Welcome to the new server!

I feel like a little kid with a new toy. This is pretty awesome; I can feel the geek in me coming out already. To relate how I feel right now, think back when you first got a computer: the excitement; the nervous twitch; the clammy hands. Okay maybe not the clammy hands – clammy hands are only for the true geek. Now take that feeling you felt way back when and amplify it by a 1000. Bingo you got it.

Oh did I forget to mention what I am talking about? dotTech’s new server of course! With this new server, I will be able to do many things I was unable to on a shared account. For example, you may notice comment editing has been enabled (no need to thank me). The image lightbox is back. Soon forums will be up too (soon as I figure out which forums I want to use). Heck, I am even going to change the licensing on dotTech content. This is so cool.

Of course a dedicated server comes with a price tag: I am paying more than 10x more $$$ a month than what I was paying a week ago. Ya I know – sucks doesn’t it. If you feel generous and/or can afford to help mitigate the costs of this server, please feel free to donate to the cause. If you can’t, then no problem at all. However please note that because of the increasing costs, I will be increasing advertisements (hopefully the extra ad revenue will help cover the costs). Until now I have kept my ads fairly unobtrusive; I know when I visit websites I hate it when ads are everywhere so I promise to keep the new ads as inconspicuous as possible also.

Lastly,

  • If you posted a comment and/or signed up for email notifications between yesterday and today, you may need to repost that comment or sign up again because your comment/subscription may have been lost in the migration process;
  • Please assist me in fixing any migration problems that have occurred: if you find any errors on dotTech and/or something is not working, please post below or email me to let me know;
  • Please comment on the speed of this new server – is it slow, fast, average, slower then the last host, etc.

Thanks!

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13 comments

  1. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    Rofl, all the timestamps for the comments on this post before Steve’s are messed up because I forgot to set the proper server time initially. Fixed now.

    @Steve
    Excellent review if I do say so myself :P
    Thanks!

  2. Steve

    :) !!Congratulations, Ashraf!!

    Like the mechanic said when I bought my new truck…Try everything out.

    With apologies to Ashraf, and tongue planted firmly in cheek :)

    The Good
    Fairly easy to use.
    easy on the eyeballs.
    Site looks/seems bigger.
    Larger area for comments.
    More readable. (for me at least)
    Site Loads with same blazing speed.
    Has new edit feature.
    Retains user-friendly editing for
    comments.
    Not too heavy on computer resources.

    The Bad
    Time stamp for comments may throw some respondents into a quasi-psychotic state that will leave them thirsting for more. Which really isn’t a bad thing.

    Rating (out of 10)
    Features as Described Everything is there and works. 10

    Ease of Use
    A minor inconvenience but very easy to use. 9.9

    Performance
    Not too heavy on resources, and works fairly fast. 10

    Usefulness
    This site will be very useful to many people. 10

    Arbitrary Equalizer
    This category reflects an arbitrary number that
    does not specifically stand for anything. See below. 3.9 x 10^26

    RECOMMENDED??? YES!

    Other posts that may interest you:

    1. The writings of Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
    2. Strategies of the Pakistani Cricket Team.
    3. Visiting the Lahore Zoo in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
    4. Night Life in Karachi.
    5. Visiting Umaid Bhawan Palace.
    6. Places to stop while driving K2 by The American Auto Club, AAA

    Well….It does stand for the power output of the Sun in Joules/second, So shine on Ashraf! shine on!

    Best Regards, Steve

  3. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    Jean,
    Currently I have the editing features set to allow you to edit your comment up to 10 minutes after you post it. After 10 minutes you cannot edit it. Also if someone makes a new comment after yours, you cannot edit it.

  4. hahaguy

    Hey, congrats to you Ashraf for having a new server…and yes, I think the speed is well..faster.

    Hmm, I was wondering what was the problem yesterday as I could not send comments. I thought you were “blocking” me or something like that but now I know why. And keep up the good work dude..

    May God bless you. Insyallah.