Hey you lovely people!
The server is a bit of a weirdo at the moment, it seems like one of the harddisks has trouble and I am trying to migrate the backups before fixing it. This takes a while as the bad harddisk only reads at <1MB/s at the moment, gah! If we have to move to a new server, I will pay the possible (low) fees myself, don’t worry. Anyways, that’s just why the server is on and off at the moment. Nothing to worry about I think. My local backups are older than they should though whistle…
In the meantime, if you want and feel like it and have the means to do so, you can chip in for the 2017 hosting fund as usual. The hosting costs are still ~36 Euro per month plus the domains so again we aim at 460 Euros. No fancy image on the frontpage this year, can’t be arsed.
]You can donate via https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WUK57TZD4WHFC to spirit|quaddicted|com (just click the link), I think there is a way to get around fees by saying it is for a friend?/]
]You can mail me at spirit|quaddicted|com for bank transfer details (I am in Germany), I highly prefer this option if it gets us around fees./]
No empty promises for next year. I did not care much about Quake this year, the backlog of things to-do and mails to reply is long and I don’t see much happening in 2017. I do fancy using https://ipfs.io/ for distribute hosting, so if that tickles anyone’s curiosity, let’s collaborate! This could enable anyone to ensure that their favorite archives are held redundant and available.
All the best to you and enjoy the holidays, Spirit
PS: On the topic of cool technology like IPFS that I (want to) play with and maybe you want to too: Check out https://ipfs.io/, https://matrix.org/, https://sandstorm.io/, https://www.tagspaces.org/, http://projectblacklight.org/, http://www.regard3d.org/, http://cherrypy.org/, https://caddyserver.com/, https://github.com/cantino/huginn, https://nodered.org/