It’s ALIVE!

Well, Brews And Views is online! Note that, even if you were a Brews And Views user on the old system, you will need to register on the new. There will be many tweaks and improvements made as we go along, but I saw nothing to keep us from going live today!

Now: The Recipator…

Pat Babcock
Chief Janitor
Home Brew Digest, Inc.

Recipator and Brews And Views

Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager…

Getting a lot of questions and concerns related to the Recipator and the Brews And Views Bulletin Board.

Rest assured: BOTH will return.

The Recipator, written by Mark Riley circa 1998 or so is a suite of compiled c programs. Mark is incommunicado, but I did locate a cache of his source files from various instantiations of his great program. My c experience was about 30 years ago, but I think I can muddle my way through modifying the source code and compiling the suite for its new home without having to go back to school. It should be back with all of its data and in all its former glory shortly. I would like to give you a better ETA than “shortly”, but see that stuff about how long it’s been since I even looked at c…

Brews And Views is another story. The old Discus platform is WAY out of date – so much so that I have been unable to port the old system to the new vBulletin system without really screwing up the vBulletin. Therefore, the new Brews And Views will require its user to join as new users when it comes on line. As for the discus Brews And Views system, I am working out just how to bring its archives online on the new server. I hope to do this without having to port the discus mess onto the new box, but that may be an option. The new vBulletin Brews And Views system should be up shortly – though there will likely be bazillions of tweaks and enhancements made after it goes online.

So fret not, Beerlings! Everything but the mailing list will be back here before too much longer.

Oh: and if you had a club, a “preserve” site, or a mailing list on the old box, be sure to contact me to have them reinstated or to get access to those already back online.

Cheers!

The Home Brew Digest Janitorial Staff
janitor at hbd dot org