Some networking troubles
2/22/14 - We’ve been having some networking difficulties and are working on a fix.
Edited to add: Um, I also apparently don’t know what date it is today. We had trouble on the 22nd, but we’re having a redux today 2/23.
Update: We seem to have a solution that is holding.
12/19/13: 8:04 PST: We’re checking into the errors coming up right now.
Update: it’s a networking issue at our provider. Good times. Nothing we can do but practice wearing our angry eyebrows.
8:30 pm: Apparently the angry eyebrows worked. Also, they kept us from being attacked by tigers that whole time.
12/11/13: We’re planning a site update tonight which may involve some brief downtime.
10:23 pm PST: brief downtime starting now; we should be right back.
10:31 pm: A little longer than we guessed, maybe another 10 minutes.
10:46 pm: We’re back with the new stuff, may be oddities for a few minutes still.
All done now. A few little things to fix for tomorrow.
Wed Aug 7, 9:58 pm pdt: The site will be going down shortly for planned upgrades tonight. We expect to be down for around an hour.
10:38 pm: downtime is starting…
11:31 pm: we still have some data updates to finish… maybe another half hour.
12:25 am: Always the optimist. Still, everything is going smoothly, just slowly.
12:44 am: We’re flipping it on. Let’s see what we broke.
1:45 am: We had a css file that got corrupted, and we’re just using our noodly appendages to poke in all the corners, test all the new routes, etc…
2:39 am: all looks good!
Having an issue with the mobile site. We’re on it.
Update: all better now.
Our DNS provider is experiencing a denial of service attack. If you can see this, you’re probably not affected. We’re on it.
Update: We have a new DNS provider and this should be propagating through the network.
Final update: We seem to be all back, and with our brand new DNS provider. That wasn’t any fun at all.
We’re getting reports that some people might be having DNS problems. Of course, if you can see this page then you, yourself, probably aren’t having a problem.
We’re doing a bit of DB maintenance tonight, and there may be brief downtime.
We seem to be back.
Ironically, while I was answering allergywoman’s surprising comment that we never have downtime any more (I typed that she has just been lucky), one of our databases panicked and the site came down. We’ll have it back as soon as we can, probably 15 minutes to reboot.