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by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

B00daW wrote:Donated.
Thanks, I will get it added to the ledger here shortly. :) As it currently sits , we are around $460 out of the $600 server goal
by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: fun game ideas for the Nintendo VS Dualsystem.
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Re: fun game ideas for the Nintendo VS Dualsystem.

rainwarrior wrote:How does the Dualsystem work? The wiki suggests there is 2k of shared RAM that is traded with IRQ signalling?
from my understanding of the VS schematics, that is how it works :)
by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: fun game ideas for the Nintendo VS Dualsystem.
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

fun game ideas for the Nintendo VS Dualsystem.

I have been thinking about the VS Dualsystem quite a bit lately and have been thinking about game idea that would be fun VS Shufflepuck Cafe While there is an NES port of Shufflepuck cafe (the port itself is not as good as on other systems... I personally prefer it on the 68K macs), it would be awes...
by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

Are the co-location fees you mentioned just for NESDev, or is NESDev just one of several things using it? (i.e. is all $910/annual dedicated to NESDev?) the $910 is dedicated to just the NesDev server. The current NesDev server is a 1U Dell Poweredge, the ISP charges per rack unit up to a certain p...
by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

I think that expenses related to hosting would be a good use of funds generated by the action53 cartridge sales. I think it would also be nice to have the compo contribute to to the reoccurring maintenance fees as well. As for the ads/donations I don't have much input personally. I like seeing the ...
by WhoaMan
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

We have had a few donations already. I have a crude ledger up at http://nesdev.com/donate/ . I will get the ledger cleaned up and looking a bit better soon. We are currently around 20% of the goal for a new server. Thanks to those who have donated. entries marked with "--" for the name are those who...
by WhoaMan
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: NES Cart DB down again
Replies: 83
Views: 37248

Re: NES Cart DB down again

BootGod wrote:Site is back up finally! Sorry it took so long! :/ If you run into problems, please let me know.
I am glad to hear you have it back up. The offer to host the database for you still stands, or even if you wanted us to host a mirror. :)
by WhoaMan
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

Thanks for all the input. I created a paypal address to be used for nesdev donations ( paypal@nesdev.com ). I will be making a donation page with a ledger or sorts that will contain donation amounts and what it is spent on. I would also like to ask that anyone who donates send a message along with t...
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

I think you're overpaying for the domain and DNS (do you have something special in that "misc services"?). I usually use internet.bs, they're quite reliable, and I haven't had any trouble with their DNS. Today's prices for .com are 8.99 for one year, less if paying for multiple years at once, inclu...
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Re: Nesdev.com funding

If monetary concerns are the main focal point (which is perfectly justified!), then my recommendation would be to find ways to diminish those costs. They're not the cheapest cloud provider, but estimating costs for instance in both EC2 and RDS in AWS would be worthwhile, IMO. Google has their cloud...
by WhoaMan
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197986

Nesdev.com funding

NesDev.com is currently hosted on an aging Dell Poweredge that is co-located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. When I setup the server, most of the servers that I maintained for work were running Gentoo Linux and it was easy to keep all of the work servers plus the nesdev server up to date all at the same time...
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: Ads when logged out?
Replies: 8
Views: 10065

Re: Ads when logged out?

I supplied the server and have been paying to co-locate it for the past couple of years.

as far as the ad placement goes, google uses a combination of views and clicks so better placement does help.
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: Ads when logged out?
Replies: 8
Views: 10065

Re: Ads when logged out?

I'm testing to see how it does, I figure it won't bother most visitors here since it only shows when logged out. I'm trying to come up with funding for a new server and some other improvements for the site (ssl, better vhosting for those in need, etc). While I can cover co-location fees myself, I ha...
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Web Issues
Topic: HTTPS is broken
Replies: 22
Views: 23229

Re: HTTPS is broken

Just so you all know,I'm working on coming up with funding to get a newer server, when and if I can come up with the money I will get proper HTTPS setup and a more traditional hosting system for hosted sites
by WhoaMan
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: NesDev facebook page
Replies: 29
Views: 5655

Re: NesDev facebook page

I just hope all the action doesn't migrate to Facebook, as I don't have an account there. I graduated from college before there was a Facebook. Ithe should make a good companion to the forums and site but will never replace it. I personally find facebook to be great for sharing news and such but ho...