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Server change

Dear users,
this afternoon I migrated the web service to another provider (a much more stable and high performance server), unfortunately the migration had to be done in a very short time: this means that there is not so much data. In the next days the server will fill up with new data, in the mean time, if you need some data older than 2 days you will have to file a request through the archive page...
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Have a nice day
The admin.
Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 13:46:34

Outage apologies

Dear users,
please accept my deepest apologies for the outage of the last 5 days. I would like to say that is not my fault and that is all due to my server hosting provider, which is true as a matter of fact, but I feel responsible to have never thought about the possibility that my hosting provider would have failed, so I have never implemented to a backup infrastructure that would have been able to run the public website with all the service (at moment, the backup infrastructure is only able to keep the historical archive safe).
In the next months I will focus on a redundant solution for the website and the back-end server, then I will accelerate the release of the new interface to the donors (I am not forgetting you!!) then I will release the changes to the public.
Thank you for your support, your donations, and for reading this post, I will do my best to improve the stability of this service.

Have a nice day
The admin.
Wednesday, 17th August 2016 at 15:34:24

New server is ready to go - Thank you!

Dear all,
I know that a lot of time has passed since I wrote a news here, but I was waiting for some good to announce. Unfortunately during the last months I suffered several hardware failure (server motherboard and hard drives) but I managed to keep all running (nobody noticed an interruption of service, didn't you?). The only drawback is that one day will be missing in the historical archive - 18th of september 2015 - and it's due to a.. human mystake (it happens!). Except from this small loss of data everything is secured and backed up, the only problem is that all the copies are in the same location (my home) and I really need to find a cheap alternative location (maybe something cloudbased) to keep safe backups... Anyway, this is something that can be done in the future!

At moment I want to express my deepest gratitude to all whom donated to this service, which names are as follow (last name not shown for their privacy):
-Klaus S. (multiple donations)
-Christian H.
-Hernan C.
-Gianmarco R.
-Ian R.
-Biagio R.
I know that back in July I promised for those who would have gave a donation an anticipate access to the new website, but due to problems I had there was almost nothing to anticipate. If everything goes well from now on (and I have no doubt it will!) I will be able to grant you an anticipated access in about 2 weeks, at first to a simple mockup website, than to the new features I plan to bake in (and some will be very interesting!). I think everything will be ready for public release by the end of summer.

That's all for now, enjoy our free service!

AWCA Admin.
Saturday, 6th February 2016 at 18:12:05

Archive server drive failure: new donation campain

Dear users,
unfortunately since some days I encountered an high slowness from the archive server, and this morning I discovered why: one the RAID drive is TFU and needs to be changed. The problem is that the remaining drive is an old seagate, bought the same day that I bought the one that failed, so I am not really confident about data staying in that drive. For this reasons I decided to temporary shutdown the server in order to not lose any data, this means that also the archive page/service will be temporary suspended. I will turn on the server again when I can buy 2 new hard drives, and I will be extremely happy to receive any donation in order to speed up the process as soon as possible! Since last year you can donate going on the support page, but I will put the donate buttons also here.

Thank you very much for all your help

Best Regards

The admin

(you don't need to own a paypal account to donate)

Ps: as a small reward and sign of my gratitude I will give to all the donors a link to the new test website (yes, even though I am extremely slow -and busy- I am working on a new website that will run on desktop and mobile browsers and will be hopefully released after summer).
Saturday, 4th July 2015 at 16:26:10

Longest Maintenance Ever is finally finished!

Yes, I know. I started a special maintenance on September (database upgrade), but I encountered several problems, finally today I solved all of them. Better late than never, right? :)

From today the "live archive" will grow again to 90 days, it will mean that more data will be available directly on the website, without waiting for my so-complicated-but-still-working-system to deliver it to your email address...

In the meantime I thought a lot about a restyle of the website, and I feel really inspired by the new Google Material Design guidelines... I will update you soon (?!ahah?!) about that. Stay tuned. :)

Have a nice day.

The admin.
Sunday, 11th January 2015 at 17:08:35

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