Mostly VlexoFree..

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It seems like most of my free time I’ve been spending working on VlexoFree. It must be perfect!

For those of you who don’t know VlexoFree is the free web hosting service that I created after Vlexo free host was left un managed and was going down hill. So I rebranded it and started everything new.

Its at http://vlexofree.com is you want to see it..

Btw the rest of my time is spent in school and study.. fun.

Server issues

Well for about a day or so this server has been down. It was due to an issue with perl and CentOS updating to 5.3. It was down for so long because I was hoping that the techs would fix it but they never did. So I just restored my server from a backup I made on the 24th. The problem came back when I did but I just ended up fixing it myself this time.

And look. The server is up!

CentOS Sucks

After getting familiar with my VPS’s OS I have come to realize that it is all I have come to hate. All the software on here is old and outdated and causes a dependency disaster when trying to install current programs. I really wish that cpanel was able to run on Arch Linux. That would make things so much easier. Also, is there a reason CentOS is using Linux kernel 2.6.18 when 2.6.29 is the latest? DUMB!!!!

By the end of this servers life I’m probably gonna compile the newest of about half of the programs on here. 😛

In other news Shik has given me a Status2k license for my server!

Check it out: http://status.eliloewen.com

I’m thinking MySQL is the next one up to be upgraded. Lets hope I dont corrupt or drop all my databases!

New VPS

So I have finally got that VPS server I talked about a while back. 😀

I now have my own server I can change how I want! All mine! For free!

Although there is something wrong because I cant send any mail using my contact form so I have to look into that.

But..

I love you Shik! 😀

Opinions!

Every day I read up on the current news the internet has to offer and here are a few things that I think.

Marijuana (Cannabis) Legalization/Decriminalization: I’m contently seeing articles floating around that are trying to get people to support the legalization/decriminalization of cannabis. A recent one I have seen was one saying that 40% of Americans supported it. Well you know what? 40% of Americans are stoners! Every fucking argument I have seen is that doing said action and taxing the sale of it would significantly increase money to the government and it would be better for everyone to just do it. Also comparing cannabis to cigarettes saying that the health effects of them are much worse then cannabis so it should be legal to put that up for sale too. Well I have a better idea! How about we just ban cigarettes too? But no, we cant. The cigarette industry is so massive and has so much money, has been around for so long, and has so many lobbyists that this act would fail. Cannabis is a psychoactive drug and that is the only reason people want it; because it makes them feel good. Learn to feel good without needing drugs people.

The Economy: We’re fucked 🙂

Past few days have been CRAZY

Most of this has to do with Vlexo. But what was happening was that it all started out with the vlexo.com domain expiring. This led a lot of us to believe that Jon was not paying some of the bills. So, so people dont freak out I sent a mass email out telling people to use a imountain alias for the Vlexo forums. Other then that we thought we were all fine but I got to wondering what else he hasnt been paying for..

Jon had not been online for quite some time so I went over to Wiredtree and submitted a ticket asking about the payment plan for the server and how its being paid. A day later I got a reply that shocked me:

It looks like the payment has been sent via PayPal, and it is not automatic, from what I can tell. It looks like there is an invoice that is 7 days past due right now. This will need to be paid today to prevent interruption of service. If you have any other questions, please, let me know.

This news was completely new to me and I didn’t not know he was this late on the payment. So my next reply was asking for an extension on the payment as there was NO WAY that we could find someone to pay it in one day or to get everyone on the server to backup their account in that amount of time. WT’s response was:

I do not think we can keep the server open another week without payment. We can give you one more day or so to make arrangements for payment. Please, keep me updated on this issue.

I was given one extra day to get everyone on the server to back up. So I mass mailed the entire server that Vlexo was closing and they need to make a backup. It caused a mass panic as suspected. But I kept talking to WT and I managed to get it extended to 4 extra days. That was enough time to find a solution. So I had WT use their info on Jon to call him and tell him his server is going to be shut down and he needs to pay his bill. They then managed to get in contact with him and he came online and renewed the domain and paid the server bill.

That is the story of the almost destruction of Vlexo.