As you might have already read, I tried to rent a vServer to setup some stuff which will be a lot gaming related. Like dedicated servers for some older games. In addition is a TeamSpeak server coming up. The current TeamSpeak server will simply be abandoned. It’s actually running on a server at my last company I worked for and I’ve no longer a possibility to maintain it correctly. I’ll also initiate to completely remove this instance.
Anyhow, the new server will probably sail under the n3gative.Gam!ng flag. There’ll be two domains coming up, one’s for the clan/gather related things only and the other domain will mainly publish news, reviews and opinions about video gaming in general. I’m still thinking about separating the content of this blog right here. I’ll perhaps move the game related content to the n3gative.Gam!ng site and leave this blog here for trivial “real life related” posts only.
There’s another site that is still in progress, mainly in a brainstorming period. It’s called “chickenday.net” and is based on some posts I did on Facebook. To make a long story short, I eat two halves of chicken every Wednesday and I posted a picture of this meal on Facebook. Some of my friends liked the idea or simply found it hilarious. I also had some of my friends posting chicken pics, too. Due to the some copyright issues I completely moved away all my content off Facebook and decided to do this thing on my own. Till now I just bought the domain, setup a tiny blog and that’s it. If I’m certain of the concept and the direction of the site, I’ll put some more effort into it and get a go live as soon as possible.
If you want to ask what happened to all my fitness and sports ambitions, don’t.
So, I had this plan to finally to rent me a vServer to do host some other stuff besides websites, speaking of TeamSpeak 3 and game servers. After some research on the net I’ve found a provider, that was offering a great deal. Enough space to store things, RAM sounded good and so on.
Normally, I’m used to order, chose my payment condition and that’s it. This very provider wanted to validate my personal data and sent me an email that I have to send them a copy of my ID. I scanned my ID, blurred the ID number so that one can only see the data actually needed to validate. I mean, I just wanted to rent a tiny vServer and do not want immigrate to the U.S.
The provider replied the other day and told that I should send them an ID with a clear to read ID number. They also advised me that I could mark my ID with a watermark declaring it a copy, as long as all the needed data can be read. “F§%& off!” Was one of my first thoughts. Like I said, I only wanted to rent a vServer didn’t want to get into rocket science or some ultra special rare membership.
After a short period I decided to finally cancel my order and put the vServer plans on hold for a while.