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Downtime for Winky

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At 5:04 AM Pacific Standard Time the server named Winky had a temporary hiccup. Unfortunately my phone was on silent so the alerts didn’t wake me up. There were a total of 347 alerts in the spam of two and a half hours. I woke up early (Sunday), though I went to bed last night late. I was out at a Symphony all night. I have failed all of you and I fully apologize. šŸ™ The issue is now fixed...

For the Year!

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Good evening all! I hope you’re all well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support of NickPic.Host! We’re all thrilled to have you a part of us. We are absolutely overwhelmed by keeping our infrastructure updated. But, guess what? We did it! However, I have some things to discuss with you. You may have noticed on the homepage of NickPic.Host there is a new donation...

Winky is down / File Upload Storage Server

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As of 8:40 PM PST we were notified that Winky has fallen. Dobby sent me a message and I immediately put NickPic.Host in mainentance mode for stability reasons. During this time I am making sure no files are damaged. If any are, I will reach out. I will be checking up on the health of Winky. We took the main website down at 8:41 PM, in a 1 minute response time. Winky is our file server, for just...

CDN Notes

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Good evening readers! In an effort to remain transparent, I am going to share my findings on CDN’s. We have talked about this a few times before. But, not to the detail of the statistics as I’m going into now. We used to use MaxCDN, and their first byte time and speed was amazing for North America and crucial to our growth. Recently I switched to KeyCDN. When trying to cancel MaxCDN I...

Benchmarks

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Happy Thursday everyone! We’re almost to the weekend, well, you guys are! I have a six day work week ahead of me. But, at least that’s overtime, right? So, when I get home from work I go back to… WORK! On NickPic.Host working hard to keep everything running smoothly and stable. You may have noticed a few unannounced Excuse our Stardust pages while we’re doing upgrades...

Internal Upgrades

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Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well! I am! I just got an awesome ticket for a concert by Nine Inch Nails. I know, you probably don’t like them, but, I do! They’re doing a surprise performance in my city and I got a ticket! Woo! Anyways, thanks to all of you for recommending us in the light of recent events, and our partnerships with the amazingly talented teams at Caution...

Update: Photobucket Transfers

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Good evening, As of the time this post goes live, NickPic.Host is no longer accepting any free Photobucket Transfers. This is due to the massive amount of requests we’ve had created a significant backlog, plus, the fact of Photobucket making it hard. We’re having trouble transferring a complete 100% of the images. If you would still like us to transfer here is our pricing: 1Ā¢ per...

CDN Updates

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Good evening. I hope everyone’s first half of the year went amazing. Over here at NickPic.Host we experienced a massive amount of growth as many trusted names have failed to uphold our trust. We’re trying hard to mitigateĀ this growth and prepare for upcoming growth. We love each and every one of you. We’ve had a small handful make donations that helped us out tremendously. Now...

What happened? June 21, 2017

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As I assure all of you may be aware that in the early hours of June 21, 2017, that NickPic.Hostā€™s main website stopped working correctly. Files that were uploaded did upload with no problem and saved to the server correctly. Your data was not lost. Any preview you were shown after uploading did not show correctly. This issue led to some users just trying to upload the same image and getting a...

Updates June 15, 2017

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On June 15, 2017 our users experienced some hiccups using NickPic.Host and we apologize about that. In an effort to be as transparent as possible I have decided to maintain an offsite website that is easy to remember and navigate to just for news updates. It requires no participation on your part. It will be an archive of our work, and things going on with NickPic.Host. If the website is down...

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