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Unread postby GL1zdA » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:16 pm

$2600 seems to be a lot. Is it like that in the whole US? Here in Poland, you can have a dedicated server with the newest Xeon E3, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB of RAID 1 storage and 10 TB of 100 Mb/s bandwidth (10 Mb/s after that) for less than $1000/year. And this is from one of the most reputable providers.
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Unread postby RageX » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:00 pm

nekonoko wrote:I've added a PayPal donation option to the page if anyone is so inclined.

This is enough to get me to come out of the woodwork. Happy to donate, this place has been a treasure trove of information and expertise over the years. It's the center of the SGI universe as far as I'm concerned.

nekonoko wrote:Over the next few months I'll also be selling/auctioning various vintage SGI systems to help pay for hosting costs.

Will this be done through the site or on eBay?
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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:02 pm

Yeah, there are other possible solutions to explore if it comes down to that point, though I'd likely retire my involvement completely and hand over the site to someone else if I had to move to a datacenter like that.
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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:04 pm

RageX wrote:Will this be done through the site or on eBay?


Not sure yet. I've been putting various retrocomputing items up on eBay recently (right now there's a Heathkit H19 and Commodore B128-80 from my collection).
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Unread postby diegel » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:27 pm

As I mentioned in a private message before, I am operating an Internet provider with data center in Germany for 20 years now and since this is a very good business I plan to do this some more years. I would be happy to provide a free virtual or a real hardware server for nekochan. I do this for an OS/2 related site http://www.netlabs.org for many years.
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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:28 pm

I appreciate that, but like I said, I have to move the site, I'm retiring. Maybe that's a good thing? :)
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Unread postby foetz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:45 pm

that's a great offer diegel. for a site like this a vps would be more than enough :-)

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:51 pm

foetz wrote:that's a great offer diegel. for a site like this a vps would be more than enough :-)


I take it you want to take over? :)
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Unread postby foetz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:06 pm

i don't think i'd be needed if diegel has his own isp :P

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:10 pm

Well someone has to "own the keys" - actually maintaining and running the forum, keeping Nekoware organized , performing software updates, etc. The hosting is only part of it. When I say I'd retire I mean it - I'd be completely disconnected - my account would be locked. If you needed anything done on this site, no matter how minor, it would be handled by someone besides myself.
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Unread postby foetz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:17 pm

sure i got that but it didn't sound like you wanna get rid of it right now :shock:

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:18 pm

Well if everyone is pushing to move to a cheaper solution, then yeah, I'd be out. We're good for at least a few months now on donations, but if that's what people really want then that's how it will go.
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Unread postby foetz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:24 pm

i don't think anyone wants you to retire. they're just thinking of cheaper solutions following up on what you said in this very thread

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:27 pm

Yep I know. :) From my perspective sticking with what I have is the path of least resistance. If I have to pack up the site and move somewhere else and deal with a completely new infrastructure/support regimen, it makes a good stepping off point for me. Let someone else have some fun.

I'm not threatening anything - I really wouldn't mind that outcome after 14 years of keeping the site alive. Maybe it's just time to pass the torch. :)
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Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:50 pm

If you're serious about selling that Crimson ...
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