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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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Location: Buffalo, NY

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




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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.


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.
  • 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]

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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Category: fundraising

10/25/07 09:15 - 51ºF - ID#41801

I need your help, please read

We need about ~$1300 to buy a new, older server.
is an example of what I am looking to buy. I plan on setting it up and then switching it out with the old one all upgraded and ready for the future.

It is really in everyone best interest that this happens so that we can have a safe backup server and a raid array as well. If you peeps can raise $500 altogether I will match it (in addition to a couple hundred hours of time) and we can get it going.

In return you get to know estrip will safely go on for another 3 years of serving and you can get a title and a gold star on your big userpic.

I am also going to try and sell some of my stuff to raise some additional money but any help is appreciated.

Or if anyone has any fundraiser ideas? Feel free to organize them.

Through paypal:

Also feel free to comment on this news journal.

Here is a list of all the contributions so far

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: questions

10/07/07 04:43 - 74ºF - ID#41539

Does anyone know?

Do you know of any stores on elmwood or east elmwood that are selling the "i love buffalo hockey"t-shirts? i can't remember the name of the store that has them

Someone wrote to ask me this today. Does anyone know the answer, or where east elmwood is?
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Category: food

10/02/07 09:46 - 66ºF - ID#41466

Estrip Dinner Night At Casa Di Pizza

October 10th, Wednesday at 7pm

Note: The Sabres and the Bills are not playing this night.

(E:strip) dinner at JJ's Casa di Pizza, at 744 Elmwood (with Parking on Hodge). Sign up in the comments of this entry, so we know how to make reservations. If you are unsure of making it, sign up but let us know that too.

Count on paying $12 or so dollars per person (more for alchohol), and please bring cash. There will be an assortment of pizza and wings ordered, but if you need something in particular, the full menu will be available.

Afterwards there will be a meeting at 24 Linwood to talk about (e:strip) for those who are interested in lending a hand.

The last dinner was a lot of fun, with 16 people - check out the photos, and join us this time around!

Don't forget to sign up!
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Category: blogging

09/15/07 10:10 - 52ºF - ID#41123

Blogtoberfest At The Terminal

Well, it looks like Buffalo is having its second annual Blogtoberfest. Maybe, we should all go and meet the other Buffalo bloggers outside of estrip. I just wish it wasn't at the central terminal.

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Category: buffalo

09/13/07 10:41 - 64ºF - ID#41086

An Buffalo Update

I updated the journals so that the word count is stamped with " Buffalo, NY" if your zip code matches 14***. If lied on your signup or if you didn't fill out your zip code when signing up, then this will not show up. Send Paul an email if you want to give your real zip code and get the stamp.

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