Born again Torrentino

Photo by * Cati Kaoe *

After virtually no offers on Torrentino,Torrentino is back up and running. (Might be slow at the moment). Now, to fit in a niche, it's a electronic music tracker + search engine. Enough to satisfy my needs ;) I'm a psytrance addict and sometimes it's hard to find the albums I want. Anyway, it has new categories (numerical system now, used to be by keyword) and most of the code has been looked over and over...and over.

Edit: I no longer own Torrentino.net

 

I read this way back when, and thought it was a pretty cool project. Now, I've sorta invented my own take on it. Here's how it works:

you upload a file, which splits the original file up into 4 seperate base64 encoded text files. So you're left with four files, each part of the original. Then, to restore it, you'd upload the four original files and you'd get to download a .bin file (which you can rename). I thought it was pretty cool.
 

One use I could think of it as, is a not-so-legal file 'sharing' site. Instead of linking to copywritten files, or uploading copywritten files, you would simply post the text files, or post the base64 encoded text some where (ie pastebin.ca, codepad etc.). Seems like an intriguing idea.
 

Easton

Я ухожу (Ставлю точку)

Photo by Sam Takes Photos'

It's official, I'm selling Torrentino. I've had no time to maintain it at all, it's a great site though. Hand coded from scratch, which I'm quite proud of. Anyway, selling it for $30, but I'll take anything else (use the Contact page if you have an offer).

 

Scary that I post less and less these days. I have been doing nothing the last couple weeks. I 'have' seasons one through 6 of The Sopranos which I've been watching non-stop. Bruno (movie) was quite disapointing, not as funny as I thought.

 

I've started a new PHP blogging script (ughh). Although it's supposed to be a fork of WorkSimple, it's quite the opposite. Every post is a complete new HTML page, so no PHP in the page at all making it lightweight. Other than that, I created a mock Twitter script, but instead of short messages, it's pictures.

Actually, one of my nicer looking projects is Sysode. I thought of it initially as some Dropbox like site, but it didn't turn out that way. It's more of a  project management/file archival site for uhh stuff.

As mentioned in my previous post, I made a album notification script inspired by Last.fm somehow named doobleg. Click here for an example.

Suspension

As some have you noticed, my site (geekness.eu) has been suspended the last couple days. How? It all started when Torrentino was undergoing maintainence. I needed to move Torrentino to a server, so I could work on Torrentino a little more which I ended up parking torrentino.net and torrentino.info here (on my account).

 

You see, Torrentino's website and tracker uses the same IP, and obiously, same domain name. So, when I moved the website to a different server, Torrentino's tracker didn't work since well, it doesn't exist on this server. But why did the site get suspended, you ask? Seems like BayTSP (yes), emailed the ISP who (I'm guessing) leases lines to the datacenter where, ta da, my website and Torrentino is hosted (temporarily). You can read the letter here: http://pastebin.ca/1498578

I eventually pointed torrentino.net/.info back to the original servers which sorted everything out.

Long story short, don't host any bad bad bad torrent sites/trackers in the US or you'll get a nice letter from a reasonable organization; FUD.

But anyway, it was about the tracker. I didn't create a torrent using Torrentino as a tracker. 'Being held liable' my ass.

 

I'm planning on selling Torrentino, so if you have any offers I'd be glad to hear them.

On another note, I finally set up a NFS server which hosts the files for me webserver (which is currently serving up Torrentino).

I haven't been coding anything lately since I've been interested in mycology recently.

Les devoirs

Been an uneventful week, boring actually. Set up a tracker for Torrentino, getting a new server this weekend sometime which will be the primary web server, making leprechaun (the old web server) the tracker.

 

Received my Ubuntu shit a little while ago, a stress ball and two lanyards. Surprised I didn't have to pay a fee.

 

Anyway, I'd like to work on Torrentino a bit more tonight; wrap some things up. Finally Friday so I get to sleeeeeeep in tomorrow....

Friday

It's finally Friday, been waiting all week. I now have four spare processors, dual Xeon socket 604 processors. It'd be great if I could use them.... Also have some RAM too, 4GB's in total!

Torrentino has been running fine so far, server load has been low. PunBB uses a small amount of CPU usage, Torrentino itself (the system) uses next to nothing. One server for the front end + PHP, another for static content (CSS, images, etc.). I could have another server just for PHP processing, if needed. Well, atleast I'll have the hardware to expand ;)

I implemented sub cat's (categories) into Torrentino the other day, hopefullying making it more organizable (?). Next thing I'll have to tackle is being able to sort torrents (seeds, leechs, size) which doesn't seem too hard. Also looking for a new design, as this one sucks.

 

Mininova has started filtering content on some selected torrents. A way to get around it is:

  • Make your files a .rar, .zip. tar.gz whatever and password protect it.
  • Put it in a folder
  • Create an image with the password to the archive (not text file!)


Anyway, any comments on Torrentino or my work in general, is appreciated! Thanks!

.NO Domains

.NO domains aren't cheap. Around the 240-400$ area to be general. I was thinking of buying a new domain for Torrentino making it www.torrenti.no.

Anyway, I tweaked Torretino a bit more; editing lighty configurations and such. PHP too!

 

I'm also desperate for a new design for Torrentino, if you have an idea or offer, pleeeeeeeeeeease post a comment.

Easton
Moving Torrentino

Finally found a place for Torrentino. Now, it uses two servers; one for dynamic content the other for static content. I modified the backend a bit, so it might be slightly faster.

The design still need some work. So if anyone has any ideas, or would like to create a usable design for Torrentino; go ahead! If so, your name will be mentioned on the about page.

 

Anyway, I'm off to go tweak some stuff....

 

Easton
Beanstalk

Torrentino has been sitting there for a while now. I'm in desperate need of a offshore host (preferable the Netherlands!). If you have any offers, please leave a comment.

 

I don't know whats wrong with people and the grudge they have against torrents. The torrent files do not contain anything incriminating. Sure, some of them may point to 'illegal' or copywritten material but the files don't contain shit all.

 

</rant>

 

Anyway, I'm just setting up some local servers, getting things organized.

Thinking of buying either a UPS or a new switch. Ideas?

Easton
Same shit, different day

I've been looking for a reliable 'offshore' [web] hoster to host Torrentino. If you have any offers, I'd be pleased to hear 'em.

Work has come to a halt, I guess I've just been tired. Ticketto is still..very beta. Maybe I'll FTP a working version somewhere a bit later. WorkSimple 1.3.0 hasn't been completed. Or maybe it as...I can't remember.

Satelite has been out for a bit, too lazy to fix it so I've just been watching House (the show, not the noun...or whatever). 

 

Considering there has been little to none for comments, I guess there will be no free domain contest.

Anyway, as usual comments are appreciated (I don't get enough!)

Easton