Diana the Valkyrie

Diana the Valkyrie's Newsletter - April 2015

March 2015

March is supposed to come in like a lion, and go out like a lamb. But right now, there's strong winds and heavy rain!

New and updated Galleries

Galleries added this month.

The Library

Stories added this month.

The Movie Theatre

Movies added this month.


Working fine. One of the servers failed, but I fixed it.

Down on the server farm

I visited my colocated server farm; eight of the servers were faulty. That's because I always have reserve servers, and when a server fails, I just bring up one of the reserves. But eventually (in this case, after 18 months) there's too many fails. In the past, I've dealt with this by taking them out and installing replacement servers, but this time, I turned up with a car full of tools and spares, aiming to repair all the faulty ones.

Some of them just needed a new CMOS battery, some needed new hard drives, and one needed a motherboard swap. So now my colocated server farm should be good for a fair while.

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 March 2015, there were about 1,541,000 pictures (327 gigabytes), 525 gigabytes of video, 15520 text files (mostly stories) and a total of about 854 gigabytes. There's 525,000,000 pictures altogether in Newsthumbs, increasing at about 5 million per month.

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