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Heh, it appears I have a system of monitoring of some kind installed
There was a problem with zerophone.org server at 12:50, I woke up at 13:00 (after only 5 hours of sleep, which is quite unusual)
I don't remember installing it, but I don't think I mind =D
Which kind of problem?
SylvainM, I'm having trouble with PayPal - my PP account is locked
wouldn't be a problem usually, just need 1) proof of identity 2) bank statement 3) proof of address - simple, right?
well, proof of address is the interesting one
Typically, their suggestion is "a utility/other bill with your address listed". Effectively, I rent, and I don't pay any major bills directly - and those that I do, don't list my address
so, I've sent them 3 different documents so far
First was an old phone bill with my address, they rejected it - old
Second was my EU parliament voting invitation - rejected, no reason states (probably not something they expect)
Yesterday, I've went to my bank and paid to have two documents printed - first is my account information (has my detailed information and address), second is my bank account overview for last two months
Haaa the joys of administrative procedures :-
PayPal rejected both - the first document doesn't contain any account information, second document, well
DOES NOT CONTAIN THE BANK LOGO
I swear to fucking god
I've just paid for another document today
it's more expensive, but it
it has higher chances of being suitable
and if it's not, I'll find a phone and I'll be calling PayPal until I fall asleep, for 16 hours straight
the document I paid for will have my bank's electronic fucking signature
and I'll be damned if these bureaucratic idiots don't know what an electronic signature means
that's the backstory
Since when the logo is proof of anything.
the real story is - I have $250 frozen in my PP account, and today my DigitalOcean hosting turned off
linked my credit card, paid it off, back up again
Do you have a way to accept donations btw?
Apart from PayPal - Liberapay and SWIFT transfers
I'm a student and I can't give much but I'll happily help you pay for the hosting or for parts
I'm trying to diversify, PP sucks and has sucked for a long time
I'm fine at the moment, provided I can unfreeze the account, so don't worry =)
but thank you for the offer! Make sure you're OK, first
I don't know about swift but I'll get a look at liberapay.
I should probably also switch the ZP Patreon to Payoneer - I opened an account already, just kinda afraid to test it, lest I lose some money
I'll be ok. It's just that I always think I should give for all the things I use and never quite made the effort to really donate.
Louis Rossmann has also cancelled his PayPal account that he used for Macbook repair/part selling payment reception
since recently, PP has updated their policy so that, when you refund a buyer, you pay the PP fees
I just saw two website I was often visiting about electronics just disappeared probably because the author probably wasn't interested in paying for the hosting anymore. It's sad.
essentially, a dick move on PP part
I've been thinking about hosting fees
and what happens if I can't pay them anymore - i.e. somebody runs me over while I'm cycling =D
DO has this referral feature
I should probably make a "ways to help ZeroPhone" and add some referral links to services there
i.e. DO, SpreeNow, LCSC and so on
with DO, you can AFAIK actually auto-pay the hosting fees with the referral percentages
if set up and working, this would be an amazing system to have working - hosting that works indefinitely =D
I personally lost access to, IIRC, EEE PC forums
that was a huge loss, there was so much valuable information there
To think of it, people could easily archive such things and host them on a spare server
it's not like it costs CPU time to serve some static HTML a couple times a day
also, there should be a Chrome/FF plugin that auto-archives your bookmarks on your home server/VPS
Yes it's always sad when a website disappear.
Have you looked a tuxfamily?
They could probably offer you hosting. And it's definitely the kind of project they support.
Hmm, hosting transfers can be tricky
thank you for the mention! I will take note
at the very least, we could have a static mirror on something independent
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