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General Discussion / On Losing the Diner
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on June 04, 2015, 05:46:24 am »
It is Thursday Morning June 4, 2015, 2AM AK Time.

As of right now, all the material on the Doomstead Diner, thousands of pages put up by myself and other Diners is currently lost and inaccessible on the web.

There is apparently now a problem with MySQL on our server host  the Code Jockeys are working to fix, and hopefully they will succeed.

Doomer Support took a backup copy of the Diner yesterday, so hopefully the material will all be retrieved at some future date on some server.

However, I have have always known this is all time limited, and really about nobody goes back and looks at archives in a Blog anyhow.  What you write on a Blog only lasts a few days to a month before nobody ever reads it again.

So if it all is gone for good, so be it.  Some people read the stuff when it was fresh and first came off my keyboard.  That is good enough.

In terms of keeping the Doomstead Diner going, I will give it a week or so, and if the Code Jockeys at ASO and Doomer Support cannot resurect the Diner, then I will simply start over, first here and then with a Blogspot or free WP Blog, and point the DoomsteadDiner.net and DoomsteadDiner.com this way.

I'm not going to quit writing about collapse on the net until I croak.  I'm not going to quit ranting either, and at least last I checked Diner Soundcoud was still running.  If/When it collapses, I'll find other free cloud storage for mp3s and drop them on there.

Today's project will be setting up a new Doomstead Diner Beta Blog on Blogspot or Wordpress.  I won't switch the URL pointer to that for at least a week or so.  I think Doomer Support and the Code Jockeys at ASO will get this fixed here, so I'm not going to prematurely jump the gun and flip the switch over on the URL yet.

No matter what occurs here, the Doomstead Diner has been a Great Adventure for me over these last few years, and I do know that what I wrote reached many people.  That is good enough.  The internet will not last forever, probably not more than another 20 years IMHO.  About Nobody goes back to read the old stuff anyhow.  What I wrote, what I thought does exist somewhere, and will for all eternity.  It cannot be destroyed, it cannot be hacked.

Tomorrow is another day I will carry on here, and spend my day chatting with support to fix the Diner.  I am not worried about this though one way or the other.  I will keep writing and ranting no matter what until I Buy My Ticket to the Great BeyondTM.

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General Discussion / Diner Down 6/4/2015
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on June 04, 2015, 03:53:38 am »
Well, after a couple of weeks of non-stop headaches with our own software packages of WP and SMF, tonight the server itself crashed and MySQL went down across the board on all sites.

According to support on ASO, it's not a related problem, but it is an awfully bizarre coinkidink.

Harry does have copies of everything however, so eventually we should be OK.

We need to get a Beta Site up to flip on when we lose the main site.

That is all I have for Updates so far tonight.  The Code Jockeys are working to resolve the server issues far as I know.

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General Discussion / Diner Down 1/28/2015
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on January 28, 2015, 02:41:30 am »
The Diner is experiencing Server Issues.

Currently not sure of what the problem is.

Check in here for updates.

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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Surly1 on November 25, 2013, 07:09:51 pm »
Dead again tonight @ 8, then back on, then dead again. Odd.
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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Surly1 on November 25, 2013, 04:21:08 am »
Will be interesting to se what you can find out, if anything. Wonder who we've pissed off now.
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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on November 25, 2013, 12:25:55 am »
Well, we were BRIEFLY back up for about a half hour, now down again.

I am pretty sure the techies changed the IP addy, so this indicates to me that it is actually the Diner URL which is under attack.

Hope to get more information soon.

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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on November 24, 2013, 09:24:50 pm »
I feel like the old days on Reverse Engineering when almost nobody was reading and I just wrote a Diary for a while.  It's weird though to write and not get feedback when you have become used to it.

Diner Facepalm is still up, so I dropped an Update on there with a link to the forum here, see if anyone shows up during the outtage.

I'm pretty sure we will get back up and running, but one of these days we won't.  I have been lackadaisical about getting everyone's contact information recorded off the Diner on my own computer, I am going to rectify that once we are back up and running.

Looks like the clock is running out here....

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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on November 24, 2013, 08:32:16 pm »
Heard back from support, looks like we either change IP addys or migrate the site to another server.  Either way, I suspect the Diner will be Down for a while.

**** NSA sucks!

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General Discussion / Re: Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on November 24, 2013, 08:02:50 pm »
Down again and I contacted support again also.  Have a support ticket going now.  Added Haniel to the ticket so he should be informed as newz comes in.

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General Discussion / Diner Down 11/22/13
« Last post by Reverse Engineer on November 22, 2013, 05:56:18 pm »
The Diner has taken Shots to the Head fired from the Grassy Knoll!

We are under a DDoS attack from parts unknown.  Techies are working on moving to another IP address.  Service is intermittent at the moment.

I will update here as more information comes in.

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