Thinking of Taking on a Sponsor...

Radiant Farms believe that ConCen is a great site to reach their target demographic. I agree. Should I take them on?

The Bannings Will Continue Until Morale Improves!

Some may have seen ConCen suddenly drop off the internet for 24 hours. In reality their IP address has been automatically banned for one of various reasons, like failing a login 4 times.

Etch A Sketch now with OSR boosts productivity

As you might already be aware, my Etch A Sketch was modified to use WiFi. Just recently I managed to add OSR (Optical Sketch Recognition) software, so now I can sketch out new code for the site so much faster! The more observant among you may have noticed a couple of things. I don't want to give anything away, but soon a part of the site will be exactly where I've always wanted it - nothing but freshly baked stats and refried torrents! My mouth is watering already! Woo Hoo!!!

Happy Birthday ConCen!

Started 31 March 2003 by Mike Smith on an Athlon 750MHz computer, now 14 years old and still going strong...

Generous donors, Etch A Sketches, and frilly feline frills

OK so living in a frozen piss soaked box under a train bridge just became much easier thanks to a generous member who made a large ($200) donation. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!

I used the money to buy some frilly frills for my frisky feline friends,

and a WiFi enabled Etch A Sketch.

Christmas & The Stench of Stale Hobo Piss

Greetings fellow ConCenners! Merry Christmas!

As you know, I have made ConCen free for everybody since May 2016. That meant I could no longer afford my rent, so I was evicted. I now live in a hobo piss soaked cardboard box, but hey - at least you guys get a free web site!

Happy New Year!

ConCen is now FREE for ALL USERS!!!!

Since it was time again to beg for more money to keep this place running, I decided to rethink paying €40 per month for a virtual server with 2 processors, 35GB storage and 4GB memory. The people @ EuroVPS really like to run a lot of virtual servers on each physical server, making ConCen feel slow. A recent crackdown on tracker abuse (clients sending hundreds of bogus requests per minute) made it a little better, but not much.

Does ConCen feel more responsive?

I recently modified the tracker software to identify IP addresses that were pestering the tracker by sending large amounts of bogus requests. I then set up a mechanism to ban those IP addresses. As a result, the server seems a lot happier, at least from my end.

Let me know if you noticed it feeling a little snappier, please!

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