This is the personal web site of the Slivka family.
Ben does most of the work on the site.
|count ||type ||bytes |
|68,897 ||total ||99,297,801,881 |
Web page statistics (per
It took 7 minutes 40 seconds to crawl 674 pages
containing 23,693,468 bytes.
Except for a few scans, all of the pictures were taken with digital cameras.|
Here are a few of the many digital cameras and smartphones we have used over the years:
|07/1999||2.1||Nikon Coolpix 900|
|11/2002||6.3||Canon D60 (3fps; up to 8 frames)|
|09/2004||8.2||Canon 20D (5fps; up to 27 frames)|
|09/2007||10.1||Canon 40D (6.5fps; up to 70 frames)|
|08/2010||10.0||Canon PowerShot S95|
|01/2018||20.1||1080p||Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II|
|02/2019||20.1||4K||Sony Cyber‑Shot RX10 IV|
|10/2019||16.0||4K||Google Pixel 4 XL|
is used for picture viewing, and
Paint Shop Pro
for picture editing (cropping, resizing, redeye reduction, etc.).
Notepad is our primary HTML editor.
The overall look and feel of the site is controlled with CSS,
and the consistent navigation menus and footers are generated by
server-side Classic ASP JScript.
that reads light-weight XML files.
This site was created in the fall of 1997 and hosted by a third party service.|
When we acquired DSL in the summer of 1999,
the site was moved to a single CPU
Precision 610 Workstation [DUMBLEDORE]
(built 6/4/1999) with a 500MHz Pentium III Xeon processor,
512Mb RAM, and 84Gb of storage (including a 70Gb SCSI II 10K RPM drive).
This server ran Microsoft Windows NT
Small Business Server 4.5 (NT 4.0 SP6 Server), including IIS 4.0 and Exchange Server 5.5.
In September, 2001, the site was redesigned to remove frames and provide a standard navigation menu at the top of each
page. This was originally generated by client-side JScript code, but that proved incompatible with some versions of
Netscape, and web crawlers could not find interior pages, so it was moved to server-side ASP
(which required almost no code changes!)
In November, 2001, we switched to
as our ISP (16 static IP addresses) but continuined using the
DSL service with 1Mpbs download and 768Kbps upload speeds via a
Cisco 678 DSL modem.
On 12/12/2005 we installed a
On April 22, 2002, the site was moved to a new
PowerEdge 1400SC server [JANUS],
with two 1GHz Pentium III processors, 1Gb RAM, and 101Gb of storage (via four 36Gb 10,000RPM SCSI drives
RAID Level 5
It was built on 3/26/2002.
This server ran Windows Small Business Server 2000, including IIS 5.0, Exchange Server 2000, and ISA Server 2000.
On December 25, 2005, the site was moved to a new
PowerEdge 1420SC server [ATHENA],
with two 3.0GHz (2Mb Cache) Intel Xeon processors, 4Gb DDR2 RAM, and 838Gb of storage (via four 300Gb Ultra 320 10K RPM SCSI drives
RAID Level 5
Windows Small Business Server 2003 was installed.
It was built on 11/29/2005.
On 9/13/2009 we moved to
(32 static IP addresses) to get 3Mbps download/3Mbps upload speeds
(they were reselling XO Communications SDSL service using the Hatteras technology).
We also upgraded to a
TZ 100 firewall.
On June 30, 2012, the site was moved to a new server [DUBAI] built by
Hard Drives Northwest
Intel Xeon E5-2620
CPUs running at 2.00 GHz,
16Gb of RAM,
and 3,722 Gb of storage (via 4 x 2Tb Seagate 7200 RPM SATA drives in a
Windows Small Business Server 2011 was installed, including IIS 7.0 and Exchange Server 2010.
It was built on 6/22/2012.
On January 22, 2013, we swiched to Comcast Business Class internet service.
The SMCD3G-CCR cable modem provides 50Mbps download and 10Mbps upload speeds,
and the monthly cost is lower than our previous Megapath 3M/3M service.
On April 27, 2015, we upgraded to 150Mbps download and 20Mbps upload speeds from Comcast,
with no change in our monthly bill. Modem is Cisco "BWG".
On March 22, 2020, the site was moved to a new
DELL PowerEdge T340
server [HOBART] running
Windows Server 2019 Essentials.
- Intel Xeon E-2276G 3.8GHz, 12M cache, 6C/12T, turbo (80W)
- 64Gb of 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC RAM
- 25.5Tb of RAID5 storage (8 x 4Tb 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 512n 3.5in drives)
Last updated Monday, March 30th, 2020.
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