SC May-July, 1996 Updates
Tuesday, July 30
It's official, Knotworks is gone. Files containing the long-term games were sent to Dread Pirate Roberts at the Q Continuum. The site itself remains off the air due to technical difficulties. Knotworks was the first to return after SC was taken off LibertyNet. It stayed true to the original rules and set up of the game. We will miss Knotworks.
Wednesday, July 24
Sylvan W. Clebsch, Stellar Crisis's creator, recently wrote Nathan Mehl the following letter:
>> From sylvan
>> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 15:27:25 -0400
>> Please forward this to anyone who asks any questions, then I don't have
>> to tell the same story over and over again:
>> I've decided NOT to fly for the Navy. I was down in Pensacola for about
>> 3 weeks, total. It is not because:
>> a) it was too hard
>> b) the people all sucked
>> c) i suddenly became a peacenik
>> Actually, I was the star of my class, and when I decided to leave I had
>> to go through the entire chain of command up to Captain Hanefin, who
>> almost packed me off to Vice Admiral Wright, to hear about how they REALLY
>> wanted me to stay. Etc etc. I decided to leave because the military life,
>> especially the Navy, just isn't for me. Too much time away from friends
>> and family (including you guys), primarily, but also a "corporate culture"
>> that I didn't care for. Although not so much that. Basically it comes down to:
>> I knew I would make many sacrifices to fly jets; in the end I decided it
>> wasn't _quite_ worth it. Although it was close. _VERY_ close.
>> So: I am moving out to SF with my BeBox, to get some random job out there
>> where the weather is good. I will also get a private pilot's, and I'm also
>> looking into the Air National Guard Reserve (2 days a month and 2 weeks a
>> year is probably much more my style for how much I want to be immersed in the
>> military lifestyle).
Tuesday, July 23
Lysator's long-term games were pulled today. Administrator David Hedbor says he will put them back up in mid-August after moving to Seattle.
Mike Wise says server problems caused his battle calculator not to be online. It's back up now.
Monday, July 22
Lysator's long-term games will end in a couple days, says server administrator David Hedbor. He is moving to Seattle. The old games will be saved. They will be restored when he is settled, which should take a couple weeks.
Lysator will contain only short-term games once Hedbor leaves.
A posting to sc-announce will be made a couple days before the games are restored.
Saturday, July 20
Jeremy Rusnak started a Stellar Crisis Ladder for competitors at his home site, which specializes in Net tournaments. He asks everyone new to read rules before asking questions.
Friday, July 19
MarkM, who operates Knotworks, said he was having BIG problems converting to a new server and a newer version of Stellar Crisis. He felt all long terms might be lost. Dread Pirate Roberts, who has developed a SC game editor, offered to work with the bad game dump.
Thursday, July 18
Vanaheim was down for several days. Morpheus, who maintains the site, sent the following 7-18 to sc-announce:
I'm sure many have noticed that Vanaheim has been inaccessible for the past two days. My apologies. It seems a small typo has managed to destroy our nameserver, hence all the "no DNS record" errors everyone's been getting.
I hope it'll be fixed by the weekend, but all the DNS entries will have to be reentered mannually (what backups??). In the mean time, you can log into Vanaheim using it's IP address: 126.96.36.199.
Therefore, the URL is:
Don't forget that final slash.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Try checking the normal URL every now and then, and keep your fingers crossed.
Thursday, June 27
A SC Battle Calculator was made available by Mike Wise. The calculator URL appeared not to work as of 7-18, so it was taken out of the SC Room.
Tuesday, June 25
The Q Continuum became the fifth server offering Stellar Crisis. Simon Gillbee, better known as Dread Pirate Roberts, is the webmaster.
Sunday, June 23
Infovav was inaccessible for a couple days. Webmaster David Hedbor changed some SC code then went to Stockholm. Problem was there was an error in code. The game returned very late June 25.
Monday, May 20
Morpheus (Mark Woon) at Princeton announced that the Jade server will be moving the game to a new URL: http://vanaheim.princeton.edu:8000/sc-invite/ over Memorial Day weekend.