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by Switch
Aug 14th '16, 02:07
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Simplici7y status update
Replies: 44
Views: 20766

Simplici7y status update

Hey everyone, 7 days ago uptime robot reported S7 going down. Previous times this has happened temporarily, but this time it hasn't come back on it's own. I have no access to the current host machine, and started a new job a little over a week ago, so I've been unable to get things back online yet. ...
by Switch
Jun 3rd '15, 14:53
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 8853

Re: Downtime

Yes. At the moment Pfhorums is on AWS, so everything served costs money. However, the old server appears to be back up and working just fine, so I imagine the AC is fixed, and I may start serving less-critical services on it like Old Pfhorums. That, or maybe look into a way to host it on AWS somewhe...
by Switch
May 9th '15, 14:12
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 8853

Re: Downtime

Turns out they didn't, you know, fix the AC. So yeah, it overheated again. Hosting for S7 and Pfhorums has been moved to AWS, hopefully temporarily. But if there are any more moves the downtime should be very short, since it will be the site migrating not a server crashing, which can be done very ve...
by Switch
May 7th '15, 16:07
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 8853

Re: Downtime

I was going to email you to bring the outage to your attention, but http://rkuykendall.com was down, too, so I couldn't look up your contact info. Is it hosted at the same location? Yup, along with a bunch of other stuff. If I were the type to have two servers, I probably would also be the type not...
by Switch
May 6th '15, 19:22
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 8853

Downtime

About two days ago the server for Pfhorums and Simplici7y went down mysteriously. A friend was able to stop by and reboot it the following morning, and found the server room (which included racks of paying customers, not just my mooching ass) very very hot for servers ( around 85F ). The AC was bein...
by Switch
Nov 26th '13, 20:59
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Anti-Spam Registration Question
Replies: 21
Views: 28227

Re: Anti-Spam Registration Question

Thank you to our moderators/administrators for dealing with the recent influx of spam and making the Pfhorums usable again. Thanks! Backstory for those that haven't been emailing/PMing me (contact info on rkuykendall.com): A few days ago we got a small influx of spam. Me and $lave cleaned it up, an...
by Switch
Jun 24th '13, 06:21
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Attachments in PMs
Replies: 10
Views: 11145

Re: Attachments in PMs

Thanks. Should work now.
by Switch
Jun 23rd '13, 06:12
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Attachments in PMs
Replies: 10
Views: 11145

Re: Attachments in PMs

The old version of the Pfhorums is nothing like the new version of the Pfhorums. The old version was "Invision Power Board," and the new version is PHPBB ( PHP Bulletin Board. ) However, because of your feedback, I have enabled attachments in personal messages in the settings. Does it work now?
by Switch
Feb 16th '13, 16:22
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Back again.
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: Back again.

Welcome to the Pfhorums!
by Switch
Feb 11th '13, 18:00
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

Saturday night the server locked up ( mysql crashed, immediately dropped successful SSH connections, ignored reboot command ) and had to be rebooted manually. I was unable to get to the data center until this morning. From this morning to 17:00 CST, cocide was performing a remote backup, after whic...
by Switch
Feb 10th '13, 04:28
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Fileball FTP is Down
Replies: 29
Views: 11789

Re: Fileball FTP is Down

The newly refurbished fileball.whpress.com adds an actual text search, along with browse options by date, author, or category. Thanks to Treellama's Ferro , the site also searches individual map level names, even if they weren't in the entry title or description. (There you are, Pepper Popper .) Th...
by Switch
Feb 6th '13, 22:46
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Anti-Spam Registration Question
Replies: 21
Views: 28227

Re: Anti-Spam Registration Question

I don't think we should rely too heavily on Marathon culture, especially if we are having Halo converts who don't know that much about the game yet. Exactly. If it were just for us, it would be really easy. How smart do you imagine the bots are? Could we just have something like this? Q : The answe...
by Switch
Feb 6th '13, 17:02
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Anti-Spam Registration Question
Replies: 21
Views: 28227

Anti-Spam Registration Question

The simplest and most effective anti-spam measure is asking a simple question. Currently, the Pfhorums uses "What's the number in Simplici7y?" and users can answer "7" or "seven" with any capitalization. As you might have noticed, a bot or two has snuck in. I wanted to change it to "How many polygon...
by Switch
Feb 5th '13, 19:57
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Hello

Welcome to the Pfhorums! [MSmile]

Google Analytics thinks the Pfhorums gets ~100 unique visitors per day. We are still active.
by Switch
Feb 1st '13, 06:20
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: Hello

Welcome to the Pfhorums! [MSmile]

I made a video years ago which has probably been forgotten by most people here called Thursday Night Marathon. I don't think YouTube was very big back then. I haven't done any video production since, and now I mostly run the Pfhorums and Simplici7y.
by Switch
Jan 30th '13, 20:08
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

Tried shrinking a picture in paint then uploaded it. It looked awful, so I went to upload my previous avatar. It seems the dimensions for the avatars I'm choosing are too big. Can you send me your previous avatar? Also, yes, Paint is probably a horrible way to shrink an image. You would probably be...
by Switch
Jan 30th '13, 17:27
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

Does that mean an annoying pop-up ad for a paid app every time we visit from a mobile device? Because that would be not awesome. No, the pop-up can be very simply removed. The app is only $3 and the plugin is free. I would pay $3 for a native android application to browse the Pfhorums. How about a ...
by Switch
Jan 30th '13, 04:25
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

A couple of broader questions: 1) Could Switch or cocide give an itemized list on what does it cost per year to maintain the Pfhorums (bandwidth, domain name, server maintenance)? Bandwidth - Free Bandwidth is currently free. My father has an arrangement with a tech company office building where he...
by Switch
Jan 29th '13, 05:28
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

In the interest of preventing a catch-22... if future problems occur, would it be helpful to try to reach you or cocide, and if so, where? I believe my email address can be found ( and saved ) on my Pfhorums user page . I won't include it here, or it will be displayed publicly and collected by spam...
by Switch
Jan 28th '13, 23:03
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

Saturday night the server locked up ( mysql crashed, immediately dropped successful SSH connections, ignored reboot command ) and had to be rebooted manually. I was unable to get to the data center until this morning. From this morning to 17:00 CST, cocide was performing a remote backup, after which...
by Switch
Jan 24th '13, 16:41
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oath of the Scenario Developer
Replies: 42
Views: 34076

Re:

This seems to be a recurring catastrophe with projects here. Back your stuff up, people! Don't let it happen to you. Unless you're just making physics models. Then let it happen to you. It's also incredibly easy to do if you just work in a Dropbox / Google Drive / MS SkyDrive folder. Everything get...
by Switch
Jan 24th '13, 04:21
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: Hi

Welcome to the Pfhorums! [MSmile]
by Switch
Jan 22nd '13, 20:06
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: What do I play now?
Replies: 19
Views: 6827

Re: What do I play now?

The second best rated scenario on Simplici7y is Marathon Aeon, or you could try some of the classics.
by Switch
Jan 21st '13, 21:21
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

WAIT, WHERE'S THE NOTEPAD!?!? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! *Loses important IRC chat sessions* Dang it, Switch! I needed those for proof for using Sigma textures in Another Story!!! old.pfhorums.com Let me know if you can't access anything there. I might have disabled features accidentally while making th...
by Switch
Jan 21st '13, 16:19
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124918

Re: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!

The Pfhorums has been moved back to its original server location from before the Dec. 13th crash, and old.pfhorums.com is fully online as a reference.