A Valentines Present for You
by Ron Carnell
No, its not chocolate or flowers. And dont even THINK about expensive jewelry. But it is, I believe, something most of you will appreciate.
As most already know, the main Passions in Poetry site has been very quiet for a long time now. We turned off submissions and havent had a major update in ages. The largest single reason for that was disk space we plumb ran out of room. Our dedicated server, Ceres, is close to three years old and sadly is running out of steam.
This announcement is honestly a little premature, because our new server has been ordered but isnt yet on-line. That will take another four or five days. And when Aphrodite is finally ready, it will take me about a week to get her configured. So, lets consider this a belated Valentines present that will actually surface sometime before the end February. Exactly when will depend on how much sleep I can skip this month.
Aphrodite will be 2.5 times faster than Ceres, have three times as much memory, and instead of a measly 2 gigabytes of available disk space, shell come with a whopping 18+ gigabytes. Lots of room for lots of new poetry! I intend to immediately take advantage of that space, too, by adding several thousand poems from my backlog before she even comes on line. If that doesnt keep you busy for a few days, Submissions for new poetry will ALSO be enabled again.
Did I mention that ALL of our software has been rewritten? Did I mention the ton of new features well have? I didnt? Oh. Well, maybe Poet deVine will give me a little room next month to talk about all of that