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Sites like this offer features and functionality that just aren't possible / reasonable on sites like Facebook. Social media is all in the here and now. Sites like this have more permanence. If someone announces a game on the FB group, for instance, it will get focus for a little while and then fade into the past, whereas a thread about it is much more searchable and focused.

To me, the number 1 feature is the software area. Once a project is uploaded there, it remains visible and accessible where on FB it would quickly fade into the past as new posts push it out of view. I totally get why Dave et al would consider it an extra workload to have yet another inbox to check, and why they may not be interested in participating directly, but the site is very important to me and many others. Having team members who run the community is just as important as team members who crunch kernal code or test HW designs. In fact, this is the one job that will continue to exist once the HW and Kernal are finally done and "in production."

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It's official! 

We now own the CommanderX16.com domain and the forum hosting. By "We", I mean I am the primary account holder, and responsibility will be shared between me, @JimmyDansbo and @Cyber

The domain name actually expires in March, so before that, we will work out a donation system to allow everyone to contribute to the system's ongoing maintenance. We'll discuss the specific financial situation, too, and let everyone weigh in on the best course for the future. 

Until then, have fun!

 

 

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On 1/12/2022 at 3:20 AM, TomXP411 said:

The domain name actually expires in March, so before that, we will work out a donation system to allow everyone to contribute to the system's ongoing maintenance. We'll discuss the specific financial situation, too, and let everyone weigh in on the best course for the future. 

Until then, have fun!

 

 

I am very happy for your commitment and will be glad to contribute! It is incredible that the community survives the long wait so well. 😊

 

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Hi there!

 

I'm somewhat frustrated with this whole deal, basically I've been on old for further youtube updates on this project as personally I'd be pretty interested in a fully working Phase 1 system and may I add, preferably in a DIY version (I have some special plans aside that this would help with in such a version).

So the lack of "live" updates and/or demonstrations of this are somewhat a big disapointment. I would honestly hoped you would have set up a shop with at least two versions of this device (the X16, no other mumbo jumbo) basically a DIY at a lower cost and a fully assembled version with added cost. I'm inclined to believe you could in fact almost double the fully assembled version cost with the clear notice that this would have to be hand-built on your end and as such would have to cost whatever you ended up deciding to be the cost, after all a minum half days work should be rewarded accordingly.

As such I'd be pretty much interested in having updates on the progress of this project and if/when would we have at least the mainboards available for purchase and it's respective BOM as well as firmware downloads together with instructions on how to get them going and what firmware upload tools may be needed (yes I'm looking at you FPGA).

On a second note, if you need someone in Europe(Ireland to be specific) to help with assembly and shipping locally I may be able to help, although not in large numbers (a few boards per week as I do have a full time job and a couple side projects). That said, it would be my pleasure and honor to help with such a bespoke project!

 

Best regards and hopes of positive news,

J.Ribeiro (WSkinny)

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Also, I just noticed the issues with the domain and hosting.

I have a VPS running in Canada with a few IPs on it, I am willing to create an account on it which you can have your domain pointed at etc, you'll be able to have email addresses on this on top of the website.

Reach me directly over email if you need such a help with this, I'll be keeping the thing running one way or another, the cost impact for me is of no importance, keeping this thing alive on the other hand is important.

 

Best regards again,

J.Ribeiro

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