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From: Thas
Subject: Welcome to the new
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 01:52:54 +0000

This may come as a bit of a surprise, but I have almost completely rewritten the website! I've been wanting to do this for a while - it's been running on an embarrassingly old version of PHP, and updating it to a more modern version would be quite annoying. So I didn't, I rewrote it in Rust.

There should be very little that's visibly different. All pages that aren't form submission targets have the same URIs (including the now-a-lie ".php" part) because cool URIs don't change, I got rid of some things that honestly haven't been touched in ages and cleaned up a couple of things that I have been annoyed by for a while - perhaps most noticeably you don't have to select your own time zone on the message boards anymore, we just use Javascript to convert from UTC to your local time-zone in the browser.

But the biggest single thing is that the web irc gateway on the contact page works again, and for the first time it doesn't require any kind of plug-in - no Flash, no Java. It's just standard part-of-every-browser tech that should™ last long-term. I haven't done much styling for it, so it's pretty bare-bones, but it works, which is more than the old one did.

Thas the Admin Guy

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