[theforum] RE: [xxxlist] RE: Mini-rant

John Handelaar john at evolt.org.uk
Wed Jun 4 18:55:59 CDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Jeff Howden
> Sent: 05 June 2003 00:31
> To: evolt.org - theforum
> Subject: [theforum] RE: [xxxlist] RE: Mini-rant 
> william,
> ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> > From: William Anderson
> >
> > > [...] It needs a commitment of up to 2.5Gb of disk
> > > space and arounf 150Gb of traffic per month.
> >
> > Erm, John ... [taps John on shoulder] ... 5.5 gig.
> > And rising.
> >
> > But we're working on a partial mirroring scheme, so ...
> ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> why isn't this being discussed on the appropriate lists so those 
> who wish to be involved can do so?

Erm, not being funny or anything, but William and I (to
name but two) have posted this stuff repeatedly to 
this list, steering and sysadmin.  

In fact, I notice that the intended-to-be-very-short-term
"oi! donate!" red bar which we put up during BEO's recent
Slashdotting is still there.

Though (and I know I have a rep for being a sarcastic
bastard and so I'm explicitly flagging in advance that this
is *not* one of those comments) I think if there's some
suggestions of additional/different places to put this
stuff, I'd love to hear about them.


I appear to have (inadvertently, I promise) kicked off
a bit of a flamefest about donations on thelist:

a)  I'm *nearly* very sorry, but

b)  It has generated offers roughly equivalent to $80
    per month that I'm aware of in the last 24 hours,
    which puts us a gnat's fart away from being able to
    get a second Rackshack box and fix our performance
    problems.  I'll talk to Elfur/Marlene tomorrow so
    that we can rope them all in, and

c)  On which subject, it occurs to me that Paypal has a
    facility for 'Subscriptions' (monthly recurring
    payments), and we're not using it.  Can we, please?
    If that means we need a biz account, then so much
    the better 'cos then we can get Marlene one of their
    Mastercard debit cards and pay for it by CC like that.

John Handelaar

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