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Re: Patterns Game

Postby JPF » Sun May 29, 2022 4:03 pm

It's time to find a successor to gsf to take over the operation and maintenance of g.r.emlin's script!

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Re: Patterns Game

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sun May 29, 2022 5:35 pm

JPF wrote:It's time to find a successor to gsf to take over the operation and maintenance of g.r.emlin's script!

JasonLion assumed control about 5 years ago:

JasonLion, Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 pm wrote:g.r.emlin was recently moved to one of my servers, which should increase reliability in the long term, but may cause glitches in the short run.


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Re: Patterns Game

Postby JPF » Tue May 31, 2022 8:20 pm

So, are we doomed to stay like this? or is there an effective way to contact Jason Linhart?
Another idea: create a new g.r.emlin?

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Postby Pat » Tue May 31, 2022 11:10 pm

he visits,
yet remains silent.

have you written to him?
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Re: Patterns Game

Postby coloin » Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:10 am

:::patterns:::
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Postby Pat » Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:40 am

m_b_metcalf wrote:Is it possible for Pat_Moderator to 'kill' g.r.emlin and then let him back in again?

could be risky?
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Postby 1to9only » Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:52 am

::: g.r.emlin :::
Pat wrote:could be risky?

We know g.r.emlin is still logged in, but not the state it's in! running, stopped, hung, crashed.
Or displaying a message like 'Log file full' or 'Not enough resources to process ::: patterns ::: request' and then 'Press Enter to continue.'
These are mostly speculations because I dont really know what happened during February when the forum was not available for a few days.

I dont think banning or deactivating g.r.emlin will solve anything, it will likely keep retrying forever! Or never if not running.
The web server (Apache), database (probably mySQL), forum (phpBB) and g.r.emlin (Korn Shell) are processes running in the Unix box,
so requires the owner/Admin to (remotely) login to the server to stop/start any of these.
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Postby Pat » Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:52 am

some risk in trying this,
i can't guess.

and if we do try,
some small chance that this could solve the problem.
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Postby 1to9only » Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:25 am

Pat wrote:and if we do try,
some small chance that this could solve the problem.

but I dont think g.r.emlin is in running state, i.e. waking up every 10 mins to check on new posts and process them.
Over a week ago, I sent g.r.emlin the seed puzzle of the last Patterns Game, it is still in my Outbox, g.r.emlin's Inbox!
And it did not respond to the 1st ::: patterns ::: request, nor to the 2nd one by coloin over a week ago.
My own view is that g.r.emlin is comatose, and will not respond to any actions done on the phpBB side.
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Postby Pat » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:53 pm

actually, it seems in a loop,
continuously reading
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Postby Pat » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:55 pm


based on users active over the past 5 minutes

Registered users: Bing [Bot], g.r.emlin, Google [Bot], Pat

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Re: Patterns Game

Postby JPF » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:42 pm

I got this message from the new owner Ms White:

"We are aware of it (gremlin situation), and we are working to solve the problem.
The transition has been a lot more difficult than we thought it would be.
Please... be patient."


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Re: Patterns Game

Postby m_b_metcalf » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:11 pm

I sent another e-mail to John White yesterday, but no reply is forthcoming.
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Re: Patterns Game

Postby Hajime » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:58 pm

If only John and Ann White/Quicksilver would introduce themselves as the new owners and state their intentions with this forum would greatly be appreciated.
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Re: Patterns Game

Postby m_b_metcalf » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:50 am

Hajime wrote:If only John and Ann White/Quicksilver would introduce themselves as the new owners and state their intentions with this forum would greatly be appreciated.

They appear to inhabit a different world. At some point, the server will require maintenance or there'll be a power failure, then everything will/may spring back into life and g.r.emlin may live again.
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