Author Archives: Grant Hutchinson

Heads up, kids. NewtonTalk is moving.

Yes, it’s true. The venerable NewtonTalk mailing list is moving to a new home. I originally posted the following notice to the list, but seeing as the list will be undergoing migration to its new servers over the next week or so, it needed a more permanent home. Hello list. I’d like to notify everyone […]

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Setting up new email accounts.

I’ve started setting up email accounts for a few old school Newted members … folks who have stuck through the trials, tribulations, and other woes of this community. As soon as I have confirmation that these new accounts are working well enough, I will probably open it up to the public. Details to follow, of […]

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Taking a test drive.

Well, hi there. I’m just test driving the Newted Community’s new home on the interwebs — hosted by the good folks at Bluehost. If you can read this particular bit of text, that means that the name server updates have propagated and the Newted domains are now pointing at the new server. It’s no Cobalt […]

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A bad prognosis.

The Cobalt Qube’s hard drive was sent off to Datacent for review on December 31st. This past week I received word back that the prognosis was bad. Really bad. Unfortunately, the drive had suffered severe media damage (as illustrated in the photo below) and could not be recovered. To be honest, I didn’t have extremely […]

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Recoverability?

Well, I’ve finally done it. After several fruitless attempts to resurrect the Newted Community server, I disassembled the Cobalt Qube and extracted the bothersome hard drive. The drive will soon be winging its way to the good folks at Datacent for appraisal and ultimate recovery. Hopefully. The site backups and existing bits of data from […]

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Next steps.

Over the past few days, I have had several offers of replacement server hardware and drives. The tenacity of this community never ceases to amaze me. I appreciate the support, but currently I’m still focused on trying to resurrect the site data from the previous backup. Most of the data appears to be intact, but […]

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Offline until further notice.

I am sad to report that the Newted Community site will be offline until further notice. This includes all email accounts and web services. The eight year old Cobalt Qube 2 that served up the Newted Community site suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure sometime this weekend. Until I am able to replace the drive […]

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Up. Down. Up. Down. Up.

Between the weather-related power outages, an underpowered (not necessarily uninterruptible) power supply, and an increasingly cranky server, e-mail and web services for the Newted Community have been less than reliable this week. I apologize for the unexpected downtime and I have been wishing that it was possible to see these things coming. I am trying […]

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Announcing the Worldwide Newton Conference 2007

It’s been a while in coming, but the next Worldwide Newton Conference has been announced and is scheduled for July 7 – 8, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a sporadically annual event where Newton users, people interested in Newton technology and those in related fields gather for lectures, workshops, exchange of information and casual […]

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Burp.

Apologies for the temporary glitches with e-mail access this morning. The server was apparently in need of its once a year (or so) reboot. All systems are currently go.

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