Update: SB appears to be up again. Not sure if I just experienced a glitch or not. Glad to see it back nonetheless.
Also, the Swedish server appears to be nixed and replaced with the following, albeit still under construction:
I intended to re-read a recent article about the recent decisions of our Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Unfortunately, SB seems to be down again. In the past, Rawles gets hacked on extended weekends by hackers that know he will have an extended period of time when his server will be unattended. Last I checked, Rawles does not have a server in his home and is dependent on commercial servers.
These companies tend to staff lightly (if at all) on holidays like most other American companies.
He did have a server in Sweden last I checked so I would think that it would be up. However, neither of the IP addresses I have on file are working at the moment:
Please bookmark both of SurvivalBlog's servers:
http://220.127.116.11/ [U.S. Server]
http://18.104.22.168/ [Swedish Server]
One or both of them may go down.
My guess that this is the same DoS attack he tolerates every year and if we wait 24 hours, we'll probably hear something from him.
It is Sunday, so enjoy some time with your families.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
|The producers of Gold Rush interviewed us this morning.|
Apparently this is a popular thing across the pond right now? I guess you can say America is kind of waking up to the idea too. For several years now we've been trying to move farther away from the big city and closer to rural America.
We were tired of the crime and pollution...the 90 minute commute time to work (one way!)...and all the other joys that come with living in an overpopulated area. So we moved from Arizona to rural Idaho.
My children now ride their bikes on a private dirt road that has but one other house on it besides mine. We have enough land that we can grow as much food as we want and raise several animals. We currently have around 27 chickens (lost five last weekend to Lucky) and 5 pigs. We've planted six fruit trees and one of our apple trees has popped out three little baby apples (we're SO excited!).
Anyway, this film company thought this was all very interesting and of course my girls thought that having their own reality show would be a hoot. It would be nice to offer something to the American public that was a total polar shift from the Kardashian junk on the tube now.
So what do you think? Would you do a tv show if asked?
Let me know in the comment section...if there is anybody left out there.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
|Working on becoming friends first...|
At that time, the girls will show them to the best of their ability and if they do a good job, maybe even come home with some ribbons.
|Wifey hanging with the boys|
Lots of friendly people and wide open spaces to explore and enjoy.
I'll try to post a video of the day the pigs were brought over. I didn't have a trailer to load them into so the folks we bought them from were nice enough to deliver them.
They have even offered to take them to the fair for us. The girls are SO excited!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
|Frosty pulling the Jeep home to Idaho.|
Thanks to my best friend, it was successfully driven 750 miles to our new home. Not without a few pains, of course. Needless to say, all that went wrong was a power steering line blowout. When we first discovered it we thought we had cracked the block. I checked the oil dipstick and noticed it was normal color.
If you crack an engine block, water seeps into the oil pan and turns the oil a milky white color. This was clearly not the case and so we pressed on...careful not to drive over 55mph just in case something else went wrong.
That made for a very long drive. What Google Maps says should have taken 11.5 hours took 17 hours total. We left Saturday at 0930 and arrived home around 0300 Sunday morning. I had a rental car on standby and my buddy drove it back to Flagstaff where his truck was waiting to return him to Phoenix.
It wasn't cheap but I finally have my cars in one place. The old Suburban that I bought back from the fire for $400 can finally be retired for emegencies. We nicknamed it Frosty because it melts in the heat (the house fire burned all the plastic on the outside, enough that the insurance company totaled it.) Once I fix my power steering, I'll drive the old truck daily to work and back. Wifey gets the comfy Jeep Cherokee for her daily driver.
In the back of the pickup was an additional bonus: all of my fencing supplies. I can now finish fencing in the garden, new chicken coop (still being built out of pallets) and have some left over materials for additional fenced areas if needed or wanted.
I just wish weekends were longer so I get do more of the stuff that I WANT to do.