and like magic, it's gone!
anyway, bumping this again because as i said on desko, we do really need money right now. here's what's going on hardware-wise:
1) two drives have gone bad on us in the last 6 days. we have had to replace these drives out of pocket to get the server up.
2) we've been donated a high-performance highly-redundant storage array, but we have had to pay for shipping and some additional hardware to get it up and running. once we get this up, we will be able to significantly increase our transaction rates, storage capacity, and our backup and restore capabilities. we're really excited about this, but so far we have been paying for this all out of pocket.
3) imav has sacrificed both a significant amount of travel time, fuel, and weekends he could have spent with his family to stage and prime the hardware changes we needed to bring the site back up securely and performantly.
i've been working with members of the community to come up with some targeted fundraiser drives (rootworm doubleshot keycap anyone?
that will help make up for these efforts, but we can always use more.
thanks for hearing me out folks, and happy geekhacking!