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Michael
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 06-29-2003 15:38

The sig hosting on formclot.net will be going away indefinately, shortly.
I'll give those of you who are using this service a few days to snag your images....
I suspect it'll all be gone in 3 days time.


kaboi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Nairobi, Kenya
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 06-29-2003 16:12

I'm sad to hear that Michael, but it was good while it lasted esp with a 50kb limit.
Just wanted to thank you for the service.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 06-29-2003 20:17

Micahel: Yep thanks for the service - it was very useful and will be sorely missed.

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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 06-30-2003 01:35

doh.

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 06-30-2003 03:37

Thanks Michael for hosting my very first sig. You are the hoster with the moster.
Your help was greatly appreciated.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 06-30-2003 04:21

Pisser.

Nice run though, glad you were able to help for the time that you have.

=)



trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-02-2003 21:22

Michael .. That's really a sad thing ... is it a size issue? bandwidth? hosting? ... Write me an e-mail and we might be able to work out something. I'm prepared to consider taking over the service if I can manage the size/bandwidth/maintenance issues.

No promises, but I've got a few oodles of gigabytes going (slightly) spare, and a fast adsl link (shared with my radio station).


Bug-free software only exisits in two places
A programmer's mind and a salesman's lips

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-14-2003 13:04

Well that explains everything.

-RN3-

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 09:45

how come we are running out of sig uploaders?
the miscminutiae and imahosting are gone.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 14:26

Because web hosting costs money.

The more space, the more transfer used, the more money it costs....

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 15:20

Yannah ... Because a lot of the hosting sites are set up by volunteers, and occasionally they move house, or can't afford to continue paying an ISP for other people's convenience.


Bug-free software only exisits in two places
A programmer's mind and a salesman's lips

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 16:05

ok ok ok, like Slime has a *small* issue with the interchangeable use of the words "java" and "javascript" I have to go on record with my pet peeve of the interchangeable use of "web host" and "ISP".

web host: someone you pay to host your web site(s). Virtual, dedicated, colocated all kinds, but hosting webs and web apps for the world to access.

ISP: someone you pay and use to in order to *connect* to the internet. DSL, cable, dedicated lines, dialup, all that, connecting to the internet via your Internet Service Provider.

While it's not beyond reason that the 2 would get mixed up and ISP used as a blanket term, it makes my skin crawl and in some cases it might even be anti-communicative to say such a thing, could confuse the heck out of someone you see.

Ahhhh. Feel better now.

Jason

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 17:57

Of course, confusing the issue even further is the fact that many ISP's also serve (on various levels) as web hosts (though I've never heard of a web host being an ISP)


Michael
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 18:00

Lovely rant, Jason. I agree.... now quit whinin'. =)

I suppose I'll take this opportunity to chime in.
I'll shoot out a blanket "thank you" to all the folks who shot emails my way to say "thanks for the sig hosting while it lasted".
Certainly wasn't expected... especially in the volume received.

I've had a number of people ask why this service is being cut-off.
And here ya have it:

The sig host was set up for Asylum use only. Despite various attempts... I cannot seem to limit the images to outside locations. I'm done fucking with it at this point. I won't bother myself with another 5 minutes of tinkering with the 6 lines of code that should be working as is.
With my sig hosting showing up #1 on google, everyone and their mother goes in and uploads. Last I checked, I was hosting around 1300 images. As I said... I've been unable to limit outside linking, therefore you can imagine how many of those images are non-asylum linked (150 asylum images... tops).
Lastly.... I set the sig host up just as the name implies. "Sig host".
While I can't limit what exactly anyone uploads... I went on the silly assumption that the whole thing was "understood".
I wasn't offering up webspace so asylum folks could upload pictures of their brother's dog to show to their friends and family.

So I came to the conclusion that I'm not going to bother being frustrated about it..... I'm just going to shut it down. No biggie.
*shrug*

Pretty simple.



[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 07-15-2003).]

trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 18:21

Sorry Jason, I was confused by my own circumstance .. you see .. I pay my ISP for the bandwidth I consume ... I don't have a web host I am my web host :P

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 19:09

haha! was that a rant? No way =)

trib: no apologies necessary, I'm not dimwitted so much so that this would frustrate me to the point of requiring an apology, just retentive and having a good typing day. Somebody Q meh! =)

Jason

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 09:38

Still, I need an uploader, deviantart's great but too slow.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-16-2003 14:08

Oh.

fenja
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 07-16-2003 17:27

Try boomspeed.com, Yannah.

Lucid Iguana
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Columbus, GA, US
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 07-17-2003 02:26

Michael, I'm sorry to hear people abused your service. I never used it, but thanks so much for keeping it available for so long.

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 07-18-2003 04:33

pfft.

it won't take you too long to realise that you actually liked the abuse.

and then you'll come running back, suckah.

oh, and thanks for the hosting while it lasted, blah blah blah.

*stab*

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-18-2003 08:45

I don't have a credit card, therefore, I only uses freeware uploaders.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-18-2003 14:38

oh.

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 07-19-2003 02:09

*bellah laugh*

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-19-2003 14:19

If peeps are looking for free hosts , I've found a lot of ISPs offer hosting if you dial up with them or whatever and dont have ads, they'll assume you'll be dialing up with them, but I dont think they'd check or even care. e.g www.eircom.net Ireland's main ISP (they own all the copper in the last/local loop thing so they 0wnz the market, they're whores too) they offer free hosting AFAIK, how much space im not sure, but ISPs are usually sorted when it comes to bandwidth and don't limit you.
If you do a search for free hosting you'll get the usual tripod/geocities style places, do a search for like "free internet access" or similar and scout about, same goes for email accounts.

my 0.02

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-23-2003 06:46

what the. I don't need to connect to them just to get a free uploader. I could manage to look somewhere.

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 07-23-2003 08:45

Hugh: With an eircom net residential free account you get 20 MB of Webspace to host your own website -
With an eircom net subscription account you get 100 MB of Webspace to host your own website -

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 07-23-2003 18:10

Oh come on people! Is $10/mo really that much to pay? Use your KFC acquired money to pay for a real host, Yannah.

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 07-23-2003 18:35

see here

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