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Country Blues => Weenie Juke => Topic started by: Slack on June 14, 2004, 09:21:57 AM

Title: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 14, 2004, 09:21:57 AM
I'll try to post Juke status when there is a known problem or when we're trying something new.

The DNAS Server is currently down.  I'll check it at noon when I go home for lunch.  I have a son visiting for a week - I suspect he was doing something on the machine last night and brought the server down - the machine is in his room, so I did not check it first thing this morning.

cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 14, 2004, 11:58:54 AM
Hypothesis correct. :D Audio server back up.

We'll work towards a dedicated, reliable feed in the near future.  Thanks for your patience.

cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 14, 2004, 04:20:31 PM
Audio server will be down for about an hour for configuration change.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 15, 2004, 06:57:15 AM
Juke is down temporarily.... 

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 15, 2004, 08:14:48 AM
Ack.  Cannot blame son on this one <g> Something is rebooting the machine - it may be my nightly disk image backup program.

Thanks for the heads up - audio server is now back up.

cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 15, 2004, 09:13:28 AM
Thanks for the heads up - audio server is now back up.

And back up with a vengeance. Check out this playlist which I've been listening to while I deal with some drudgery at work.

10:10:39   Blind Boy Fuller - Georgia Ham Mama   Current Song
10:07:38   Will Batts - Country Woman
10:04:35   Charley Patton - Going To Move To Alabama
10:01:31   Papa Harvey Hull & Long `Cleve` Reed - The Down Home Boys - Hey! Lawdy Mama
09:58:27   Bo Carter - All Around Man - Part 2
09:55:35   T.C.I. Women's Four - That Great Day
09:52:49   Blind Blake - Tampa Bound
09:49:30   Henry Sims - Tell Me Man Blues
09:46:39   The Mississippi Moaner (Isaiah Nettles) - It's Cold In China Blues
09:43:32   Charley Patton - When Your Way Gets Dark
09:40:19   Blind Willie Johnson - Let Your Light Shine On Me
09:37:20   Charlie McCoy - Sunset Waltz
09:34:36   Buddy Moss - Dough Rolling Papa
09:31:48   Bo Carter - Shoo That Chicken
09:29:07   The Louvin Brothers - I'll Never Go Back
09:25:49   Tampa Red - The Dirty Dozen No 2
09:23:02   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Old Rounders Blues
09:19:56   Memphis Jug Band - Memphis Shakedown
09:16:54   Texas Alexander - No More Women Blues
09:13:56   Ari Eisinger - Hard Road Blues

Awesome!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Richard on June 15, 2004, 03:57:07 PM
Is it me or is the famous server having trouble... when I tune in I get a very superior audio trailer but then sadly utter silence as the expected musical gems do not follow on..  ???
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 15, 2004, 05:16:35 PM
A most excellent trailer indeed, Richard. I suspect Slack is tooling around with the Juke and it's offline temporarily.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 15, 2004, 05:29:26 PM
Is it me or is the famous server having trouble... when I tune in I get a very superior audio trailer but then sadly utter silence as the expected musical gems do not follow on..? ???

The audio trailer is so superior(in many many ways), it being a 128kps 44100hz Stereo file, that it killed the 24kps 22.050hz mono stream... so we knocked it down a notch.? ?:P

Cookin' once again. :D

cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: frankie on June 15, 2004, 05:32:50 PM
The audio trailer is so superior(in many many ways), it being a 128kps 44100hz Stereo file, that it killed the 24kps 22.050hz mono stream...

I was just gonna post & point this out...

so we knocked it down a notch.? ?:P

Cookin' once again. :D

But you're way ahead of me, as usual!

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Richard on June 16, 2004, 01:05:16 AM
Whoops - I was under the impression that it was going to be mono, but it's worth it!

And, yes it's all up and running again :D

 ;)
And I hear you've found JRM's Winin' Boy :o :-X   

I'll see if I have anything by Lucille Bogan that's even worse!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 16, 2004, 06:40:40 AM
Do we need to worry about the FCC? They killed Howard Stern, didn't they?...
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 16, 2004, 07:41:49 AM
Hmm, forgot about Whinin' Boy - I'm more worried about some irate parent than the FCC. Whinin' Boy seems rather tame relative to all the porn sites on the net - but I think we should take it down and stick to the traditional double and single (as the case with Bo Carter) entenders.  Ya think?

Cheers,
slack

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 16, 2004, 08:04:01 AM
Hmm, forgot about Whinin' Boy - I'm more worried about some irate parent than the FCC. Whinin' Boy seems rather tame relative to all the porn sites on the net - but I think we should take it down and stick to the traditional double and single (as the case with Bo Carter) entenders.  Ya think?

I agree. And let's avoid Lucille Bogan's alt. take of Shave 'Em Dry as well. :o I don't think we have it in there anyway. 
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Mr.Natural on June 16, 2004, 08:34:47 AM
To everyone involved with the Weenie Juke:
I think this is really Great, with a capital G. I think is fantastic to be able to listen to this great music (I have most of them on cd but this is way more fun). I like to guess who's playing on the tracks I don't know that well and then to see if I'm right.  I have the juke on A LOT.
Thanks to y'all.

 :)

eddy
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 16, 2004, 09:10:15 AM
Thanks Eddy - we like it too!  And we plan on improving it and adding features as time goes on.  (BTW, our Jivin' Juke project group thus far is Frankie, Uncle Bud, Richard and myself)

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 29, 2004, 11:12:58 AM
The Juke was down this morning - my router locked up for some reason.  Juke is now back up.

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on June 29, 2004, 11:52:37 AM
Linksys or SMC?  The little ones do this every so often.  A scheduled auto-power cycle can minimize it.

FYI,
Jed
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 29, 2004, 12:02:49 PM
Linksys.  You can program an auto power within the switch? Or are you talking about some external re-booter?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on June 29, 2004, 01:15:03 PM
Prolly can't program any of those sub-$100 routers to power-cycle itself.  You _may_ be able to address it from a domain controller-perspective, or with some available applet - or maybe by writing a script that will mimic its internal "reboot me" button (who knows, maybe Linksys will respond to a support request).  Still, power-cycling has historically been my refresh of choice.

Also, you may (or may not) find that putting a line filter on the unit will stabilize the voltage and stop the sticking - unless, of course, it's already on a UPS...

The simple way is to use one of those programmable lamp switch things at the outlet, and implement a daily (or weekly) "system maintenance" downtime period.  Of course, if you're streaming all over the globe, you want the smallest possible downtime window I think you can find something at the hardware store, maybe for $25-35, that will give you a 15-minute offtime.

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on June 29, 2004, 01:18:46 PM
And we sure are glad!  Willie Johnson, Ari E. - oh, boy!

Grateful Jed
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 24, 2004, 01:28:11 PM
Hello All,

We've apparently lost our spiffy webpage interface to the Juke.  I'll have to look into it this evening.

In the meantime the Juke is still streaming and you can Listen to the juke with the following links:

48K - http://grace.fast-serv.com:9230/

24K - http://24.242.4.62:8000/

Thanks!
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 24, 2004, 02:47:06 PM
Juke Webpage - back in business.

 :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 21, 2004, 11:52:08 AM
The Juke was down for awhile this morning - I've re-booted the machine and it appears all is now well.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 11, 2004, 03:35:52 PM
I'll be doing some maintenance and some upgrading on the Juke this evening - so there will be periods of time that the Juke is down.   I'll try not to interrupt our 'regularly scheduled programmig' - for very long.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 11, 2004, 08:40:21 PM
OK folks, I've upgraded the Juke software to the next version and there are a couple of problems, namely our Station ID's are getting cut way short (8 second ID gets reduced to about 2 seconds) and there is no pause between songs (and we like the breathing room) -- a bit irritating.  I may run this version for a little while and see if they cannot fix these problems quickly - otherwise, I'll go back to the previous version until they get them fixed.
Otherwise it looks good!  :D

Thanks for putting up with the Juke interruptions this evening.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 30, 2004, 09:40:41 AM
Looks like the Juke Server is down folks.  I cannot connect to it remotely, so It will probably be about an hour and half before I can get to it.

Thanks for your patience.
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 30, 2004, 12:28:18 PM
Either one black rat chewed through the cable or we plum wore out that cable modem.   :D

It will be some time before the Juke is back up - I'll keep you posted.  Thanks for your patience.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on November 30, 2004, 02:38:48 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 30, 2004, 03:44:57 PM
:'(

Don't cry NotRev - hopefully it was the modem ---- I've got a new one in my truck to try when I get home.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Richard on November 30, 2004, 04:02:35 PM
Stay cool NotRev, the winters coming and you've got the Xmas IDs to look forward too  :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on November 30, 2004, 04:52:47 PM
I listen to the Juke constantly when I'm in my shop and when I'm at home in the office. It cuts down on my "investing" in CD's. Now I'm actually going to have to choose what I listen to on my own. :-\

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on November 30, 2004, 06:01:05 PM
I hear ya, Reverend. I've actually had trouble receiving the Juke at work for the past while (cuts out, overlaps tunes etc., I blame the new software, haven't tried it since Slack reverted to the old to see if it's solved). It means I have to bring CDs to work if I want to listen, and choosing is damn hard at 8 am.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bluesygirl on November 30, 2004, 08:26:26 PM
Well I haven't had my Weenie Juke since some time this morning and it sure has affected my mood ::). I do a lot of writing (dissertation  >:() at home and have come to rely on the Juke to set the right tone. I hope things are up and running again soon. Otherwise I'm going to have to start buying CDs again!  O0
Bg
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 01, 2004, 07:42:01 AM
Hi Folks,

As you may have surmised - swapping out the modem did not solve the problem.  so it was 'one black rat' or possibly the temperature(?) Tuesday night was our coldest so far, in the mid-20's (that's cold for us).

So, an appointment has been set for Friday afternoon (the earliest availble from the cable company :(  ).

Sorry,  but you'll have to continue making up your minds until then!   ;D

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: waxwing on December 01, 2004, 08:16:46 AM
Hey Slack
Bummer! Any chance you can easily temporarily disable the "Now Playing" Window in the WCB header. Safari seems to take about 3 minutes to decide it isn't going to load before jumping to the referenced post, which is a little disconcerting when you are in the middle of a quick post. Of course, maybe there's a preference setting I'm not aware of that would shorten the time. As always, your efforts are so appreciated.
All for now.
John C.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 01, 2004, 08:26:08 AM
Quote
Any chance you can easily temporarily disable the "Now Playing" Window in the WCB header. Safari seems to take about 3 minutes to decide it isn't going to load before jumping to the referenced post, which is a little disconcerting when you are in the middle of a quick post.

Ouch, thanks for letting me know (my browser just ignores it and does not try to display it).

Are you suing a different Theme?  Or the Default theme?

slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 01, 2004, 08:54:47 AM
OK JohnC, I've disabled the Juke Banner on the Default Theme (Paramount).

So if any users are having Display delays or Wonky Displays - switch your Theme to Paramount.   To do this go to:
Profile->Look and Layout->Current Theme-> and choose Paramount.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: waxwing on December 01, 2004, 09:00:08 AM
I use Paramount Two (love those 78s). I'm also on a G4 iBook here in NJ and don't know how things will be when I get back to SF tomorrow night. Any other Safari users having this problem?
Thanks again, Slack.
All for now.
John C.
Whoops. Okay, just saw your post, so I'll switch over for the duration. Cool.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 01, 2004, 12:29:03 PM
Thanks John,   I have now removed the two big slashes also (thought I was commenting out the banner - should have checked my work!)

cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 03, 2004, 02:46:42 PM
<sigh> Whatever happened to customer service?

In any case, the technician came out to check the line and declared that the problem was at the pole.? Of course this guy was not a pole technician (!@#$!) and needs to send a pole technician out to climb the pole and fix the problem - which, if he does not get out today, will be tomorrow.? :(

Hang in there Jukesters.

 
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bluesygirl on December 03, 2004, 02:52:58 PM
Thanks for update Slack.  I'm hangin' in..... ^-^
Bg
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: GhostRider on December 03, 2004, 02:54:27 PM
Slack:

Don't you just love union rules. That's why all the jobs are going to China.

Alex
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 04, 2004, 07:55:33 PM
OK Folks, long time comin' - thanks for your patience - Da Juke is back!  :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 04, 2004, 08:01:28 PM
Don't you just love union rules. That's why all the jobs are going to China.

Hey Alex, hmm, I doubt Time Warner is unionized - at least not here on the Mexican border - the labor pool is too big.  I think the reason is that pole climbers are an expensive breed, Workman's Comp rates alone would make you want to limit the number of these guys --  blame it on the Inurance companies. ;)

In any case, I really cannot complain.  I've had this service for about 5 years and this is the first time it has so much has hiccupped.  Pretty impressive.

Ok, need to go get caught up on the forum.... while I'm listening to BBQ Bob, yeah man.

Cheers!
slack

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bluesygirl on December 04, 2004, 09:29:12 PM
Yeahhhhhh!! Thanks Slack!  I'll be tuning in all day tomorrow!   :D
Bg
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on December 04, 2004, 11:46:50 PM
 :D :P :D :P :D :P
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on December 05, 2004, 01:40:53 AM
Slack & team,
Well done all. My stream is now flowing. Almost a week without and the strain was starting to show.

Boots
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 13, 2005, 10:45:21 AM
Hello All,

We seem to have a little problem with the 24K stream and the updating of the Jukes web pages.

Will get to it as soon as I am able.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on January 13, 2005, 10:57:03 AM
I'm still have music on Real Player (<edit> at 24K) but no "Now Playing" page and a missing link on the forum pages.
In a sense I'm "Blind" Gary Davis.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 13, 2005, 11:53:52 AM
Hi Gary,

Yep, at the risk of telling you more than you want to know.... but you are a techie so you might enjoy it. ;)  I have a dynamic IP and use a service that monitors the IP so if it gets changed it will still be assigned to "countryblues.org".  Well the monitoring service site went down... oops.

So, I've plugged the IP address in and we are back in bidness.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 26, 2005, 05:02:48 PM
This is our 48K feed:

---snip---
Dear Streamhosting Client:
 
In case you were unaware, we did not perform the maintenence that was planned last Sunday due to technical issues that needed to be sorted to minimize downtime.  Below are the details of the new window we have scheduled:

Commencing Sunday, January 30th  between the hours of 01:00 AM and 05:00
AM Pacific Standard Time service will be interrupted in order to Upgrade
our Core and Distribution Routers.  We understand the impact this outage
may have on your business and will work to mitigate the duration of this
maintenance.

 ------------------------------
 Fast-Serv Networks Admin Staff
 ------------------------------
 http://fast-serv.com/web/
 3782 Dove St.
 San Diego, Ca 92103
 ------------------------------
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on January 26, 2005, 09:07:43 PM
We seem to have a little problem with the 24K stream and the updating of the Jukes web pages.

Don't know if this is the same problem or not, but my 24K streem is acting funny -- the juke now playing display (web page and Windows Media Player) is about 4 to 5 songs ahead of the music stream.  Or the stream is 4 to 5 songs behind the now playing display, which ever way you want to look at it.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 26, 2005, 09:13:01 PM
Weird - refreshing your browser does not set things right?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on January 29, 2005, 12:12:11 PM
I think I tried refreshing IE without resolving the problem, but I'm not positive I tried refreshing.  Hopefully, I'll remember to try reloading if this occurs again (I've been off a couple of songs before, but never 4 or 5.

Unfortunately, within Windows Media Player, there is no way to do a refresh -- all you can do is re-click the Windows Media icon on the web page, and that kills the current song and reloads from scratch.

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on February 27, 2005, 01:08:51 PM
The website interface for the Weenie Juke is down.  This is apparently a problem with our Host (Powweb.com) as every radio Sam2 station using Powweb is experiencing the same problem.   I've got a support request in.  In the meantime, the Juke is streaming just fine and you can use the basic interface provided by the streaming servers to access the Juke.

http://countryblues.org:8000    24K
http://grace.fast-serv.com:9230    for the 48K feed

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 09, 2005, 08:03:06 PM
The squirrels went on strike again today - so I am taking the opportunity to do some Juke maintenance.  Hope to have the Juke back in operation soon.  Thanks for your patience.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 10, 2005, 07:16:39 AM
Hello All,

Well, we've got some kinda problem with the Juke - at the risk of telling you more than you want to know -- for some reason it is rejecting a number of songs (anywhere between 1 and 7) when trying to queue a song.  This sometimes leads to the Juke halting, as it thinks it runs out of songs and so shuts down.  Also, ss a result the "coming up" (queue) will seldom match what is actually coming up.

We'll try to limp along - but it won't be until this evening until I have time to work on it.

Thanks for your patience,
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on March 10, 2005, 10:39:19 AM
At least one of us is still without any Juke.  :(

Boots

Service has been resumed. :). and gone again as I edit this. :(
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 10, 2005, 12:55:09 PM
Hi Boots and All,

Well it looks like a more serious problem than I thought.  I fooled with it over lunch and I think I may have lost the hard drive.  :(  The Juke will not currently boot, Boots.  :)

So the Juke may be down for a few days until I can get a hard drive installed and the backup restored and configured.

It happens... or is that shit happens.

I'll keep you posted.

Not so Cheery,  ;)
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 11, 2005, 07:11:18 AM
OK Folks,  Da Juke is back.

New hard drive installed, a recent backup restored and we appear to be back in bidness (knock on ascii).   :D

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bluesygirl on March 11, 2005, 08:06:17 AM
Yeah!!!  :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Richard on March 11, 2005, 10:34:02 AM
Slack

Award yourself a GOLD star. Even two.

Pity you can't get a job with my f$#?&*+++* ISP then I could even listen to it myself  :D

It does seem very odd doing all the shows but not being able to hear them in context ^-^
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on March 11, 2005, 11:51:03 AM
Excellent service Slack.

 :)  :)  :) Everywhere.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 11, 2005, 12:27:11 PM
Thanks guys and gals. ;)

Richard, it sounds like a business opportunity to me.  Find a computer geek on the island and start your own ISP.  He does the technical stuff and you bankroll it. ;)  You're what, thrity miles from France?  Better idea is to talk a French company into competing  - those microwave dishes and towers don't work too well in storms - but your ISP seems to have one continuous 'storm'. 

Cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 16, 2005, 06:37:21 PM
Apologies to Richard and those tuning in to listen to his shows.  For some reason Wednesdays's "Weenie Hour" is hanging the Juke - so I'll need to rebuild those events and try them again next week.

Thanks,
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on March 18, 2005, 04:24:35 AM
Slack, remember that we all thank you - especially when the equipment doesn't.   :'(

Chrs,
Jed
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 18, 2005, 09:22:30 AM
Thanks Jed.

Here's an FYI from our 48K streaming host: (gotta love phrases like "having a maintenance window")

---snip---
Dear Streamhosting Client:
 
We will be having a maintenance window on Sunday 1:00AM 3/20/05
(Saturday night/Sunday morning). It appears that one of the fans on our
core switch has failed. It is currently running on the backup fan.

We have secured a new fan to replace the failed one. We would like to
swap it out as soon as possible. The maintenance window will take
place between 1:00-3:00 AM. The actual downtime will be around
10-20 minutes, but most likely less.

 ------------------------------
 Fast-Serv Networks Admin Staff
 ------------------------------
 http://fast-serv.com/web/
 3782 Dove St.
 San Diego, Ca 92103
 ------------------------------
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 18, 2005, 01:50:24 PM
And another FYI - the Juke may be down at various times this weekend while I'm having a  maintenace window also.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on March 18, 2005, 02:19:46 PM
I hope they clean up well. 8)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on March 18, 2005, 07:39:14 PM
Hey Slack,

D'y think it might me worth doing a "Juke is down" page for posting (or perhaps some kind of timed redirect) during maintenance?

I just spent about half an hour learning how little I know about the script here.  Just FYI, I attached a jpg of it as a sample of something you could probably do a whole lot faster and better.

Anyway, since the Juke is getting regular hits now, it's a thought...

Cheers,
Jed

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Richard on March 19, 2005, 07:23:37 AM
I think that would be a good idea, so that a giant message flashes up when attempting to log onto the juke when it having one of it's maintenance windows. Oh, yes the terminology :P

Although, I guess that young Slack might be one who is doing the actual mechanics of the said flashing  :-X
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 19, 2005, 08:13:12 AM
Hi Guys,

Hopefully, any maintenance can be done in a few minutes at a time and not a few hours!  If there is a longer period, I've been encouraging folks to come to the Weenie Juke board to find out why the Juke is down.

Jed, the Juke has been getting regular hits for some time now - you ought to drop by more often. ;)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on March 19, 2005, 09:21:06 AM
Oh, there are so many ways to respond to that!  ::)  Maybe when I figure out the code, I'll just put a zero at the end of my post count...

Cheers,
Jed
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on April 15, 2005, 03:21:18 PM
Hi, Slack.

Seems to be a problem with the 24K juke server.  Both Real Player and Windows Media can't find the file and say there may be a problem with the server.

When I check Juke Status, everything looks fine on the 48K section, but the 24K section reads as follows:

[24K]countryblues.org:8000 -
Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to countryblues.org:8000 in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/scstats/shoutcast.class.phps on line 38
Connection refused (111).

Pity -- I just requested 2 songs.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 15, 2005, 05:58:52 PM
Hi Paul,

Yep, the Juke has been losing the 24K stream lately (a few times).  See my post to JohnC about the Juke machine feeling the strain.  Will add some more memory to the machine this weekend (you are fore warned! ;) ) to see if that will help.

24K is back (you are lucky I stopped back in after happy hour ;) )

Cheers,
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on April 17, 2005, 12:12:09 PM
Thanks, Slack.

Yes, I am lucky you stopped in after happy hour.  But then I'm even luckier I found WC in the first place.

Of course the whole problem is that The Blues is like a drug to the soul -- we get hooked on it and if we're forced to go without for a while, we go into withdrawal.  (Fortunately, I could listen to my new 4CD Lonnie Johnson box set from Proper Records, "The Original Guitar Wizard".  Despite the fact is has a few tracks where is plays behind Jazz groups, and all but 5 tracks on the fourth CD are from post war sessions (1944 thru 1952), I'd still highly recommend it for the juke.  (And I've seen it on E-bay for $13 and change -- a great price.)

Anyway, thanks for restoring the 24k stream -- hopefully the added menory will help.  Probably my real answer is to find some way to afford an upgrade to a high-speed connection.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on April 17, 2005, 01:44:37 PM
Just stay where you are Paul and the price will come down to you.  :D Over here in the UK it is to get broadband for less than quite a few of the dial-up offers.

Boots
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 17, 2005, 01:51:53 PM
Hi Paul,

Yes, the Lonnie Johnson Box set would make a fine addition to the Juke - we'll see what we can do.

Added more memory yesterday - so hopefully that will cure the 24K feed from dropping out (really weird, the Shoutcast server program just disappears) - so far so good.

My theory is that we've all got a ton of CD's to listen to - but the Juke has certain appeal, because the Auto DJ does an outstanding job most of the time picking the tunes AND it is a revolt against years of enduring really crappy radio.  ;D

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on April 17, 2005, 03:38:56 PM
... it is a revolt against years of enduring really crappy radio.

I'll second that!!! 

With the exception of Blues Before Sunrise, which I usually can't force myself to stay up all Saturday Night to listen to, the last radio I actually enjoyed was probably when I was probably during the late 50s-early 60s during the doo-wop days.  Before that, as a kid in LA listening to a little crystal radio my dad built for me.  Zane Grey Theater, Orsen Wells, the Green Hornet, that kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: dj on April 18, 2005, 03:42:10 AM
Quote
the last radio I actually enjoyed was probably when I was probably during the late 50s-early 60s

Well, the next time you're in Poughkeepsie NY, tune your radio to WHVW, 950 AM.  It 's one of the last independent radio stations around here.  Mornings from 6 to noon are given to stuff from the 50s and 60s, and there are a few hours of classical in the evenings.  A few specialty shows on the weekends: a German show, and Irish show, a great gospel show on Sunday mornings.  But the rest of the time is "music that originally appeared on 78s".  It's a great mix of country, blues, jazz, and some pop (with the occasional early 60s folk song that I swear was never issued on 78).  It's not unusual to hear Uncle Dave Macon, the Mississippi Shieks, Count Basie, Bob Wills, Bing Crosby, and Lonnie Johnson in one set.  And don't get the idea from the preceeding list that they only play famous artists.  There are lots of oddities and obscurities in the mix.  Pirate Joe, the afternoon DJ, will always anounce the label and record number, and the composer and personnel whenever possible.  The station is a joy and a treasure, and makes up for the fact that I can't listen to Weenie Campbell in my car.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on April 20, 2005, 08:47:25 PM
Dare I say - "yet?"
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: ozrkreb on April 22, 2005, 10:23:49 AM
Slack:
I've been really happy with the way the juke has been running lately...I've had no trouble getting on until today, which prompted me to take a look at the Juke Status page. I noticed that one IP address was taking up six slots. Is there a legitimate reason for that to happen?
Az

Here's the info from the status page:
[190607] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 04:26:04 0
[190608] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646 WMFSDK/10.0 04:26:02 0
[190609] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646 WMFSDK/10.0 04:26:01 0
[190611] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 04:18:03 0
[190612] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646 WMFSDK/10.0 04:18:02 0
[190613] 213.195.205.53? NSPlayer/10.0.0.3646 WMFSDK/10.0 04:18:00 0
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 22, 2005, 10:39:59 AM
Hi Oz,

There could be several users behind a shared IP listening to the juke - say in an office setting.  However, the above scenario is 2 or 3 folks ripping the stream - when you get the same IPs a few seconds apart - they are ripping the stream.... whcih is a constant battle.   I've got an automatic monitoring program that helps - but nothing is perfect or will keep the determined to rip, out.

Thanks for the heads up -- I've freed up some 48K slots for you - better go grab one quick. ;)

cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: lebordo on April 25, 2005, 12:32:09 PM
... when you get the same IPs a few seconds apart - they are ripping the stream.... whcih is a constant battle. I've got an automatic monitoring program that helps - but nothing is perfect or will keep the determined to rip, out.

I hate to sound like a net cop, but if the juke server is privy to membership status, would it be worth while to limit the number of 48k slots available to guests (maybe 11 for members and 4 for guests)?   (I'm assuming that if a member were the "ripper" you could identify them by IP address and put an end to that.)

At least that way, there would be fewer slots for guest "rippers" (who I suspect are the primary culprits) to hog, and more slots available for members (this might also encourage folks to join).   I suspect the vast majority of "rippers" are using 48k slots, not 24k slots, so you could probably keep the 24k slots available to all.)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 25, 2005, 01:12:50 PM
Hi Paul,

Yes, I think you are correct in that it is primarily guest rippers and most of them seem to be from Germany!  ...for some reason

And yes, the Juke could be programmed to only allow registered accounts onto the 48K stream - at least I know that others have down this for other forum software (not SMF to my knowledge).  But I'm reluctant to do this - mainly because it is not a very big problem yet.  I don't think we've ever filled All 25 slots (I thinks 23 is the highest) - and I'd have to look at a report but I think we averaged 9 or 10 listeners in March - that's 24/7.  I also hate to do it becasue it will prevent legitimate listeners from tuning in too.... a hassle to log in in ordr to listen.  We'll see how it goes - the automatic monitoring does a pretty good job -- and for the times it gets fooled - I can go in a manually ban the rippers.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 11, 2005, 03:42:10 PM
Hi folks,

Looks like the Juke has crashed.  It will not come up via remote access -- so it will have to wait, about an hour, before I can get to it.

Sorry for the pause in programming. :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 19, 2005, 01:19:24 PM
Not sure a 5 minute interruption is worth reporting - but here is a FYI for you Jukesters.

---snip---
Dear Streamhosting Client:
 
We will be connecting some additional fiber to further increase network performance and reliability.  The window is as follows:

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Hours: 17:00-19:00 PST (GMT -0700)
Downtime:  Less than 5 minutes while routes reconverge.

We appreciate your understanding.  Should you have any concerns, please feel free to open a help desk ticket, or send an email to helpdesk@fast-serv.com.

http://helpdesk.fast-serv.com/

 ------------------------------
 Fast-Serv Networks Admin Staff
 ------------------------------
 http://fast-serv.com/web/
 3782 Dove St.
 San Diego, Ca 92103
 ------------------------------
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 10:51:55 AM
Many apologies for a crashed Juke this morning - a configuration error in the "Album Concert" show (my fault) crashed the Juke.

I'll keepo a closer eye on the 4pm run of the same event.  :D

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 12:42:05 PM
Richard's show before that, although I think you've cracked that one.

By-the-by my password is still screwed on the Test Bed; so don't know if there has been any moves there lately.

Boots
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 01:08:56 PM
Quote
Richard's show before that, although I think you've cracked that one.

Right (and it is running now) -- it is the new shows to watch our for - Album Concert and 78 Collector Hour -- even though I think I've tested them -- I sometimes surprise myself.

Quote
By-the-by my password is still screwed on the Test Bed; so don't know if there has been any moves there lately.

No action there -- it will be broken for awhile.

Thanks Boots.

edit:  One bug I do notice is the "Juke Now Playing" box on the left column does not pick up Richard's shows - so will look into that.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 01:14:53 PM
Quote
Right (and it is running now)

Backwards  >:D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 01:18:58 PM
Quote
Backwards

Damn.   O0
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 01:22:40 PM
Whoops,
Richard has said goodbye and now is playing the last record.

Gee! I think it's going backwards niaga  >:D

Edit:
Sorry this was written before the last and got delayed by the system.

Not too bad - the tracks themselves are going forward.  :P
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 01:30:08 PM
Quote
Not too bad - the tracks themselves are going forward.  Tongue

Well, the obvious question for you:  what order offers the greatest entertainment value?  ;D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 01:36:59 PM
Quote
edit:  One bug I do notice is the "Juke Now Playing" box on the left column does not pick up Richard's shows - so will look into that.

OK, I fixed this problem anyway -- will work on the other tonight.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 01:45:34 PM
Quote
Well, the obvious question for you:  what order offers the greatest entertainment value?  Grin

Nuff said :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 01:59:45 PM
Rough day today!  My son, who is home visiting, flipped on a light which tripped a breaker and brought the Juke down again.  I may need more power in my computer room.

Some days are better than others.  ;)

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 02:02:35 PM
Rough day today!  My son, who is home visiting, flipped on a light which tripped a breaker and brought the Juke down again.  I may need more power in my computer room.

Some days are better than others.  ;)

Cheers,
slack

I seem to remember him causing similar havoc on a previous visit. No wonder you don't have him at home full time. :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 08, 2005, 02:07:21 PM
Quote
I seem to remember him causing similar havoc on a previous visit. No wonder you don't have him at home full time. Smiley

Yes, he is a massive consumer of anything containing energy: phone lines, cells phones, DSL lines, 120 volt lines, computers, DVD machines and everything in the refrigerator.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 08, 2005, 02:39:51 PM
Best buy him an anti-static mat. :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 12, 2005, 12:49:58 PM
As mentioned in the 'state of the website address' the Juke server has been running on a new machine for about a week.  As a result of the move, there was a path problem which prevented requests from certain albums to be played.  Requests (or automatically queued tracks) would be queued, but never played. This is now fixed (thanks to Martin for pointing this out).

I may upgrade the Juke Software today -- so the Juke may be down for short periods of time.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 15, 2005, 06:58:04 AM
Apologies for the Juke being down from about 3am to 8am today.  The new machine was set for Automaitc Update, which installed a 'critical' update and then rebooted the machine.  ::)  I've set the machine to Manual Update.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 28, 2005, 02:01:53 PM
Hi Folks,

The Juke is down and I cannot connect to it remotely -- so I suspect something has happened to my cable service.   I suspect further that the linemen I observed over my lunch hour,  putting in new phone lines,  have somehow broken the cable connection.  But won;t know for sure until I get home from work in a few hours.

Sorry for the dead air.   :(
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 28, 2005, 02:38:26 PM
Oop, looks like we are back.  I always like it when things fix themselves.

I still suspect the linemen.   ;)

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 28, 2005, 02:44:06 PM
Strangely when I came back to the server page it was back up & running, but somebody was shown as been listening for 1 3/4 hours. ::)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 28, 2005, 03:36:26 PM
Strangely when I came back to the server page it was back up & running, but somebody was shown as been listening for 1 3/4 hours. ::)

That's because they stayed connected to the 48k server (located in CA) - even though the source (my house) was lost.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on June 29, 2005, 02:59:43 AM
Cheers Slack. More information ;)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on July 01, 2005, 07:35:20 AM
Looks like the server may be down.

I was in the woods without e-access last week, no Juke but at least I had 600 blues tunes on my iPod to choose from.

Quick question, who or what is Whinin' Boy???
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: waxwing on July 01, 2005, 08:37:55 AM
D'you mean "Winin' Boy"? Check this ol' Weenie thread (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=65&topic=458.0) and all will be revealed.
See you soon, NotRev.
All for now.
Barbecue John C.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on July 01, 2005, 09:44:25 AM
Quote
Looks like the server may be down.

Yep, I cannot connect to the server remotely either.  I'll be home for lunch in an hour or so and will investigate.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on July 01, 2005, 01:34:07 PM
Quote
Looks like the server may be down.

Yep, I cannot connect to the server remotely either.  I'll be home for lunch in an hour or so and will investigate.

Thanks.

FYI, a stuck router.... which happens occasionally with these home consumer model routers.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 05, 2005, 09:44:29 AM
Our 48K streaming server is down for some reason.  I'm in contact with our streaming host and it will hopefully be resolved soon.  The 24K stream is working fine.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 05, 2005, 03:55:48 PM
After some fumbling about (they have us set up un a temporary server) The 48K stream is back online.

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 06, 2005, 09:20:37 PM
I've had a couple of reports that the Temp server is not as good as our Original server.  Not sure what the host is dealing with but here is a message received today titled "Cogent vs Level 3 Dispute" (I have not read the article yet).

---snip---
Dear ViaStreaming.com Customer,

As you probably know, we have been having major problems with our United States servers in recent days because of the ongoing situation with Cogent, which is our datacenter?s bandwidth provider, and Level(3). We are currently working on a solution for this problem. Please bear with us in this time as we are evaluating every possible solution to get all of our customers back up and running on their normal servers promptly. However, we are setting up temporary accounts for all customers who request them as we don?t know the timeframe that this problem will be resolved. If you would like a temporary account, please contact ViaStreaming.com support by e-mail at support@viastreaming.com with your server address and we will set you up a temporary account. For more information on the Cogent and Level(3) problem, please go to this website: http://news.com.com/Network+feud+leads+to+Net+blackout/2100-1038_3-5889592.html?tag=nefd.top

Best Regards

Paul Benoit

ViaStreaming.com
Support Department
Web: http://www.viastreaming.com
E-mail: support@viastreaming.com
Phone: (901) 338-0497

Best Broadcastings from

ViaStreaming.com
The Streaming Service Provider
www.viastreaming.com
--snip--

Ah, just read the article -- internet backbones fighting - lovely.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 07, 2005, 10:22:23 AM
Last news on Cogent-Level3 dispute:


The Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2005/10/07/dispute_threatens_to_snarl_internet/?page=1

Beta News:
http://www.betanews.com/article/Google_Goes_to_Washington/1128691070

Infoconomy:
http://www.infoconomy.com/pages/news-and-gossip/group110684.adp
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: waxwing on October 07, 2005, 10:59:39 AM
And for some more reading on the dark side of the net, check out an article titled Zombie Hunters (on the trail of Cyber-extortionists) in this weeks issue of the New Yorker, detailing the use of bot-nets to cripple online businesses and extort ransoms from them.
All for now
John C.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on October 08, 2005, 10:43:25 AM
This looks as though it will be with us for some time. I hope the Juke can struggle through.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 08, 2005, 11:09:48 AM
HI Boots,

Looks like they got it resolved -- so I'll try moving back to our old server later today.  Are you still getting buffering problems with the Temp server?

---snip---
Dear ViaStreaming Customers,
Level 3 has restored most of their peering sessions with Cogent at this time. Many Internet users confirmed that traffic between the two large wholesale providers is flowing again;
The problem affected about 15 percent of the Internet, according to estimates. Also, users of Time Warner\'s RoadRunner high-speed Internet service were experiencing problems connecting to users and Web sites on the Cogent network, however the issue had been fixed.


Last News Links:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1868765,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2005-10-08T002604Z_01_KWA678919_RTRIDST_0_TECH-BACKBONE-DC.XML

http://www.betanews.com/article/ISP_Dispute_Over_For_Now/1128703803

Best Broadcastings from


ViaStreaming.com
The Streaming Service Provider
www.viastreaming.com
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: boots on October 08, 2005, 03:52:22 PM
Been OK today. Didn't listen much yesterday (profuse appologies). ;)

Boots
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 18, 2005, 08:28:14 AM
Problems with the 48K stream again.  I've contacted the streaming Host but I did not receive the usual confirmatory message that the message was recieved.  Their domain name cannot be reached either (viastreaming.com or .net)- which does not bode well.  I'm pretty sure this is a Backbone problem again.  We'll give them a day to contact or recover and then I will start looking for alternative hosts. 

Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 18, 2005, 10:26:00 AM
Looks like the 48K stream is back up.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 18, 2005, 11:54:04 AM
FYI, heard fro mthe host:

---snip---

Dear s4.viastreaming.net Customer,

We are at present experiencing some DNS problems with our server:

Should you be unable to connect to the server using the normal address: \"s4.viastreaming.net\", Please replace the address (s4.viastreaming.net) with the following server IP:

66.28.200.122

We are currently working on this problem and hope to resolve it within a few hours;

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Paul Benoit
Tech Dept.

Best Broadcastings from


ViaStreaming.com
The Streaming Service Provider
www.viastreaming.com
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on November 03, 2005, 09:54:04 AM
I kept getting dropped, then got 'all slots full', checked the status on http://weeniecampbell.com/juke/scstats/status.php and notice someone in France has somehow grabbed 18 concurrent slots with their Mac / iTunes software.  :(

Edit: Checked again and they've dropped off.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 03, 2005, 10:41:45 AM
Yep, it spiked to all slots full momentarily yesterday also.  Maybe someone is trying to connect the whole office.

Is your drop off problem resolved?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on November 03, 2005, 04:07:26 PM
Yep, problem resolved thanks! Pretty sure it was caused by the French Connection(s) as it came right just as they all disappeared.

All the connections had the same IP address, with different session IDs. Possibly someone has a buggy piece of code on their m/c, perhaps combined with the server side not differentiating/validating new connex against its existing pool.

Which makes me wonder, is there a setting that controls how many sessions one IP address can get? That would be more democratic and could mitigate the effects of what was a bug in either client, server or both.

I mean, why would one IP address reasonably want more than, say, 3 sessions? Unless it's a network firewall/proxy that is only reporting its own IP address which is actually several clients. But I doubt it, all 18 were Mac / iTunes clients. I'll put my money on a Mac iTunes bug.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on November 03, 2005, 05:54:06 PM
Quote
Which makes me wonder, is there a setting that controls how many sessions one IP address can get?

Nope.  Lots of other things for allowed, disallowed, banning etc - but no setting for how many allowed at one time.

Quote
I mean, why would one IP address reasonably want more than, say, 3 sessions? Unless it's a network firewall/proxy that is only reporting its own IP address which is actually several clients.

Exactly.  Lots of folks have home networks - I know KC and Emma Lee listen with two computers, located upstairs and downstairs (in fact PT was the first time they had seem each other in months.  :P ) The only reason for more than three might be if you have an office full of folks that love CB.... a rare prospect.

Quote
But I doubt it, all 18 were Mac / iTunes clients. I'll put my money on a Mac iTunes bug.

I agree.  I think it is an iTunes bug.  If an IP takes over all slots, I can kick/ban that IP.  There have been instances of multiple ID's  - 5 or 6 if I recall and I just kick the IP for piggish behavoir.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 12, 2006, 08:26:07 AM
I forgot to post this yesterday.  the 48K stream is still down -- so they are haivng more trouble than they anticipated.

Thanks.

---snip---

Dear ViaStreaming Customer, As a valued customer, ViaStreaming is committed to keeping you informed about any changes in the status of your service with us.

-Summary Description of Maintenance: ViaStreaming will be performing hardware upgrades on edge and core network routers.

-Time: January 12th, Thursday 2:00 - 6:00 AM. CST (USA Central Standard Time)
 
-Location of Maintenance: s4.viastreaming.net server - Houston, Texas
 
Customers will sustain intermittent downtime in between the times posted.
We have scheduled this maintenance window during off peak time to limit the impact this will have on clients.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you, rest assured we will do our best to minimize any and all service interference.
 
During this upgrade, we will be adding in additional routers into our network infrastructure, as well as upgrading current routers to newer Cisco 6513 models, outfitted with our standard deployment of 100% redundant components and 10GigabitEthernet cards.

Support Dept.

Best Broadcastings from


ViaStreaming.com
The Streaming Service Provider
www.viastreaming.com
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 12, 2006, 09:51:39 AM
Looks like the 48K stream is back....
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 20, 2006, 07:35:15 AM
Hi folks, the Juke is down as there is some problem with my RoadRunner cable service --- it is an area wide problem.  It went down sometime Sunday morning, was back up sporadically yesterday and is down again.  Hopefully they will have some folks back to work this morning and it will be fixed soon.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 16, 2006, 09:50:22 AM
Hi Folks,

The 48K stream is down.  I've emailed our host (ViaStreaming) about the problem, so hopefully they will have it resolved soon.

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2006, 11:56:27 AM
Just a heads up for you late morning/early afternoon UK listeners - the 48K streams may be down for awhile.

And DJ, I'd be interested to see if this makes any difference in your early morning intermittence.

---------------
Dear ViaStreaming Customer,
 
As a valued customer, ViaStreaming is committed to keeping you informed about any changes in the status of your service with us:
 
-Summary Description of Maintenance: ViaStreaming will change IP address on s4.viastreaming.net server.
 
-Time: September 19th, Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 AM. CST (USA Central Standard Time).
 
-Location of Maintenance: server s4.viastreaming.net -Houston- TX  USA.
 
As part of our ongoing expansion, we got a new improved server up and running from a new Data Center replacing current one.
 
Our s4.viastreaming.net server will be migrated across to our new facility (Equinix Exchange Point) located in -Ashburn- VA;
Overview: http://www.equinix.com/prod_serv/ibx/
Networks and Peerings: http://www.equinix.com/prod_serv/ibx/networks.htm
Customers List: http://www.equinix.com/customers/list/
We will provide a new BGP bandwidth mix for this server and it will be directly connected trough multiple direct Peerings and Tier1 optical fiber Backbone providers: TimeWarner - Level3 - Global Crossing - Nlayers - He.net - Level3 - Teleglobe - Telia -
 
This will mean a better performance for all your listeners.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on September 18, 2006, 12:35:52 PM
It's now 8.30pm Monday in the UK and I'm still unable to connect, after a while  iTunes just times out with its attempt at connecting. I guess it's still down.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2006, 12:46:57 PM
Bunker,

I think you've got a different problem.  You can always check the server status:

http://weeniecampbell.com/juke/scstats/status.php

This link is on the menu as "Juke Server Status" - there are currently 13 listeners, inlcuding Peru, Czech Republic and Canada (though none listed from the UK).

The transfer that they are talking about above will happen tomorrow morning... so there must be some other problem.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on September 18, 2006, 12:58:05 PM
Thanks. The first thing I did was to check server status and could only spot a non-UK iTunes 7/Mac PPC connection. I'll try again in 10 hours time!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on September 18, 2006, 01:01:39 PM
Oops, meant to mention that what I'm attempting to connect to is this IP:

http://66.28.200.122:7160/
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 20, 2006, 08:33:00 PM
Just to keep you informed.  And I say thank god they are "...configuring a full iBGP mesh, over our private dark-fiber-based Internet backbone" - we'll all sleep better tonight for it.

---

Dear ViaStreaming Customer,
as a valued customer, ViaStreaming is committed to keeping you informed about any changes in the status of your service with us:
 
-Summary Description of Maintenance: ViaStreaming will be performing hardware upgrades on edge and core network routers.
 
-Time: October 23th, Monday 12:00 - 1:00 AM. EST Time.
 
-Location of Maintenance: s4.viastreaming.net server - Equinix DC - Ashburn VA - USA.
 
Customers will sustain intermittent downtime in between the times posted;
Please note, there will be only be an outage of up to 5 minutes for each customer;
 
 
-In an effort to provide an even higher level of redundancy within our network infrastructure, we have upgraded our secondary core routers at our datacenter facility. We are also configuring a full iBGP mesh, over our private dark-fiber-based Internet backbone;
These upgrades and modifications will further ensure that our network remains online and available at all times even if multiple issues arise at our facility. Please note that should these interruptions occur, they will likely only affect some Internet users attempting to access your streams.
 
 
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you, rest assured we will do our best to minimize any and all service interference.
Thank you for your cooperation,
 
Support Dept.
 
 
 
Best Broadcastings from
 
 
ViaStreaming.com
The Streaming Service Provider
www.viastreaming.com
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 19, 2009, 06:55:34 AM
Just to let you all know that the juke will be down for a period of time this evening - I'm going to upgrade the broadcasting software.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 19, 2009, 07:14:27 PM
The broadcasting software has been updated (took about 10 minutes) however the servers at LoudCity are down.  you can listen to the Juke if you saved an iTunes link.  Hopefully the station pages will be up soon.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 23, 2009, 02:01:26 PM
FYI,

FastServ, LoudCity's streaming network administrator,  has
informed of necessary network maintenance. All icecast servers
with "lax1" in the name will experience a 15 minute downtime on
Saturday, April 25, between 7 PM and 8 PM - PST (Pacific Time).


The following is the notification we received form FastServ:
============================================================


Event:
------------------
On April 25, 2009 between the hours of  19:00 PST (Pacific Time)
and 20:00 we will be performing critical maintenence on the SAN01
switch in the San Diego datacenter.

Reason:
------------------
In order to assure continuous uptime and maximum performance, we
need to upgrade a core switch to better handle traffic spikes and
surges in one of the switching nodes (SAN01).  After the upgrade,
customers should experience overall faster and more consistant
download/upload speeds.

Who is affected:
------------------
Servers located on the SAN01 switch which include shared
Shoutcast, Icecast, Windows Media, and some Dedicated Servers.
NOTE: Dedicated Server and Colo customers on SAN02 or Ashburn
nodes will NOT be affected by this work.

Expected Downtime:
------------------
We are expecting less than 15 minutes of downtime, but we have
allocated a 1-hour to perform the work to allow for any
unforseen circumstances.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on December 23, 2009, 06:52:33 AM
Just letting everyone know that the Juke is down for the time being. ISP service to the juke server has been knocked out by inclement weather in Texas (i.e. a dusting of snow  :P).
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 23, 2009, 10:31:51 AM
Alright the 1/8 inch of snow fall melted - we're back up.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 30, 2010, 10:43:16 AM
Just in case anyone thinks to check the board (doubtful  :P ) -- I'm going to upgrade the Juke machine over lunch today --- the Juke will be down for 15-20 minutes.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on April 06, 2010, 06:29:35 PM
You guys are too quiet - I think the Juke was down most of the day without me realizing it (I left for work this morning and it was playing - but had not realized it was in manual DJ mode ).  In any case - I'm fooling with configuration changes in order to try something new. More about this later.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 26, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
Just an FYI,

More upgrades on the Juke - so it will be down for several hours tonight, the evening being off peak hours (peak hours being working hours  :D ) 
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 30, 2010, 10:28:39 AM
The Juke is currently choking on a peanut (I get SQL errors). In the meantime, everyone sing a Bo Carter song.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on June 30, 2010, 10:35:45 AM
Successful Heimlich Maneuver seems to have been performed. Juke back up and running.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Parlor Picker on July 01, 2010, 01:26:13 AM
Maneuver ?? Uncle Bud - I thought you were a Canadian, i.e. a proper colonial ( ;D). Surely you must know the correct English spelling of manoeuvre, especially as the other language of Canada is French.

Still, I suppose I can't talk, what with my Weenie name and all...
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on July 01, 2010, 06:13:10 AM
Yes, I will often Americanize my spelling for the benefit of the majority - and of course to avoid spelling French words.  ;D Interesting to note that Microsoft Office, which defaults to US English over here, is creating a generation that can't spell in Canadian English, at least from anecdotal (i.e. what I see) evidence.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Parlor Picker on July 02, 2010, 02:17:08 AM
It's everywhere, Andrew. Every idiot in the world has been let loose on a computer and the results in terms of spelling and grammar are atrocious. That's my rant of the day, back to work now...
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 05, 2010, 08:47:40 PM
Occasionally I have a problem displaying the Weenie Juke playlist webpage.  More often than not - you can always access the Juke from our host,  Loud City, regardless of whether the playlist pages displays.

http://loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on October 13, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
Is the Juke in trouble or is it just me? I get a long stream of tech speak a portion of which follows

Warning: mysql_pconnect() [function.mysql-pconnect]: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'countryblues.org' (4) in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 43

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 44

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 58

Warning: mysql_query(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 59
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on October 13, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
Not just you, BH. I believe the server needs a new hamster or something. Will instruct Slack to give it a kick.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on October 13, 2010, 11:48:10 AM
My home Internet connection is down - so we'll have to wait for time Warner to fix!

Sent from my iPhone!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on January 08, 2011, 11:44:32 AM
Weenie Juke is currently experiencing some down-time.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 08, 2011, 05:40:33 PM
The Juke is up -- but the website interface is broken for some reason -- I'll see if I can resolve that problem.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: jed on January 09, 2011, 01:44:08 AM
Almost in time for some late-night server work!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 09, 2011, 07:15:43 AM
It's a DNS problem - I'll get it resolved today I think.  In the meantime folks can go tot he loudcity login page and listen.

http://loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 30, 2011, 09:11:28 AM
Weenie Juke Radio streams are down.  The source of the problem is at our audio provider, Loud City.  I've sent them a support email and hopefully they'll get he streams back online soon.

Thanks!   
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on June 30, 2011, 06:01:48 PM
The Juke is back.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Pan on June 30, 2011, 06:04:01 PM
The Juke is back.

I love those words!  :)

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on December 31, 2011, 06:32:06 AM
The Juke seems to be offline this morning.

[later: looks like it's come back online now]
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on January 05, 2012, 07:21:40 PM
Juke needs a kick...
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on January 06, 2012, 06:16:54 PM
Juke needs another kick...  ;)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 06, 2012, 08:18:21 PM
Sorry about the Juke being down for so long.  I'm out of town until Sunday and the juke is not responding to my remote request.  I'll kick it Sunday!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: beljum on January 07, 2012, 01:52:32 AM

Thanks for all your hard work with the Juke!...and the forum too!

beljum
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Stumblin on January 08, 2012, 03:03:33 AM
Sorry, I must have missed something important. I can't get the http://lax1.loudcity.fast-serv.com/2122.64.live.mp3 (http://lax1.loudcity.fast-serv.com/2122.64.live.mp3) juke link to work.
Is there a new link that I should use?
Missing my Weenie Juke!
Thanks  8)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on January 08, 2012, 04:24:46 AM
Stumblin - the juke is out of action until the repairman gets home  ;)

Sorry about the Juke being down for so long.  I'm out of town until Sunday and the juke is not responding to my remote request.  I'll kick it Sunday!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 08, 2012, 01:55:07 PM
The Juke is back up.

... and I have no idea what the problem was.   :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on January 09, 2012, 02:29:11 PM
Calls from the stalls:

"Oh no it isn't!"    ;)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 09, 2012, 07:51:31 PM
Calls from the stalls:

"Oh no it isn't!"    ;)

??  Gumbo, are you trying to say its not up?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on January 09, 2012, 09:11:38 PM
Gumbo is correct, when I got home 6pm US central time it was not responding, for at least 2 hours. It's up now though. Maybe it's sulking, you going away and leaving it on its own and everything.  :P

Seriously though, maybe something else is going on. Servers sometimes lose their network connection for no readily apparent reason. Might be interesting to look at the Apache logs on the juke m/c
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on January 10, 2012, 02:04:33 AM
Yep - it's down again, unfortunately.
same error as recently
Can't connect to MySQL server on 'countryblues.org' (4) in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 43
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 10, 2012, 06:32:53 AM
Its playing for me, but I'm using a link iniTunes.

Try bypassing countryblues.org altogether next time using this url in a player (iTunes, Winamp)

http://lax1.loudcity.fast-serv.com:80/2122.64.live.mp3 (http://lax1.loudcity.fast-serv.com:80/2122.64.live.mp3)

Countryblues.org is the juke source (both music and webpage), but not the server.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on January 10, 2012, 07:55:48 AM
Playing for me through the Loudcity page. It's showing up in the Juke Now Playing box on the left hand menu as well. I did have a little stuttering though.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on January 10, 2012, 08:03:38 AM
It's playing now :) Thank you.

I usually play through iTunes as well. That error message came from the sidebar on the left of this page. When I can't access the juke then that error shows up here. I don't get any message from iTunes - it is just stalled.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 10, 2012, 08:06:05 AM
OK, thanks for the feedback fellas -- may be an intermittent problem, we'll just have to keep our eye on it.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on January 10, 2012, 11:32:36 AM
FWIW I've now lost contact with the Juke, iTunes or Loud City fail to connect. The Weenie Juke "Window" on the left panel is now a blank space instead of the usual "now playing..........." message
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on January 10, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
Having said that the window now shows

  Warning: mysql_pconnect() [function.mysql-pconnect]: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'countryblues.org' (4) in /home/weenie/public_html/juke/common/db.php on line 43
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 10, 2012, 12:18:20 PM
And now it is back up.  Something weird is going on -  don;t know if it is related, but my iMac has been shutting down by itself as well.

Hmmm....
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on January 10, 2012, 05:01:14 PM
Hmmmm indeed. Impossible to even guess from this distance if the two are related.

I'd like to see the server logs on the juke m/c. I'd guess it's losing its local network connection temporarily. What flavor of internet server are we running on the juke m/c?

It may be something to do with the new juke box in the left menu column, it's a long shot but the timing is right. I'll take a look at the new code versus the old.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 11, 2012, 07:50:47 AM
I think I found the culprit - so y'all let me know if it happens again.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Bunker Hill on January 11, 2012, 10:36:22 AM
Don't tell me the hamster fell of its treadmill.  >:D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on January 11, 2012, 10:46:24 AM
Something like that.  My son, over the holidays, installed a program on my iMac - and let's just say it was interfering with my home network.   :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on February 26, 2012, 07:57:47 AM
The following email, received this morning, is probably a better explanation of why the Juke dropped out.  Hopefully it is a smooth transition to the new Loud City site (Lud City provides the streaming servers for Weenie Juke), but if no, you know why.   :D

----------------------

Unplanned Launch of New LoudCity Site Tomorrow - Sunday Feb 26 between 4pm and 7PM EST
Inbox
x


LoudCity no-reply@loudcity.net via sendgrid.me
2:11 AM (6 hours ago)

to me
Hey Broadcasters,

Just a quick heads ups with minimal gum flapping :)

WHAT WERE DOING

We've been working days, nights weekends and holidays on the new LoudCity listener website and broadcaster dashboard. In light of recent data center issues we've decided the best move is to launch it tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Don't worry. We've taken great care to make sure no links changed. Links from your site to the LoudCity directory page and any custom content pages will work.

Third, we'll send an email out around noon-ish tomorrow. It will contain a link to the new listener site, the broadcaster dashboard site and your password for the dashboard.

Fourth, take a walk through Sunday afternoon. If you find an issue e-mail support@loudcity.net.

Fifth, later in the day, when the audience level has dropped and you've all gotten a chance to kick the tires, we'll throw the switch and loudcity.com/loudcity.net will be replaced by new versions.

WHY WE'RE DOING IT:

We're rolling rolling out the new site so last minute because the data-center where we are hosted is forcibly migrating all of it's customers to another one. They are choking out network bandwidth In the process of migrating so many servers, and those servers waiting migration queue, like LoudCity's, are getting walked over. They haven't been owning up to the migration being the cause of the problem, but a basic network inspection shows it's them:) That's why the there have been periods of slowness and drop out.

So we figured, well...if a move is inevitable then it's best to find a new home with new furniture while we're at it.

Happy Broadcasting!

--LoudCity
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 17, 2012, 07:01:44 AM
FYI,  I'll be doing some repair, maintenance and upgrading on the Juke machine over the next three or four days --- so if the stream is down, you'll know why.   :)

Thanks,
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 18, 2012, 06:10:16 AM
FYI, the Juke upgrade over-wrote a configuration file, the old backup config doen't seem to work, so the Juke is currently not connecting to Loudcity, our Audio Host.  LoudCity has upgraded their system, so nothing looks the same to me.  :D  Support ticket is in, News at 10.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 18, 2012, 01:07:45 PM
OK, I was able to garner info from an old configuration file... the Juke is back on the wire.  Still more work to do, but dumb mistake #1 has been overcome.  :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on May 18, 2012, 01:27:25 PM
and it's now the weekend - enjoy :)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on May 22, 2012, 06:41:51 AM
FYI, I am working on getting the cross-fading fixed on the Juke.  e.g. getting a second of silence between tracks.  I lost the setting and for some reason it is a tough one to get back!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on July 10, 2012, 07:38:54 AM
The Juke is down until Time-Warner gets cable service restored to my house.  The beautiful southwest is now into its 'monsoon season' where we get the majority of our 7 inches of annual rain fall.  A lightening hit took out power last night for about three hours and I'm still waiting on internet service to be restored.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Parlor Picker on July 10, 2012, 08:09:50 AM
I knew it - Slack sits down there in his house in Texas playing records on the Juke manually throughout the day and night. When does the poor man sleep?!  ;)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on July 10, 2012, 08:13:27 AM
We must of gotten several inches in Austin last night, one of those wild and crazy Texas thunderstorms came through where the rain, thunder and lightning comes in so hard and fast you just watch in awe. For once it did not veer-off and go around my house and we had a mini flood in the drive and carport. Huge bangs overhead almost simultaneous with the lightning flash, torrential sustained rain, great entertainment.

Anyway, I'm glad the current development didn't cause the outage which was my first thought. FYI to juke users, we've been experimenting with migrating the juke to the portal. This will make it easier to support & enables real quick development of new features. It will allow us to take advantage of all the portal benefits like plug & play left / right blocks, and provide a consistent look & feel.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on July 12, 2012, 04:41:48 AM
Juke is down this morning.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on July 12, 2012, 06:41:31 AM
??

Playing here.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on July 12, 2012, 03:55:53 PM
It was back up when I checked an hour later, apologies, should have posted. Probably network traffic.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on July 12, 2012, 04:04:36 PM
I assume this was the Juke web page displays and not the streaming server itself.  Sometimes the display pages will get hung, but the loudcity audio server is cranking away.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on July 12, 2012, 04:30:44 PM
Right, I was talking about the site connection to the remote database.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on August 14, 2012, 04:41:59 PM
Hey John, the juke might need a kick, it's been stuck on Dock Boggs ? Lost Love Blues for quite a while now, and the Loudcity player doesn't fire it up when you tune in.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 14, 2012, 05:23:25 PM
Yup, either I lost power today, or the juke rebooted itself -- should be back now...

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on August 14, 2012, 05:32:50 PM
Cool thanks, glad it wasn't me who broke it, I'm working on the portalized request thing. Juke, router and modem need to be on a UPS perhaps, I'd be happy to help with some $$. Outage seemed to be just after 15:22:26 MDT, which was when Dock started playing.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 15, 2012, 08:05:41 AM
Yeah, it was a brief power outage. 

I do have a UPS, with a dead battery.  :P  I think UPS's are a PIA - and batteries for them are pricey.  What would be better is the ability to run SAM as a service - so that it would just come back up when the computer came up -- I may look around to see if there is a program that would allow SAM to be run as a service.

Hang on to your bucks for now -- but we are going to have a fund raiser soon, it has been awhile since we've had one.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 26, 2012, 07:00:56 AM
FYI, The Juke will be down for awhile this this morning while I do some maintenance.

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on August 26, 2012, 08:30:53 AM
I disabled the front page victrola juke left block while you work on it, it gets a pretty ugly DB exception when the juke's off line, basically crashing the site! I need to improve the error handling on it when I figure out how to circumvent the default DB error handler.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 26, 2012, 08:46:47 AM
Thanks.  I'm finally getting around to replacing the broken mirrored drive.  And it ain't going smoothly - so it will be down awhile.   :(
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on August 27, 2012, 08:05:32 AM
so it will be down awhile.   :(

Nooooooo... it's too quiet here.

Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 27, 2012, 08:07:16 AM
Hang in there Gary,  I've got various problems, I'm in the process of re-building the machine, so it may be a few days.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on August 27, 2012, 08:45:49 AM
No rush- absence makes the ears grow fonder.

I appreciate all the time and hard work you invest in the enormity that is Weenie Campbell.
Once again let me know if I can h$lp(h$nt, h$nt).
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 27, 2012, 08:20:36 PM
OK Gary the Juke is back up through the Loudcity site here:

http://loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio (http://loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio)

We have not quite got our website interface working with it yet -- but soon I think.

Happy listening at work tomorrow -  ;D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 27, 2012, 09:29:30 PM
Got the web interface working -- Da Juke is back!   :D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Johnm on August 27, 2012, 10:17:40 PM
Congratulations, John D.!  As screwed up as it was, I can't believe you got it repaired this quickly.  Huzzah!
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 28, 2012, 06:22:36 AM
Thanks Johnm, it was a good exercise, although not a fun one, in disaster recovery.   ;D
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: NotRevGDavis on August 28, 2012, 07:02:46 AM
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Pan on August 28, 2012, 07:23:23 AM
Thank You!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 29, 2012, 06:23:28 PM
Dear Dignitaires,

I hate to throw you a loop again so soon.  :D  ...but we are switching audio servers. 

We had hoped this would be seamless, but alas we are talking computers.

You can still access the Juke, but you need to download a new link.  When you "TuneIn" to the LoudCity page, the usual "preview" is currently not starting up (they will fix that).  However, if you click on the iTunes icon, or the Winamp, or the Window Media server, you will get a new connection with which to listen to Weenie Juke on our new audio server.

Mobile links will follow soon.

The hassle and change is worth it... as if you had any doubt.  :)

Cheers!
slack

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 31, 2012, 08:54:03 AM
we're still in transition from old audio server to new audio server so the Juke is disabled until I can get home at lunch and fix a few things.  :D

Thanks,
slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 01, 2012, 09:22:08 AM
OK Folks, I've turned off the old server completely - so it is now time to switch to the new server.  Many of you have saved links in iTunes or various other players.  You'll need to go get a new link from the Loudcity TuneIn page.  (I know its a hassle to change.)

For mobile users (Blackberry, Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Symbian) you can use the following to call up your particular mobile device.

http://www.loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio/files/show/weenie_mobile.html (http://www.loudcity.com/stations/weenie-juke-radio/files/show/weenie_mobile.html)

For other type of players, Weenie Juke Radio should be more accessible through the Shoutcast directory of Radio Stations.  If you have problems hooking up other internet type players, shoot me an email and we'll tackle it together.

We are looking to expand our listener base and of course wnat to share some of the greatest music on the planet with folks who may not otherwise be familiar with it.  Weenie Juke Radio now has 50 64K MP3 listener slots.

Thanks!
Slack
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Westside on September 01, 2012, 10:26:20 AM
Is the Juke up and running now?  I can't seem to get it on my Roku via Tune-In?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on September 01, 2012, 11:35:24 AM
Sounds clear as a bell to me - Mattie Delany - the Talahatchie River Blues
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 01, 2012, 03:22:12 PM
Is the Juke up and running now?  I can't seem to get it on my Roku via Tune-In?

Ryan, we've got a new server, so you'll need to change the link in your Roka Tune-In - try this link:

http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/ (http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 01, 2012, 03:30:18 PM
Ryan there is an easier way.  Add the Shoutcast Channel to your Roku box and search for Weenie Juke Radio.
Title: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: P D Grant on September 01, 2012, 05:23:48 PM
I'm using the TuneIn radio app to listen to Weenie and it works great.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 01, 2012, 05:31:16 PM
Hi PD, thanks for the feedback, this is for your Roku player?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Westside on September 01, 2012, 06:27:00 PM
I just tried the TuneIn app for Roku (which always worked before) again with no success.  I even deleted my Weenie Juke preset, looked it up again via their search, and added it as a new preset.  I guess I'll try to locate the Shoutcast app for Roku.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Westside on September 01, 2012, 06:33:39 PM
I was able to add the Shoutcast app to my Roku.  It was easy to find in the channel store.  I like this better than the TuneIn app as it shows the current playing Artist and Song title which TuneIn didn't! 
Thanks much!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 01, 2012, 06:40:38 PM
Glad you got it going!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on September 01, 2012, 06:44:39 PM
Cool, glad you got it working with an alternative app. I searched on the TuneIn Roku page http://tunein.com/home/roku/ (http://tunein.com/home/roku/) for 'weenie juke radio' and it returned 'works on Roku'

The fact that it doesn't work may be something to do with the recent reconfiguration, sometimes changes take a while to propagate out to the web at large. Although PD's TuneIn is working. PD what are you running TuneIn on? I'm assuming it's not Roku.
Title: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: P D Grant on September 02, 2012, 06:36:17 AM
Apologies, I hadn't read through the thread properly.  No, I'm streaming using the TuneIn smartphone app and running it through my stereo
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Westside on September 06, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
Tuned into Weenie Juke today via Shoutcast-Ruko and now it shows the album artwork in edition to the current playing artist and song title!  It also shows all 3 when it goes to the screen saver.  I couldn't ask for more!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on September 08, 2012, 06:32:58 PM
Couple of minutes of dead air just now after Dock Boggs, False Hearted Lover Blues. Wonder if it's on the mp3?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on September 08, 2012, 06:43:20 PM
Too Long by Charlie McCoy ... coincidence?  :P
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on September 08, 2012, 07:03:21 PM
I like the top ten requested songs feature (in descending order) hadn't heard that befo'
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on September 08, 2012, 07:09:30 PM
My favorite show!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Gumbo on September 08, 2012, 07:31:21 PM
I'll be sure to tune in again next time I'm home this late!
Title: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: P D Grant on September 09, 2012, 03:31:31 AM
Darn in.  Shortly after posting my last message the TuneIn app started throwing up a server not found error. Time to dust off the vinyl
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 09, 2012, 06:44:35 AM
My guess is Time Warner, they often work on the cable on Saturdays.  Also, I lost a couple of minutes last night, signal dropped and it took a couple of minutes to come back.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on September 09, 2012, 08:30:26 AM
Couple of minutes of dead air just now after Dock Boggs, False Hearted Lover Blues. Wonder if it's on the mp3?

It is. On the Revenant CD Dock Boggs - Country Blues, there's 2 minutes of silent track in False Hearted Lover that separates the original issued takes from the alt/unissued ones, and another silence that separates those alt takes from the Hayes and Bill Shepperd tracks. (At least they didn't use negative track numbers like the Patton set!  :P)


Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 09, 2012, 09:03:39 AM
Thanks for actually checking UB!

Surprising as it seems much detail wen into the Revenant CD.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: uncle bud on September 09, 2012, 09:21:55 AM
The two-minute pauses are deliberate and mentioned in the notes. Some Fahey-enforced moments of contemplation.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 09, 2012, 09:25:03 AM
Ah, I should have guessed.   8)
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on September 09, 2012, 10:56:22 AM
It is extremely high quality dead air, as you would expect from Revenant. Astonishing fidelity, it's just like not being there.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2012, 05:17:58 AM
Since the update, Weenie Juke has didappeared from my internet radio (Evoke Flow - The Lounge). http://new.thelounge.com/uk/content/radio/5441166-weenie-juke-radio (http://new.thelounge.com/uk/content/radio/5441166-weenie-juke-radio)
Any hints how to get it back???
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2012, 06:47:13 AM
Professor, I'm not familiar with "Evoke Flow - The Lounge"  --- is that just a website you access with your player?  e.g., can you explain the steps you went through to get Weenie Juke?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2012, 07:14:31 AM
The Lounge seems to be the website that links to my internet radio. Weenie Juke was one of the stations you could add to favourites so that it streamed to the internet radio via wireless from my computer. As you'll see when you click on the link, the Weenie logo is still there. It's just that now when you click on it, it doesn't play. The site offers the facility to create a 'custom station', so if there's a new URL following the switchover, I should be able to copy and paste it into the Lounge webpage as an additional station. Hope that makes sense?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on September 18, 2012, 08:50:22 AM
Yes, there is a new URL as we have changed audio servers.  One of the following should get you back in business:

-Multi Player Listen page: http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/ (http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/)
-Mobile Links page: http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/mobile/ (http://s7.viastreaming.net/8735/mobile/)
-Default Listen Address: http://s7.viastreaming.net:8735/listen.pls (http://s7.viastreaming.net:8735/listen.pls)
-Port 80 Listen Address: http://s7.viastreaming.net/cgi-bin/listen.pls?8735 (http://s7.viastreaming.net/cgi-bin/listen.pls?8735)

Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Prof Scratchy on September 18, 2012, 11:24:31 AM
Worked a  treat!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on February 03, 2013, 10:44:48 AM
The juke is currently off-line due to reasons yet to be determined.

Until we sort it out please don't try to access the juke pages. If you do your session will hang and eventually time-out with an error.

Will post an announcement here when it's back up.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on February 03, 2013, 11:05:18 AM
Juke is back online.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on February 03, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
Sorry, my fault, I was replacing an electrical switch and did not realize it was the same circuit as the Juke. 
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on February 03, 2013, 11:33:52 AM
 :P
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on March 23, 2013, 09:32:31 PM
juke ain't jukin' no more at present. No flags on the juke tuned in map, and no audio when you click the tune-in button and go to loudcity. The xml status grabber returns 'could not get shoutcast stream status'. According to the time machine Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe ? I Want That has been going for over an hour, better give the victrola a kick.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on March 23, 2013, 09:49:24 PM
Thanks for the heads up - gave the victrola another crank.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Rivers on March 23, 2013, 09:54:49 PM
That's better!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 06, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
Folks I'm swapping out cable modems, so the Juke will be down until Time Warner gets it switched over.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 24, 2013, 12:38:20 PM
Greetings all,

I'm relocating electronics, including my cable modem - so the Juke will be down this afternoon for an hour or so while I shift stuff around.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on August 24, 2013, 02:06:06 PM
All moved, juke is back.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: beljum on August 25, 2013, 03:33:19 PM

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 19, 2013, 08:59:04 AM
Just in case anyone is wondering what has happened to the Juke:


info@viastreaming.com
6:32 AM (3 hours ago)

to me
Dear ViaStreaming Customer, as a Valued Customer, ViaStreaming is committed to keeping you informed about any changes in the status of your service with us.

-Summary Description of Outage: s7.viastreaming.net server routing/switch failure
-Location: ViaStreaming USA Network - Equinix DC - Ashburn VA - USA
-Duration: n/a

On Thursday December 19 - 7:15 PM CST - (USA Central Standard Time), s7.viastreaming.net server experienced an unscheduled hardware outage routing/switch failure: the hardware device that failed was common to a number of circuits on the network and therefore had impact on multiple customers: we will replace server with new hardware and move the drives to the new server.

We would like to apologies for any inconvenience this has caused and assure you that we will be taking steps to prevent this type of issue from reoccurring in future and thank you for your patience during the outage.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our support department at:
support@viastreaming.com

We deeply appreciate your business, and look forward to serving you in the future!

Kind Regards

Mark Overmere
Support Dept.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 19, 2013, 11:56:22 AM
Sounds like the Juke is back up.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: FrontPage on December 23, 2013, 10:49:10 PM
Any thoughts as to why Juke won't play via TuneIn Radio (mobile devices with app , or Sonos). Search finds Juke, but I get a streaming error when I attempt a connection.


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Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Slack on December 24, 2013, 07:27:50 AM
The LoudCity TuneIn page works fine for me.... on an iPhone and using Safari to access.

What App are you trying to use?  How is Sonos getting the stream - through Shoutcast listing?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: FrontPage on December 24, 2013, 04:24:51 PM
I wonder if it is being blocked into Canada? I'm using TuneIn on the iPhone, and Sonos uses their app too.


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Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: FrontPage on December 24, 2013, 04:33:53 PM
It streams just fine from LoudCity directly, but TuneIn encounters a streaming error, whether on iPhone, iPad, or Sonos.


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Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: hms on February 24, 2014, 04:26:58 AM
From the LoudCity rules:
All listeners must be directed from your website (if you have one) to the LoudCity website in order to listen to the stream. This is because our license covers performing music on our domain, but not on yours.

This would suggest that access can only be via the LoudCity website and not thorough other streaming servers/aggregators.
There was also an announcement in February that LoudCity was closing due to finances, although it seems that they are currently in discussions with someone to keep the service running.

But I could be completly wrong!
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Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: garyweeks on March 01, 2014, 05:59:14 PM
Looks like LoudCity has given up the ghost, their site now just explains to the broadcaster some rules about licensing and recommends a site, SteamLicensing.com, that will provide that service for the broadcaster. Weenie Campbell's Juke Radio cannot be found on that site.  I will really miss this station, does anyone know if there is a plan to keep it broadcasting?
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Stumblin on March 04, 2014, 07:41:24 AM
Looks like LoudCity has given up the ghost, their site now just explains to the broadcaster some rules about licensing and recommends a site, SteamLicensing.com, that will provide that service for the broadcaster. Weenie Campbell's Juke Radio cannot be found on that site.  I will really miss this station, does anyone know if there is a plan to keep it broadcasting?
I sure hope so. I just tried tuning in today, missing it already.
Title: Re: Weenie Juke Status
Post by: Stumblin on March 10, 2014, 03:24:42 AM
I'm no expert, but there do seem to be quite a few online radio hosting services. Some claim to be free, though probably with some advertising.
Perhaps the juke could be migrated to one of those?