Diana the Valkyrie

Diana the Valkyrie's Newsletter - September 2015

August 2015

August is always a quiet month, so many people on vacation.

New and updated Galleries

Galleries added this month.

The Library

Stories added this month. And I'm working on voiced versions of the stories, which will be great for people with difficulty reading from screens. I'm using Mary for this; the vocalisation is being done by Prudence. She has trouble with some sentences, so for those, I'm using an alternative that isn't quite so good.

The Movie Theatre

Movies added this month.

Newsthumbs

Working fine. I've just done the usual archiving of older stuff.

Down on the server farm

I built up several new servers, using the 8tb drives that are now available, loaded them with Fedora 22 and some terabytes of data each, and took them down to my colocation. There were just too many faulty machines, I was running out of spares.

I did another swap on the Herbiceps server; I don't think anyone noticed.

DtV Family web sites

Here's the full list of DtV family web sites

Back Page

I checked the site statistics that Sandra counts up each night.

At the end of August 2015, there were about 1,545,000 pictures (329 gigabytes), 535 gigabytes of video, 15700 text files (mostly stories) and a total of about 865 gigabytes. There's 550,000,000 pictures altogether in Newsthumbs, increasing at about 5 million per month.

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