Flash 64 bit for windows, at last!

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I wonder how this got unnoticed.

This is MAJOR news. First of all, Flash 12 beta runs smoothly, in both its 32bit and 64bit versions, and this is big news already.

But, the real surprise, its the 64bit version. Yes, a 64 bit version for Windows that works great is at last available. After many years of waiting its here. I suggest trying it with the 64bit Firefox Nightlies.

Flash 12 Beta (32bit & 64bit)

Firefox Nightly 64bit

Radio back up... again

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So... once again, the radio is back up. Now with a "new" more decent computer, that supposedly can handle it. The big change on the radio and site, is the encoding, and also the removal of the in site flash player. Something more minor, for the "trained ear", is also the change of the post processing preset. Im beta testing many configurations on a daily basis, but the general sound quality and character should remain unchanged. Also, behind the scenes, the radio is now served through Icecast instead of Shoutcast v2.

I got fed up with AAC+, Flash, and their combined bullshit, so I switched to a plain, direct shoutcast playlist link, with OGG encoding. Most of you can probably get around it. If not, you should fuck off, together with Orban, Adobe, and anyone else involved in the development of AAC and Flash.

Goodbye Chrome, back to Firefox

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I used Mozilla's browser since they first started naming its Firefox, I think it was back in 2002. I used Opera till then, but its rendering engine had lots of incompatibilities with many sites I used on a daily basis, so I was eager to try something that wasn't I.E., but rendered everything as it should. But it wasn't such a simple decision.

VPS Nightmares - HostV Experiences

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Some years ago, and after some super poor performance from the shared hosting I was using back then, I started considering purchasing a VPS to move my sites to.

Around the same time, I had to host some shoutcast servers, so buying a managed VPS with cPanel in order to host everything there seemed like a sensible and cheap option.Back then, with absolutely no experience on this subject, finding a suitable managed VPS for both my sites and shoutcast server was nearly impossible. So, I asked for suggestions on a local forum, and someone recommended HostV. Their prices, and especially the unmetered traffic seemed almost too good to be true. But since someone I kinda knew had recommended them, and judging from the way they responded to all my presales questions, I decided to give them a shot, and buy a VPS package (OpenVZ, unclear CPU specs, 512 guaranteed ram, 768 burst, 50gigs storage, unmetered traffic).

This is the (painful) story of my experiences with HostV.