Yes, yes. I know. Been a minute since anything has been posted up but I can assure you things are still moving forward. More purchases of Steam activated games to be added into the Vault very soon (about 50+ more). Small upgrades to our Minecraft and Freelancer servers (a small but persistent crash bug was squashed with the inclusion of daily server restarts around 2am cst). Most recently I have started work on an OpenSim and I was in a holding pattern due to OSGrid being down (raid failure?) for over 2 months now (11/14/14).
OSgrid is claiming they are working on bringing the grid back up but, being as it’s been over 2 months I am a little skeptical. Their over all monthly budget is around 1K$. They had a treasury of almost 5K$. How many staff? I think 1? Maybe 2? The supposed data loss/failure is around 6tb of data that they have a 3rd party retrieval company ‘repairing’ or ‘extracting’ the lost data which will cost them close to 4k$? Final assessment? Not really sure there. Definitely some fuzzy stuff in there that needs to be clarified. Not to mention this data retrieval company is taking an incredibly long time to ‘fix’ it.
When you examine the forums everyone seems to be waiting on word from some guy named letwitch (who as of late only gives viable updates in IRC? Who still uses that anymore and why? IRC was cool back in the day but get in TS man! It’s got text chat too!). Twitter updates stopped in October as well. If I had brought up regions of content, having them down for OVER 2 months (whether it’s free/open source whatever or not) would simply be unacceptable.
I have decided to go with hosting our own sims independently so we don’t have to worry about 3rd party servers losing our data for months at a time. I’ll create monthly back-ups of the sims and host them on a separate computer in our home brewed U.C. data center. If at some point OSGrid comes back online, we may host 1 sim there with lot’s of hypergrid links back to our own shizazzle.
On a side note 3fold and myself have been working on a secret project for Youtube. As of late we have been pressed for time and opportunity. More info about that will be forth coming.
Still plenty of games being played in TeamSpeak. So don’t hesitate to hop in when you get the inkling to shoot some faces!
I also made this chart to help you all better understand what exactly I am spending most of my time on.