BurstNET Strikes again!!

Well they have managed to F$#! everything up again

After being off of there server for almost 2 months today they decided they wanted to bill me for it

So now I have them threating to send it to collections if I dont pay the $197 dollars or something like that.


Anyway sorry I have been lazy on updating the blog and stuff been busy working on http://freetshost.com

Thank you Burst.NET

Well you probbly noticed that our server was down. Well you can thank the guys over at BURST.NET for that one.

A couple months ago I switched over to burst because of the low prices and good support I was getting from the reseller I actually bought the server from. Well this reseller sold out to Burst and then things went down hill. They suspended my server for having a link to the mintirc network on the dns. [irc.themodshop.net] Well these dipstick support techs burst has dident bother to check that and then they suspended my server. After a couple days of fighting I got them to turn the server back on but they had changed the root password. Now once I realized this I went and opened a support ticket with Burst and right after I opened it a tech replied and then my server was suspended again. Now they were stating that the server has a “Abuse” fee attached to it. They also stated that it would have to be reformatted with out the chance of recovery. Well now the fees are racking up.

Total cost of the server each month $75.99

Abuse fee $50.00

Reformat fee $25

Now lets see they are asking me to pay another server bill just to get it online. Anyone see a problem with this?

Ok moving on. I was almost willing to go for it till I asked if they were going to put the control panel I pay for back on the server. There response “you didn’t order a control panel with the server”. Well now thats a load of BS. So then we can tack on another $15.00/month.

Now at this point I end up just forgetting the whole deal and move on. I was lucky that I backed up all my sites and stuff before they suspended the server. And it took me a while to find the right place to host at for the right price but I found it. And thanks to Daniel at Server Complete we have our server again. But to all the viewers of themodshop. This server costs a good bit more than the old server did. So that leaves me to cover the rest of that bill and its kind of hard to do. So if you can manage to scrape together a few dollars and send it to [email protected] via paypal that would be a huge help.

Thanks for understanding


[edit] Just incase you were wondering the total cost for that 1 month of server from burst.net would have broken down as follows.

$75.99 for the server

$50.00 for the abuse fee

$25.00 for the reformat fee

$15.00 for the DirectAdmin fee

so total cost $165.99 our new server dosn’t even cost that much!


Google Intel HP and Microsoft team up to provide internet in the “White Space”

According toCNET Google Intel HP Microsoft and a few others are teaming up to try and get the FCC to allow them to brodcast internet over the airwaves between the channels. This could be a great thing for people. And could possibly get me better internet 😀

Also Microsoft has released a prototype device that would use these airwaves to access high speed internet.

Source: CNETÂ http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9901260-7.html

Everex’s Cloudbook coming to Wal-Mart by month’s end (Dark eat your heart out)

Ok so I iv always been knocking the Eee but its only cause it dosent have enough power, Tracker really loves the thing but for me its not powerful enough. I really want a UMPC but i want a good one, and now i think iv found it.


Well folks — it’s official. The Everex / Packard Bell / FIC Nanobook / Cloudbook / CE260 (phew) that we recently got some face time with is actually coming Stateside… to Wal-Mart. That’s right, the Eee crown-threatener will be available on January 25th of this year, featuring a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, and a 800 x 480 display for the extra-affordable price of $399. The system will be sporting Everex’s gOS Rocket, the Google-ified version of Ubuntu which powers the company’s cheapo desktop. Watch your back, front, and sides, ASUS.

Source: Engadget