So, vague and ambiguous posts about our plans for other projects aside, how do you think we are doing?
Three sorts of limitations apply:
This is a frequently asked question and I thought I would put this up and let everyone who wants to take a crack at answering it.
To link chapters together, you need to create a Title Page for a series or serial. Use the|++Organizer| link at the top of the screen.
In memory of Holly Hart, today is a good day to announce the upcoming BigCloset picnic. I will be in New Jersey the weekend of November 1, this year.
We're a bit over $1000 short of our goal for this month and the bills are coming due. The big one, $528 for hosting is due at the end of the week.
So we started a bit of work today, overhauling our aging IRC network (CyberBrats IRC).
As many of you know, we are in the process of starting a few new companies and offering services not only to the T* Community, but expand our services out to the internet as a whole.
One of the services we had the idea of starting, was a "cloud storage" service.
Suddenly we thought: Where better to store your private files, than in Your BigCloset!
We have several bills coming due at the end of the month, ISP service, domain renewals, paying off the loans we took out for equipment and personal bills like rent.
If you have a problem with someone else on the site, understand that that is not the site's problem as long as that person is obeying the very simple rule of keeping it friendly.
A lot of our bills have come due and we almost got caught short. Right now we have about $580 in the bank with one check for $100 waiting to be deposited and a $528 bill due at the end of the week.
Lulu is offering 15% discounts this week through Monday. Use discount code DOGDAYS14 at checkout.
Hi Everyone! Quick Note!
I'm on my way up to the datacenter, to install some new equipment.
The ad above the quickcuts box is an attempt to find someone of interest to BC readers that would like to help sponsor the site. It's not an attempt to cash in, we really don't need to do that.
We made the May hatbox numbers before the end of the month so thank you everyone who sent money. :)
Have I told you lately how much so many of you mean to me?
You might be. Find out for sure, soon....
We have a new story in The Hatbox, btw, by Angela Rasch, author of the "Voices Carry over Water" that is still on the front page for free for another day or so.
A rant is not fiction.
We've done okay with contributions for this month, but we are still a bit short. If you notice, we've spent $700 on equipment this month which is reported in the Server Fund numbers.
Some of you may have noticed in the news, recent info about the Heartbleed Vulnerability. While we have been silent until now about the issue, it does not mean in any way that we don't take your privacy or security seriously. In fact it means quite the opposite.
When news of Heartbleed first hit the public wires, we rushed to check all our servers and services to discover that only our newest servers were vulnerable. The older servers were always using an older version of SSL that never had the Heartbleed Vulnerability. As many of you know, BigCloset was only on the new servers for a matter of days before Heartbleed was announced, and they were patched almost immediately, just as soon as our upstream OS vendor made a patch available.
We did some essential software updates (Core and Modules) and things seem to be running a tad bit more efficiently.
Hi everyone, Just a quick note.
Amy (My Fiance), Liam (Our Son) and I are headed up to Bridgewater, NJ today so that I can rack more equipment and get two other servers that were left un-configured, online.
We've got BC up and running on the new server, Buttercup, and it does run faster!
So yesterday, I spent 6+ hours in our new datacenter, racking, and configuring equipment.
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest Winners Announcement!
Yes, yes yes! People have won!
Beholden of the Heart
Story Contest Voting!
Voting Starts now through April 2, 2014!
Right now we thought we would have our new servers installed and operating, ready to move BC over to them by, perhaps, Friday. Ain't going to happen.
We Are Janglewood LLC
As of last week, Piper, Cat and I have incorporated as Janglewood, LLC.
Whatever happened to this great story (author is xoxox I think)? Is it and the remainder available anywhere? I think it is a great story and I want to know 'what happens next'.
Here's an interesting chart, prepared by a friend of mine.
Here's a link to the list of "lost stories".
|Can anyone tell me who wrote this story please?
Beholden of the Heart
Contest Starts February 1, 2014!
We'll be working on problems here for most of the weekend it looks like, so be patient and be kind. :)
Here's a list of known problems.
We got a good head start on February this month and I want to thank everyone who contributed. We even got some donations for the hardware fund. :)
This is just as important as Rule One. If you think someone has deliberately offended you, think a second time.
What if you're wrong?
We're a almost halfway through the month and more than a third of our goal. Thanks, everyone.
Just a little note, we have switched from sending our emails via our own home-grown email servers (exim) to using a 3rd party SMTP service.
Something has gone wrong! Seriously, perhaps humorously, but definitely -- wrong!
Okay, this is just a title that keeps recurring to me, I don't have time to write the story. But maybe someone else does? :)
First of all, Merry Christmas to all who want to celebrate that holiday and Happy Holidays to those celebrating some other day and Seasons Greetings to everyone else!
I set the donations goal for November at only $1000 so we could start December at $0 instead of continuing to be a whole month off. November also completed our 14th year of running BigCloset!
After a minor repair to the database, Tuckerspawn is back up. It went down because of the brownout at our ISP in Denver last week.
Weather in the Denver area interrupted power and connectivity to the server farm. They worked on the problem for quite a while then it took even longer to get all the servers rebooted.
I had one of those tedious dreams last night.
This is a friendly place...