When might a new server be in place?

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  1. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    I seem to recall reading here that enough donations were made to cover the cost of a new server for the HTF. That's great news. When might we expect a new server to be in place? I couldn't access the search function a little while ago due to "high server load", which prompted me to ask the question about the new server.
    By the way, I think remaining donations being turned over to help the relief effort in New York City was a great gesture.
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  2. AaronNWilson

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    I don't think that they did do that, and anyways If people decide to put their money towards a cause I don't think you can just decide to place that money in another cause at will.
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  3. Ronald Epstein

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    I would estimate the second week of October,
    though in no way is this a gurantee.
    We just ordered the server today from Dell.
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  4. Joe McKeown

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    So, For the benefit of us nosey bitheads... Whatja order?
    Is Dell now going to sell a "limited collectors edition PowerEdge-HTF" -- I'm thinking an HTF logo on the front, and a bezel signed and numbered by you and Parker. (Soon to sell on e-bay for double the price) I assume it includes a DVD Drive.
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  5. Kevin P

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    I think you should post a picture of the cool new server once it's installed so we can really see where our donations (and our posts) are really going towards! [​IMG]
    Besides, the next best thing to cool HT gear is cool computer gear! Might as well flaunt it! [​IMG]
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  6. Ronald Epstein

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    I'll have Parker answer the rest of your questions.
    Thanks
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  7. KeithH

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    Aaron said:
     
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  9. Reginald Trent

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    Take this thread for example.
    Is there anyway of adding software that prevents the page from expanding to the point of having to move it left and right to read it?
     
  10. KeithH

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  11. Parker Clack

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    Ok,
    First off we are getting a Dell server. It is a model 2550 with dual Pentium III 1.26G CPU with 512K of cache, 2G of 133Mhz ECC RAM, 4 18.1G 10k SCSI hard drives (all hot swap), RAID 5 dual channel with 128M of RAM, dual hot swap power supplies, 10/100/1G NIC built in with CD ROM and floppy.
    Here is a link to the basic server and what it looks like.
    The server is getting ordered tomorrow. It will have to get set up and the software, etc. loaded before we take it live. I will be working on getting this up and running after we get back from LA 1st week in October if all goes well.
    Yes, the extra monies that we took in up to the date of the tragedy on the 11th we are banking for possible future upgrades, etc. All donations after that date are asked to be directed to the relief and support efforts on going for all agencies involved with our nations time of great need.
    Reginald:
    quote: Is there anyway of adding software that prevents the page from expanding to the point of having to move it left and right to read it?[/quote]
    Not with UBB there isn't a way.
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  12. Reginald Trent

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    Thanks Parker,
    What about with that other one I think it's called Vbulletin?
     
  13. Parker Clack

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    vBulletin is something that we are seriously looking into go back with as the present version appears to be very stable and in the case of long hyperlinks (that is the cause of the pages being so wide) vBulletin truncates these file listings to be shortened. That doesn't mean that it completely eliminates pages getting loaded that are very wide but it does cut on the number of times this happens.
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  14. Glenn Overholt

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    Ron, I hope you're right about it being up by the 2nd week in October. You're going to need it on 10/16 for TPM. [​IMG]
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