I’ll honor dedicated servers where a VPS would not otherwise work out.
I’m mostly a lurker here. Always browsing the site but not logging in with my account. I am applying for a free VPS, enough to host minecraft with 4-8 players. Would use it for my daughters and their friends.
Ask for a SSD256G.
All to @imok: stop replying!!!
I have far too many idle VPS, but what makes me unhappy is how about fulfilling all the previous things first before adding infinite amount of giveaways, sales and stuff?
How many of us in the thread Hottest And Completely Bonkers Deals By VirMach. Psychotic Giveaway + Fireworks Caught This Thread On Fire + New Year Free VPS except @Daniel actually received their stuff? I believe none.
In addition, how many of us got the double stuff that you mentioned in the thread in OGF?
Nevermind, you keep doing whatever you want, giving all the promises, dates and times that never happened. If you really have a Ryzen service that’s running, show it, prove it, even a low specs at $10/m VPS I will buy it to show that you actually have got something running.
You can also just be clear and say: “Fuck it, I am not going to ship anything for you, I am not going to fulfil anything for you guys cheapskates” and I will keep my mouth shut and no longer hope for anything.
I don’t know how many times I have to say, but I support you to the best of my ability in OGF, but maybe I should join the C side because at least they fulfil stuff.
i also got it. due to availability problems, i got it as store credit (customs and shipping costs added )
I am applying for a free STORAGE-1T, I’ll install seafile or nextcloud to backup my photos from google photo and backup my server and local pc
SSD2G should work well for this, any particular location?
These are low stock but I’ll see if I can fit you in.
There’s different levels of effort required for everything and some things can be independent from eachother. This offer is specifically for existing packages for a reason, they can easily be generated.
I think about 3 to 5 people got their stuff. @imok I know got his prize delayed due to misplacing his prize. Once it’s found it’ll be sent out but I have boxes and boxes of stuff and it’s buried somewhere unintended as we actually stopped using his prize and switched over to using other USB drives and the supplier stopped selling those specific ones.
Your prize was delayed because of where we communicated about it, I switched computers and forgot to set that Discord back up. I do apologize, I’m reviewing it now.
I forget the number here but about 10 people. I still haven’t found the original file so I may just start over. It’s difficult to maintain all this because I am already working from the moment I wake up until sleep, not exaggerating at all. People left our company when COVID happened simply because it was easier to collect unemployment benefits since they were boosted. Even if someone was making $20 to $30 an hour for a base-level job, it made more sense to them to just not work and get paid more by the government so I don’t blame them.
This was the same time other people quit for different reasons. We also got rid of outsourced support around the same time which was already planned, and we did already recovery from that portion with automations.
These are things I do not like to discuss a lot, but there’s also problems trying to get new hires when I have less time for training and the pool of applicants is smaller due to the rapid shifts that occurred in the industry. I’ve made very competitive offers to people who could actually drop in and do the work. However, they declined. Budgeting does exist and we’re just not in a position to pay any more than the set budgets for those positions. Again, our offers were extremely competitive but when someone can get offered more elsewhere right now as there are shortages, we just can’t get the people we need. And the people I know and trust to do a good job are busy with other freelance projects.
Here’s a fun article:
Short version is that just AWS has 19,000 open positions right now.
I’ll take a photo for you at the datacenter. For now, here’s a few photos of all the parts we have that we haven’t put into servers yet. There’s also a stack of prebuilt servers ready, I just don’t have it at this location. But we have so many parts it’s literally stacked to the ceiling. We have enough parts right now for about half the entire amount required, so we are good for all deployments into 2022. The second half would be by end of Q2 2022 so we will acquire it later.
SSD2G should work well for this, any particular location?
Atlanta would be great. Buffalo and Chicago would be fine too.
Anyone else who wants to apply for one, I know I put some requirements down but if you’re actually a HT user and I don’t get a flood of old accounts that are just here for the offer and nothing else, don’t be afraid to apply. I probably won’t be checking the requirements for the first group of these.
Awesome! Thank you!
Right, but what I see is tasks are like a queue (albeit it is more like a priority queue), so if the queue is already too long (Setting up Ryzen, answering support tickets, processing aff payments, giveaways etc etc), then it might be best to not adding more things to the queue.
Here’s an idea: To automate this giveaway (or any other future giveaways) more easily, you can also just allocate X or Y resources and let reputable members/mods/admins to help you give them out. In my case I just helped a certain provider to giveaway some VPS for users who donated to any charity organisation.
Thanks and sorry for rushing you, but I really don’t know what is the best way to reach you, I tried PM, Discord and everything, waited for a month and nothing happened A lot of the time sending messages to you is like UDP connection, I can’t be sure whether I sent the packet successfully or it just drops somewhere in between. Sometimes I receive replies within hours and sometimes… never? I start to think maybe creating tickets will be easier for you
If I remember correctly you also have remote outsources support not in US, but either way I believe what you said about the scenario in US.
I might be too naive but I don’t get the reason behind collecting lots of hardwares but not putting them into the production. Hardware will depreciate its value over time, why not setup some in LA DC first since that’s closest to where your office is at? In that case you don’t have to wait longer to achieve ROI and can more easily cover back your cost to obtain more hardwares/IPs etc.
You might have a bit of OCD like I do but as a perfectionist I learnt about this quote years ago and I like it a lot. “The cost of perfection is infinite”, you can always find a better hardware, better cooling system, better price, better value but all these eventually takes up more efforts and time than it is worth it.
As you have so many servers available, running 1-2 of it in LA DC (For Beta/Alpha testers etc) can also allow it to be tested earlier in production to ensure it doesn’t overheat so easily or any other bottlenecks in the resources can be easily found.
Edit: That’s a very nice pile of Ryzen though
Wow really nice! Thank you
@VirMach No dice on the SSD1G? If not it’s ok. Just checking.
That picture in the wall. What does it say? I’m curious
I hope I’ll get mine by the time of the new year 2022, I guess location is the main culprit here Daniel got it first bcos he’s from the USA maybe
Just need a private message from you with your email. Sorry if you already sent it and I missed it, but I don’t remember getting one.
Oh, for a second I thought it was our business registration but I remembered that one fell and broke and then I misplaced it, need to get another copy. This one’s just our trademark certificate.
Nope, yours is the same reason’s as FAT32 unfortunately. Forgot I had you sending an email, will have to look for it (edit, not really edit but an edit while I was making the reply, found it.) That account gets hundreds of email every day.
I’m going to bring the conversation back here so I don’t forget again.
All the other stuff, I’ll have a conversation with you another time. To answer your question about collecting hardware, a lot of it is due to bulk suppliers and inconsistencies in pricing. At this point it’s gambling but I can’t have there be a random shortage when we really really need it so this is the bare minimum required and peace of mind.
As for why it’s not deployed and the costs there, you are correct, we technically lose money in many ways by not deploying them sooner. It’s just too many things going on to list and it ends up turning into a list of excuses which is not my intention so I stopped providing reasoning/updates on that for now.
Maybe I’ll post a breakdown of what happened AFTER we get it done, that way it’ll just be in the sake of transparency and not to be used as an excuse.
understandable no rush from my side