Dream Host: V11.08 August 2009


Aug 8, 2009
0. Introduction.
1. New! Register domains with international characters!
2. New! Major flash media improvements!
3. New! Major PS graph improvements!
4. New! Pay via check electronically (ACH)!
5. New! Email filters can check/add headers!
6. DHSOTM


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0. Introduction.

First off, thank you all for coming, I'm the August 2009 DreamHost
newsletter an"YO AUGUST, I'm really happy for you, I'll let you finish,
but July has one of the best newsletters of all time. One of the best
newsletters of all time!"


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1. New! Register domains with international characters!

Oh my.. I must apologize, I am simply mortified about that outburst from
September! I don't even know why he's here, his performance isn't due
for at least another two weeks. Simply shameful.

Man, now I'm all flustered. I forgot what I was going to say about IDNs.

Anyway, I'm afraid I'll just have to go with a blog post link for now.

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2009/09/16/the-traveler/

Hopefully I can pull myself together.


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2. New! Major flash media improvements!

It's just such an invasion of space, you know? That September newsletter,
always butting in my space, with all his self-importance. Just because
DreamHost's anniversary is in September, and just because there are
hardly any new features in August because everybody's on vacation, every
year he thinks he can just dominate me.

Anyway, we have this super-sweet system for converting your other-format
videos into flash videos ready for embedding into your web page over at:

http://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=goodies.media

And now it's even super-sweeter because it'll parse an entire directory
at once, plus it'll use the much better H.264 encoding format, plus
it'll include a preview frame of the video (instead of just blankness),
plus you can pick the audio quality....

Yippeeeee!


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3. New! Major PS graph improvements!

I mean, there have been years where there WASN'T even an August
newsletter... at all!

How do you think that makes me feel? What do you think that does for a
periodical's self esteem? Let me tell you, it ain't pretty. Just three
sections ago I felt like National Geographic, and now I'm The Learning
Annex.

Anyway, the "major" PS graph improvements you may have read about in the
title above means if you have a DreamHost PS (Private Server.. which we
highly recommend because you get root access, if you want, and you get
protected memory and cpu, and you get extra features like lighttpd and
XCache) you can now go to:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=vserver.usage

and the graphs you see there about memory/cpu usage now update about
every five minutes.. AND you can even zoom in on the daily graph to see
all that data!


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4. New! Pay via check electronically (ACH)!

And let me tell you, The Learning Annex is a freaking JOKE. That's not
good when your newsletter is comparing itself to The Learning Annex.
That means something is SERIOUSLY amiss.

Anyway, a long long long time ago we used to allow people to pay by
checking account electronically (ACH). I'm not sure why we stopped, I
think it was technical reasons... but it's back!

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=billing.payment

It's really pretty self-explanatory! For safety reasons, you cannot set
up ACH to automatically rebill (just use a credit card for that), but
you can now go every month/year/two years/X-rebill-period and re-enter
your info at least! Go get a credit card, youse people, sheesh.


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5. New! Email filters can check/add headers!

And something needs to be DONE. September needs to PAY for what he did.
I mean, I'd almost go so far as to recommend September be canceled this
year, and maybe even 2010 too. Maybe even FOREVER.

Anyway, you can now finally filter on email headers over at:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=mail.filters

Not to mention ADD custom headers to an incoming email when a specific
filter is matched. Pretty amazing stuff!


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6. DHSOTM

Of course if September would just make _some_ kind of acknowledgement
that what he did was rude and wrong, along with a real heart-felt
apology, maybe *I* could see it in MY heart to forgive him. I mean, we
have been neighbors for like, FOREVER.

Anyway, THIS month's (August's) DreamHost Site of the Month winner is:

http://ecoder.gmeditor.com/

Which is actually a pretty won-won-wonderful piece of Ajax-iness.. it's
an entirely browser-based text editor, with context highlighting, that
works really fast, is GPLed, and can be installed at your own domain
pretty easily! THAT'S the kind of DHSOTM we've been dreaming of!

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.dhsotm

is the place to submit YOUR awesome web-based web site.


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Anyway,
Josh Jones!

P.S. September is back, let's see what he has to say for himself...

"Yeah, you know, obviously, you know, I deal with hurt and, you know, so
many, you know, newsletters, they never take the time off, and I've
never taken the time off to really, you know, I just, email after email
and feature after feature on blog, and I'm just ashamed that my hurt
caused someone else's hurt."

Apology NOT accepted.

Show September how you feel; unsubscribe today at:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/id/?tab=contact

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