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Nov 16 2015 - Eryss.Com Forum updates - new posts will be under the GNU Affero General Public License
Feb 1 2014 - Delayed: Eryss astrology software
Dec 25 2013 - Future Plans; and slight changes at Eryss.Com Forum
Jun 23 2013 - I started (and deleted) a Twitter account       Jun 10 2013 - The Eryss.Com Forum is Now Open       Jun 10 2013 - Eryss.Tumblr.Com

This page lists many of the most recent major and minor additions and changes to Eryss.Com.


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Eryss.Com Forum updates - new posts will be under the GNU Affero General Public License
Monday, November 16th, 2015
19:55:00 GMT

I updated the forum's rules and simplified the forum's registration agreement, so now, all posts from after Nov. 16, 2015 at 1:15 PM EST will be under the GNU Affero General Public License.

Along with all the forum posts ever posted by me (Apollia), and my robot user, "Automated Post", which is supposed to (but currently doesn't) automatically start blog comments threads.

I also simplified the Marketplace section. Now it has only 4 boards, like the Marketplace section at Non24.Com's forum.

Edit, 11/17/2015, 1:58 PM EST. I added a poll which even unregistered guests can vote or comment on without joining the forum:

What do you think of the forum's posts being under the GNU Affero license?

Since even guests can vote on it, it might end up having really distorted results - but, I'm just curious to see what happens with it.

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Delayed: Eryss astrology software
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
04:53:33 GMT

I did get started preparing the Windows AutoHotkey* version of the Eryss astrology software for release, but, it's still not ready, so it's going to be late. Sorry about that.

Hopefully I'll get it done sometime in February.

Edit, Feb. 5, 2014, 8:05 AM EST: I don't know if I can even manage to do that, and I don't even really want to try anymore.

I've been having an incredibly difficult time trying to concentrate on it, probably mostly because I still feel so uneasy about my situation. I'm tired of living in continual fear because of having little idea if or how I can ever make enough money to support myself.

And, though maybe releasing free astrology software would somehow help my situation, there are probably a lot of other things I could do that are more certain to help me.

Also, though some people think announcing things publicly is a good strategy for putting pressure on yourself to increase the likelihood that you'll achieve goals - I think for me, announcing my plans and made-up deadlines actually makes things harder.

I don't like feeling burdened with any feeling of obligation to do what I said I was going to do, and I think it actually made me procrastinate and avoid it even more than I already was.

So, it's probably better if I just spontaneously do whatever without announcing things in advance.

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Future Plans; and slight changes at Eryss.Com Forum
Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
18:16:06 GMT

Happy holidays to all!

Today, I finally got around to deleting all of the probable spambot users on the Eryss.Com Forum. Sorry if I accidentally deleted any real people's accounts, and please feel free to re-register!

I also added a new Recommended Music board, and various new marketplace boards, such as boards for offering and requesting free goods or services, and a board which permits barter with money involved (instead of only money-free barter).

Anyway, I don't know if the Eryss.Com Forum will ever become popular, but, even if it never does, I have no plans of taking it down. It's actually a better way to reach me than my spam-ridden mailbox which I seldom bother to even check because I get almost nothing but spam, and I haven't yet implemented a good way to filter my mail.

I have done very little at all to try to promote the Eryss.Com Forum or invite people to it. But, I assume that whenever I finally release a really nice, polished version of the Eryss astrology software, things might pick up someday. Or, maybe if I release some stuff on Astroblahhh.Com that turns out to be popular, and I draw more attention to the Astroblahhh-related boards, things might pick up.

I still have plans of releasing a nice, polished Eryss someday, but, I'm not sure when.

I should definitely sometime release the partly complete AutoHotkey* (AHK) version for Windows. That version of Eryss is actually also mostly functional on at least Linux using Wine*, and probably completely functional in VirtualBox*.

I have scarcely touched the code since November 2011, but even so, it's still useful, and I use it myself from time to time. A little of the code in the PHP Puppy Linux edition of Eryss was based on it.

Anyway, I likely would have released the AHK version fairly soon after the Puppy Linux version of Eryss, if crisis hadn't struck. But, after that, it seemed like it would be rather absurd to make writing and/or releasing astrology software (for no guaranteed or likely pay) a high priority in my life. Perhaps this was a shortsighted misjudgment, but, I think more likely, I had my priorities straight, or at least those priorities straight. :-)

Things have settled down enough that I think I am probably going to release the AHK version in the near future. But, I probably am not going to add much or at all to it.

Partly because AHK is very much a Windows thing (even though lots of AHK stuff can work in Linux via Wine and especially VirtualBox), and I would greatly prefer focusing mainly either on free, libre, open source computing platforms like Linux now, or very cross-platform free/libre/open source things like PHP-GTK*.

And partly because I still don't think it's totally practical for me to devote much time, energy, and effort to astrology software yet.

Someday, I would like to make a PHP-GTK version of Eryss, or some other very cross-platform version. But, everything is far more likely to happen sooner if I am adequately funded.

As always, donations and microdonations and requests for free, libre, open source software and documentation are welcome.

Or, if there are other things you'd like me to consider doing, you can let me know via the Eryss.Com Forum or my currently spam-ridden email address. Or even my Tumblr's Ask or Submit pages.

Regardless of whether anyone donates or hires me or makes requests or comments or not, I'm going to try to release the incomplete (but still useful) AHK version of Eryss before February 2014.

Again, happy holidays to all!

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I started (and deleted) a Twitter account
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
09:51:04 GMT

I started a Twitter account:

Twitter: EryssCom

(Edit, 3:42 PM. I changed my mind about having a Twitter account at all, so I deleted it.)

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The Eryss.Com Forum is Now Open
Monday, June 10th, 2013
15:57:04 GMT

I started a forum:

The Eryss.Com Forum

It's about a variety of things, like astrology and astrology software (including, of course, the Eryss astrology software), world financial/economic issues, ideas on how to make money, ideas and requests for free/libre/open source software, other writing, etc. Topics that aren't specifically named can be discussed in the General Discussions board.

A rather unusual thing about this forum is that it allows people to post good/services for sale, auction, barter, or even with pay-what-you-want or pay-what-you-can pricing.

Quite a lot of forums shun commerce and self-promotion, but, this forum welcomes it. :-)

Another (but less) unusual thing about this forum is the moderation style - posts are individually approved or rejected one by one. Someday, perhaps some people will be added to a list of preapproved posters.

This moderation style was inspired mostly by the Usenet newsgroup alt.astrology.moderated, a forum of which I am still fond.

Here's a direct link to the Eryss.Com Forum's Welcome + Forum Rules and Policies post.

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Monday, June 10th, 2013
15:56:56 GMT

I started a Tumblr blog:


It doesn't have a specific theme, not even astrology. It will probably mostly feature trivial and/or humorous things.

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