brooknet.no-ip.com is currently offline for maintenance.
The server has been DOS'd, or rooted, or something - my stupid fault for not doing a package update for ages, and leaving the system wide-open. My guess is that someone thought that I'd make an easy target - they were right. :/
As to how this occurred - I was running ShellInABox with instructions on accessing my Altair Micro. A simple redirect sent users to a Screen process on another computer, and it connected to the Altair over Bluetooth. I think that someone found a vulnerability. No-one ever used this facility, and I've learned a lesson from this: the old days of friendly, welcoming Internet hosts are over! Modern times appear to be: knock another one down, go on to the next..
The previous disclaimer/excuse: "I expect that [the site] will be back in a few hours, but it might be longer - you never know, as it depends what I'm doing: it could be that some catastrophic computer fault has occurred, or perhaps the electricity meter's low on credit and I turned everything off to preserve the remaining electricity. Maybe I'm genuinely doing some maintenance, or I got fed up with hearing things whirring and buzzing. Whatever the reason, thanks for reading this notice."
In truth, the site might be down for days while I fix this mess; I may as well write (bad) poetry.
Can't sleep again
Just stopped to doze
Then, return to find
And hope is in doubt
Unless I can sleep and
Sort my head out
(I did say that I'm a terrible poet).
If anyone would like to email me with commiserations - or just to tell me that I'm a shmuck - then the address is, phonetically: bravo romeo oscar oscar kilo november echo tango (at) india mike alpha papa (stop) charlie, charlie.
If there's any good news from this mess, it's that a) I have a recent backup and b) I forgot what 'b' is - did I mention that I'm tired? - so all is not lost. I apologise to folks who rely on this site for various ancient resources and I suggest that you look on Internet Archive's Wayback Machine for a copy of the site. In addition, Google's copy of the site is recent - try a search with the 'site' keyword, as in 'site:brooknet.no-ip.com'.
You should still be able to look at the camera - if not.. well, the PSU is a bit dodgy.
This notice was last updated at 02:50 on 25-Thu-13.
(In such a shaken and exhausted state was I, I didn't notice that I'd substituted the day for the month.)