I am so glad I am no sysadmin…

Setting up the team still takes some time and I felt slightly uncreative this week. So I mostly concentrated on setting up the infrastructure. I setup the Perforce Helix server and a Bugzilla server (not that I would expect any bugs, haha). I am not a sysadmin and am not really experienced in this stuff, so I needed to learn quite a bit about secure communication. All seemed well, until I wanted to setup the secure connection for bugzilla. I was not really aware, but the server had a┬árather old Fedora Linux distribution installed, which is not supported anymore. I ran into a dead end, as setting up SSL for the installed web server was not possible with the latest known security standards. So I decided to install a brand new Debian instead and simply restore the data that I had on the server already. Setting up Debian and securing it was surprisingly easy and quick. But I really have a slow upload link, so I failed to upload my backups (especially the data for my daughter’s minecraft server, she will kill me when she notices). Argh. Luckily there is not a lot of data that really needs restoring, so I guess I will simply install everything again. Sounds like great fun for tomorrow evening, yay! So to show my respect for all the guys and girls that need to deal with this stuff everyday, here comes a view of them on themselves:

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Apart from that I found some time to document all this stuff and to start writing on the character descriptions. I have a pitch for the story, but it is far too early to share anything as everything might totally change every day. As soon as things settle a bit, I can provide a glimpse on who you will meet in the game…

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