Hey you lovely people!
The server is a bit of a weirdo at the moment, it seems like one of the harddisks has trouble and I am trying to migrate the backups before fixing it. This takes a while as the bad harddisk only reads at <1MB/s at the moment, gah! If we have to move to a new server, I will pay the possible (low) fees myself, don't worry. Anyways, that's just why the server is on and off at the moment. Nothing to worry about I think. My local backups are older than they should though *whistle*...
In the meantime, if you want and feel like it and have the means to do so, you can chip in for the 2017 hosting fund as usual. The hosting costs are still ~36 Euro per month plus the domains so again we aim at 460 Euros. No fancy image on the frontpage this year, can't be arsed.
As I said, Quaddicted is in no danger in any case. I totally use the server for private things and non-Quake stuff so I am happy to pay my share.
You can donate via Paypal to spirit|quaddicted|com (just click the link), I think there is a way to get around fees by saying it is for a friend?
You can mail me at spirit|quaddicted|com for bank transfer details (I am in Germany), I highly prefer this option if it gets us around fees.
No empty promises for next year. I did not care much about Quake this year, the backlog of things to-do and mails to reply is long and I don't see much happening in 2017. I do fancy using IPFS for distribute hosting, so if that tickles anyone's curiosity, let's collaborate! This could enable anyone to ensure that their favorite archives are held redundant and available.
All the best to you and enjoy the holidays, Spirit
PS: On the topic of cool technology like IPFS that I (want to) play with and maybe you want to too: Check out https://ipfs.io/, https://matrix.org/, https://sandstorm.io/, https://www.tagspaces.org/, http://projectblacklight.org/, http://www.regard3d.org/, http://cherrypy.org/, https://caddyserver.com/, https://github.com/cantino/huginn, https://nodered.org/
Happy to help fuel the Quake.
Happy New Year!
155/460 already, thank you guys!
Happy new year to you too, bluoouhuohburugh!
Sorry Spirit, I'm kinda broke. You should really consider dropping that hugely overpriced host and get a more decent one, as discussed last month at Func_.
No worries, others have filled the bucket already. Thank you!
I am not visiting func anymore, what was discussed about Quaddicted's host there? It is incredibly cheap for what I am getting and I am not going to ditch it. You might not realise but this server pushes terabytes and terabytes of archival data between this and there.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, SPIRIT! Sorry that I missed the fundraiser this time. I will be sure to contribute next time. Thanks!
Or maybe it was QuakeOne? Dunno, I just browsed the Quaddicted thread at Func_ and couldn't find the discussion again. Basically, people felt like your host was vastly overpriced and that you could have the same service for much cheaper.
Shout if you find it but I doubt you can find a cheaper host at the same quality. This is a i7-3770 with 16GB RAM, 6TB HDD on virtually unmetered 1 gbit/s.
Thanks for supporting Quaddicted, everyone.
570! Gonna buy a new leash and string for negke!