Well it's about time for a "state of the booru" post.
It's with a heavy heart that I have to inform my users that we will be going offline. I know it's heart breaking and we've had a lot of fun. I really hope you guys back up all of your loved material, it would be a shame if you didn't know what to do in the mean time. Also you've been jebaited and we'll just be doing maintenance soon but the maintenance will probably be on a period of a day or so for our final migration. Date is not yet set.
In other news regarding the site network, Z Plus — Our subscribestar is about the same, but the patreon is falling. Some of the subscribe star is people donating (temporarily) for hosting on the Z Plus network, these people will be removing their pledges soon when I have another payment processor for VPS hosting. (about $60 of the subscribe star is unrelated to Ponybooru / The Pony Archive or related sites.)
Z Plus is still a money sink BUT we're almost back to money neutral after the major hardware upgrade and new clients being added. If you are interested in VPS hosting for your next project, let me know — rates are competitive and storage is relatively cheap.
In other more personal news, my laptop that I do much of my work through (not on) kind of just bit the dust almost completely. A couple folks who I know well, and knows me well have indicated that they would go halvsies on a new laptop for me — but I promised them that I would at least make a mention of it on PB and if anyone else were to throw money at me for a new system that it would offset their costs. One of the friends helped me very carefully select a laptop from the wide array of ones out there. Settled on a Dell G15 Ryzen with a 3060, it's $1450 after taxes and applying a 2 year warranty selection. I've included a couple pics here so folks know I wasn't kidding about how fucked this old laptop has become. It's more of a desktop now — and it's so loud I can barely tolerate it.
Twin Turbos on the Honda Civic
Battery that looks like a loaf of bread.
CPU cooler work I did on it while it still had some fans running.
Massive hole lmao.
Dented heat pipe. How? I don't know man. I really don't.
There is a list of issues in the meme I uploaded above.
If you'd like to donate towards Zizzy getting a new laptop, reach out to me by PM.
Thank you for reading, have a great day — I hope to have more updates soon.