Outage, whoops May 4, 2005 5:44 PM   Subscribe

Sorry about that, but for the first time since I started hosting mefi at server matrix, there was an outage:

D2 OUTAGE: www.metafilter.com Last Updated: 05/04/2005 19:05:17 Details: This server did not come back online after reboot. We will investigate shortly.

(bwalker-05/04/2005 19:05:17): This server would not power on. We have swapped the chassis and this machine is now powered up and responding to ping and RDC.

But all should be good now.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 5:44 PM (59 comments total)

*stumbles in, shaking and looking bewildered*
posted by loquacious at 5:46 PM on May 4, 2005


I was just wondering whether the new live-in nanny will be able to reboot the server when need be....? [Just sayin']
posted by Doohickie at 5:48 PM on May 4, 2005


You need lay in a stock of methadone for occasions like this.
posted by jonmc at 5:48 PM on May 4, 2005


Server, schmerver! Has there been an official CONGRATULATIONS! WELCOME, FIONA HAUGHEY! thread yet? Because: congratulations! Welcome, Fiona Haughey!
posted by scody at 5:50 PM on May 4, 2005


goddddd dammn. I nearly proposed to a girl just to have something interesting to do.
posted by bonaldi at 5:53 PM on May 4, 2005 [1 favorite]


and welcome, baby FH!
posted by bonaldi at 5:57 PM on May 4, 2005


i thought we were being put on Fiona's schedule--up for a little while, then out. : >
posted by amberglow at 6:07 PM on May 4, 2005


goddddd dammn. I nearly proposed to a girl just to have something interesting to do.

Hell, I started spewing theories and opinions to my coworkers. They were all like "That site of yours is down, huh?"
posted by jonmc at 6:09 PM on May 4, 2005


Jeepers, I thought maybe the FBI had confiscated your servers and was desperately trying to decode the meaning of pants-fish.
posted by stet at 6:11 PM on May 4, 2005


Wow. I just figured it was the baby taking you away from mefi. I'm sure I'm not the only one that figured there might be problems for the next few days. We don't care, Matt. Spend some time with Fiona, we'll be back.
posted by bh at 6:12 PM on May 4, 2005


Yeah. What bh said. Congrats. Enjoy every day, because time, as you perceive it, has just begun accelerating. I can clearly remember my son's birth, the first time he lifted his head, crawled, walked. He starts college in the fall.
posted by Doohickie at 6:22 PM on May 4, 2005


umm?
posted by Witty at 6:24 PM on May 4, 2005


Matt and Kay - enjoy your new, adorable and well-named baby. We can all get outside for a few days here and there! Welcome home, BabyFi!
posted by fionab at 6:27 PM on May 4, 2005


Kay is an awesome pimpette because she allowed herself to be photographed so much at the hospital! And the pictures to be posted for everyone to see. Wow. Beautiful daughter, Matt and Kay. Good luck!
posted by SpecialK at 6:33 PM on May 4, 2005


You all don't understand... the baby is the new server.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:34 PM on May 4, 2005


My dog is also named Fiona. She is very sweet and good natured.
posted by ibmcginty at 6:40 PM on May 4, 2005


Oh, thank God it's back! Man, IwassonervousthatmetafilterwouldneverbebackbecauseMattwouldneverreturnfromthehospital
andcheckonusanymorebecausehehasbetterthingstodonowandIjustdon'tknowhowI'doccupyall
thisfreetimeifmetafilterdidn'texist..maybereadabookorgetaPhDorsomething...
Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it'd be better if you turned it back off.
posted by graventy at 6:42 PM on May 4, 2005


Congratulations, and thanks for taking the time to mess with this cyberbusiness at such a busy and exciting time.
posted by ibmcginty at 6:43 PM on May 4, 2005


You need lay in a stock of methadone for occasions like this.
posted by jonmc at 5:48 PM PST on May 4 [!]


I will be contacting my pharmacist tomorrow. Ouch! Today was just painful.

I can quit any time. As a matter of fact I have quit many times.
posted by caddis at 6:49 PM on May 4, 2005


The twitching isn't so bad after the first eight hours, dude.
posted by jonmc at 6:51 PM on May 4, 2005


Well *I*, for one, welcome our diapered overlady.

;- )
posted by Doohickie at 6:51 PM on May 4, 2005


Are the "new comments" indicators missing for anyone else?
posted by Witty at 6:55 PM on May 4, 2005


Mine are gone as well. Upper right corner also notes no new comments/posts/questions/answers/whatever.
posted by LionIndex at 7:00 PM on May 4, 2005


It's so funny--we're like the older brother/sister getting all jealous, and regressing. : >

(no new comments for me either)
posted by amberglow at 7:27 PM on May 4, 2005


Not like we were nervous or anything.
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:28 PM on May 4, 2005


The twitching isn't so bad after the first eight hours, dude.

Are kidding? That is when the convulsions set in. I think I need to get out more.
posted by caddis at 7:40 PM on May 4, 2005


graventy- I have a dog just like you.
posted by Doohickie at 7:43 PM on May 4, 2005


Doohickie, I didn't even know that they still had backgrounds like that for school photos! Awesome!!
posted by fionab at 7:48 PM on May 4, 2005


MetaFilter goes down more often than a hooker at the RNC.

Hah! (from that thread mygothlaundry linked to)
posted by amberglow at 7:51 PM on May 4, 2005


Hey this is great, ... but I can smell old diapers everytime I log in..... You need a diaper genie?
posted by R. Mutt at 7:56 PM on May 4, 2005


Fiona totally broke the internet. Metafilter, Audioscrobbler and Hotmail were all having intermittent-to-extended problems yesterday and today and beyond that, the internet's just, like, some random doo-dads or something. She obviously has special powers of some sort. Notice any radioactive spider bites during the pregancy?

Has there been an official CONGRATULATIONS! WELCOME, FIONA HAUGHEY! thread yet?

mm hmm

also, is the name a roundabout reference to macintosh via pop folk? or am I just playing word association by myself...
posted by mdn at 7:57 PM on May 4, 2005


First thing I thought of, mdn.
posted by taz at 8:03 PM on May 4, 2005


*slaps inner elbow, ties off the dinosaur, injects Metafilter*

*blisses*
posted by schyler523 at 8:06 PM on May 4, 2005


hopes pretty_generic or quonsar stumbles in and makes a wisecrack soon.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:09 PM on May 4, 2005


Maybe you should have called yourself GeneriK_Kwantsar?
posted by taz at 8:18 PM on May 4, 2005


Audioscrobbler and Hotmail were all having intermittent-to-extended problems yesterday

Does Audioscrobbler ever actually do anything interesting? I signed up, played a thousand songs and weeks later still had no recommendations, neighbors or anything else. I deleted the thing since its sole purpose seemed to be to extract information about me without giving back anything of value in return.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:24 PM on May 4, 2005


I took up watching baseball to pass the time. Did you know the Brewer's are in second place? THE BREWERS!
posted by drezdn at 8:27 PM on May 4, 2005


I didn't go to work yesterday.

I didn't think I could deal.

I'm ok, now, though.
posted by shmegegge at 8:30 PM on May 4, 2005


Does Audioscrobbler ever actually do anything interesting?

See this.
posted by dhruva at 8:34 PM on May 4, 2005


I was blaming it on the Tiger install.

Matt and Kay, congratulations.
posted by c13 at 8:54 PM on May 4, 2005


We, the Mefi Community, being duly sworn to assure future generations shall have access to unlimited information, do hereby convey upon one Ms. Fiona Haughey: one pancake, a few pikes, and a fish-in-trousers.

Really, congrats!
posted by moonbird at 8:57 PM on May 4, 2005


Thank god. I was able to get some sleep without worry about my posting ratio declining.
posted by orthogonality at 9:39 PM on May 4, 2005


I was able to get some work done! It was scary!!
posted by jasper411 at 10:02 PM on May 4, 2005


My "new comments" thingy also isn't working
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 10:32 PM on May 4, 2005


stop playing with it.
posted by quonsar at 10:35 PM on May 4, 2005


The downtime gave me a chance to go look for a job. I hope you're satisfied now.
posted by furtive at 5:10 AM on May 5, 2005



The fine folks at Server Matrix swapping the Metafilter machine.
posted by furtive at 5:13 AM on May 5, 2005


My "new comments" thingy also isn't working

Same here. I thought it was because I added some new stuff to FireFox but I don't get any new comments indicators on IE either.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:33 AM on May 5, 2005


stop playing with it.

Wow, your idea worked! I stopped and now it works again!

Thanks for fixing it!
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 8:14 AM on May 5, 2005


furtive is my hero.
posted by deborah at 9:01 AM on May 5, 2005


thank god - I thought our IT guys had caught onto me and installed some MeFi blocking software. phew!
posted by killy willy at 9:24 AM on May 5, 2005


thank god - I thought our IT guys had caught onto me and installed some MeFi blocking software. phew! - killy willy

That's eerie. That was exactly my concern. I'm so glad we were wrong.
posted by raedyn at 10:12 AM on May 5, 2005


That's eerie. That was exactly my concern. I'm so glad we were wrong.

I worry about this every time now. I so rarely work at corporate offices and have been for the past few months. Do they do things like that?
posted by nobody at 10:23 AM on May 5, 2005


oh my yes. my sister works for 8e6, which produces blocking software. they sell mainly to schools, but companies buy their stuff to block shopping, gambling, online gaming, and of course, pr0n. (Sis surfs pr0n sites 25 hours each week. so much ickier than it sounds.)
posted by killy willy at 10:31 AM on May 5, 2005


I can't call up my userpage. Is it just me?
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:02 PM on May 5, 2005


I think it's just you. I can call up both your user page and mine.
posted by raedyn at 2:15 PM on May 5, 2005


jonmc : The twitching isn't so bad after the first eight hours, dude.

Ya call that an addiction? By the time eight hours went by I need a seatbelt to keep me in my chair.
posted by Mitheral at 9:48 AM on May 6, 2005


You need a diaper genie

Ha! The first time my wife and I saw one of these at a friend's house, we snickered and thought it was the lamest thing ever. Four kids later, and a bazillion diapers later, and I'm like, "screw the environment, gimme the genie." For those who don't know, it's a little baggie dispenser that seals off each fetid diaper so it doesn't stink up the whole house.

I feel that somehow, the term "diaper genie" should be turned into a verb and used to describe the treatment of questionable posts. Maybe in honor of the new arrival the [!] could be temporarily replaced with [gimme the Genie].
posted by mecran01 at 7:23 AM on May 7, 2005


From now on, Jessamyn will be known as "The Bad Post Genie"
posted by SpecialK at 11:30 AM on May 8, 2005


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