3D computer art is getting pretty awesome, isn’t it? You can create a woman/man of your dreams and have her/him do whatever you’re into. But that’s not the point of this post.
The move to Amsterdam didn’t go over very well. Server specs were superior to the one the site was on before and I anticipated the performance to reflect that, but the opposite was true. The Amsterdam server had a 6 core processor, compared to 4 cores we had before and 16 GB RAM compared to 8 GB we had before. By right, the move to a superior server should result in significantly improved performance but for two days, the site barely loaded.
I could not get anything done cause server’s responsiveness was pathetic so for two days, there was hardly any activity on it. The server was more off line than on line. I’ve tried everything, but that server just didn’t perform. I had no option but to assume that the hardware was faulty. I requested replacement from the host but they didn’t have anything in stock and it looked like it would take them days to get it so I did the only thing I could to end the downtime as fast as possible.
Like a dog with tail tightly between his legs, I approached the old host, whom I previously gave a finger, humbly asking if they would reactivate the server I had with them before. I really wanted to stay in Amsterdam, but the host I went with simply wasn’t working out. After two days of headache and seeing no improvement, I could not afford to waste any more time. So we went back to the server in the US.
Now I still have a couple of weeks to decide what to do at the end of this month. I negotiated with a solid host from Switzerland, where privacy is even tighter than in the Netherlands. Switzerland hosts are yet a tad more expensive, but the step towards privacy is significant. Unfortunately, the host only accepts payments with PayPal and with my PayPal account freshly banned, I couldn’t pay for server and without payment, there is no server. So I’m still unsure where we’re gonna go from here. It’s shitty.
Best Gore Situation
9 months ago I made a post announcing my intention to move on with my life and do something different, something that doesn’t involve the internet and takes me away from people. At the time of the post, I said nothing was gonna change for at least a few months because I wanted to wait winter out and use the time to learn the skills I would need for my next adventure.
And here we are – 9 months later. Enough time to take life from freshly fertilized egg to a new born human. I have my flight back home scheduled for mid March. Once in Canada, it will still be bitterly cold so I won’t make any significant moves for at least additional 2 months. Central Alberta winters are tough and long. Snow doesn’t usually melt until well into May.
I have no words to express the gratitude for support you guys have provided me with. It has been one fun, albeit at time bumpy ride. I enjoyed every bit of running Best Gore along the side of each of you and am beyond proud to have had so many of you run the site with me. I may have been the one pressing the bigger buttons, but it was the many of you who made Best Gore what it is today.
Keeping Best Gore On Line
9 months ago, I saw shutting the site down as the most reasonable step to take. But I listened to what you had to say, whether through comments or through emails sent directly to me, and the conclusion was clear – I’m gonna try to keep the site online for as long as I can even if I’m not around to update it.
Good thing is, that even though I’m gonna spend a lot of time in a remote wilderness this year, I’ll do some moving around so I’ll be able to get on the internet at odd time here and there. This will allow me to post occasional new content and approve an occasional comment.
Because there will be no regularity to my internet access and it will certainly be very scarce, I won’t be able to make monthly payments for hosting so I will spend the next two months trying to scrape as much money as I can and prepay for as much hosting as possible before I disappear.
That’s about where we stand at the moment so I decided to make this post to make it clear and give everyone a chance to provide their feedback. Let’s talk… for real!
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