I hate to throw another "maintenance" post onto the fire, but it appears that certain concerns with my new file-hoster of choice, Netkups have arisen. *sigh* First the good news. The files posted for my last two entries, the Troggs tribute and the subject of my first installment of Mystery Mondays, received a fairly whopping 200 successful downloads each. The bad? I received a spate of comments for both entries informing me of your inability to download them, particularly the Troggs tribute.
I recently signed up as a paid "premium" user with Netkups, and have thus far renewed approximately 200 of the dead Rapidshare links. To troubleshoot this issue, I logged out of my premium account, selected the Troggs link via my website as an anonymous user, and after punching in the token Captcha passwords and closing the token pop-up ad I was able to download the file without incident. In short, the Netkup links work for me, on multiple computers. I realize I have other file-sharing options - Adrive, Opendrive, etc, but as with Netk, I need a large enough "cloud" to accommodate my fairly large trove of files, and of course, enough public traffic space for everyone to download what they want, when they want. Unlimited usage of such services come at a price, and I can't afford more than one at a time, nor do I have time to manage multiple file-sharing platforms.
Since I already have an investment with Netkups, I'm going to ask you to try accessing the links again (btw, most of the 2012 posts have been revived). If you're unsuccessful, please leave me the exact error message you are receiving in the comments so I can then relay them to Netk's tech support. In short, I can't keep rearranging deckchairs on the good ship Wilfully Obscure, and I need to settle on something. I understand your frustration. Aggravation on your end equals even more aggravation on mine. Thanks for your patience.