The service was down due to server location and necessary DNS updates. I've credited everyone with an active Finder account with a further 7 days access for your troubles.

Finder was locked

I've been pretty busy with work lately and hadn't noticed both posts here and on the FSE forums about Finder being locked up. For that I apologise.

I've credited everyone that has an active account right now with 7 days extra time. If anyone's account expired during the down-time, let me know via the forum and I'll credit you also with 7 days usage.


A little downtime

Some may have noticed the site being down for about 10-15 minutes earlier today. This was due to a hardware and networking upgrade.

For fun's sake, the new contains:

2x Opteron 6128's
Tyan S8320 Motherboard
3x IBM M1015s on 9210-8i firmware
12x Samsung HD204UI 2TB HDD in a RAID60 (ZFS RAIDZ2) array
Norco 4224 case

Running ESXi 5.0 with a Solaris VM giving filesystems back to ESXi for further VM's (Internal NFS speeds of around 500MB/sec)

A new toy

As you'll see I've added something I'm calling the "Sale Page Evaluator".

In short it takes all the current aircraft for sale and calculates their sale price percentage in comparison to the base price, thus giving something to go by when searching for a new bird. It's reasonably easy to use and offers a few filtering methods. The table is also sortable.

Queries to the FSe server are being cached for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Let me know what you think in the comments.



Had some downtime due to a dead piece of networking equipment (my switch died).

Service restored 1900 GMT+1

Finder: Include PT Jobs?

Yes, leave high paying PT jobs in Finder
91% (39 votes)
No, remove PT jobs entirely
9% (4 votes)
Total votes: 43

Finder Migration and Update Completed

I've spent some time to update Finder with a number of new features (back-end) that should hopefully prevent the issues of the past. It's now also deployed on Drupal 7, which in turn necessitated a coding update with regard to database handling.

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