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Vision Weekend Unconference now open to Nanodot readers

By | 2017-06-01T21:34:22+00:00 October 12th, 2007|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Bionanotechnology, Biosphere, Computational nanotechnology, Ethics, Foresight News, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Life extension, Machine Intelligence, Meetings & Conferences, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, nanodot administrivia, NanoEducation, Nanojobs, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Openness/Privacy, Opinion, Productive Nanosystems, Public participation, Research, Roadmaps, Security, Senior Associates|

This year as an experiment we are opening up a subset of seats at the Nov. 3-4 Foresight Vision Weekend to members of special groups such as Nanodot readers. The [...]

Nanodot Back Up!

By | 2017-06-01T14:32:04+00:00 August 24th, 2001|Nanodot, nanodot administrivia|

from the mea-culpa dept.
Foresight CIO Ben Harper writes:

"After a long week of work, nanodot is back up and running! During our major upgrade/maintenence on August 12th, we ran into some hardware issues which forced us to lengthen our downtime unexpectedly. We've since corrected those hardware issues, and have gotten nanodot back up on a more stable, extensable, and solid infastructure running BSD and Slash 2.0.

I want to appoligize to everyone for our downtime, as well as for the inconvenience this has casued. I can assure you that we'll do everything we can to significantly shorten subsequent maintenence and downtime on the site in the future.

Please feel free to email me anytime at nanodot@foresight.org to let me know of any issues, comments or questions that you have regarding Nanodot.org.

Thanks for reading!

Ben Harper
Chief Information Officer
Foresight Institute"

Nanodot Upgrade Complete

By | 2017-06-01T14:32:04+00:00 August 20th, 2001|Nanodot, nanodot administrivia|

from the better,-late,-than-ever dept.
Foresight CIO Ben Harper and I have finished the long-awaited upgrade of Nanodot to the FreeBSD operating system and Version 2.0 of the Slash weblog software. In the course of the upgrade, we uncovered and corrected a hardware problem that was responsible for several crashes of Nanodot in the preceding weeks.

Ben has commendably corrected the Sendmail malconfig Nanodot had been suffering (by replacing Sendmail with Postfix)... so if you signed up for a Nanodot account and never received your password, you can now use the "Mail Password" facility to get the system to resend your password. (If you don't remember your Nanodot nickname, don't fret... we will do a mass-mailing to all Nanodot users, reminding them of their nicknames and passwords, shortly.)

Headline mailings return

By | 2017-06-01T14:35:44+00:00 January 6th, 2001|Nanodot, nanodot administrivia, News|

from the he's-slow-as-heck-but-he-works-cheap dept.
As a side-effect of the relocation of the Nanodot server, the nightly and weekly headline mailings were being sent to nowhere. I recently became aware of the problem and fixed it, so you should be receiving these mailings much more regularly than previously.

Dave