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Hurricane heads for tim32...

Posted On Tuesday 6 October 2015 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

IPv6 is now enabled on most tim32 services (with the notable exception of IRC, which I intend to look into) thanks to Hurricane Electric who have an excellent tunnelbroking and dynamic DNS service.

If you notice anything horribly broken, let me know.



More potentially breaking things

Posted On Monday 18 November 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

We have done some database/PHP-related maintenance.

Please report anything broken that looks unintentionally broken.


Tim36 intro

Posted On Monday 5 August 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

Welcome to tim36!

First of all, if you notice anything broken, let us know. The only thing that could break things is probably the hostname change.

Here are some comparisons of the specifications

Attribute       | Tim32                           | Tim36
Laptop model    | Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook S-4546 | HP Pavilion dv6000
RAM             | 256MB                           | 1GB
CPU             | Pentium III Coppermine          | Pentium Dual-Core T2060
CPU speed       | 600MHz                          | 1.6GHz
HDD capacity    | 20GB                            | 250GB
Everything else | Irrelevant                      | Irrelevant


Unexpected additional change

Posted On Monday 5 August 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

I also found a spare computer, and now points to it. However, this new computer is not tim32.

Since it was brought into service 4 years later than tim32, we give you: tim36.

Tim32 is still alive and will be coming into service in the near future, for which purpose is still not known for certain.


memcpy(murrays_house+free_space, tim32_location, sizeof(tim32));

Posted On Thursday 1 August 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

Tim32 is moving to my house this Sunday.

It'll probably be down for quite a bit of the day, but I'll try to make the migration as fast as is humanly possible. We shouldn't need to do any DNS reconfig, so aside from dodgy caches it should not take any additional migration time.

We might try migrating the HDD across to a bigger one (which is a much-needed upgrade).


PHP for you and me and everybody because it's not actually a very nice language but it's an industry standard so oh well

Posted On Thursday 1 August 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

PHP has been reconfigured, so if you see anything broken, please inform a member of railway staff or a police officer. Er, I mean, me.


SE32 - security-enhanced Tim32

Posted On Friday 1 March 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

Today we've performed a security-related task we've been putting off for a while that involves databases.

If you notice any database errors on anything user-facing, do let us know. We did leave a few things intentionally broken but hopefully nothing anybody uses.


PS: Sorry for the downtime today. It was due to firewall issues. Well, we said we'd have downtime, it just came a couple of days late ;)



Posted On Tuesday 26 February 2013 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Components or all of Tim32 may be down for chunks of tomorrow (27th Feb), from 13:00 (UTC) onwards.

This isn't downtime for maintenance, but if we have to take it down, then we may make use of said downtime to perform some long due maintenance (and depending on how many engineers we have about to make decisions and stop me getting things wrong).

tokouhaht setuh sui


Something about something

Posted On Wednesday 22 August 2012 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Sorry about the Tim32 website downtime (Tim32 hasn't been down, except very briefly for another router change).

We pulled it down to allow us to (slowly) make important security modifications.

If anything seems to be !working, let us know.


Going, going, gone, come back up again, maybe going again in the future

Posted On Friday 20 July 2012 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

We had a little hitch with Tim32 today. Nothing a quick reboot didn't fix, but we're not really sure what went wrong and are generally slightly worried. Apologies for the downtime.

Freddie is going to Spain for a couple of weeks soon. Tom and I will have a backup ready by then and one of us will run a minimal mirror should Tim32 go down when Freddie is away.

Data will remain safe.


New DNS Provider

Posted On Wednesday 4 July 2012 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Turns out DynDNS have turned, and we have had to flee in fear for our uptime to No-IP, an alternate provider. HUZZAR

Our thanks go to 123-reg for not being useless, and everything ought to be fine now.

If you notice anything not working a few days after today (4th July 2012) then let us know.


BETRAYAAAAAAAAL! cokoiqeht luxenal sui

Posted On Tuesday 15 May 2012 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

On Friday, the 20th of April, a person with IP address using a Vodafone contract and Android 4.0.4 with the default browser on an HTC Legend (Ice Cream Sandwich Build IMM76D) with root database access modified the definitions of some Timlan words when he should have been concentrating on Brownian Motion!

The changes have been undone. Any further transgressions will result in more severe DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS!!!

This kind of nonsense is what would be expected from creationists, not rational Tim32 engineers...

ON A LIGHTER note, we're working on a new communication-themed Vocab O'Clock, but it'll probably take a while because we're actually being competent in how many words we add this time...



Posted On Tuesday 10 April 2012 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Indeed not, however for some reason Tim32's IP address keeps changing and the DNS not working, so I have to tell the nice interface at 123-reg our new address so that can work again.

Sorry about this.

We'll probably sort out a proper solution in the near future.


All sorted

Posted On Saturday 13 August 2011 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)

All issues involving Freddie's change of router should now be sorted. If you find a problem, let us know via comments.



Posted On Saturday 6 August 2011 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

Hello All,

The recent downtime (from about 18:00 UK GMT till 00:00) was due to the changing of the Tim32 router. This requried a cople of reboots, and a fair bit of filling out data as well as alot of general waiting.

Unfortunatly, this new router doesn't seem to support Dynamic DNS, don't ask us why. This means that the domain '' no longer works, and we have to manually adjust '', which takes time to sort itself out.

Since at this time hasn't yet been updated (I'm assuming no one needs the service now), I can't say whether or not subdomains will be working in the near future... I'd assume they won't without further adjustments, but we shall see.




Posted On Sunday 5 June 2011 by Freddie Nash (FredFace)

In case you are for some reason keeping an eye on this blog, updates are far and few at the moment becuase the Tim32 members are caught up in Exams and such, the likes of which will be over soon.

Hopefully once we have more time, we'll be able to provide a greater presents, and do something interesting!


New RSS Feed!

Posted On Sunday 9 January 2011 by Tom Leese (TomMan)

Just a quick post to say that the Tim32 Blog now has an RSS Feed!!! You can see it here: RSS Feed

(Edit: Photos now also have RSS feeds.)


Tim32 Website Update!

Posted On Saturday 8 January 2011 by Tim32 Admin (admin)

Welcome to the new updated Tim32 website! It has had a complete design re-think to make it simpler and easier to use! I am currently in the process of moving the old posts to this new blog.