This server is not running the official minecraft server it is running bukkit. I make this quite clear in the topic title. Bukkit has not been updated for 1.3 yet. So stop telling me to update the server and unless you want to wait for bukkit to update don't update your client to 1.3.
The server has been converted from whitelist to build rights. What that means is you can join the server and look around. However outside of chatting and a few set of commands you can't place or destroy blocks until you request build rights.
We had to migrate the web server a little while ago. In the process we lost the database and the application so for now anyone who wants to join can just post a request like always.
Another update that I figure is significant enough that this isn't an illegal bump.
We've started a new map on the server, using copperdomebodha's Moon River biome mod. It makes for some awesome interconnecting tunnel systems and crazy cool landscape up above. Plenty of room to expand, we haven't even started to flesh out the main city yet, people just have their bases set up around the area. We use a mapping feature http://www.nemesiscubed.com/map that is really useful.
While we are no longer using Multiple Homes, we are now using the Private Warp system which allows everyone to set up multiple teleport locations in the same way. Handy for safe and speedy exits from long spelunking adventures.
Now that minecart powered rails are updated, we're no longer using Minecart Mania unless someone requests it again. The powered rails have been put to good use in our extensive underground subway.
We do now have the famous Piston Mod in place, very useful until it gets implemented in the actual game.
Moreover, we're more than willing to take requests for mods, so come one, come all.