Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Well i havent posted since June last year, because i basically have very little free time these days....
To be honest, it's been that way for about the last 10 years, now.
Anyway - onto matters of state; Gateworld's hardware has been majorly beefed up over the past 2-3 months, and including some major software upgrades carried out over the last few weeks, we are now ready to embrace Season 5 of Atlantis.
We have had to slow down the rate at which Yahoo bots craw our site - If you are a regular Yahoo searcher, i'd reccomend boycotting Yahoo Search for either Google or MSN Search, as their crawler/spider has cost Gateworld thousands of dollars in hardware/bandwidth costs over the last 18-24 months.
Anyway for those of you techie types out there who want to know what we are running, here are the fast facts -
We have 2 primary servers - our main US Server is
2 x Quad Core Xeon E5405's at 2Ghz
8GB 667Mhz FBDIMM DDR2 Memory
4 x 15k RPM 146GB SAS drives in RAID 10
Our Australian Server, which hosts SciFi Stream, and a host of other things we use from day to day is -
2 x Quad Core Xeon X5355's at 2.66Ghz
16GB 667Mhz FBDIMM DDR2 Memory
6 x 15k RPM 146GB SAS drives in RAID 5
Software wise -
- Apache 2.2 hosts the main website
- Lighttpd 1.4.x hosts the Forums, and Gateworld Play streams
- MySQL 5.0 for our Forums & Gallery databases
- Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux for our platforms, aswell as VMWare on our Australian Server.
Thats all from me for now, catch you on the forums.
Posted by Greg @ 6:56 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Evermore Live = Rox
Well just a quick one! I went to see Evermore live on Sunday night - they were awesome (as always).
A friend had a camera there so i hopefully will get some photos up in the next few days.
On the server front, Gateworld now sits on a nice new Dell 2950, with 2 Dual Core 5130 Xeons, 4GB of RAM and SAS SCSI drives. Hopefully this will last us a good few years. :)
Posted by Greg @ 12:01 PM
Monday, April 30, 2007
9 month update
Well, it's clearly been a long time since i've posted anything....
Since August last year alot has happened in the "Gateworld", aswell as in my life. Since late March i have moved jobs, while in the same company, doing Windows Server Engineering - providing Technical Support for Iluka Resources (www.iluka.com), which has taken 99% of my free time up.
I'm now driving a brand new Toyota Yaris YRX!!! It's sporty red and i love it.
I'm also driving a white Toyota Hilux ute for work; i was planning on taking a photo of it, but since due to the facts that it's raining like a cyclone outside, and my camera batteries are flat, i'll leave that one for later :).
The Gateworld servers have been smooth for quite some time now, and to their credit i've hardly had to touch them for them to stay stable! While on the subject of things gatey, i must say i am dissapointed that SG1 has been cancelled, but i do believe it is a way for it to lead to bigger and brighter things. With two movies in the wings, a 4th season of Atlantis, and a 3rd series on the way, i think the Stargate franchise is far from dead! I can't wait until the new season of Atlantis, and the new movies with RDA... bring it on!!
I must say that working life makes it especially difficult to catch up on TV... I used to have a weekly schedule of shows i'd watch; SG1, SGA, BSG, Lost, CSI (Miami, New York and the original), and others, however recently i've only really had time for watching the Simpsons and Family Guy.
Ah well, i'll hopefully update this blog more often, and you should see updates from the regulars too, since the reason things have been quiet is our backend blog system was a little fubared!
Take care until next time!
Posted by Greg @ 10:59 PM