Tag Archives: Email

Downtime Notice – 9/02/2012

I am sure many people may have noticed that Tweaked for your Pleasure went offline some time in the morning only to come back online at a later time. Well, I figured I may as well write why so. Basically what happened is my vps provider called VPS.NET on Feb 8, 2012 decided for a reason I do not know to do a SAN synchronization at the database that the vps is located.

Well this was all good but what happened is the I/O on the SAN unit went nuts and well it crashed a lot of things and forced VPS.NET to ultimately having to stop the SAN synchronization and delay it until a later time.
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LAMS back online

As I highly doubt you have noticed nor care, but I have finally got around to looking Look at my Spam back online after it has been down for around three to four months.

In case you do not know but Look at my Spam is a website that is a small project to find how easy it was to get spammed by just leaving one email link at the bottom of a website. Well I can say safety so far with the project, I am getting roughly five emails a minute. Some of the emails are coming from Yahoo groups, random marketing and some people who feels it is funny to email stuff there hoping their email will be published on the website.
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PGWS Donations

As you may know it has got to the point where editing Playing Games with Snat is now taking over 11 hours. This is due to a computer setup which I need to change. As I promised people when I first said about a new computer, I am opening up a donation for anyone that wishes to donate towards the cost I have left to pay.

Your donation will go towards a new computer which will be solely used for editing Playing Games with Snat. So what is in it for you. Well the main thing that is in it for you is simply Playing Games with Snat will be published on time and in future I will be able to do actual HD games as due to the current setup – that is next to impossible without taking around 2 hours per clip (on average, one clip – 5 mins).
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My VPS.NET review

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As I am sure you know, Tweaked for your Pleasure is hosted on a few nodes at vps.net. While it is sad to say that originally my experiences at VPS.NET was okay, I ended up leaving them due to their SAN issues.

However a while back I was sent an email about their discounted nodes and I have to say, vps.net itself has improved big time. Not only does the SAN issues seem to have gone (at least on the London clouds) but support itself seems to have improved.

My current setup with vps.net is running the latest CentOS image (others you are able to use such as Debian) and their free licence for ISPManager. With VPS.NET you are able to get a free ISPManager licence (I think it is the Pro Edition) which I warn you now, does not work well on Debian and if you are going to pick that license then make sure to select CentOS as your operating system.
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