Yestermac Blog

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In an attempt to learn HTML this is what I ended up with . My ongoing experiment in web design and running a web server. So, as I continue down this road to knowledge you are welcome along for the ride.

Besides web design you'll get a view of things that interest me. When I'm not playing with computers I may be wrenching on my cars, motorcycles or tractors. I also spend time at the family getaway in Michigan's north woods enjoying God's nature with my wife, ming, friends and family.

God willing I'll be adding more content in the months ahead. If you share any of my interests or have questions about Yestermac e-mail me anytime.

New News

Aug 12, 2018
Wow, 3 1/2 years later the memory stick in the TonidoPlug finally gave out. Yestermac is now run on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I'm still working out some Bugs..

April 25, 2018
We couldn't decide if we wanted another dog, but on a chance visit to our local animal shelter we found Solomon. Solly is a 6 month old Autrailian Shephard mix. He has a lot to learn and some big shoes to fill after Ming. We hope he lives up to the wisdom of his namesake.

Dec 7, 2017
We lost Ming at a mere 12 years old. We miss her terribly and always will.

Feb 26, 2015
Added FTP file server

Feb 25, 2015
After a week of constant crashes, I have determined that the CF memory card on my Mac is showing it's age. NetBSD is constantly crashing. Several years ago I bought a TonidoPlug and decided to retire the Mac for now and run Yestermac on the TonidoPlug and a 2GB memory stick. I'll be working on it to get things working. For now eBlah forums don't work and I need to install a FTP server. The TonidoPlug uses Ubuntu v9.04 (Linux). If you got to this web site via the old Mac servers at ludite, I've informed them that I no longer run a Mac server. It doesn't look like they're maintaing their site.

Mar 13, 2014
Removed stat counter. Stat counter is an internet counter for page views to this website. However, it shows up as an internet tracker to my tracking software and I hate internet tracking software.

Mar 13, 2013
Effective today you will have to e-mail me if you want an account on the forum. When you e-mail me, include the user name you want to use. I will e-mail you back with your temporary password. I got tired of deleting accounts from spammers. You can still read messages without an account.

Feb 01, 2013
For the doubting Thomas' that keep e-mailing me asking if this server is really run on an 23 year old computer. Click the "About" button at the top of the main menu. If you are accessing Yestermac you are on the system shown on the "About" page. Enough said.

Jan 31, 2013
Due to the large number of spam messages in the forum, anyone that is not already a member will have to e-mail me for verification before you will be allowed to enter messages. You can still view messages. Once you have signed up for an account leave me a message. Just click on "Contact" on the top of the main menu to send me an e-mail. I'm still working on getting the fourm spoftware to send automatic e-mail messages. For now it is broken.

June 9, 2011
Yestermac has been down for a while due to problems with my ethernet card after a lightning storm. I found a replacement and after some rework of the system, it's back up.

Mar 09, 2010
Cmac and company took some pictures of the logging going on at McForty. You can see the pictures by clicking on "McForty". It's kind of sad for me to see the trees gone, but we had some root rot and they had to go. They also had to be thinned out. It's going to be a mess for a while. I'm not sorry to see the old Christmas trees gone. We have some plans to replant. I'm excited about our future plans.

Aug 12, 2009
I finally got around to making Yestermac Diskless. The SCSI hard disk has been replaced with a Transcend 2 Gigabyte Compact Flash card(See picture in "Hacks). The toughest part was taking the system down after 225 days of running 24/7.

Mar 17, 2009
I started a new thread in the McForty forum "My new toy" which is going to detail the rebuilding of my 1978 Jeep CJ7.

Dec 12, 2008
My deer season for 2008 is over. Christmas is near and I still have gifts to buy so I've been too busy to do much with the website. I have some pictures of deer season at McForty that I'll be adding when I can find the time to edit them.

Oct 12, 2008
I added Forums (Message boards) to Yestermac. Remember this system runs on a 33MHz Macintosh LC 475 so be patient. Leave a message it helps me debug it. If it bogs things down too much I have an IBM waiting in the wings. I just prefer to use old techmology and besides I could no longer be a member of "The Old Apple Webserver Directory". :-)

Oct 4, 2008
I added and will continue to add pictures of McForty. The offical McForty web site is here. Thanks to my good friend Bill for many of the pictures.

Sep 3, 2008:
As promised the old web page is archived and all the items that were listed for-sale are no longer for-sale here. I'm off to make my fortune on eBay and craigslist. You can e-mail me if there was something you wanted and I'll let you know if it's still available, the price and shipping. Thanks to everyone that has helped me clear out my closet. I hope you're putting my stuff to good use!

Last thoughts

Solly sits at my feet while I fiddle away the time tippy, tippy tapping at the keyboard. Ever hopeful that I'll stop and we can go for a walk in the wood but nearly as content just to be laying by her people. Time for a walk, Solly.