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So my website is down again for bandwidth issues. It's frustrating... I mean, I really like my web host because they're nice and have done a great job of working with me during some tough times, but I get frustrated with their inability to just "roll with it". They just paralyze me every time I get to the bandwidth limit even though I've said several times that I'd be willing to just pay for the extra... each time it works out, but not without a few hours downtime. I do not like downtime. I need to be very direct about this, I think.

Oh well. So.

I found this nice blue suit at Dillard's Monday, took it home and did my best to lengthen the sleeves and it's nice. Not cheap, but it looks nice. I've been trying to wear more suits lately. I've also been learning, through experience, how to inspect tailored clothing to make sure it's alterable. A lot of suits have button sleeves with these cross-cut corners that result in a chunk of fabric missing when you take out the sleeve hemming... I didn't know that until a time last year when I bought a jacket and tried to take it somewhere to be altered. Luckily I had taken that one somewhere so the woman was a professional and was able to fix it back so I could return it... that could have been an expensive lesson if I'd tried to do that myself.

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rev_rance
Jan. 21st, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
You do realize that they don't have someone sitting there watching your bandwidth utilization, and the moment it goes over, someone flips a switch, right... "Just rolling with it" probably isn't logic programmed into their monitoring software.

I've heard of some hosts allowing you to pre-pay for bandwidth overages, so you'll pay for 10 extra gigs, you go two gigs over in a month, that leaves you eight gigs, and so on until you run out. If they just "let it go", you might rack up $500 in bandwidth, you might not be able to pay, and they'd get shafted with the bill. You might want to ask if they have some program like that.
noiresque
Jan. 21st, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
I would suggest http://www.phpwebhosting.com/ - I use them and they're great. Good PHP/MySQL interfaces, you can get a shell, free, if you request it. They let you manage everything, and give you unlimited bandwidth. Awesome people. $10/mo.
mymagicpiano
Jan. 21st, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
Heh, alterable takes on new meanings in my wardrobe. My favorite shirt, a longsleeved T-shirt, finally started getting holes in it after years of faithful service. And so I cut off the sleeves and made it a tank top. And /kept/ the sleeves and sewed them under a short-sleeved T-shirt. I just can't throw clothes away. And come to think of it, I buy them all at the Salvation Army, so that means /other people/ have already thrown them away. So it's really just sympathy for those poor clothes: they're already unwanted...how can I abandon them?
feanelwa
Jan. 22nd, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)
Me too. If there are ever pictures of the Uber Dress that I found in a charity shop for £6 - er - between $10 and $12, maybe? - I shall shout about them. I have spent about 50 hours on this thing and it is going to be fabulous in the "How much embroidery and trimmings?!?" sense...
clubjuggler
Jan. 21st, 2004 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Well, if you feel like changing providers, two coworkers of mine use ServerBeach. When they signed up they were offering 450GB/month of free bandwidth. I see on their website now that its been upped to 700GB/month. My coworker, Ben, who's in charge of the KDE port to native Qt/Mac (<shameless plug>which I'm also working on :-) </shameless plug>) has his server there. The KDE Darwin project was mentioned on slashdot a few weeks back and within 4 days he got over a million hits on his website because of that. The serverbeach servers and bandwidth didn't even blink. And, since they give you your own linux server, you can run whatever you want on it. :-)

Cheers.
cheap_thoughts
Jan. 21st, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
I had a great host with SmartHosting.com. And they handle bandwidth fairly good. I'm going to sound like a total dweeb, but two of the most visited Hanson fan sites are hosted by them, and as rabid as their fans are, and the extenstive amount of material on those sites.. I'm sure their bandwidth is larger then yours (BTW those two sites are http://www.hansonhotel.com and http://www.taylorhanson.org ) They support PHP and some others features at a great rate. My friend Toona (toona) also has her site hosted with them. Hers is http://www.soasis.net, and she used to have a huge media collection...
meemsers
Feb. 10th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
righto, quick question about the stick deaths (sure you're stick of them but here goes) would i be able to use the 110X100 ones as lj icons if i credit you in the keyword? if i can spiffy! if not ::sigh:: no amusing deathy icons para me
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