possible patch, nothing works. I
have a Q6600 quad core, could that be causing the problem, even after
installing  the multi-core patch?

Please help, I would really like to get back into using the RIS!
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Eric Wieser | 22 Nov 18:36 2009
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Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, Jetro de Chateau wrote:

> I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple of days
> without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone know what's going
> on?
> 
> Jetro

Seems that now the forums aren't working. Apparently there's a division by zero
in the php source code. Firefox claims that any post clicked on gets stuck in a
redirect loop. Is this just me, or is this happening to everyone?

Jetro de Chateau | 22 Nov 18:45 2009

Re: NXTasy down

In lugnet.robotics, Eric Wieser wrote:
> In lugnet.robotics, Jetro de Chateau wrote:
> 
>> I've been trying to read the NXTasy front page and forums for a couple of
>> days without any luck. The site appears to be down. Does anyone know what's
>> going on?
>> 
>> Jetro
> 
> Seems that now the forums aren't working. Apparently there's a division by
> zero in the php source code. Firefox claims that any post clicked on gets
> stuck in a redirect loop. Is this just me, or is this happening to everyone?

To me all forums look empty and the search function says it's been disabled. If
there are server problems or maintenance is being performed, maybe something
could be put on the NXTasy blog to inform users of these issues...

Jetro


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