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  1. Aldryic C'boas

    PayPal Micro Transactions

    Like many hosts out there, the bulk of our recurring payments come in via PayPal.  And like most hosts that sell some of our services at decently low pricing, we've never been a fan of PayPal's fees taking a noticeable chunk out of the incoming payments. Standard PayPal fees are 2.9% + 0,30$...
  2. Aldryic C'boas

    RMA Never Felt So Good

    If you've been with us more than a few months, you no doubt remember the repeated nightmares we went through with the repeatedly failing Seagate drives in our original Las Vegas Storage nodes.  After Fran went to Vegas to do all of the hardware upgrades, these horrible Seagates were packed up...
  3. Aldryic C'boas

    You're all doing it wrong.

    What is wrong with you people. (Yes, that was rhetorical).  One looks at the VPS industry, and it's small wonder that people regard VPS providers as a joke; something just to utilize when you just have a couple bucks laying around.  Companies filled with kids that couldn't write their own code...
  4. Aldryic C'boas

    Hey man, you're getting old.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCISCO Fran turns 30 today.  Now that he's officially old, let's help him celebrate with some ridiculous birthday images :P
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    Simple Automated mySQL Backup Script

    DISCLAIMER:  NEVER RUN UNTESTED SCRIPTS ON PRODUCTION DEPLOYMENTS.  ALWAYS TREAT UNTESTED SCRIPTS AS MALICIOUS, AND THOROUGHLY TEST BEFORE PUTTING TO USE.   Now, with that out of the way.  Some time back I wrote a script in perl to automate and organize SQL backups from our mySQL Slave server...
  6. Aldryic C'boas

    Rainy Season

    Love this Louisiana weather.  This is after ~6 hours of steady rain today:          
  7. Aldryic C'boas

    ZERG RUSH ㅋㅋㅋ (BuyVM Network Upgrades)

    Hi folks! We have a few exciting announcements about the recent work we've been doing on the network!  Between upgrades to the physical hardware in Vegas, the DDoS Filtering in both locations, and an added bonus on transit, we're sure folks will be happy with the improvements. CNSERVERS...
  8. Aldryic C'boas

    I am completely surprised by this turn of events.

    ... so apparently you can't make topic text Sarcasm Purple. >_> Anyway, http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/teen-arrested-for-30-swattings-bomb-threats/ .  Looks like someone finally got tired of the irritating little bastard.
  9. Aldryic C'boas

    Dangers of IRC

    One of our clients learned today why exchanging links isn't the best of ideas >_>  On a semi-related note, I just received a text from the regional VP: "Please stop neighing during conference calls.. you're scaring the board"
  10. Aldryic C'boas

    RUST Server

    So I've been playing around a bit on Rust, and rather enjoying myself.  The one aspect I find irritating is the griefers - yeah, I know PVP is part of the deal;  but a game stops being fun when you have to keep yourself hidden because a pack of bandits decide to roam around your area shooting...
  11. Aldryic C'boas

    WebhostingTalk catches the LE* disease

    Ok, so LE* can't carry the stigma of responsibility for this - it's been an ongoing condition for longer than any of us have been relevant (except maybe that old Tim guy :P).  LE* just happens to be a prime example of how *not* to adapt to changing times. Heh, anyways - the thread in question...
  12. Aldryic C'boas

    04Jan Outage

    Well, that was rather annoying.  My apologies for the downtime folks - the power cable on KVM06 (which is hosting VPSB's SQL) was apparently of.. import quality: The damn thing actually burned itself up, and brought the node offline.  Fran's checking on all of the other cables now to ensure...
  13. Aldryic C'boas

    PSI Alternative

    Hey folks; I have a project going I'm looking to provide transparency for, and it seems that phpsysinfo is still pretty derpy.  All I'm needing is a smallish script that reports similar info to PSI (example: http://rika.syndtech.net).  I don't need monitoring/reporting of any sort, just a live...
  14. Aldryic C'boas

    So, I guess we run a charity now.

    Had an interesting chat with some kid on IRC today.  Apparently his 'buddy' told him that we're some sort of charity, just giving away free service and DDoS Filtering.  Transcript at http://cboas.ru/strawman.txt and below:  
  15. Aldryic C'boas

    I can't believe we weren't deported.

    I finally had a chance to sit down and put together some of the better (read: more amusing) pictures from our cruise.  Out of the ~600 or so between all of us, I picked these to help tell a short story of how things went, and to share our antics. Airport security is a bit... mortified at how we...
  16. Aldryic C'boas

    BuyVM - Leaving Buffalo Early

    Some of you may have heard already, but BuyVM will be leaving the ColoCrossing rackspace in Buffalo, NY no later than 06 December, 2013.  Before I go any further into detail:   Why are you posting this here before notifying your clients?  - Because we haven't finalized our plans on when we'll...
  17. Aldryic C'boas

    New WHMCS Exploit

    http://localhost.re/p/whmcs-527-vulnerability tl;dr - A rather gaping security hole in WHMCS.  I've taken ours offline - strongly suggest other providers do the same.
  18. Aldryic C'boas

    Silk Road raided by the FBI

    http://www.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/comments/1nl7p9/sr_shutdown_fallout_discussion/ And now I have this overwhelming urge to listen to Bobby Fuller.
  19. Aldryic C'boas

    We have constructed additional Pylons (BuyVM Upgrades)

    Hey folks! Some exciting news this weekend.  First off, if you haven't heard yet, our DDoS-Filtering is now live in our Buffalo deployment!  DDoS-Filtered IPs can be ordered with any new/existing service just like the Las Vegas services.  Cost is 4,00$ per month per IP, and the mitigation is...
  20. Aldryic C'boas

    DS Recommendations

    Picked up a pair of 3DS XLs this past weekend for the wife and I.  My main intent was to replace my DS Lite with a larger screen in anticipation of picking up a DSTWO Mod cart to load all of my old ROMs onto.. and of course Kristi wanted a new one as well >_>  But that aside.. while in the...
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