Yes, since „we’re back“, some things happened in the background here. The sloppy homepage name „berlinc64club“ with its bloated database is no more.
Instead, and this you know already, the new name for the C64 Club Berlin homepage is spelled straigt this way. And you’re having this blog, which you’re reading on right now.
The direct links you maybe saved in your favourite browsers linklist won’t work with the new site, for reasons… …which I don’t understand. I apologize for that unconciousness. If I find the time for that I’ll fix it asap.
So any concerns relating to the Commodore 64 homecomputer, our club (or better named friendship) located across Berlin and inside the hotpot, as well as your kind donations – You will be invited to write on Twitter @C64ClubBerlin and @TuB64 as well as our facebook group… or oldschool’ish as Email or Snailmail located somewhere inside the world wide spiders web. Ahoy!
It has been a while ago… but finally I can talk about it.
The C64 Club Berlin has actually some serious issues with hosting all the hardware that we saved from dying in the dumps earlier all the time. Since January 15th in 2017 we pay as much as 408 Euros monthly for a 72 m² big lot in the very west of Berlin. It was the cheapest place we found for rent back then. But for most of the clubbers it was located too far away to reach it within an hour driving, so that only a few clubbers remained active. The others abandoned the club because of that fact (and others). Effectively about three reliable clubbers continued paying a more than fair monthly fee. It never amortized and so we (primary me, TuB64) can’t afford that anymore… Since many months I’m in serious financial problems, as all of my aside money is used to save the place from starving. But it can’t work that way anymore. It sadly has to end here, even though some of you shared your love with the Club lot a lot. I’m sorry.
On top of that the homepage https://berlinc64club.de disappeared without any previous warnings or such on July 15th 2019 for nearly a whole month. For a reason back then when we had to move to another hosting server, I was too stressed to make my mind for that new ISP and hosting and gave that in Seansers hands. Somehow the payments for this new space got detoured to another webspace by Seanser or somethng like that… He didn’t had the time yet to fully explain what happened there.
So you now see me standing here, with tub64.home.blog and the new https://c64clubberlin.de kindly hosted by pokefinder with the help of the overwhelming warm hearted count0. I’m so touched by that, you maybe can’t imagine how helpful that kind gesture was! And while having some chilli in my eyes, let me thank you so very much for all your help you offered me to let the Club space live. *to be continued*
There is progress at c64clubberlin.de lately. I found some old backups and imported them. Dig into old news – there’s still a lot missing though. Can’t access the old domain berlinc64club.de yet… if ever?!
Finally I had the great honour to get help from another big C64-site named „pokefinder“ to make a new start.
Since the old domain „berlinc64club.de“ always made ppl dizzy, I decided to exchange the name. It even may avoid possible problems when some time in the future the old HQ will be back again… if that ever happens. I lost faith.
Whats lost is the old design and all the power I put into the Clubtape podcast. I think it will remain a dying star in the C64-www, so if you ever want to get it back on track, beg someone else to make the old HQ appear again °,°!
„Nichts ist so beständig wie die Änderung“ heißt es. Wahrhaftig und zuverlässig ist das wieder eingetreten.
Der C64 Club Berlin, nunmehr seit 13 Jahren existent, erlebt dieser Tage ein aufs andere Mal „Interessantes“. Zum Einen musste ich die Reißleine mit dem Clublager ziehen, um mich nicht gänzlich in den Ruin zu treiben. Zum Anderen ist seit dem 13. Juli 2019 die Homepage tot.
WAS? Das Clublager wird aufgelöst? JA! zum 30.09.2019
WIE? Die Homepage ist tot? JA! Plötzlich und unerwartet.
„Und nun, wie geht es weiter?“ …wie gewohnt! Hier 4ever!
You’ve reached this Blog – congratulations! You won’t be harmed unless you won’t understand.
Dear community of 8-bit demoscene! The main homepage of „C64 Club Berlin“ is down due to mishaps on paying-logistics with the hoster All-Inkl. but will hopefully be back at some point – may take a while.
Q: What do I miss in the meantime?
nothing really world-turning
Instead of klicking the mouse-button to death, I’ve set up a nice workaround here as you already can see now.
So feel free to stay for a while to chat with me and others about the „C64 Club Berlin“, the „Commodore 64“ or just about anything what comes into your mind while thinking about the „good old times“. You’re welcome