We are experiencing really strong wind and thunder right now. Station will be back up once the storms leave the area.
UPDATED: Time Window.
Finally! Planned downtime!
The station will be going down for a few minutes for dusting, cleaning, and updating. The whole downtime should not take too long at all. In fact, it should be quick, but since There is also going to be cleaning and organizing behind the desk, it could take longer. The time frame the station will be going off will be between the times of 8PM EST to 10PM EST (Very large window)
Your patience is appreciated in this time, I will see to it that it does not take too long! Thank you!
Update: May take a few hours for the modem to boot back up.
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As we are nearing the end of May, We are nearing the end of our donation goal, and well, we are not quite there yet. We still have our goal to reach, and if we do not reach it, we will not be on air anymore making this close to our final show.
Now at this time, AnimeAMAZE has to pull out its stops to give you reasons to save us! AnimeAMAZE has collected some amazing music, and now that I, your host, Sirby, have my voice back from the brutal cold (it’s been going around…) I can now offer you an amazing show! I was originally going to call this show childhood memories that may be shattered, but now I will just call it the Donations Please show because, we need donations!
In this show lineup we have some amazing artists, and some amazing music lined up! I think you will agree right from the start! This will be a very large addition to AnimeAMAZE. Without spoiling much, I will stop here! Tune in Saturday Night, the 18th at 9:00 PM EDT! We will also be in IRC. Join us!
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It is that time of the year that AnimeAMAZE asks you for help! Every year AnimeAMAZE struggles very hard to keep the music going and as many of you can tell, it is a very hard, demanding, and sometimes even physically exhausting task for everyone helping out on the AnimeAMAZE team! My thanks goes out to all our helpers including all our listeners with your important feedback, and all our sponsors giving us some funds to work with when things go wrong, and also the people who helped us out most when our broadcast computer died and we were given two servers by separate donors so we could keep the music going! My thanks goes out to both you! Another special thanks to the people working behind the scenes to keep our network safe and secure, a big thanks to them to keep everything safe and sound for all our visitors and listeners! When you are on here or or network, even tuned in, rest assured, you are in good hands!
So this year, it is a little short notice, but we need donations to keep our radio station, and our website online, and I would also like to keep maintenance of the servers up so that if anything happens in the near future, we can be prepared early.
Web Hosting: $116.40
So our web hosting situation is a little odd! Back in May of 2012, our previous host left a very sour taste in my mouth (not the kind my medicine left me…) and it made me so very angry that a company would treat a customer from way back in 2007 the way they treated me. They also did not treat my site with the amount of care that was needed leaving my visitors in the dark when things went wrong, and leaving a very slow load time making all the visitors very frustrated to even navigate! Not only that, the podcasts did not download fast at all. So I did what any owner would do! Made sure that I got us on a better host and so I did! We got a 50% off deal, for two years. So our contract expires in 2014-05-31. that leaves us paying DOUBLE the amount I am asking for. Therefore, we need $116.40 by June, -OR- $232.80 by the end of May next year! So if we get the total needed, we can forget about it next year, and pay the bill in full, or just get in parts like this! I leave that up to the donors.
Shoutcast Host: $45.00 – $90.00
I am sure I can speak for everyone here that for the several years we have been with our host, we have been so very pleased! We have had 99% reliable up time, and not a day goes by that I look at our host and love the reasonable price for a non-profit corporation running a non-stop, commercial free Japanese Radio station enjoyed around the world. Our costs for 6 months if $45.00! That is awesome! Our cost for a year is $90.00! Our minimum goal is $45.00! If we can reach that goal, we will be set until December! If we can reach $90.00 we will be set until next June! Either way, we need the minimum by June otherwise, no radio! Dead air!
Domain Name: $23.50
With ICANN fees changing a lot more lately, I set a comfort zone limit. How did you get to this site? Thanks to Misty3000′s donation of the animeamaze.com name, we have been able to expose ourselves easily on the internet. When we were given the name, we had a year on it. We would like to be on it for another year if possible. Without it no website! So we need to reach $23.50 to cover the cost of the domain name!
All totaled up, we need a Minimum of: $184.90
Our Maximum ideal Goal is: $346.30
Now We do need at least the shoutcast host by June! If we do not reach at least $45 by June, dead air!
Now as you all know, we have had a rough go of things the start of this year. It almost decided the fate of the radio station, but I and several others have been helping me get the station on for longer than a few hours a day. AnimeAMAZE, like anything else in this world, we need funds to run things. What does AnimeAMAZE run on? It’s not an over abundance of cat girls and pocky, but we use power, and we have cable internet service, and as you can tell, that costs money! Keep in mind, every step AnimeAMAZE takes is to keep things as green as possible when it comes to energy efficiency. The UPS that was purchased back in December has been a huge help in keeping energy costs low. With that in mind, we still have an energy bill to pay regularly. It is increasingly hard to pay some here and there! The real ideal way of keeping green would be to have several solar panels and maximizing lunar energy, but I don’t think we can do that just yet. Another option is Colocation center! But that costs money too!
Furthermore, our Internet connection is also very vital to the radio stations operations. I have heard your complaints about not being able to access the request page. I make several warnings not to flood the request page on a regular basis! Our max is 5 requests! If your IP goes 5 songs at a fast rate, Comcast blocks you as an attempted flood or some other attack. I tested this myself! So it’s not me, it’s comcast, they are very well aware of what we are hosting, and sadly, I have no control over their decision, and they do not like me in breach of our “contract”. Only option I can offer is to request a change in your IP if you are blocked! Sadly that is all! What I have learned with comcast is changing your mac address will get you a new IP! Other ISP’s may work the same! We have the same one we have had for a year! AnimeAMAZE’s only other options is finding a new ISP that allows us to host webpages and the only business class ISP’s are also really pricy! We can barely afford what we have now, we can’t afford a business class without regular monthly donations! Again, Colo would be ideal, but again, cost money we don’t have!
Though we set minimum and maximum goals, it nice to have over that to cover costs along the way! If AnimeAMAZE has been a fine station and you are pleased with it, please make a donation to help us out! If you really want to help us out a lot, become a sponsor! A little bit of help can go a long way, and if you are a site, store, or an awesome individual, we will do our best to let everyone know how awesome of a sponsor you are including our current top sponsor Yoji Mikuni!
If you want to help us out with parts for computers, with internet services, with colo’s with anything, send me an email via the contact page! The emails go directly to me, on my phone or my PC, so I see everything! If you just want to help out and donate anything PLEASE! If you like this station and want to keep it up, send some donations and help us keep things running! If we don’t reach donations, we will go down, and it will be more expensive in the end to get back up again!
Thank you for reading this, and your support!
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The scheduled time was 9:30 but I have to adjust it to 10PM EST. still on tonight though.
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Hope to see you there!
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The message bulletin board is now closed. It will be back with a new one once I can get plans together for the new one.
The message board is archived and will remain where it is on the server. What I am hoping will happen is that it will be able to convert it to a new forum I am planning on, hope to clean all things up, and just start new.
If you have any suggestions, about the forums or anything at all, PLEASE send me an email using the contact script. As long as there is mention of Forum in the message subject, I will get it, and be able to keep in touch with you throughout the process!
Also please note, I would love to use Invision boards, but the cost of invision boards is not suitable for our budget at all. But if someone wants to donate AnimeAMAZE the gift of Invision boards, I will not be opposed to that!
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I am hoping for the bunny girls anyway! If not, I will make it happen here.
First show in a long time, I know. Studio has been busy trying to isolate the downtime because I hate that most of my posts here have been apologies for the station downtime. So after several tries and fixes (Sadly a lot of it has been trial and error) I think the problem has been, at the very least, minimized. Will not say until the station has been up for at least 10 days stable.
First mention of this show will be Megumi Hayashibara will be celebrating her 46th Birthday on March 30th, in Japanese time. Since the studio and station are here in Vermont, we will celebrate on what will be March 31 in Japanese time, but if you go by my birthday rules, This entire week is your birthday! For 46 years old, we will play 46 songs (probably more) in honor.
Next up, March 31st, in the US is Easter Sunday. Easter has many meanings to many people but for me, its about the Easter eggs, and the awesome candy, and of course, sometimes families get together and have a good time!
But of course, I enjoy Easter candy. Who can say not to those wonderfully chocolate balls filled with colorful sugar, and those milk chocolate eggs with the hard sugary shell…You know what I am talking about! I also like the day after Easter…HALF OFF ON CANDY! Ahem..sorry got a little excited there…
Next topic on this wonderful show…Bunny Girls!
Well then tune in, I got some wonderful bunny girl songs as well! I know I’ll need more than this!
Show begins at 9:30PM. Have your candy, and your bunny ready! If no candy this time of evening, at least celebrate with me on Easter Sunday!
Requests will be delayed a bit, so when I say begin, I expect to see requests ready! As usual, requests with dedications will take priority! We will also be chilling out in IRC! So head over to our irc at irc.rizon.net in #animeamaze .
Hope to see you all there!
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I am thankful that you all are very supportive when our PC goes down. There is no clear answer as to why, I can only blame, Comcast, and Microsquish for the downtime we experience, however, that’s not the cause (well at least Comcast anyway) the answer really is unclear to me as to what is causing this, and I have tried countless procedures.
Thanks to some help from some people, I will be trying some different fixes to see what happens.
Thank you again for your patience, and please keep in mind, though the station may be down for several hours, I am also working my job, and making sure AnimeAMAZE remains up or if it is not up, I make sure it goes back on when I arrive at the studio!
Thank you again, and sorry for the inconvenience this causes.
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Anime on Mississippi is an anime store in Aurora Colorado.
Anime on Mississippi also listens to AnimeAMAZE in their store. Let’s hear a bit about Anime on Mississippi!
About me and the store: I myself have grew up on anime as a kid since my parents were in the military (at the time) and they would let me and my older brother watch Japanimation (which it was called at the time) like Astro boy, Giant Robo, Speed Racer, Kimba the White Lion and Voltron. It was awesome but it wasn’t until 1995 when I watched 3 pivato movies that made me an otaku for life which were Akira,Ghost in the Shell, and Armitage the Third. From there it was just a way of life and I sought out anime as a whole and didn’t have any prerequisites of story lines or animation. Because of that open minded approach I feel I was able to see pivotal points in anime as a whole that defined the industry (like Macross, Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon, Card Cardcaptor Sakura, DBZ, Visions of Escaflowne, Tenchi Muyo, Gundam 0080, Gundam Wing, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Full metal Alchemist, just to name a very few) and I was able to enjoy anime as a whole. As for the store; Anime on Mississippi has been in business since 2012 and we are looking forward to our 1 year anniversary as well as the years to come. We take the approach of a non pressure store and we like to talk about anime. Everyone’s views about anime is always respected and appreciated as a whole which we feel our community grows.
What makes Anime on Mississippi a great store? What makes us a great store is our wide selection, great customer service , and knowledgeable staff. We also have a great network of officially licensed vendors which help us find just about anything and if we can’t find it with our vendors we can help with information that can point our customers in the right direction to find what they are looking for. Anime on Mississippi is Colorado’s largest anime store that carries an assortment of anime DVD’s, Live Action, wall scrolls, plushies, statues, t-shirts, posters, manga, Original Soundtracks (OST) as well as select JRock/Jpop. We mainly specialize in Out Of Print (OOP) and rare items as well as carrying what’s hot in todays market.
Why did we decide to start a online store? We decided to start a online store to better serve our customers with the ability to order items and pick them up in store as well to service other customers out of state. True anime stores are few and far between and that is where Anime on Mississippi comes in.
One huge thing that a lot of people ask because this has been brought up time and time again, Is your store bootleg free? I’m going to be honest with you, when I took this store over in 2012 it was a BIG undertaking. There were items I found questionable and they have been phased out of the store as a whole because I have too much of a passion for the industry as a whole to hinder its growth in any way. We used officially licensed and respected international vendors and have the access to a lot of items. Rather that order from the the internet such as Ebay and Amazon we rather order from our vendors than roll the dice so to speak on anything less than the best for our customers.