What's been happening~

Well, it's been a pretty fun start to the year so far. I got booted clean off of Cloudflare (my fault, of course!), rebuilt my mail server because of something basic I couldn't get working, noticed the bandwidth of my site shooting through the roof and I've been blacklisted for seemingly no reason (specifically on qt.vidyagam.es; the subdomain that files are served from).

Cloudflare###

The Cloudflare escapade would have been a lot better managed had they actually warned me prior. So this is just a warning to you guys out there doing what I do but on your own services, and also use Cloudflare; they warn you after the fact - via email.
That means, after they obliterate your account hosting your records, if you use those records for mx records (like stupid me did), your warning email will go into a black hole.

Again, this would have been handled better if I was actually in the office the day that this happened; but it just so happened to be the one day so far I was traveling, to Ireland, so I was on a bloody ferry with a not-too-stable wifi connection, trying to go to sites, and doing all this on a public network no-less, so I had to have my VPN running and due to the unstable nature of the network, it wasn't very easy. I got it back up that day, despite travelling for hours and being in meetings and all that stuff; so a victory for me, after a lot of complaining and sighing passive aggressively at everything.

Sugoi###

What an interesting year for the little Pomf clone that just keeps on ticking away. We're nearing 40K files as of writing this, averaging a LOT of bandwidth (outbound) per month for me; 100~600GB per month, which is a fairly big amount, and partially why cloudflare probably picked up on it, since I had a free account. Teehee.

My goal is just to keep it going, your files are backed up off-site, encrypted and safe.
I haven't had a lot of take down notices, 3 in total. You can find them on the front page of Sugoi.

So yeah, keep on uploading and downloading, I'll keep the site alive because I genuinely have fun looking after it all, any infrastructure upgrades I'll plan in advance and let you all know beforehand - but I'm probably talking to myself here, no one reads this shite.

Future###

Moving forward, what else do I want to achieve with all this? I don't know. Maybe something like imgur? Something to take the place of sli.mg or whatever it was; without the disappearing act and shitting all over their promises of free speech respect. Who knows, I'll probably need better hardware if I pull off something like that; and somehow get it advertised. I'd also like to do something regarding encrypted voice communications that's a little bit more modern compared to our current Mumble server; though this really only affects me and my friends who use it.

Either way. Have fun, kids.

R##