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New server going active!

Major upgraded on the primary server hardware today, so there will be some outages (actually, this started yesterday ;-) as things are moved and restarted..

This should result in some speed improvements all around, as well as simple better hardware stability.

New Internet Connection!

Goodbye Rogers! Hello Acanac!

There was a 'bit' of a site outage today as all the infrastructure was moved to a new ISP.. This new company gives me some more options for things to play with - like VoIP and VPN services.

Please let me know if you have any issues!


Why Canadians Should Participate in the SOPA/PIPA Protest

(content copied from michaelgeist.ca)


Today this site joins thousands of websites in going dark to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act. While SOPA is proposed U.S. legislation, it has implications for all Canadians, including provisions that treat all Canadian IP addresses as if they were subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

Moreover, Canada faces the same relentless copyright lobbying campaign. From the much-criticized digital lock rules found in Bill C-11 to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to the proposal to extend the term of copyright protection in the Trans Pacific Partnership, Canadian copyright policy is increasingly shaped by the same groups promoting SOPA.

New Server OS's

I've now moved the primary host OS to Ubuntu Server 10.04 instead of the previous CentOS 5.x install.

My VM's will still be CentOS based, but I figured it was time to dig into Ubuntu a little more, and MythTV tends to be better supported with Ubuntu.

Please let me know if you find any issues.

New Zarafa version

I've just installed a major update to the Email suite used - Zarafa 7.0.

The system may seem a little slow on your first login as it re-indexes all your messages. Also, you may need to re-subscribe to any folders you may have created.

This new version improves the overall performance and feature set available. I hope you enjoy it.

Internet connection changes

Several changes happened today and more over the next couple days.

I've got a new internet connection in now as the previous one was unstable overnight, and that just wasn't acceptable.

This should be much quicker, and i'll be looking to do some other related network changes at the same time.

Stay tuned!

And we're finally back..

Man oh man, it's been a rough week..

I think this is the first time in the 17 years since I registered my first domain that my site/email was inaccessible for 8 days in a row.

I'm really sorry about that, but the system is fully back up and operational now.

Emails are catching up and flowing through the system..

Please let me know if you see any issues.


new spam filtering system implemented

I have a new spam (& virus) checking system implemented for all email domains hosted here, this should help cut down some of the junk we've been getting lately. This also helps me "contain" the entire system within my email "VM".

Let me know how it works for you.

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