Even more tweaks

Feb 03 2012

After last incident I’ve been keeping an eye on the server, the traffic generates huge log files which almost filled up the disk, even when rotating them each day…

So, all logging has been turned off completely .. not that it was ever used for anything else than checking the flow of requests .. but ~4Gb logs aren’t practical to handle. All the Apache logs are gone, hello disk space!

Hopefully, the server will be somewhat more stable from now on ..

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CBA or what?!

Jan 31 2012

This evening I browsed some sites and noticed they had the MediaCreeper badge on them, I clicked on them and came to a completely blank page, WTH?! Tried to reload the page, no success.

Fired up SSH to connect to the server, logged in and found the disk full. Stupid mistake, I know.

When I configured the server back in 2010 after moving it to a separate, dedicated VPS, I figured it’d only require about 20Gb of disk — I was wrong.

I nuked a few of the logfiles as they are not needed for every day use and freed up some space, tweaked logrotate a bit and still had > 60% disk usage. Added some more disk and holding thumbs.

MediaCreeper shuffles ~50Gb/month at the moment, I moved it off my other hosting when it touched 20Gb/month .. It have more than doubled in traffic since 2010, popular service eh?

Now it should run without filling up the disk for a while, unless it touches 70Gb/month or in that area..

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The last of them

Dec 16 2011

Yup, here you go .. the last of our Spotify invite codes, all 18 of them. For your pleasure.

fqh3k4J7SRKLcZ4M
aUN9xZ9BFf5HUUpx
dGnWG6FBNyY4LhYV
b8U4BPqsfuE9SE9n
a3KqDqRJAmxqJtZV
fMJRkmgRUMdttUX3
dwxYeR3HxR5RzYuq
ba555x2L7xJaSgTV
c9eJ5mbTMecwRcwG
fpGuCbgVW8nKaF3w
erTW9bHPr6N4ZYEa
e2AREnDUA5qKApxW
er7ZNqkMVdBhkEzf
aHyfV5R9GdErEn8t
fsnGqAKryMVVbZLS
ec4uYbS22fpcJJdF
ckUCWbYayGUZC437
eVsEfyCZDEUD7K5f

Consider it an early XMas gift… or something.

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Downtime

Dec 16 2011

Yesterday something went horribly wrong, a simple reboot of the server turned into a lengthy downtime due to losing most IPv4 connectivity while still having spotty IPv6 connectivity.

We lost about 12 hours of traffic/logging and we’re really sorry about that.

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Flattr love!

Dec 06 2011

Just found this page on Flattr, https://flattr.com/profile/mediacreeper, which list details about the flattrs we at MediaCreeper have gotten .. We likes!

The donations we receive through Flatter is not close to cover the costs of running MediaCreeper, but we feel that every little penny is encouragement. We’re working on updates, quite busy at the moment.

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Google +1 button

Aug 16 2011

Yup, now MediaCreeper has a +1 button. Clickety click-click-click!

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More Spotify invite codes

Jul 27 2011

aLU3bKHwgzSYuZuA
dq4eJJHgzWhFRtuu
fLBJRAYeXpehNwp5
e4sDkNCxYHmmEdqU
fwPmc8WLtLcbFcBB
afxGPAVEUeZEcLUL
aW9dLk2KRLhVdMTK
fMrUUUCmKPBhSRpe
bppZM2ddbLhePb3R
frwXJL4gWnAyHmgR

… and don’t forget to add the MediaCreeper tracker code to your blog. Enjoy!

Update: All Spotify invite codes has been used up.

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Spotify, also from Sweden! ;)

Jul 18 2011

We here at MediaCreeper would like to share a few Spotify invite codes with you. Enjoy!

cRTpYuhKBqTFTX4a
bN9FDbR7psz9Nq7k
efN5agAYpqq2dn4P
aPscVndW52b4Y3Yp
bBWqyezLsHWUAwhw
e7fED53Pd2WgPHDu
fm9NVe45NtkEscae
cwJ9UbmTDn6nKDPM
dps4mtAgg4ggf5ZR
eD9cZnGtaqUmT2Hr

Update: All codes above has been used. We will release another 10 Spotify invite codes during this week.

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A few corrections and additions

Jun 29 2011

We noticed earlier that Aftonbladet AB almost disappeared from listings, turns out that they inherited a partial range from their sister-company Svenska Dagbladet AB, as they are now located in the same building. We got a tip through email with no specifics about what ranges were split/delegated .. dug it out in a matter of minutes.

Svenska Dagbladet AB 144.63.0.0 - 144.63.255.255

was changed into…

Svenska Dagbladet AB 144.63.0.0 - 144.63.239.255
Aftonbladet AB 144.63.240.0 - 144.63.255.255

Another tip we received through email was a new Norwegian newspaper, which we could not find .. instead, while researching we found a few other that we now have added to the ranges .. Norwegian and Danish newspapers.

217.13.9.136 - 217.13.9.143 Bergens Tidende AS
217.13.10.184 - 217.13.10.187 Bergens Tidende AS
213.145.168.212 - 213.145.168.215 Bergens Tidende AS
84.49.40.172 - 84.49.40.175 Norsk Rikskringkasting AS NRK
85.200.242.136 - 85.200.242.143 Bergens Tidende AS
80.64.201.64 - 80.64.201.79 Fjordenes Tidende AS
195.41.142.0 - 195.41.142.7 Bornholms Tidende
195.24.8.128 - 195.24.8.191 Berlingske
195.24.2.192 - 195.24.2.223 Berlingske
87.54.20.144 - 87.54.20.151 Bornholms Tidende
80.167.239.232 - 80.167.239.239 Bornholms Tidende

Enjoy!

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In the press again ( http://bit.ly/m2BSVR )

Jun 15 2011

Yesterday the article was published after a long anticipated wait since early April, Scoop: Hur paranoida bör vi vara (“How paranoid should we be?”), unfortunately only available in Swedish — Google Translate mangles it pretty bad but you might get the picture. Scoop is a pocket-sized magazine for investigative journalism published by Föreningen Grävande Journalister (the Swedish Investigative Journalism Association), for which I was interviewed in end of march about online traces, cryptography and anonymity .. this issue were themed “Makt och motstånd” (“Power and resistance”).

I were expecting to buy the paper-version to get hold of the article, but out of curiosity I checked the Scoop site to see if they had released details about the new issue .. they published the whole article online! Still, I ordered the print pocket book, it’s about €9 or $10 on their site, don’t know if they ship outside of Sweden.

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