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February 19

---- noticeable changes in accessing CT. It still mostly responds unavailable/fobidden or no index page ---- IP Move Began Friday January 27 --- See our latest update below! ---- Cybertown Virtual News ... CVN is here for our citizens!!!

Welcome to the future: The current year is 2100 !

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Heard and Seen Around Town

Thanks to all who have made suggestions and sent us stories that we are placing on our secondary pages below. Old news will usually be kept in the archives, special items on page two. New stories will be added on top, in most cases. We are looking at additional ways to expand our secondary pages. Please note that a harmless javascript is used to pull up these Cybertown pages into your browser.


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HOW TO CONTACT CVN
Tell us what you want to see on the pages of the Cybertown Virtual News,
or comment on our stories!

Our inbox and email are always open.
Post your thoughts or responses by inbox or email.
To post at the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator
To email him at jdb_educator@msn.com
Please use Daily News as your subject!


Cybertown Post Office

Everyone who is not banned, is invited!

Headline News


... CYBERTOWN IS FREE ! ----

=== Cybertown still not usable as of February 19 at 6:44 AM CyT.===

Noticeable Change
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 19 2100 --- There does seem to be some confusion about yesterday's post, so we will attempt to clarify that. The only login page working is the redirect we always use. Our login is: http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator and we can only get forbidden or the "no index" page after logging in. When we type in an incorrect password, the application tells us so.

The immigration page is also on the redirect page. Try it without logging in and you'll probably see that same page we see.

If you do not usually use the redirect login:
it is a combination of this address followed by your Cybertown nick.

http://www.cybertown.com/home/ (Then type your nick)
You can -when CT works- use any citizens name and go to their house, after logging in. Of course that ability is not working right now.

---February 18 2100 --- Good Morning. It is Saturday and we discovered that the immigration page is up. The quick help page does not just say no index, but then we have images of both for you today as we document what appears to be progress. Still no access but, at this time minor progress.:

  • signin works
  • immigration page is up
  • quick help page may be responding differently.

The images:
Quick help not available: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912003.jpg
Immigration: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912001.jpg

Are You a Facebook Power User?
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 19 2100 --- This one caught our attention so we took a look. We believe our usage is mainly game playing and gifting others with what they request. Strangely we are doing lots less gaming after just getting tired of errors that seem to take away what we craft or plant in Castleville and Cityville. The hidden objects game is fun, but after Farmville we have had enough. So FV remains our only continual, ongoing activity on fb. We do spend a little time every week fielding questions on CT or posting news updates.

Now back to power using. The sixth screen (there are seven very short image screens) gives us pause:

"Facebook users can reach an average of more than 150,000 other Facebook users through friends of friends on the social network. A typical or median user can reach more than 31,000 people"
http://specials.msn.com/a-list/living/facebook-givers-and-takers-ss?imageindex=1

Something to do
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 18 2100 --- We've been members of Bing for over a year now. We've actually dedicated one browser to using it so we could gain reward points (for farmville lol but that is not currently available). They do come up with some amazing features and pictures. We encourage you to explore and even sign up if you find enough value there. We will continue to post features from Bing that we think are worth your time. Today we selected the Editor's Choices page:
http://www.bing.com/editors-picks/gallery?q=editors+picks

What Holidays Are Coming?
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor and holidays.net

Sunday February 19
  • Birthday - Copernicus' Birthday (astronomer)
  • Anniversary - Japanese Internment
Monday February 20
  • President's Day (US)
  • Hoodie-Hoo Day (Northern Hemisphere)
  • Pisces Begins
  • UN World Day for Social Justice
  • Anniversary - Closest Approach of a Comet to Earth
Tuesday February 21
  • UN International Mother Language Day
  • Anniversary - Washington Monument Dedication
  • Martyrs Day (Bangladesh)
Wednesday February 23
  • Single-Tasking Day
  • Spay Day
  • Birthday - President George Washington (1st President)
  • Independence Day (St. Lucia)
Thursday February 24
  • Curling Is Cool Day
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day
  • Iwo Jima Day
  • Army and Navy Day (Russia)
  • National Day (Brunei Darussalam)

Real World News
by jdb_educator
---Updated Daily 2100--- News links for today and everyday.

CYBERTOWN IS FREE!
CNN (US):http://www.cnn.com/
MSN (US): http://www.msn.com/
BBC (Great Britain): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
CBC(Canada:)http://www.cbc.ca/news/
Canada: http://www.canada.com/
Guardian (Great Britain)http://www.guardian.co.uk

CVN Movies Feature
by jdb_educator

---Updated Daily 2100---Send us a review, if you go to the movies!

Check the sites below for trailers, stories, and box office results.

You can see what the current cash cow results look like at the box office by clicking: http://boxofficemojo.com/ Reviews are also available!

Anyone want to write reviews? One or two lines are enough to present an opinion. What do you go see? Tell us at CVN! To post at the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator . To email him at jdb_educator@msn.com What are the coming movies that you are waiting for their release? Please use Movies as your subject!


http://www.movies.com/
http://www.comingsoon.net/
http://movies.yahoo.com/
http://movies.msn.com/?ocid=ENTSP-Movies
http://www.hulu.com/recent/film_trailers?h=6&has_captions=0&has_free=0

This Day In History?
by jdb_educator
---Updated Daily 2100--- Take a look and find out what happened today, in history, at http://www.history.com/

What Happened to CT?!
by Vaille, CVN
---February 16 2100 --- "CT became very unstable... kept going down more and more. IVN chose to change providers (went to AT&T) and there's been a slew of problems with the move. The most recent has something to do with permissions and that's causing the "forbidden access" type of page that's coming up now when we try to go there. On February 10th I was told it could take 2 weeks, but I don't consider that a promise that nothing else could go wrong to delay things further.

I seem to be able to get to at least a partially migrated subscription page, but to be honest I don't know if any changes I make there will translate to the actual member database so I think it best to wait until CT is back up. I'd hate to mess anything up more! :o)"

Vaille urges those who want their free subscription to "Keep your eye on Facebook and when you see that the city is back up contact me again, okay?"

FREE Course from MIT!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 16 2100 --- You can read a bit more at: http://www.mitx.mit.edu/
---February 15 2100 --- This is going to be amazing!! MIT is giong to offer a FREE course online to everyone. We found this on BBC. And encourage you to read and ponder the technology behind it and to consider if you might be willing to participate.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17012968

Stamp Collectors!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 15 2100 --- If you like stamps, take a look. Today celebrates 170 years of "sticky stamps"

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Valuable+Postage+Stamps&publ=REWARDS&crea=TEXT_MFEIMG_DailyOffers_Images_Feb15_1x1&form=B8MP40&pc=B8MP

Hulu Creating Programming!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 15 2100 --- Hulu is being touted as the possible next HBO. Could that happen? Read about what Hulu.com is doing.
http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/14/ts_hulu_battleground.cnnmoney/?source=cnn_bin

Happy Valentines Day!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 14 2100 --- We dug through our saved cache and brought you some Cybertown art to brighten up today's news. We hope this day dedicated to love is a wonderful day for you. Here are a few URLS for your reading on this February celebration.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day

Our Art Today!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 14 2100 --- Our art comes from Cytonians, but the images are not available on the Cybertown server right now. We have placed them on our host server at cvnweekly.

A Possible Explanation!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 14 2100 --- Crashdummy has provided a visual explanation of what might be happening with Cybertown and we present it to provide all our readers a well deserved smile today. This is derived art and has been adapted. We accept Crash's statement that "I pretty much figure that makes the whole thing mine - right? At least, until they come looking for me. :-\"

Our Recent Archives!!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 15 2100 --- We have been saving our previous days page by merely adding the month, day and year. So Tuesday's index page becomes http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/index021412.html and they go all the way back to http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/index010112 . Missing may be a few days when the Daily page was working in Cybertown.

Sharing!!
by jdb_educator, CVN
---February 10 2100 --- Cybertown citizen Lilly03 contacted us on Facebook to check on the city's progress. She shared with us screenshow she created. You can see those pictures here:
http://lilly03.free.fr/beauport/abbaye.html

She allowed us to use it in the news. Lilly told us "it's the night here in Brittany near the sea. 3:10 am here in Brittany near Lannion. very old abbay in Brittany. Photos by me."

Her main? site can be found here : http://www.wix.com/lilly03/armor

Cybertown Rising?
---February 14-17 2100 --- We are exploring with additional city links. We find no changes .
---February 13 2100 --- no changes .
---February 12 2100 --- no changes noted.
---February 11 2100 --- I got the redirect page again. The log in is apparently working. I tried a wrong password and it was identified as an incorrect password. However, trying to get the "quick help page" off of the redirect page has resulted in the usual: no index page

---February 10 2100 --- In our clicking around exploration today, we discovered the new member page displays, but without images, like the other few pages. Attempting to log in still does not work, and any saved link may just take you to the redirect sign in page or one of the other pages that go no where.

---February 9 2100 --- We got our usual navigation cancelled this morning, so we refreshed and discovered the redirect page! No images were loading, but we tried logging in anyway, getting a black blank page and finally ended up with the no index page but there were CYBERTOWN Pages! We took screenies so you can see what we saw. Several individuals have reported similar experiences to us.

Redirect: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912001.jpg (114 kb)

Black: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912002.jpg (66 kb)

Forbidden: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912003.jpg (80 kb)

No index page:http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ct020912004.jpg (72 kb)

---February 8 2100 --- Yesterday, we had a bit of a shock when we clicked our Cybertown link late this morning. (12:50 PM CYT). This is what we saw: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/ctpage020812.jpg (151 kb)

FREE BOOKS!


We love free things and big provided us with this adorable page for free books AND other free stuff. What made it especially cool, was I could send the page to my daughter for a birthday present. Now it becomes a present to all our readers too:
http://www.bing.com/editors-picks/category?q=free+e-books&publ=REWARDS&crea=TEXT_MFEINA_DailyOffers_Editor'sPick_Feb08_1x1&form=B8MP40&pc=B8MP

Early Recorded Sounds


---February 9 2100 --- Early inventions to record sound have been laying around in museums. Many appeared lost, some were ruined by unknowing neglect, but those that exist are changing our view of history. CNN reports, and it is an amazing read...and listen.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/08/us/earliest-recordings-sound/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

There is more to explore at http://www.firstsounds.org/

Schools of the Future?!


---February 8 2100 --- Over the next several years you can expect to see the commercialization of education. This has been going on for years. Wherever profit can be found, the business sector will jump in. We've seen privitization, where businesses take over schools, and there have been several scandals over testing and other issues at some of those schools as well as in the public sector. Consumers of these products will decide. Here are two stories we found that will expand your awareness:
http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/07/students-go-at-own-pace-at-school-without-boundaries/?hpt=hp_bn1
http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/30/virtual-schools-on-the-rise-but-are-they-right-for-k-12-students/?iref=obinsite

What a World!
by jdb_educator

We have been busy keeping the news going, creating a couple web pages, getting involved in party politics once again, working as a substitute teacher, and of course, spending way too much time playing games on Facebook.
Want to contact us?:
WAYS TO CONTACT: Leave a facebook message for John D. Boyden or email him at jdb_educator@msn.com
Please include your ct nick and use CT as your subject!

Older History
Waiting For Cybertown

by jdb_educator

--- February 8 2100 --- (7:44 AM EST) the usual checks. Not found.
--- February 7 2100 --- (7:20 AM EST) the usual checks. Not found.
--- February 6 2100 --- (6:18 AM EST and several times through the day) Routine checks, only blank, "not found" pages. We will continue to check
--- February 5 2100 --- A few more checks yesterday and this morning. No change. Nothing found. We can only wait and hope that everything gets working again

--- February 4 2100 --- Three more checks yesterday with no page found. At 6:48 AM CyT(EST) Saturday morning, we still find oureselves reporting nothing found.

--- February 3 2100 --- As of 7:08 AM Friday, we still find "not found" when we search. We will continue daily reports, now and watch for citizen reports.

--- February 2 2100 --- As of 7:16 AM we could not acess the city yet. But there is Good News: from IVN, late yesterday "...they are having a tough time getting our line up and running. I am scheduled to speak with them and their technical team today so that we can resolve this problem. I anticipate that service should be restored sometime soon during the week. Will keep you udated."

--- February 1 2100 --- Welcome to a new month. As of 6:30 CYT, we are still unable to pull up any cybertown pages. We will continue to check and report as news comes in.

--- January 31 2100 --- February starts tomorrow. As of 7AM CyT(EST) the site was still not showing up in our browser. However we did receive good news this morning around 8 AM EST. Wovencroft tells us "The new IP is there I can ping it after clearing my ipconfig cache. The city platform is not running yet." Our take is that IVN techs are trying to resolve problems associated with the move. Even though we cannot currently access Cybertown, it IS nice to know the site continues, even in the current limbo of the inaccessible.

--- January 30 2100 --- Unbelievable to our mind, but perhaps others are in fact finding Cybertown? We urge you to email us or contact us on Facebook, if and when you discover Cybertown online. We have been checking several times during the day since Cybertown began this transition. It could be that the trusted site designation is causing problems too, we just do not know. As of ths writing, our browsers are very quick to tell us simply "Not Found."

--- January 28 2100 --- The ISP Change is underway. We will continue to report here for as long as Cybertown remains offline. It should not take more than 24 - 48 hours for the new ISP host to spread its ID numbr through the Internet. The old number we used, we gathered today. It was was 38.119.86.136. Our efforts to contact people to alert them garnered us one email of thanks. You can tell when CT is back by clicking this URL and seeing if the news anchor image has returned or just click your URL for Cybertown.

--- January 27 2100 --- IVN says: "Please alert CT members that the migration will now be taking place on Friday January 27 sometime after 3:00pm PST. Thanks" (6 pm EST or CYT!)
--- January 24 - 26 2100 --- No word. We will update you when we hear or know. lol This is definitely a non-story!

--- January 23 2100 --- Still no word on the ISP Change.
--- January 20 2100 --- No news on change, no news on what happened to yesterday's effort to upload the news. We will send another file today.
--- January 19 2100 --- Still nothing new in our inbox, but the Daily News URL appears to be working.

--- January 18 2100 --- No additional information is available on when the IP change may happen. We did discover another crazy thing that has happened. We found the weekly news link has poofed from Cybertown. It was set up as a page link in the magazine folder, but no longer can be found. Beyond that we were astounded to see our update of the weekly has vaporized too. That could be something as simple as not publishing it, when we thought we did. The blog is supposed to replace the basic index.html at the cvnweekly site.
--- January 17 2100 --- We have powdered egg dust on our CVN faces folks! We believed the change had occurred from reports. In our hands this morning was an explanation that the IP shift has not happened for what appears to be good reason. We will continue to follow this wild and crazy (typical) Cytonian adventure and report on it.

Our Cybertown mayor gives us all excellent advice (thanks dazz!): "A good rule of thumb is to expect downtime soon, know that, and that when it happens, know the migration is likely taking place. For confirmation and/or updates as they are received, stay tuned to Cybertown's FaceBook Fan Page."

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled CT program....

Short Movie Reviews!
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor and deb44

---January 24 2100 ---
The Devil Inside Review
deb44: This movie is really scary, Its also a bit gory. I would suggest seeing this movie if you like scary movies.
I would give this movie 5 out of 5 stars *****

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Review
jdb_educator: Good fun, action packed, great characters, amazing history make this movie worth seeing! Excellent popcorn movie.
I would give this movie 4 out of 5 stars ****

Submit YOUR review: Post the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator
or email him at jdb_educator@msn.com
Please use Movies as your subject!

CVN'S EMERGENCY SERVICE
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

The Weekly News still serves as Emergency Notification System URL: http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com

Our Alternate Daily location for January 2100 (2012 for Earthsiders): http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/

IVN/CT POLICY


Did you know? Any Cybertown citizen can purchase space in the top frame for things like events & special announcements (b'days, anniversaries, etc.) The current rate is $20 per week, $60 per month.

These are special rates for, NON-commercial ads and as always, all banners must be Founder approved before they can be uploaded. Advertisements for businesses are handled differently at different rates.

IVN/Cybertown thanks Holodoc, ND of Star Trek Hood in Sci-fi, who not only helped in the planning stage is also the creator of the first banner to take advantage of this new option!

This will not affect the cotm (Colony of the Month) banners or any that are already up there.

Interested parties should contact me at billing@integratedvirtualnetworks.com


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Daily Staff:
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JeetKuneDo
Vialle
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