The Last Frontier back online

I know it has been quite awhile since I have posted. Moving forward I plan to be more active on this blog and try to find more content to post. I am happy to announce that The Last Frontier forums are now back open. Keeping my promise to never use commercial or closed source code the forums are powered by phpBB. This is entirely open source software. It might lack a few features of commercial solutions like vbulletin or IPBoard but is a solid platform with all of the most important features.

I welcome all that find this to join, it is free and the server will always remain private. No fears of adware, spyware, or selling your data to third parties. The goal of this server is to expand my knowledge and create something useful to others in the process. If you have not already noticed this entire site is being run from my old laptop. Myself I found that amusing, but I hate to let hardware go to waste when it could serve a purpose. Let’s give my old laptop some work and create a fun and even educational community. 

I have also set up my own NextCloud Server. What is NextCloud you might ask? Simply put it is your own “Dropbox” or “OneDrive” that you control entirely. I love Dropbox, but refuse to use it for anything personal since you are handing the data to essentially an unknown third party. With this software that is entirely open source I can create my own and manage it fully. I know exactly where the data is being stored and who has access to it. To me that is huge, I may lack the bandwidth of the major players but they can not give me that level of privacy.

If you are interested in a box of your own on this server let me know. I can not open this to the public, my laptop lacks the disk space to do that. Those that are interested comment on this post or email me directly. You can even get desktop clients and mobile clients for free so you can take your data anywhere you go. I must warn you that bandwidth is limited, so keep the file sizes down or be patient with downloads. Someday I will have the ability to move The Wasteland to a better connection but for now we have to work with what I have.  That is all for now, stay tuned I do plan to make this blog more active with content after the holidays.

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Rick

Thirty-something IT Professional

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