Sunday, August 21
Had a drive failure1, which caused the system to reboot2, which caused a lengthy filesystem check because we'd been up so long3, which when circumvented allowed us to boot cleanly, which highlighted a networking glitch4, which when fixed allowed us to find the database corruption5 which we've now fixed allowing us to get back on the air.
I was supposed to be in a conference session on hosting web applications right about now...
1 Grrr Western Digital! 6
2 Grrr Adaptec! 6
3 Grrr ext3 default settings which I didn't bother to override...6
4 Grrr OpenVZ! 6
5 Grrr MySQL! 6
6 Though it must be said that we've been running on this without a hiccup for nearly 18 months.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sunday, August 21 2011 10:12 AM (o45Mg)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sunday, August 21 2011 02:36 PM (9KseV)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 21 2011 06:02 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: dkallen99 at Monday, August 22 2011 12:50 AM (HOXKi)
Never took a liking to their product.
I'll buy Seagate or Hitachi, even (ugh) Fujitsu, before I buy something from WD.
Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at Monday, August 22 2011 10:53 AM (PaYgs)
So let me write my idea here, and you can quickly delete it once you've read it. Thanks in advance for not banning me.
Here it is. We all know that 'captcha' sucks. But what if you added captcha for any comment that included 3 or more hyperlinks? You'd catch 100% of the spam, and maybe half a percent of the nonspam. You'd win, aussie! Oi!
Posted by: Kevin at Thursday, August 25 2011 09:57 AM (PjWPp)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, August 25 2011 02:15 PM (PiXy!)
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