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Category: server

11/28/07 11:13 - 30ºF - ID#42319

Question for the peeps?

Does anyone have any interest in me moving their loudfeeder podcast over to the new server? Did anyone even use it? Same with gather, does anyone have anything important in there or can I just start fresh when i eventually port a new version of those packages?


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Category: server

11/21/07 11:54 - 39ºF - ID#42230

One step close to the new site

The newest surebert toolkit is ready but not public yet. However, this means the new server is one step close to launching. I have had it on since I got it, and I am happy to report it is running perfectly - no lemon here. I still can't believe the deal we got.
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Category: server

11/07/07 07:08 - 36ºF - ID#42032

The New Server Arrives

It finally came today and it seems pretty great. I am going to keep it here a bit and install and test and upgrade, then soon I will swap old the old server and we will be on the new one. Thank you everyone who helped make this possible.

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I still can't believe the specs - 2x dual core 3.0 ghz, 2x73 hardware raided 15k drives, 1333mhz front side bus, 4GB of ram, redundant power supply, dual nics.

It was in perfect shape.

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It is so quiet that honestly, I think our Xbox is louder.

I can't believe I got it for ~$1800 considering its cost for the same exact specs if I bought it on the Dell site right now $6,000+
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I transfered ownership on the Dell website for the warranty and service plan which runs through 2010.
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Category: estrip

11/05/07 10:56 - 46ºF - ID#41993

Traffic

Here at estrip we usually get about 500 unique real visitors coming from javascript enabled browsers. But recently the number started to climb close to 1,000. Its weird there are no new very exceptional referrers and most traffic is still coming from google or direct.

This last month we had 23,000 visitors.

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Imagine if there were some other incoming links. Anyone have any they could put up somewhere, there estrip link code on the front page of the site.

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The only out of the ordinary referrer is a google images search for britney spears pussy. Which brings my journal even with adult content filtering on. But that only counts for 3% of visitors. Which is only 30 out of 1000. Although, I still can't believe we rank so high for it. Check it out or try for yourself . Look at (e:mike) in there, lol.

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We are on a general upward trend. Here we are since last April when I started tracking with google analytics.
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Category: server

11/05/07 10:10 - 46ºF - ID#41991

The server is on its way

11/5/2007 6:32:00 PM ORIGIN SCAN WATERTOWN, CT US
11/5/2007 3:56:00 PM BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED US
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Category: server

11/02/07 02:17 - 52ºF - ID#41942

Bought the New Server - $1869

We got us a Dell 1950 server with:
2 x 73GB 15k SAS drives Raid - upgradeable to 1TB
2 x 3.0 GHz dual core xeons - upgradeable to Quad core
4GB ram - upgradeable up to 32GB
1333 mhz front size bus
redundant power
RHEL certified
Small form factor - although as Ajax pointed out this doesn't matter for us, unless we are in a rack someday.

4 hours of onsite service from dell before Jan 2008
4 more hours of onsite service from dell before jan 2010
gold service warranty till 2010

Best of all it all comes from one place to my house and I already paid for it. With shipping it came to $1,869. Selling the vaio laptop for (e:ladycroft) or (e:drew) will defray the cost. If anyone else didn't donate and still wants to, feel free - I am going to leave the message up for a bit.
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Category: server

11/02/07 01:16 - 38ºF - ID#41930

Okay I think I need a little more

I think I underestimated the price a little bit. So we are back to 78.9%. I could buy a cheaper supermicro server and hope for the best as it is not certified for Centos 5 and has no warranty, or spend a little more and get a used, certified centos compatible server with a 2 year warranty and drives in it already. The dell server is definitely something that would work for a long time.

The difference, however, is me spending another $462 dollars.

At least we won't need a windows license!

If anybody still wants to donate, now is the time. I might just have to pay for it up front as the auction ends in 13 hours!

Also, if anyone want to buy my old Vaio s360 cuteass laptop (e:paul,31660) I am willing to part with it for $500 to make up the extra money. It is still a great computer. It was around $2000 when I got it less than 2 years ago.

On the other hand I might just go ahead and risk it on another supermicro ,that is what we have right now. But what if it doesn't work, it owuld be such a waste of money.
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Category: bug fix

11/01/07 09:43 - 46ºF - ID#41918

Leopard multifile upload fix

Adobe labs released a new mac flash player today that address the file upload problem with leopard and flash player that I reported in (e:news,41833). Now all you leopard users including myself can go back to using the normal file upload system!

Just download and install it. Make sure you have you browser off when installing. It will prompt you about that.
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Category: secondlife

10/29/07 11:53 - 53ºF - ID#41878

Paul Visco Cashes Out Of Second Life

As I promised I donated $500 to the server fund bringing us to a total of $1300.

I ended up cashing out of secondlife to do it. It was a surprising simple end to a long journey. I really didn't play anymore and the fact that my Linden Dollars had bcome worth so much seemed so arbitrary and fake, like it could just go poof any momment.

Bye, bye Apfeljung Longwell

Love,
Paul


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Category: bug

10/27/07 09:30 - 59ºF - ID#41833

Flash Upload and Leopard

Well, turns out there is a mac os 10.5 specific bug that is causing flash based multi uploads to not work on any browser in leopard. It prentends to work by letting you select the file but then it never pushes the file to the server Because, I cannot detect hat you are on leopard with the Firefox user agent. It looks the same on tiger and leopard, I am going to have to provide an old style file upload box option.

FOR NOW USE THE MOBILE VERSION OF THE SITE TO UPLOAD FILES ON LEOPARD.

Adobe is aware of this problem and is working on a fix. It is not limited to estrip multifile flash based uploads but happens on any site with flash uploading including Flickr.

I filed this bug report with Adobe.
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  • BUG******
Concise problem statement: The flash player uploads are not working anymore on Leopard in any browser (safari, firefox). The multi file select box pops open, but the files never

This example from my javascript/flash toolkit worked on tiger no problem to upload small jpegs. It no longer works on leopard.



However, It is not limited to my surebert toolkit.

Another popular javascript/flash upload library called swfupload is also not working in leopard but worked in tiger.

Same for the flickr flash upload utility. The flash upload file selector box appears, but then it doesn't seem to send anything.

Steps to reproduce bug:
1. Try uploading
2. Try uploading a file
3. Try uplaoding images to flickr using their newer flash based upload utility.

Results: The files do not upload, no requests hit the servers access or error logs.
Expected results: The files should upload like they do on tiger[/box]

UPDATE
This has been resolved and there is a new version of the flash player for mac that you can download from adobe labs.

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