10/03/2018 (Wed) 12:12:51
Currently we're a charity case for Sibyl LTD, which as far as I can tell (Miao is welcome to correct me here) is basically a few dudes selling VPSes out of multiple colo racks in the Netherlands (one of the less blatantly totalitarian EU countries that have good Internet infrastructure) and Switzerland. He temporarily moved operations to all Switzerland after the first Article 13 scare so if that piece of shit actually gets ratified he'll probably move them again.
As such our current bill is rather indeterminate. I don't know odili's domain situation that well but endchan.xyz is paid up for two more years unless the registrar increases their rates and otherwise sufficiently cheap that I can reasonably pay it out of pocket. Steady money on top might convince him to devote more resources to our VPS that would otherwise go to paying customers. Since the primary symptom of the 500 error spam is a huge increase in disk activity, switching to an SSD might further mitigate the problem until Odili finishes his real fix for example.
Failing that any additional money you give us could be used as a "rainy day fund" for, say, a temporary frontend proxy if someone decides to shit fury on us again. With the server situation more or less stable we're more or less in the same situation as bibanon wrt donations: more money is always useful for when shit hits the fan, but the things we need that money can't buy are technical help, low-key shilling and admins that we can trust. If you want to put a big donation down maybe we could post an ad on BountySource or similar for a program to unpack LynxChan databases, that would probably make the DB rebuild happen a lot earlier than it normally would. (Hey, does NTTech's self-serve ad service still allow ads from competitors? That might be a funny way to get some people to migrate. "Endchan! 100% Jim-free!")
Edited last time by Balrogwashere on 10/03/2018 (Wed) 12:14:49.