Server upgrayedd (the extra d is for a double dose of downtime) August 20, 2007 3:59 PM   Subscribe

We're in the process of updating the server. You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening but should resume and hopefully be faster later today and tomorrow.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 3:59 PM (32 comments total)

It's like a time machine when I look at AskMeFi... June 27, 2005 FOREVER!!!
posted by bjork24 at 4:00 PM on August 20, 2007


What exactly are you upgrading?
posted by philomathoholic at 4:02 PM on August 20, 2007


it was the rounded tabs, wasn't it? i'm sorry i mentioned them.
posted by quonsar at 4:02 PM on August 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Awesome! I got the ancient AskMe too!
posted by zsazsa at 4:05 PM on August 20, 2007


Thanks for shopping at CostCo, I love you!
posted by Afroblanco at 4:06 PM on August 20, 2007


If you force refresh on ask.metafilter.com, the old archived front page of it from 2005 should go away.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:07 PM on August 20, 2007


zsazsa, your bookmarks are so scandalous they have to be blurred out, eh?
posted by desjardins at 4:08 PM on August 20, 2007


Yep.
posted by zsazsa at 4:09 PM on August 20, 2007


*Must hurry updating process! Cannot decide whether to drive to Corvallis to pound on pb's door, or head for McMinnville with coffee and uppers.*
posted by Cranberry at 4:20 PM on August 20, 2007


I've been having issues where I have to refresh 5-10 times to pull up MeFi pages (though MeTa seems to work a little better), but I figured it was just the school network sagging under the weight of Computing Services having rolled out Vista the day before classes started.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:29 PM on August 20, 2007


June 27, 2005-- Why can't we get relationship-filter like this any more?
posted by dersins at 4:31 PM on August 20, 2007


A day that will relive in infamy, that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on August 20, 2007


Pope Guilty: Are you kidding me? Wow. I don't evny (pity?) your school's tech people.
posted by niles at 4:48 PM on August 20, 2007


The schools that started near me today had total IT meltdowns too. It didn't even occur to me to blame Vista, but that's a good theory.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:52 PM on August 20, 2007


Ok, all is well and running smoothly now. It feels like there's a bottleneck somewhere still, but we're working on it.

It feels like there's a 5 second delay on every link I click, and then BAM! the page loads instantly. So we're trying to figure out what is the hangup that is holding things up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:58 PM on August 20, 2007


I saw a new style sheet for a while in Metatalk, without the ellipse in the corner. Then it went away. I liked that new design (I have plain set as default).
posted by geoff. at 4:58 PM on August 20, 2007


I should say that for one load it reverted to gray and everything was nice, modern and very boxy. I don't think I can describe it any better, anyway if that is a preview of what is to come, I like it.
posted by geoff. at 4:59 PM on August 20, 2007


I was involved in the hardware upgrades and contributed, in a small way, to the Vista images (mostly sitting down as an end user and making sure that web browsers don't, by default, as to remember passwords, store logins, etc), and yeah, most of the imaging took place Saturday and Sunday, with classes starting today.

To quote Bill Hicks: "Bad call, brother."
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:52 PM on August 20, 2007


Very bad call. Everyone knows that you should always wait until SP1 before moving to a new Microsoft OS.

Besides, it's not like anyone else is running the OS right now anyway (I'm referring to businesses, not home users).
posted by purephase at 6:10 PM on August 20, 2007


geoff., since you're here, how was your 4th of July trip? Since it was spotlighted again on the front page and all...
posted by ALongDecember at 6:46 PM on August 20, 2007


From the 2005 thread linked above:
[removed off-topic post & response on Sapir Whorf hypothesis]
posted by jessamyn at 11:57 AM on June 27 [+] [!]


Some days I really do love this place.
posted by gleuschk at 6:47 PM on August 20, 2007


Saw that too, gleuschk. Made me chuckle. Thread-shitting dérailleurs these days haven't got a clue.
posted by carsonb at 7:01 PM on August 20, 2007


I was listening to the latest podcast earlier in the day, clicking on the related links and it seemed I had to load every page twice to see it. As I was listening, so much enjoying the podcast, I thought "These fools are sitting around yammering and the site is crumbling around them!" I soon remembered the podcast wasn't live and went on to do what I actually should have been doing.
posted by marxchivist at 8:19 PM on August 20, 2007


You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening

20 minutes, jeez, how about one or two weeks of "timed out"? I hope this perks things up. I actually had to get some work done lately due to this slow down.
posted by caddis at 8:20 PM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


As I was listening, so much enjoying the podcast, I thought "These fools are sitting around yammering and the site is crumbling around them!"

I once almost wrote Jessamyn an email based on that sort of podcast-related cognitive dissonance. "Wait, I thought you were traveling this weekend—oh."
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:21 PM on August 20, 2007


Everything seems to be running considerably faster/smoother for me now.

Thanks for the good work, mathowie & crew.
posted by Poolio at 8:48 PM on August 20, 2007


This totally kicks ass.

Out of the blue screen, a little pixie jumped out and will give me the latest interesting tidbits from the web.

When I click on the green, a green pixie pops out and answers any question not involving New York restaurants or what to name my pets.

The white pixie got me a way cool job writing limericks for $120 an hour.

Too bad the grey pixie was such an asshole though. I asked about why the other pixies did what they do and it kicked me in the nuts.
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:54 PM on August 20, 2007


The grey pixie is a right fuck.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:28 PM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Fo serious. $250 on the dresser ain't no left about it, same as in town.
posted by carsonb at 10:18 PM on August 20, 2007


It's still running like a dog today. For the avoidance of doubt, a slow dog.
posted by grouse at 10:30 AM on August 21, 2007


Yeah, it's running pretty slow today. We're working on doing a multiple server instance thing that will be deployed in a couple hours.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:45 AM on August 21, 2007


Sorry about today's downtime, we're working on stuff right now...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:14 PM on August 21, 2007


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