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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby iKitsune » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:55 pm

Just to satisfy curiousity; Comcast does -not- block 80, 20, or 21. Only port they block is 25, and I can understand stifling SMTP traffic.
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby MisterDNA » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Neko, you need a tip like major.

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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby Onyx_RE2 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:14 am

I really like this site.
I've been following Neko's SGI activities for years (before he put the forums up, possibly 2001 or 2002). I recall his original site when all he had was the Iris Indigo. I had just gotten my first Indigo2 at the time and was amazed with the amount of information Neko had accumulated on SGI's.
Over the years I have had quite the education from Neko and the other forum members.
This truly is the premier site for all things SGI!
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:31 am

Thanks for the support. My enthusiasm for the site is at an all-time low right now, but I'll keep plugging away at it. Hopefully it will become fun again in the future.
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby hamei » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:57 am

nekonoko wrote:Thanks for the support. My enthusiasm for the site is at an all-time low right now, but I'll keep plugging away at it. Hopefully it will become fun again in the future.

I would suggest putting Martin's planetarium up on the ol' Tez and just watch it for w ahile. Zoom in on individual planets, twist them around, I dunno. I could play with that program for hours ... Maybe I can twist Martin's arm to put together an Earth-specific version. Different visuals, change rotation speed, map the sun and clouds onto the surface. That's such a nifty program, totally Irixian in character.

Or you could play graveyard shift, which is always a kick :P

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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:06 am

Yeah, it's more that some forum members have become nekonoko-hostile rather than IRIX, but point taken - there's still fun stuff to do on IRIX hardware.

I've been trying to post up on the blog some of the stuff that's slipped through the cracks during the summer when temperatures precluded powering on hardware. Probably missed some though.
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby JacquesT » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:34 am

nekonoko wrote:Yeah, it's more that some forum members have become nekonoko-hostile rather than IRIX, but point taken - there's still fun stuff to do on IRIX hardware.

I've been trying to post up on the blog some of the stuff that's slipped through the cracks during the summer when temperatures precluded powering on hardware. Probably missed some though.


I wanted to post a few comments on the blog yesterday and tried to register with MT4 but the "Captcha" doesn't display on my Mac?!? (Not meaning to turn this into a trouble shoot post)

Is it a Safari prob? I'm on 4.0.3 (10.6.1)

I think you need to pull apart one of your big-irons Neko and give it re-install...That'll get your enthusiasm going!

Thanks for the site though, is one of the few I log onto everyday!

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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:40 am

JacquesT wrote:Is it a Safari prob? I'm on 4.0.3 (10.6.1)


No, the captcha works but it's really, really slow to come up. You just need to wait for it - can take a minute or more. Perl is excruciatingly slow under IRIX; I've been considering moving from Movable Type to WordPress for this reason.

On the plus side though it probably keeps a lot of the spammers away - they just get impatient ;)
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby jdboyd » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:07 am

nekonoko wrote:No, the captcha works but it's really, really slow to come up. You just need to wait for it - can take a minute or more. Perl is excruciatingly slow under IRIX; I've been considering moving from Movable Type to WordPress for this reason.


I really like WordPress, although for reasonably high traffic levels, you might find you need a caching plugin, of which there are several simple to install choices.

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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby ritchan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:57 am

Is that the cheapest SDSL plan? Is a SDSL plan really required when it comes to bandwidth? And you have to pay extra for a static IP too, right?
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:12 am

ritchan wrote:Is that the cheapest SDSL plan? Is a SDSL plan really required when it comes to bandwidth? And you have to pay extra for a static IP too, right?


You're not paying for it, so why does it matter?
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby semi-fly » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:09 am

ritchan wrote:Is that the cheapest SDSL plan? Is a SDSL plan really required when it comes to bandwidth? And you have to pay extra for a static IP too, right?


That is a decent price in my area for good SDSL - virtually all SDSL connectivity has been lumped into business class connections, which usually means a starting point of $125-$200.00 for very low bandwidth (like ISDN speeds).
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby Ga53n » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:55 am

Just to throw in my two cents on Internet prices.

I upgraded my compays Internet line just two month ago, I am not sure if it is SDSL or what other technology.
Currently I pay EUR 549 for a 10 Mbit synchronus line. This includes 5 static IPs, of which I still have two to spare, but I dare to use the company line for anything else.

p. s. Thanks for this great site Neko, I really apprechiate it, even when I currently do not own any SGIs at the moment.
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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby mila » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:35 am

As new SGI guy only had a Indigo2 in the past I finally got my Origin200 running and without this site I
would not make it.

I have quite a few Suns(E450, E250, Blade 2500, 1500 and u10's and a SS20 as firewall 2x50 MHz ) and now my Origin so I understand what you mean with powercost, but its -20 now in Sweden so
I don't mind :)

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Re: Nekochan.net operating costs?

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:24 am

nekonoko wrote:Power costs are fairly significant for the O350s as well.


I've resolved this part at least - got a faster web server and lower power costs in one go :)
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