03/08/2014 09:02 PM
So wanted to let everyone know, if you did not already notice, that the site has been updated a bit. Just some news about what is going down.
Keep an eye for some more changes a bit further down the road. Nothing to extreme, mostly just a face lift!
Now...Donation part! I was able to keep the station going pretty stable now (minus some power outages here and there) so now it is time that we get some donations going to get our new webhost, our domain names secured, and our host. Basically, our goal is pretty simple and breaks down like this,
As we near closer to May, there will be a big announcement, about what we need and when they really matter. The site is due though in MAY. That is important. Remember! No site, no station!
I guess this should call for a live show maybe on Saturday? We'll see!
03/09/2014 12:13 AM
Well, we had a power outage that pretty much lasted from or 3:00 to into the evening, so the station was down for some time. Sorry for the trouble this may have caused. The UPS is rated to keep things going for at least 30 minutes or so until the clean shut down.
We are back on air and expect cars to stay on the road.
02/12/2014 08:25 PM
So, Valentines is here, and AnimeAMAZE wants you to be its Valentine. As AnimeAMAZE's Valentine, there may be a lack in chocolate, but Music can be supplied. There may be a lack of romantic dinner, but you will all be in the company of friends through chats. Not only will loads of fun be had, this will also be a good oppurtunity to confess your love on the air with a heartfelt dedication and song...Or you can just have a song played, and forget about the confession...totally up to your discretion.
Tune in on Friday 2/14 at 10 PM EST for Valentines Day Show on AnimeAMAZE. See you there!
02/05/2014 09:38 PM
Rumor has it there will be a show on Saturday... at 9:30 PM EST. But it's just is a rumor. Maybe it will happen though. Tune in and find out. Be a good sport too, and wait a few extra minutes because you all know, Sirby is never on time. But that too is a rumor.
ALSO! On 2/6 expect a slight disturbance in AnimeAMAZE again between 9 and 10 PM EST. We are on our computer meant to broadcast finally. The switch went a long well. That means the request page will be back up. In order to make this happen, I have to let something update, and that will require a reboot of the system. Estimated down time is 10 minutes.
The request page will also have a different layout, different feel and different look. As far as some people having a hard time connecting, this probably will not fix the issues but we will see.
See you for the rumored show.
03/09/2014 12:13 AM
So the station has found it's way onto the computer it was meant to be broadcasted on. This computer will be taking over the streaming responsibility starting this evening at 11PM EST. Disturbance should only last a few seconds.
Request pages will still be offline in the meantime. They are getting a face lift, and well needed update from the software developers. The default looks rather fruity, so I am going to make it look better...in theory. It may look worse, so who knows.
Pending a mic check, and all systems go, I will start the rumor about a live show on Saturday??? We'll see...
03/09/2014 12:13 AM
I know, it has been a while. The short of this topic is Requests will be back because our computer is back in the saddle again! Please read through for more details though!
The short of the story is the holiday curse. Basically, the computer was having some issues, it passed on, and now my laptop that is configured for live mobile streaming has been doing all the work. Now I have the actual computer that was built for this ready to stream. It needed some parts to get it going in a stable manner which is preferable, and I think that has made it work well. Further testing showed it still stable when I decided to turn it off to move it and clean it up.
I would like to say the station computer will be back to working normally with requests and all tonight, but I can't promise that, I still have some testing to perform to make sure all is a go. Saturday is the target goal. Tonight though, the station may go down for a bit for some more prep work. If I like how things look by Saturday, the station will be back to what it used to be. Same old awesomeness!
In addition to requests and all working, a bunch of new music will be loaded, Station ID's will be limited to keep music going, and hopefully I can start up live shows again!
I can't thank you enough for your support, and patience, but just a little bit longer is all I request! I promise all this strangeness will be worth it!
03/09/2014 12:13 AM
UPDATE 11:00PM EST:
Station is running on laptop used for the Anime Convention broadcasting. It was still set and configured thankfully. This will give me time to find out what's up. The HDD is totally dead, and totally out of warranty. Lived 4 years...very good life, may it rest in peace.
With the station on the backup computer:
Right now the station is working. I will be working on the permanent, or hopefully permanent fix, soon, but the station is up while I do that. Thank you for your patience!
So...something just happened in the studio. I want to say the UPS had a hiccup and decided to take down everything, yet remain powered on. Without some sort of indication or hearing the beep (which I usually can hear) I figure it is something else. Regardless of the case, the computer responsible for broadcasting booted up with a SMARTerror. In my experience, smart errors are pretty serious. With my most recent error, I was able to use the drive lightly for 8 hours. So I will hope I can do what I need to do in 8 hours. Regardless, AnimeAMAZE will go down at some point this evening, and I will do my best to get something up and running. In the mean time though, Things look a little bleak to start off the new year once again...
12/25/2013 01:40 PM
AnimeAMAZE is wishing you a safe and happy holiday! Also, here is to the New Year coming up! Hello 2014!
12/12/2013 04:35 PM
AnimeAMAZE is still alive! I am aware you have not heard a single thing for some time now, but there is a saying. No news is good news. I take this as having no news at all is a good thing. I do have some news though.
I would like to address it for the show, but I will give you all a summed up version!
-Holiday Music: It will be added soon. There has been a delay due to conversions and such.
-Donation Status: AnimeAMAZE has funds to pay for our shoutcast host for another six months! Thank you to all who have contributed, and our sponsors.
-Podcasts are gone: Pretty self explanitory. Looking for a CDN host, but no luck, and not enough funds.
After the whole comcast situation, AnimeAMAZE is trying to make with what is available in the bank.
Tune in, learn more, enjoy good music, and have fun! Saturday 12/14 9:00PM EST.
11/27/2013 02:56 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Gobble Gobble day, and high demand of the song "Cooking Dance" has arrived, meaning Christmas is around the corner. AnimeAMAZE has always had a firm rule of adding Christmas music on or after December 1st. This year, I hope it works well. We will start easing in the christmas music, and then it will be more frequent once the day arrives. By frequent, I PROMISE it will not be like every other station. Besides, Jingle Bells, by the Sailor Scouts sounds quite magical if you ask me.
11/22/2013 07:25 PM
So AnimeAMAZE has really had a rough go of things lately. A lot has happened. To get down the bottom of it, I will sum up each event.
NOV 16: C0mcast pulled the plug on AnimeAMAZE. Their reason being the promotional period had ended, resulting in a higher than usual price, which instead of sending a note, they decided to just pull the plug. I guess its easier that way. Hating Comc@st as much as I do, I decided to take the hit, pay the reconnect fee (with both AA's little funds and my own) and now we have service, at a cheaper rate for a lower package. I never agreed to this high speed upgrade, so if you ever notice something on your internet that does not seem right and you are with Comca5t, end it quickly! They did also give me $20 off every month for a year.
NOV 20: Our wonderful host at inm0tion hosting decided to delete our podcast directory under claims that it was a backup file directory. In short they said "Podcasts should be brought to a proper CDN host, not our servers"...fair enough! AnimeAMAZE can't afford that, so podcasts are no longer on our site, or on iTunes for that matter.
NOV 22: Our Shoutcast server payment is due in December. If we don't get any donations at all, AnimeAMAZE goes off. We need AT LEAST $45. If you wish to donate extra to keep the streaming going and preventing another comcast plug pull, please do! AnimeAMAZE bank account is drained!
insert image of uncle pennybags pulling out his pocket liners showing he has no money...Mental note to everyone!
It's been super busy, and its been stressful trying to sort through everything. I thank you for your understanding, and I hope the next bit of news is good!
11/05/2013 02:58 PM
The letter from our shoutcast host, neostreams:
"We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are in the process of consolidating servers, currently we are working on moving all accounts on our Apple server over to a new server in our PA Data center.
to that end, we have migrated your stream over to its new server, and will be shutting down apple server on Nov 6th 2013.
if your using apple.neostreams.info, then everything should stay the same for you, as the dns will be updated to point at the new server.
however, if you are using the servers ip address of - 220.127.116.11 then you will need to switch to use the new ip of - 18.104.22.168"
In short: TuneIn listeners will still be able to tune in to AnimeAMAZE regularly. iTunes listeners will have to wait for iTunes to update us.Of course, you can always tune in using the sites controls. That will always work!
11/05/2013 08:53 AM
So the con ends and the greatest weekend transitions quickly to back to the real world.
Bakuretsu Con 2013 was attended by 590 attendees. Much higher than the previous two years AnimeAMAZE had covered press.
Guests attending Bakuretsu Con 2013 were Teri Doty, a voice actress who began her career in 2008 with voicing her first character in Tsubasa: The Reservoir Chronicles. There is also a long list of other characters, but I will have you look that up since I have a small area to type in.
Other Guests include Stephen Hoff, an Audio Engineer at Funimation, David Williams, from Sentai Filmworks, who has done a pretty much everything to producing Anime and bringing it to your living room. He has worked in the industry for 20 years, starting with ADV, and moving over to Sentai Filmworks! A lot of panels of his were recorded by AnimeAMAZE because of the depth he explained about the process of producing anime.
Matthey Myers, from Leetstreet Boys attended, and performed a Concert with Shannon Bouchard, the Otakuthon Idol 2012 winner. Scott Melzer from NoN.D.E Fanfilms also attended.
AnimeAMAZE was there to shoot some videos, and take some pictures. Single handidly was not easy, but at least somethings came out of it.
To check out the videos Follow this link and check it out!
So that was my weekend, where were you? Keep an eye on bakuretsucon.org to find out next years con dates, and hope to see you there.
11/02/2013 08:32 AM
Tonight on AnimeAMAZE Live from Bakuretsu Con 2013
5:00PM EDT - Cosplay Contest on Ustream. Go to our live coverage link, litterally at the top of this page.
7:00PM EDT - Live from Bakuretsu Con, It's Saturday Night! Sirby will play some music, and harrass people to talk to him- er I mean, they will talk to me of their own will...because I told-er I mean asked them to...
Tune in tonight! I also reserve the right to be incorrect in spelling and grammer because I am tired.
10/22/2013 09:03 PM
It is a bit late on this update, but the AAC server has been moved to a new IP address. This should reflect in TuneIn Radio soon, but if not, I am supplying you with the new address.
Relay server should work the same so you should not need to worry about that one. The AAC stream is located on that server, and again, the update was sent out on Saturday Night. It should be updated in TuneIn Radio in no time...hopefully!
10/12/2013 05:38 PM
10/12 between the times of 9PM and 9:30PM EDT You will experience a slight outage on the station to switch over to another system. During this time, AnimeAMAZE Radio stream will be off. Sites and forum will still be up.
So Friday, Oct. 11, I mentioned the station was going to go down in the morning to switch over the another computer to do some cleaning on the other computer.
That never happened! Reason is the other computer was not ready. I thought I had an updated library on a external drive, and it turns out I did not until 4AM.
Now with the updated library, I intend on switching over to the other system now that it is completely ready, in fact, all I have to do is press play, and it will get going...in theory.
Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.switching over to the other system now that it is completely ready, in fact, all I have to do is press play, and it will get going.
Sorry for the inconveinence this may cause you.
10/09/2013 08:28 PM
What is overdrive? I often wonder what it is when I hear that word. For example:
When playing a guitar, there is a neat feature on some amps or pedals that allow you to give your guitar so much distortion you could shatter the world or your house window. I often wondered what makes overdrive more powerful than just your basic drive knob? I still don't know, but I don't mind it sometimes...
My friend got a car recently, and he has an overdrive feature on it. so I was driving it because I have to break it in for my buddy, and I say "Hold onto your butts! (Come on, You watched Jurassic Park, right?) I'm shifting into OVERDRIVE" and I will be honest with you! I was so impressed that nothing happened. It was just like driving any other auto transmission car.
So what is overdrive? I typed it into Google, and it says "a gear in a motor vehicle providing a gear ratio higher than that of the drive gear or top gear, so that engine speed and fuel consumption are reduced in highway travel." Other is "Drive or work to exhaustion"
So what does the term in an example mean for Donations? I guess it means I need to reduce my fuel consumption on the highway with funds, and drive them to exhaustion"??? I don't know what that means or really like the sound of that, but lets just say, December is approaching and its time to get some donations going!
This show is just for that! We have our goal of $100. Ideally, I want to go beyond that, but as long as we can cover our expenses and most importantly of all, keeping shoutcast up, I would be happy! Tune in at 9:30 PM EDT Friday Night for the show! Bring a bag of chips! If I don't see a picture of you eating chips while listening, I will be mildly upset.
See you Friday!
09/17/2013 05:06 PM
By now, you are all probably very sick of updates that happen maybe once or twice a week. I am sorry for this. To make a long story short, I will just say a lot of personal problems, and certain events in life have been keeping me quite busy. If I am not working, running ridiculous errands, or at a doctors office, I am resting or thinking about AnimeAMAZE.
Though it seems like a lot of neglect has fallen onto AnimeAMAZE, that is not the case at all. In fact, AnimeAMAZE is getting a lot of attention internally. With the up-time issue becoming a rather large problem AnimeAMAZE seems to be getting the short end of the stick. But due to lack of what makes AnimeAMAZE awesome, AnimeAMAZE should work on getting back up to awesome. That said, addressing the up-time is top priority right now.
So here it is how this all works out. AnimeAMAZE goes off air every night at 4AM and things are checked, refreshed and that worked well, even another fix was added not to long ago that may help a lot and keep AnimeAMAZE on air rather than dead air. We shall find out. Sadly it's wait and find out.
If AnimeAMAZE has become disappointing, there are some things I, Sirby, have control of, and other things I don't. If you have a suggestion or something you want to see happen, if I can make it happen, I will! Send an email! They all make their way to me anyway! If I can make it happen I will. Again, this station is all for you guys! Everything we get goes to the operation.of the station. Make suggestions! I highly encourage it. Even if you want Pac Man sounds on the radio from time to time, if I can make it happen I will!
With that all said, there are improvements I am working on. Please make suggestions, so I can try to do more to help make AnimeAMAZE even more awesome!
08/29/2013 12:07 PM
Station will be going down Thursday August 29 for some maintenance and cable reorganization. During this time, the station will go off air and the request pages will be offline. The main website and the forums will remain on.
The time window will be between 3:00PM EDT and 6:00PM EDT.
I apologize in advance for the inconvenience this brings to you. I thank you for your patience as systems are cleaned out, and cables are checked over to make sure AnimeAMAZE provide the best experience possible.
08/25/2013 07:11 PM
So my lack of updates to you all was due to a recent "operation" I had to go through. I use quotations because, sure, even though the doctor says "It's an operation" I expect an operation to be more like "Count backwards from 100 and you will be asleep in no time" and then I pop up, still awake saying something odd. This operation instead was the doctor saying "I am going to poke you with a needle numerous times, and you will writhe in pain until you can no longer feel it...To add to this effect I will spray this cold stuff all over. Did I paint an image in your head?
Right, so onto the updates...Not much has happened...This is a good thing!
The big news though is that school is starting for some of us. Whether it be College, High School, Middle School, Elementary School, or any other institute of learning, good luck, have fun, and AnimeAMAZE, wishes you great success.
Studies show that listening to music everyday stimulates the mind. Listening to Japanese music stimulates the mind even more! This could probably go for any foreign language, but when I was in school, my Megumi Hayashibara CD collection kept me going and got me on honor grades! AnimeAMAZE will be here for you, day and night...except when it goes off for 10 minutes at 4AM.
In celebration of education, there will be a Back to School Show! The show will be August 31 at 9:30PM EDT. There will be new music and lots of school themed music so you can get the year started off well! I also want to see people showing some school spirit! Dedicate some songs to your schools!
Recap: No updates, Show Sat. 8/31 9:30PM EDT! Be there please!
08/06/2013 08:25 PM
Comcast is having a wonderful host of problems up our way. The radio station will be down for a generally large portion of the evening, quite possibly into the morning hours.
I am hoping it will not take that long, but looks like our issues are pretty severe at this point. I am going to assist the modem by unplugging it and rebooting it, maybe tossing it in the bathtub, I know that always helps me in some situations...
Anyway, Hope to be back on air soon!
08/03/2013 02:11 PM
Tonights show is in honor of launching the new site, launching the new forum, and Summer of course. Summer is still here, and AnimeAMAZE has only been able to supply a few shows here and there. Summer is a good time to just kick back and enjoy those days.
Since AnimeAMAZE and summer go hand in hand with each other (At least it does to me since AnimeAMAZE was born in the summer) AnimeAMAZE needs to keep up with the summer time fun tradition!
Tonights show would have had some new music, but most of the day was spent trying to revive that Hard Drive that has the new files on it. Currently the drive has been put in the freezer for an hour, and it improved it a bit, but still no dice. There will be some new to us tunes to share though from a neat sound sampler from 2001.
Tonights show will begin at 9:30PM EDT and of course, we will be in IRC. A new feature to add to the site soon will be an IRC link, but for now, head over to the request page by clicking the link because any bookmarks you have will not work since dyndns decided they wanted money for their dns service.
See you Tonight!
07/13/2013 12:49 AM
Well, here you have it! We have our new site and our new forum!
A little something about our new site and forum:
- Our entire site is coded in HTML 5 which is the latest, and as a coder, I have to say, the greatest standards I have worked with. It is very light, and very simple code, hence it loads faster.
- Along with HTML 5, we are also using CSS 3 which, once again, everything you see formed on this site is not formed with several images, just code. Rounded corners, while certain fruit companies claim patents for them, are usually made with images in the CSS file. With CSS 3, you don't need images to form rounded corners.
- Improved mobile compatibility for tablet devices and mobile phones.
- Fast loading.
- Brand New Forum. It does not look just like the website (There goes continuity), but it is pretty nice and pretty fancy. With it being brand new, everyone who wishes to participate does need to sign up again. It has a lot of changes made keeping it simple.
- That is about all I can think to tell you. If you have any further questions, pop a message in the new contact page!