March 5th, 2015

We just donated to #Wikipedia. Help keep it free :-) #keepitfree

March 5th, 2015

After @FedEx mangled our last #server @UPS got the replacement there in perfect condition

November 19th, 2014

For the storage, since the current controller is SAS6(I believe it is SAS6)/SATA3, there isn’t a clear answer as to what to do storage wise. While I’d prefer something like the Intel DC S3500, if we’re looking for fast performance, a PCIe based solution will be cheaper than buying a new raid controller that supports SATA6. If we’re not looking for absolutely the best performance, depending on how much space we think we need, maybe 3x the 100GB Intel 710 drives would do (newegg flash has the on sale as well).

The unfortunate thing with PCIe solutions right now is the good ones (the intel DC P3700) are large (1TB or so in storage), and expensive (they start at $2K). A possible lower cost solution would be to use the Samsung xp941 in a m.2 to PCIe adaptor. At most we could run two of these (using both 8x PCIe2.0 ports we have available). There is also the fact that I’m not sure how well ESXi handles PCIe storage (I’m picking up a m.2 card and PCIe adaptor for testing on various systems, but won’t be able to test/play until the end of the month).

November 18th, 2014

Just a quick thank you to for their support this month. Their help enables us to continue providing free blogging services for all of our users :-) Thanks again!

September 22nd, 2014

John has been busy!

Updated most of the userlandand the kernel. Also, did some package cleaning.

Next up is the eventual addition of a nextgen (to us) server at the datacenter and some additional isolation of VMs. It should be good stuff :-)

September 20th, 2014 has colocated with TulsaConnect since 2003. At that time I was in my first year of law school at the University of Tulsa. Thankfully, I have been a law school graduate and bar member since 2006. Even though I no longer reside in Tulsa, servers continue to be happily located in downtown Tulsa :-)

Over the past 11 years TulsaConnect has provided great support and continues to upgrade and expand. I build our servers and John is the go-to guy for software maintenance and security. Today, server costs have stabilized but bandwidth continues to one of our largest expenses at does not charge for hosting non-commercial blogs nor do we display advertising on  blogs, that means we are reliant upon donations from kind individuals and companies. I would like to extend a thank you to all the people over the years that have contributed to We recently renegotiated our monthly bandwidth quota and so we have finally have room to grow. Despite traffic growing a very large amount in 2013, and significantly in the past two months, with the help of supporters is still going strong.

Monthly traffic graph, and today's traffic

Monthly traffic graph, and today’s traffic

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