Its been a rough week with getting hit with a spam flood of some sort, I was able to make some adjustments on the fly to connections and speeds, but need to spend some time to do more and get the OS’s updated on the servers. So Saturday 10/19/13 at 9am Pacific time I am opening a maintenance window for 4 hours. Plan on the pod to be offline and unavailable starting at 9, I will post on twitter if things will take longer than the 4 hours as always.

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Its been a rough week with getting hit with a spam flood of some sort, I was able to make some adjustments on the fly to connections and speeds, but need to spend some time to do more and get the OS’s updated on the servers. So Saturday 10/19/13 at 9am Pacific time I am opening a maintenance window for 4 hours. Plan on the pod to be offline and unavailable starting at 9, I will post on twitter if things will take longer than the 4 hours as always.

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My VPS tanked 9am on 8/16. I am still working with my VPS host for a solution. They spun up a new VPS but it was not performing well. I hope for resolution today and will get the poduptime site back online first on the new box. Also it looks like the dia.so site css is dead, the bootstrap cdn is gone, so updating that to work again also now, its on another host.

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My VPS tanked 9am on 8/16. I am still working with my VPS host for a solution. They spun up a new VPS but it was not performing well. I hope for resolution today and will get the poduptime site back online first on the new box. Also it looks like the dia.so site css is dead, the bootstrap cdn is gone, so updating that to work again also now, its on another host.

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My IP’s have been suspended by my host for to much email traffic or some BS, working to resolve. http://www.senderbase.org/lookup?search_string=204.12.211.42 Moved email to 3rd party smtp and waiting for them to unblock the IP’s Make sure you follow me https://www.facebook.com/Diasp.org and https://twitter.com/diasporg

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My IP’s have been suspended by my host for to much email traffic or some BS, working to resolve. http://www.senderbase.org/lookup?search_string=204.12.211.42 Moved email to 3rd party smtp and waiting for them to unblock the IP’s Make sure you follow me https://www.facebook.com/Diasp.org and https://twitter.com/diasporg

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Found a partial blog backup and restored. Working to restore dia.so currently, I do not think I will find a db backup for in 🙁

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Found a partial blog backup and restored. Working to restore dia.so currently, I do not think I will find a db backup for in 🙁

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If you are a diasp.org user you have seen dia.so URL’s and can shorten any URL with it inside Diaspora. I have offered others to use it, but no one has bitten, that’s ok! I did just launch a profile shortner on the main dia.so page. Idea is to simplify connecting with others via a central hub. Since it sets a cookie with your pod name it would be a nice central hub for things, all things! If you have created something or know someone that has that “needs to know” the users pod to work properly please suggest it!

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If you are a diasp.org user you have seen dia.so URL’s and can shorten any URL with it inside Diaspora. I have offered others to use it, but no one has bitten, that’s ok! I did just launch a profile shortner on the main dia.so page. Idea is to simplify connecting with others via a central hub. Since it sets a cookie with your pod name it would be a nice central hub for things, all things! If you have created something or know someone that has that “needs to know” the users pod to work properly please suggest it!

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Well I spent sometime setting up Eclipse and the Android SDK. Then I remembered App Builder and wanted to give it a try. So I wrote this little ditty for podupti.me to promote Diaspora overall. Its just basic and I am sure some ideas will come to mind on how to make it better! Click him to download the app! (creepy Diaspora Eyes!) Sorry I can not put it in the market yet, http://www.appinventorbeta.com is bugged and they are working to fix it!

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Well I spent sometime setting up Eclipse and the Android SDK. Then I remembered App Builder and wanted to give it a try. So I wrote this little ditty for podupti.me to promote Diaspora overall. Its just basic and I am sure some ideas will come to mind on how to make it better! Click him to download the app! (creepy Diaspora Eyes!) Sorry I can not put it in the market yet, http://www.appinventorbeta.com is bugged and they are working to fix it!

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Well we survived the doors of my host closing and are now on a dedicated server! Its humming along just fine.Still trying to get back some $ from the VPS jumps and loosing the clubuptime one. But people have been donating and signing up for the coffee subscription and helping out, Thank You! The Diaspora dudes are plugging along and making things better! I got ejabberd xmpp server stuff set up in prep for them pulling that into the master, think its close. I updated podupti.me just a bit, some looks and some back end code. I put the Translate script up on github. This week I moved DNS over to

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Well we survived the doors of my host closing and are now on a dedicated server! Its humming along just fine.Still trying to get back some $ from the VPS jumps and loosing the clubuptime one. But people have been donating and signing up for the coffee subscription and helping out, Thank You! The Diaspora dudes are plugging along and making things better! I got ejabberd xmpp server stuff set up in prep for them pulling that into the master, think its close. I updated podupti.me just a bit, some looks and some back end code. I put the Translate script up on github. This week I moved DNS over to

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Most of you know my host http://clubuptime.com closed its doors last week. Zero notice, just pulled the plug and no server. I was able to get the pod back up in a few hours using a backup from the night before and a VPS I was able to get spun up from a deal on wht for displaced folks. That server seemed ok, but buckled as soon as traffic came in. So I found another that looked better, seemed inline with the clubuptime on (softlayer box). Turns out it can not handle the load either, its really bogged down, but its alive and hosting the pod now. (Slowly !). So rather

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Most of you know my host http://clubuptime.com closed its doors last week. Zero notice, just pulled the plug and no server. I was able to get the pod back up in a few hours using a backup from the night before and a VPS I was able to get spun up from a deal on wht for displaced folks. That server seemed ok, but buckled as soon as traffic came in. So I found another that looked better, seemed inline with the clubuptime on (softlayer box). Turns out it can not handle the load either, its really bogged down, but its alive and hosting the pod now. (Slowly !). So rather

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I first want to really thank the folks who have subscribed/flattrd or donated, I really appreciate your help and am back at the break even point and that’s right where I want/need to be! The server speed seems to be holding steady and all is working ok. I personally have been working on other things and not done any coding, maybe work will let up someday and I can play some more.. but for now how about some graphs! Traffic (about 8k a week): Growth (about 500 a week): So it looks like even with the Google+ launch we are up in signups and visits!

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I first want to really thank the folks who have subscribed/flattrd or donated, I really appreciate your help and am back at the break even point and that’s right where I want/need to be! The server speed seems to be holding steady and all is working ok. I personally have been working on other things and not done any coding, maybe work will let up someday and I can play some more.. but for now how about some graphs! Traffic (about 8k a week): Growth (about 500 a week): So it looks like even with the Google+ launch we are up in signups and visits!

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Here is the privacy policy of diasp.org, http://diasp.org/privacy-policy.html My main connection, http://www.wholesaleinternet.com/ I store my pod database backups and photo backups at another host I use,  http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/PrivacyPolicy

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Here is the privacy policy of diasp.org, http://diasp.org/privacy-policy.html My main connection, http://www.wholesaleinternet.com/ I store my pod database backups and photo backups at another host I use,  http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/PrivacyPolicy

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