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Announcements / Bounced Servers
Last post by Xepher - February 23, 2019, 09:33:27 AM
So the VM host we were currently assigned to at Linode was shared with other servers that were major IO hogs, causing major slowdowns to service here. I've upgraded/downgraded servers, effectively causing us to "bounce" to a new VM host with much lower IO demands, and this should vastly improve performance. So far, I'm getting astoundingly better benchmarks and results. That said, it may be necessary to do this again in the next day or three to explore other profiles. It takes an hour or two each time, so if you find down, I ask for your patience. If it's down more than three hours though, something may be wrong, and please feel free to contact me. Try my xepher42 gmail address or any other way you know to contact me.
P.S.I.: A Pessimistic Sense of Inadequacy / Re: What happened to PSI?
Last post by fesworks - February 21, 2019, 06:03:59 PM
Sorry. Long gone. Life happened and I could not keep up and so much time passed that upkeep of the site failed because of a virus or something. I'll try to get a hold of Xepher to have him take down the site and banner. I'd like to put everything back up, somewhere, eventually, but you know.

Were you a reader of PSI? I know I posted a "what will happen, how does it end?" post on the site years ago... has it been 5 years now? I don't remember.
P.S.I.: A Pessimistic Sense of Inadequacy / What happened to PSI?
Last post by AmigaDragon - February 19, 2019, 04:25:06 PM
After a long absence, I clicked on one of those cycling link boxes to check upon PSI but found just a blank page saying the account has been disabled. What happened?
Technical Support / Re: Can you help me update my ...
Last post by Xepher - February 05, 2019, 02:37:17 PM
Sorry I didn't see this. Did you ever get it figured out. It shouldn't be much different, just might have to use a different program when uploading files. I don't use Mac myself, so the only things I know are basically from google.
Technical Support / Can you help me update my webs...
Last post by tmazanec1 - September 22, 2018, 02:24:18 PM
I last updated my website in April 2014, when I still had a PC.
Now I have a Mac and don't know how to do it.
Any help?
Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Pho...
Last post by danieljswan - June 16, 2018, 05:40:47 PM
Thanks for accepting my application, I'm sure I am going to love it here :)
Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Pho...
Last post by Xepher - June 11, 2018, 12:12:09 PM
Okay, your application is accepted! You should get an email shortly with login instructions, so keep an eye out for it, and make sure to follow them (especially setting your own password.)
Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Pho...
Last post by danieljswan - June 07, 2018, 02:24:44 PM
Hi and thanks again for the response:

In response to Question 1:
I am hoping to make something of an "Official" blog that I can write articles related to the photos and videos I take. Being a man on a fixed income some of these services (eg: Wordpress) ask for money to host these ad-free sites or becoming a pro or core member which I cannot afford plus there are a lot of benefits to Wordpress that appeal to Videographers and Photographers which I admire. I thought of your service because I have seen it advertised online so I thought I'd take a shot at it.

Now for Question 2:
I used to manage web sites for individuals so I am pretty fluent in FTP and I am familiar with installing and managing Wordpress as a friend had me help him out with it once so yes I do have a bit of technical skills in me

I hope this answers your questions and thanks again for reading my application
Applications / Re: Through Daniel's Lens: Pho...
Last post by Xepher - June 07, 2018, 05:45:48 AM
Sorry I'm so slow to respond to this. It's been ages since someone last applied for an account, so the forum isn't nearly as active as it used to be.

Nice photos! You've clearly been at it a while!

That said, I'd like to ask what plans or needs you have that make a better fit for your site than any of the services more directly dedicated to art/photography. E.g. what're you planning/hoping to do that you couldn't more easily do on sites like flickr, photobucket, deviantart, or even itself?

Secondly, the services here are pretty low level. You get file and shell access, but you'd have to install and maintain wordpress (and anything else you use) on your own. Do you feel you have the technical skill to be able to do that?
Applications / Through Daniel's Lens: Photogr...
Last post by danieljswan - May 31, 2018, 10:48:31 PM

I am a hobbyist photographer from Chatham-Kent, ON Canada. I take pictures quite often of anything ranging from birds and wildlife to local events and landmarks across Canada and other places. I am hoping to have some space on Xepher so I can have a wordpress oriented site to share my photography with more people. (My stuff is currently hosted on Flickr) So, without any further ado:

Username: throughdanielslens


Site Description: Photography and videography by Daniel Swan featuring posts that tell audiences the stories behind the captures

My current homepage is my Flickr Account:

The current site has many photos that I have taken some from as far back as 1997 and some as recent as a few weeks ago.

So, hope you like my photos and think I have something to offer your audience, and hope I can get a site hosted here.
Thank you for your time in reading my application. :)