May 24 - Gloebit Transaction Failures are Chronic

This grid and other grids have been experiencing problems with Gloebit transactions. This started on May 7th and the problems have not resolved to date. My analysis shows the problems are originating at the Gloebit company transaction services. I am seeing some serious error status returned from them, notably 504 Gateway Timeout and 500 Internal ... Read More »

24th May 2020
May 12 UPDATE- Gloebit Transactions are workng again

May 12 - UPDATEEveryone, Gloebit transactions were not working at all or reliably since May 7th. They appear to be OK today. This is the message sent from the Gloebit company:Hello,We had some major network issues.  I believe we've resolved them and the queued transactions are processing now.  Apologies for the inconvenience.  Please let me ... Read More »

8th May 2020
April 18 - Community Meeting 1PM

Our second quarterly community meeting takes place Saturday April 18th at 1PM to 2PM grid time (Pacific). We have a lot to discuss, so I hope you all can attend. Because this is a voice meeting, we talk but you all need not, it is important to come before the meeting. Please show up 15 minutes early to set up your voice. Then if you run into ... Read More »

10th Apr 2020
April 7 - All Grid Restart Completed

Several servers, including the main asset server, required crritical driver and SSD firmware updates. The grid was taken down at 10PM and was online at 1AM today, April 7th. All regions are online. 

7th Apr 2020
March 29 - New Prim-pack Offerings

Two new prim-pack offerings are available for new regions. You can see them at the Region Order page.If you want more than 60,000 prims on your existing 6x6 or 8x8 regions, you can now upgrade to 75,000 prims. At 75,000 prims a 6x6 is $50/month, and an 8x8 is $55/month.New 2x2 or 4x4 regions can be purchased as low as 20,000 prims for $18/month. ... Read More »

29th Mar 2020
March 22 - Responding to the Economic Distress Caused by the Pandemic

The Economic Distress Caused by the PandemicThis is a time of deep strife and crisis. As the worldwide stay-at-home directives to deal with sars-CoV-2 take place, people are losing their jobs. That loss reflects on businesses large and small including virtual worlds. I already have a region cancellation because the owner will no longer be able to ... Read More »

22nd Mar 2020
March 17 - Grid Maintenance COMPLETED

UPDATE 1:20AM - Grid is online, regions are coming online. Thank you for your paitience!UPDATE 11:30PM - All servers were updated and restarted. Database cleanup/optimization under way. Region servers completed, and grid database(s) cleanup underway.----------------------March 17 - All Grid Shutdown & Maintenance 9PM - 1AMAll the DG servers ... Read More »

17th Mar 2020
March 12 - Caching Cleaning Completed

UPDATE 11PM asset cache cleanup completed. There is a 1st visit slowness that quickly ends as the caches refill.UPDATE: 2PM rs3 and rs12 are undergoing cache cleanup presently. FYI, this maintenace to all the servers speeds up asset rendering.UPDATE: 6AM Servers rs0, rs8 - rs12 were cleaned up. I will do servers rs3, rs7 tonight.All servers are ... Read More »

12th Mar 2020
February 27 - RS10 Server Maintenance COMPLETED

Update: OVH maintenance completed at 3:30AM grid time (11:30AM GMT +0). Server was shutdown then placed in a new rack to fix an electrical problem and restarted. All regions on that server were brought online by the Discovery Grid manager software.---I received a notice from the server hosting company that they have to take server RS10  down for ... Read More »

23rd Feb 2020
January 29 - DC$ Money Service is ONLINE

14:21 Grid Time - UPDATE DC$ transactions are working again. It was not the fault of PODEX and not even the fault of the DC$ money service. It was a critical system update that reverted some important settings. All fixed, and sorry for the long delay. Note: all DC$ balances are OK. You may need to hop to another region (and back) to get your ... Read More »

29th Jan 2020