Upgrades in the Works July 11, 2003 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Uptime will probably be sporadic over the next few days while I do some software and hardware upgrades. On the upside, I get to bask in the glow of the server while I do the upgrades.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 7:01 AM (28 comments total)

great pic, Matt. please hug the server for me.
posted by matteo at 7:32 AM on July 11, 2003


Would this explain the reason why I have had a problem starting yesterday where for long periods of time if I try and load metafilter my browser (moz 1.4) just doesn't do anything? I.e., it will go about the business of loading a page for about half a second and then just not do anything.

IE gives me the usual page not available screen.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:48 AM on July 11, 2003


speaking of which, I've noticed that "current status" Wiki has been a little wacky. Right now, for example, it says we're offline. And none of the outages have been recorded since June 21...
posted by taz at 8:07 AM on July 11, 2003


Please tell me that the Secret Service has moved MeFi's Vice-President and the back-up server to an "undisclosed location".
posted by filmgoerjuan at 8:22 AM on July 11, 2003


Backup server?

Whowouldathunk.
posted by cedar at 8:27 AM on July 11, 2003


The server is so cute and small.
I always pictured an ENIAC type situation, with those Jacob's Ladder plasma arcing things on the top... and like, human slaves and stuff.
posted by dong_resin at 8:41 AM on July 11, 2003


What happened to the flames?
posted by yhbc at 8:47 AM on July 11, 2003


Can we have a dedicated webcam to the server, instead of just a picture? I want to see if smoke comes out when quonsar posts. Oh, and Tesla-coil like lightning bolts would be nice, too. Ta.
posted by jokeefe at 9:08 AM on July 11, 2003


Self-link!
posted by PrinceValium at 10:23 AM on July 11, 2003


is that a radiator next to it?
posted by danOstuporStar at 10:33 AM on July 11, 2003


i always pictured the server as a svelte blade server with lots of lights and stuff on the front.

perhaps i'll add to the donation box to place it in one of those cool chassis cases.
posted by birdherder at 11:27 AM on July 11, 2003


The case is so... ugly. Can't you at least paint it MeFi-blue?
posted by gyc at 11:45 AM on July 11, 2003


Get an xserve and change the name, for once and for all, to AppleFilter.
posted by stonerose at 12:27 PM on July 11, 2003


could there BE a better server name for the mefi box than MOPHOS? w00t!
posted by quonsar at 12:28 PM on July 11, 2003


danO, the same question occured to me--Matt tell me it ain't so?!?!?! Or at least promise to move it to a nice air-conditioned alcove where a lovely (electric) eternal flame provides appropriately reverent llighting.
posted by billsaysthis at 2:36 PM on July 11, 2003


I think we need a HEPA-filtered, uncomfortably cool room where it can be constantly tended by white-coated technicians.
posted by timeistight at 2:42 PM on July 11, 2003


> I've noticed that "current status" Wiki has been a little wacky

I checked, and it was a goatse link. So I tweaked it a bit.
posted by brownpau at 2:43 PM on July 11, 2003


for the edification of jokeefe i present:

"q posts a comment"
animated .gif in 256 colors
circa march 2003


posted by quonsar at 5:51 PM on July 11, 2003


Best. Waste of bandwidth. Ever.
posted by yhbc at 7:05 PM on July 11, 2003


Was that before or after the 2/3 of a box of donuts? I'm going with after.
posted by iconomy at 7:12 PM on July 11, 2003


I'm going to buy Matt a can of #006699 paint. The server should NOT be off-white.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:21 PM on July 11, 2003


Good lord.

I'm edified already, I'm edified! eeek!
posted by jokeefe at 9:27 PM on July 11, 2003


I'm going to buy Matt a can of #006699 paint. The server should NOT be off-white.

Also, little outfits would be nice, depending on the season and Matt's mood.
posted by jokeefe at 9:27 PM on July 11, 2003


Is there some case modder in the vicinity who can do something appropriately MeFi? That's a cause I can get behind.

I'm sending $5 Paypal right now, who's with me?
posted by planetkyoto at 2:34 AM on July 12, 2003


It doesn't matter guys, the MeFi server is so cool that it's #006699 on the inside
posted by dg at 3:41 AM on July 12, 2003


perhaps i'll add to the donation box to place it in one of those cool chassis cases.

Naaaah, we should all chip in to get Metafilter put on (one or more as needed) itx machines. Then it can live in an old radio, or an Atari 800 case, or even the Millennium Falcon or ET. And then it could say "Ooouuuuuuuuuch" every time quonsar posts.

Or we could grab Matt and take him to Muppet Labs and have the server installed in Matt. That'd larn him.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:48 PM on July 12, 2003


such incredible power, palpable even via webcam.
posted by mcsweetie at 1:38 PM on July 12, 2003


I think the server should be in a washing machine.
posted by namespan at 12:23 AM on July 14, 2003


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