Author Topic: Recouping Temporary Site Costs  (Read 20943 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2004, 00:05:00 »
Thanks guys, that‘s all good info. We generate about 2-3Gb of traffic a day here, so it‘s a challenge to find a host that can handle it without breaking the bank.

Still, there may be some merit in the "secondary server" option, I‘ll check it out.

As a side note, while UBB (the forum software here) is commercial, we get it for free because this site is on the beta team. Means a bit more work to run through their test plans (and the odd hiccup for you guys) but cuts the cost, which is good.


Thanks to everyone for your support.

Offline Dano

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 230
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 290
    • Star trek fan club
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2004, 10:47:00 »
Is it possible to use a computer as a server?
Like a dedicated server, or whatnot.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

Offline ErorZ

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • New Member
  • *
  • 20
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 42
  • MCpl
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2004, 18:42:00 »
Quote
Originally posted by rifle_team_captain_13:
[qb] You‘d know what would be kinda cool? If you made the shirts Olive green just like the issued combat T‘s, then us fellows in the militia and cadets can wear them under our combats [/qb]
This is a great idea, I would go for a few of those, keeping the current style and logo.

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2004, 19:53:00 »
I have to take this opportunity to thank everyone. The support I have recieved in shirt sales, donations and good old fashioned notes of encouragement has been overwhelming. I certainly appreciate every bit of it.

A few of the regulars here have been generous to the point of embarassing me, but we are now well equipped to handle the extra traffic load until the new hardware is in place.

So at this point, please hold off on the donations. We‘ll watch and shoot to see how the traffic and billing works out, but I think we‘re in good hands now.

For those that want to still buy a shirt, feel free. I still need to sell 9 more to break even on that venture...  :)


Thanks again

corporal-cam

  • Guest
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2004, 23:26:00 »
I haven‘t been here long but this site is really cool. And I‘m kinda in between jobs right now so I can‘t buy any t shirts, but I‘m there in spirit with my empty wallet  :D  As soon as I get some money I‘m gonna buy a T shirt and wear it on my next cadet ex, expessially if they‘re od.

Offline Devlin

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • 115
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 301
  • Ready Fire Aim
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2004, 07:53:00 »
Mike:

Paypal payment has been made. Look forward to getting the shirt, my unit is doing a Professional Development weekend (War Museum, DEW Engineering, perhaps a beer or three as well) in Ottawa at the end of this month. If any Army.ca members are around PM me and maybe we can all meet up for a pint.

Hope all is going well with the sites recovery.  :cool:

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2004, 09:07:00 »
Thanks, your shirt will go out in the mail this weekned and you should have it by mid next week. Keep us posted on your timings, I may be able to make it out for a glass of beer.

As an update, I‘m in the process of obtaining a new connection which can handle more traffic for less money, so within a week or two we should be switched over.


Cheers

Jmacca

  • Guest
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2004, 14:47:00 »
Mike - I sent ya 18$ paypal for a shirt. Thanks and good luck

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2004, 17:02:00 »
Thanks!

Offline bossi

  • "vae soli, vae victus"
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 2,530
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 2,763
  • The puck stops here ('War On Ice'!) Fight Smarter!
    • My pix (on MSN)
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2004, 17:47:00 »
Hmmm ... maybe you could do some free-lance consulting for another website (and thus get somebody else to underwrite/defray the costs of Army.ca)

I just visited Frank magazine, and their forum is slower than molassssssssssses ... but it‘s remarkably similar to here ... hmmm ... I sense an alliance ... ?

 Frank magazine
Junior officers and NCOs who neglect to guide the thinking of their men are shirking a command responsibility.
-Feb 1955 Cbt Forces Journal
Those who appreciate true valour should in their daily intercourse set gentleness first and aim to win the love and esteem of others. If you affect valour and act with violence, the world will in the end detest you and look upon you as wild beasts. Of this you should take heed.
-Emperor Meiji: Rescript to Soldiers and Sailors, 4 January 1883

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2004, 18:09:00 »
I have actually done the odd bit of freelance work and it helps keep Army.ca afloat... For example the forums at www.ducims.com and (ironically) the virtual exhibition for www.politicalgraphics.org to name a couple.

I use "passive" advertising though - that is, I‘ve never approached anyone, I let them come to me. Probably not the most effective way to run things, but it keeps it low key.


Cheers

Offline Hulk

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 66
  • Nat
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2004, 09:43:00 »
All I have is a St. Willibrord Credit Union bank card... The thing says I can use one but only if it has a visa or mastercard logo? well mine doesnt but Im not sure if I can use it to pay or not... help?

J. Lightfoot
Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Offline Michael O'Leary

  • The moral high ground cannot be dominated by fire alone, it must be occupied to be claimed as held.
  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *****
  • 329,045
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 9,675
    • The Regimental Rogue
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2004, 11:21:00 »
T-shirt received, thanks Mike.

Offline Hulk

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 66
  • Nat
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2004, 14:32:00 »
nevermind, I just used a cheque and mailed it, I hope I did it right...

J. Lightfoot
Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Offline ErorZ

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • New Member
  • *
  • 20
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 42
  • MCpl
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2004, 15:30:00 »
Received my shirt today too... pretty fast shipping there Mike   :)  

Nice shirt !!

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2004, 15:36:00 »
I‘m glad they arrived safe and sound.

Thanks for your support guys!

Jmacca

  • Guest
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2004, 15:27:00 »
Oh mine arrived as well. Thanks Mike

Offline Hulk

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 66
  • Nat
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2004, 20:03:00 »
can you tell me if I did everything right with the cheque I sent you and if my shirt is on the way? sorry to be a bother but im impatient. lol

thanks,

J. Lighfoot
Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2004, 20:10:00 »
Hi Hulk,

Yeah, you did everything right... I sent you an e-mail on Friday (when I recieved the cheque) but it may not have made it...

What it said is that all I have left are XLs, so I asked if you still want to go ahead or cancel.

Sorry for the delay!

Offline Hulk

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 66
  • Nat
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2004, 23:15:00 »
****, I guess XL will have to do...I would say that I‘d use it as a nightie but...since I‘m in the army, I dont sleep...   ;)  

thanks,
J. Lightfoot
Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Offline Mike Bobbitt

  • Army.ca Owner
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 117,625
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 12,185
    • Army.ca
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2004, 08:14:00 »
LOL

Ok, I‘ll pack it up and get it out to you...


Thanks

Offline Hulk

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 66
  • Nat
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2004, 17:07:00 »
sweet, 3 sticker bonus with my order! thanks a lot
Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Offline XHighlander

  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • -30
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 55
Re: Recouping Temporary Site Costs
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2004, 14:49:00 »
mike;

shirts arrvied........ thanks for the bonus

they look great........ i will tell everyone i meet about the shirts and the site