Pod is humming along on its new host. Having everything on one server is working ok, our numbers are way down on users. I have registrations open, mostly because new users = some donations and we can handle the capacity, once I see that change I will close them again. Backups without the db on a single server were bogging down. I was able to pipe the sqldump’s out to cstream and make things better. wait, iowait and cstream are my friends now.   I continue to work the issue that we are blocked from all pods hosted at datashack (my old host), my new host has blocked all IP’s in

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Pod is humming along on its new host. Having everything on one server is working ok, our numbers are way down on users. I have registrations open, mostly because new users = some donations and we can handle the capacity, once I see that change I will close them again. Backups without the db on a single server were bogging down. I was able to pipe the sqldump’s out to cstream and make things better. wait, iowait and cstream are my friends now.   I continue to work the issue that we are blocked from all pods hosted at datashack (my old host), my new host has blocked all IP’s in

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Well since closing signups we have become a much quieter pod, donations are pretty quiet also, so its a chance once again to trim the pods server needs and move to a single large dedicated server. New datacentre, New host, the old one is very cost effective, but when things go wrong they are slow to get resolution, the servers are now also old and out of date. So new one is up, the specs are 8 core Intel, with 32 gigs of ram, 1 tb drive. Should be more than enough for the pod. I have things setup and will plan the move this Sunday Feb 2nd 2014 at 7am-noon

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Well since closing signups we have become a much quieter pod, donations are pretty quiet also, so its a chance once again to trim the pods server needs and move to a single large dedicated server. New datacentre, New host, the old one is very cost effective, but when things go wrong they are slow to get resolution, the servers are now also old and out of date. So new one is up, the specs are 8 core Intel, with 32 gigs of ram, 1 tb drive. Should be more than enough for the pod. I have things setup and will plan the move this Sunday Feb 2nd 2014 at 7am-noon

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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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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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