Moodle at LSNet

Moodle is a platform for creating and taking courses. There are no hundreds if not thousands of free courses on the Internet. One of our customers wanted to offer a course, had experience with Moodle at Atlantic University and asked for my assistance in setting up Moodle on our server. The current version of Moodle would not install cleanly on our previous software platform Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We recently upgraded to 14.04 (a long story in itself) which made a install of the current version of Moodle feasible.

IP addresses

We needed more IP addresses to monitor key points on our TWR (The Wired Road) network. To get them we had to release the old block and get a new larger one. That required changing hundreds of references which caused considerable discomfort as we waited for the new addresses to propagate through the Internet Domain System. You can "resolve" domain names to IP addresses with "nslookup", "dig" on Mac OS and Linux. "dig" can be download as part of BIND from 

New helen

Upgraded hardware (easy) and software (not so easy). Fixed enough glitches to post but I suspect there are a lot of bugs around. I'd realy appreciate an email if you find something (  No time to chat.

Internet at the beach

I don't get to the beach often but I often suffer from Internet withdrawal. Not my only addiction. My crappy LG 39C tracfone is adequate for reading email but impossible for me to type on. A Bluetooth keyboard would help that. The keyboard on my aging Acer laptop is barely adequate for the current task. To make it play, I need connectivity.

Hosted email

Google Apps are no longer free -

We configured a number of websites to use Google Apps when they were free. Those sites are "grandfathered in" but unused sites have been cancelled.

Fortunately we have an low cost alternative. We will include one email address at your domain free with web hosting. Additional email addresses are $3 per month.

Don't do that

A wanderer said to Mullah Nasrudin "Bad things happen when I do "x".

Nasrudin replied "Don't do that!"

My wife said the same thing when I botched an upgrade to our web server.

A most valued customer asked me to install Moodle -

New Dialup Numbers

There are new dialup numbers for LSNet.

Go to and enter the number you will be dialing from.

You may get more than one number. Write down the last 7 digits ignoring the are code which should match yours. One may work better than others. Elk Creek and Independence use Mouth of Wilson phone numbers

There are multiple ways of finding the dialup number and they differ among versions of Windows. In recent versions,

Toshiba m55-s3293 Laptop

Windows XP. 1GB RAM.100GB Hard disk. 1.86Ghz CPU. DVD-RW. Intel Wireless. AC power adapter. Cosmetically decent.

Replaced keyboard. Updated software. Removed fluff and lint. Bright screen. Works well.

Best offer -