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Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:25 pm
by psergiu
Dear Villains and Mad Evil Scientists:

Our plans of bringing down the Foundation have been foiled again by this server upgrade. More and more people will be able to get real information about this Raspberry Pi device and chose it instead of our evil and expensive inventions.

Let's start a brainstorming session (apologies to an brainless entities) so we can devise a cunning and evil plan to bog down the new servers.

Our motto, as always, is: "Database error"

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:26 pm
by Ravenous
20 GOTO 10

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:30 pm
by mobeyduck
You shoudve made a sceenshot of it and reroute all traffic to that image or a standard html page

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:04 pm
by Burngate
It's alright: it's in hand.

The next stage is the arrival of the Pis in the hands of the users - expect the database to die under the onslaught of "why can't it run Windows?" "where's the PSU?" "it's got no box!" as well as "my brother's got his - where's mine?" and "my neighbour bought his for $250 on Ebay - will I have to spend the same?"

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:47 pm
by psergiu
Don't forget: "Where's the VGA port ?", "My PS/2 Keyboard won't fit", "I plugged my nokia charger in the yellow connector but it does not starts"

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:58 pm
by grumpyoldgit
Have you tried switching it off and on again?

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:10 pm
by Prometheus
You guys just reminded me of this comic panel, for some reason;




Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:18 pm
by abishur
Prometheus said:


You guys just reminded me of this comic panel, for some reason;







lol, I often use the phrase "how I mine for fish" based off reading that comic

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:48 pm
by SN
In all seriousness you need to create a twitterstorm again

I have been on the rag end of one just recently and when you trend worldwide in the top 5 it gets scary if you"re responsible for keeping a website/servers running – and without bragging I managed a little better than the RPF last week

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:54 pm
by Joe Schmoe
By the way, I noticed that, after some downtime this morning (afternoon, UTC), there are no more Eeadc errors, but we are still running on Wordpress.

Just out of curiosity, are there still plans in the works to switch to a different forum software?

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:54 pm
by Chromatix
My favourite quote from EVE Online is:


Why do you violence my boat?


From a Chinese isk farmer, of course.

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:12 pm
by Lynbarn
Joe Schmoe said:


By the way, I noticed that, after some downtime this morning (afternoon, UTC), there are no more Eeadc errors, but we are still running on Wordpress.

Just out of curiosity, are there still plans in the works to switch to a different forum software?


Yes, the conversion to phpbb is still planned - probably in a few weeks time - but at least the forum is functioning properly again on its new, improved, bigger than ever server, which was the most urgent problem.

Re: Slowing down the new servers.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 pm
by riggsre
Prometheus said:


You guys just reminded me of this comic panel, for some reason;






"All your base are belong to us!"