Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Kenny Rogers and the First edition

Ok, boys and girls, we have another round of old drum clean-up to do, so let’s clear out that old new stock!

Everything must go!

First up?Nobody loves you when your website’s down and out!

(after yet another five-hour outage)

It’s Alive! (Thank you, John Rob)
Vanity ^ | 12 September 2011 | Windflier

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:18:38 PM byWindflier

The lights are on!

Thank you, John Rob. Much appreciated.

1 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:18:40 PM byWindflier

So – $352,000 + / year and you geniusesstillcan’t keep the lights on?

To: Windflier

I’m a Unix admin. What happened? Long outage. Root cause?

6 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:22:11 PM byy6162
DeadServer
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To: Windflier

You’d think for $88K/Qtr this wouldn’t be a problem.

9 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:23:32 PM byZman516
BanHimRocketChair
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Woohoo! FR is back! It was hard going a whole five hours with no FR.

I get pretty off-kilter when FR is down. It feels like being cut off from the world.

12 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:28:12 PM byWindflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
There you have it in a nutshell.
They can’t survive unless surrounded by people who “think” like they do – because they’re confused and frightened when presented with the real world..
They think FRisthe world, and not just a laughing academy for the fringe right.

To: Windflier

OK, better now. I can slow down my breathing and remove the paper bag from my mouth. . . .

16 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:31:31 PM byaimhigh
No, no, no! It’s aplastic bag, not a paper one. And it goes over thehead, not the mouth.
And don’t forget the rubber bands.

To:TexasRepublic
It was a boring lunchtime today.

Half my coffee time was spoiled when FR suddenly went off the air. I really hate relying on Drudge and reading the comments sections of the articles he links to.

What he means is: “I hate that Drudge sometimes links to actual news sites, where the commenters don’t adhere to my twisted word-view.”

Still, this wasn’t a bad one, as far as FR outages go.

23 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:38:14 PM byWindflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
GeekSquad
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To: Windflier

I work in a supposedly high availability environment where outages are supposed to be impossible yet they happen nonetheless. Our client pays through the nose.

Ya can’t have a 100% availability in an environment that continuously changes.

FR is generally available. I don’t know if they engineer for it I’m just curious.

29 posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 4:59:37 PM byy6162
Dirty Computer
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To: Windflier
It was more painful than enduring 100 degree weather ..

I hear you.There have been times I tried to get on and nothing. That is hard to deal with for hours on end.

37 posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:02:11 AM byArrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
HerdMentality
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More putrid potpourri after the you-know-what.