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Message started by ProgMaster on 6th Feb, 2009 at 10:08pm

Title: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 6th Feb, 2009 at 10:08pm
Folks,

Around forty to fifty or so CDs have arrived over the past few weeks with more that I would like to order. However, I've halted adding these new CDs to the database for the time being because the SAM server is rapidly running out of storage capacity. In a nutshell, as the database is already teetering on the 200GB mark, room on SAM's dual RAID hard drives is currently limited.

This obviously means that I'm going to have to buy new hard drives to keep up with S.A.'s constant growth and expansion - which includes this Quarter's new CDs.

With the current uncertain economic climate, the (kind) donations towards the running costs of S.A. have dwindled somewhat of late. Whilst there is no obligation for any of you to help financially with the overheads that are involved in running S.A. (including the buying of new CDs), please bear in mind that S.A. is totally run by myself and funded out of my own, personal money. That and I don't make a penny for doing this.

In the meantime, there is admittedly a lot of music on the database which is currently going unplayed or yet to be added to the regular programming. So, I'm going to be concentrating on compiling even more playlists of mostly fresh material for you all to enjoy.

I'll update as and when I make progress.

Darran

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ino_100 on 7th Feb, 2009 at 7:45am
Looking forward to the new playlist Darran. As always, thanks you for your time and money!

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by pno74 on 7th Feb, 2009 at 8:39am
Thanks for your work Dee !

Of course personnally, I will continue to donate regulary as long as I keep my job  ;)

Thanks again.
:)



Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by alan sh on 7th Feb, 2009 at 5:02pm
Given that 1Tb drives are around 100 and you need 2 of them, if 10 of us donated 20 each, that should cover it.

So, I'll do mine today sometime. Who else?

Alan

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 8th Feb, 2009 at 7:28pm

ino_100 wrote on 7th Feb, 2009 at 7:45am:
Looking forward to the new playlist Darran. As always, thanks you for your time and money!


Thanks, Max. I try my best. ;) 8-)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 8th Feb, 2009 at 7:29pm

pno74 wrote on 7th Feb, 2009 at 8:39am:
Thanks for your work Dee !

Of course personnally, I will continue to donate regulary as long as I keep my job ;)

Thanks again.
:)


Many thanks, pno.

Appreciated. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 8th Feb, 2009 at 7:31pm

alan sharkey wrote on 7th Feb, 2009 at 5:02pm:
Given that 1Tb drives are around 100 and you need 2 of them, if 10 of us donated 20 each, that should cover it.

So, I'll do mine today sometime. Who else?

Alan


Thanks for the reply, Alan. Indeed, a great idea - thanks for the suggestion and getting the ball rolling ... [smiley=dankk2.gif]

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by alan sh on 9th Feb, 2009 at 10:11pm
So, do we have any other contributions yet or do we have to wait for the expanded playlist?

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by JF in Green Valley on 10th Feb, 2009 at 5:09pm
I ponied up 5 pounds. Sorry I couldn't do more right now.
Good luck!

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by jabyes on 10th Feb, 2009 at 7:32pm
Dee,

Have a hard drive on me!

Your pal,

Jeff   :D

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 10th Feb, 2009 at 7:59pm

JF in Green Valley wrote on 10th Feb, 2009 at 5:09pm:
I ponied up 5 pounds. Sorry I couldn't do more right now.
Good luck!


Many thanks JF, appreciated. :)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 10th Feb, 2009 at 8:00pm

jabyes wrote on 10th Feb, 2009 at 7:32pm:
Dee,

Have a hard drive on me!

Your pal,

Jeff :D


Many, many, many thanks, Jeff. :)

Sir, you are a legend. [smiley=thumbsup.gif] [smiley=dankk2.gif]

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by bostonba63 on 11th Feb, 2009 at 8:46pm
Dee;

20 has been donated.

Thanks for everything.


Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 12th Feb, 2009 at 7:15pm

bostonba63 wrote on 11th Feb, 2009 at 8:46pm:
Dee;

20 has been donated.

Thanks for everything.


Many thanks, Steven.

Appreciated. :) [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by bostonba63 on 12th Feb, 2009 at 8:13pm

ProgMaster wrote on 12th Feb, 2009 at 7:15pm:

bostonba63 wrote on 11th Feb, 2009 at 8:46pm:
Dee;

20 has been donated.

Thanks for everything.


Many thanks, Steven.

Appreciated. :) [smiley=thumbsup.gif]


'Tis my pleasure.

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by Oldrocker on 18th Feb, 2009 at 9:41am
We've been "Wow"ed again !!!

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by alan sh on 18th Feb, 2009 at 5:54pm
OK - two questions:

1. Darren, do you have enough to get the new disks yet? If not, how much short are you?
2. What is all that stuff about the Lantern festival all about? It seems to be across a few replies - but it's confused me.

Alan

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 18th Feb, 2009 at 6:13pm

Oldrocker wrote on 18th Feb, 2009 at 9:41am:
We've been "Wow"ed again !!!


Nothing to see here ... move along ... move along ... ;)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by Oldrocker on 18th Feb, 2009 at 6:22pm
My comment now hangs in mid air referring to nothing !!

Or should I say nothing of any consequence !!!

Thanks for the deletion Darran !!

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 18th Feb, 2009 at 6:22pm

alan sharkey wrote on 18th Feb, 2009 at 5:54pm:
OK - two questions:

1. Darren, do you have enough to get the new disks yet? If not, how much short are you?


Whilst the response has been excellent thus far (many thanks to all who have donated !! :) ), I'm still shy by around fifty quid (pounds) or so. If the current level of additional donations continue, we should be good-to-go soon.

As usual, I'll update as and when progress is made. 8-)


Quote:
2. What is all that stuff about the Lantern festival all about? It seems to be across a few replies - but it's confused me.

Alan


A Spammer that slipped through the net, I'm afraid. Fortunately, these are few and far between although several attempts at creating false accounts on the forum are made every day.

Anyway, I've changed the Master Encryption Key (which generates the sequence of characters in the validation image) and updated the colour / CAPTCHA settings.

Apologies, continue to enjoy. 8-)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 18th Feb, 2009 at 6:23pm

Oldrocker wrote on 18th Feb, 2009 at 6:22pm:
My comment now hangs in mid air referring to nothing !!

Or should I say nothing of any consequence !!!

Thanks for the deletion Darran !!


No worries, mate.

Lets just leave it as an esoteric side-step within this thread ... ;)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 8th May, 2009 at 7:34pm
Folks,

Just to provide an update on this - I'm now the proud owner of two Seagate SATA RAID drives. These will be up-and-running in the very near future, however, this will coincide with SAM's annual service (giving all of the fans a good clean, re-installing the O/S and SAM software, upgrading the SQL software etc. etc.). I've also bought an extra 1 GB of RAM which will support future expansion and use of the software that's used and keep SAM 'ahead of the game'.

Anyway, many, many thanks to all that have chipped-in and helped support this 'mini campaign' - it's really appreciated.

I'll update again as the installation of the new hard drives and SAM's service will involve some brief down-time and I wouldn't want anybody to panic ...

Thanks again.

Darran

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by zappa on 12th May, 2009 at 8:17pm
Folks, donate for that. Thank you Darren.
Wolf

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger boat ..."
Post by ProgMaster on 28th Jun, 2009 at 7:54pm
People,

This has now been done. Please read here for further information.

Many, many thanks to all who have contributed financially towards the cost of the two new RAID Hard Drives.

D

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