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hot_turkey_ed
10-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Ok.. we're back up for now. My apologies it has taken such a long time. MEALSETLISTS is a labor of love, for many more than just me. I know it sucks we weren't available. In the several years that we've running, it's the first time it has happened like this. I mean the problems this month, not just the last week.

What exactly happened? It boils down to stability in the network infrastructure. Our server was running but couldn't be accessed. The flapping made us available sometimes and in long stretches not at all. Today, I ended up replacing all the network interfaces and put a new switch in place. It looks like it's working but the solution is fresh, so we have to see what happens in the next 24-48 hours. Any changes in status, I will communicate on Twitter. I fucking hate Facebook.


Commence your bitching and Fuck You's in this thread.

IrritatedTrout
10-24-2012, 03:55 PM
Seeing how much everyone missed it goes to show how great this place is.

ravenheart
10-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Fuck you! ;)

powerslave_85
10-24-2012, 03:57 PM
What's your Twitter handle?

hot_turkey_ed
10-24-2012, 04:01 PM
What's your Twitter handle?

http://twitter.com/metalsetlists

mankvill
10-24-2012, 04:02 PM
i was askeered ;_; <3

street_burial
10-24-2012, 04:03 PM
I am nothing without this place.

hot_turkey_ed
10-24-2012, 04:05 PM
I am nothing without this place.

More like, this place is nothing without you, all of you.

Ok, most of you. :ass:

ravenheart
10-24-2012, 04:06 PM
So Ed, why not just get some cheap hosting somewhere rather than run the whole backend yourself?

300%_Density
10-24-2012, 04:07 PM
I blame the Mayan calendar for this!!! Damn you Mayans!!!

rjturtle9
10-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Thank you Mr. HTE! now I can go back to the usual wasting of my shitty existence on this fabulous site. I love you! :party:

illuminatus917
10-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Ah, it's nice to see the site's back up again.

Hopefully it stays this way this time.

hot_turkey_ed
10-24-2012, 04:20 PM
So Ed, why not just get some cheap hosting somewhere rather than run the whole backend yourself?

My issue originally with cheap ass shared hosts was performance and flexibility. Over the course of years, serving up web pages for this site is not the only project I've maintained on the server. You have to remember we started before the cloud and virtualization were common. Regardless, we've long since outgrown that kind of solution anyway.

The 'whole backend' is really easy for me. That said, the architecture I would put in place for a commercial site with appropriate failover and redundancies is simple out of scope for metalsetlists. I do with what I have. There are cloud solutions that would solve some of my problems but they also introduce others. Change is definitely afoot.

mankvill
10-24-2012, 05:05 PM
HTE is moot

OraclesofAgony
10-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Seeing how much everyone missed it goes to show how great this place is.

Indeed. :D

MPF
10-24-2012, 10:09 PM
Happy Birthmas!

DisposableJustice
10-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Glad to see everything is working I was having withdrawals....

OraclesofAgony
10-25-2012, 12:58 AM
Glad to see everything is working I was having withdrawals....

The Facebook festivities were fun in its absence but nothing beats the real deal.

adamclark52
10-25-2012, 10:17 AM
I've been waiting a week to tell everyone how awesome the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album is. The answer is "very".

John The Drummer
10-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Lunch breaks have been insanely boring without this place! And I rarely am on Facebook, so I couldn't take part in your festivities :(

PowerMaiden
10-25-2012, 12:25 PM
I thought I was banned for too much Maiden worshiping :p


Cherers !
PowerMaiden

SirLardsAlot
10-25-2012, 02:00 PM
<3 you Pavo.

Dextrimental
10-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Glad to see its back! Hope you aren't stressing too much HTE, thanks for getting the site back up for us!

ravenheart
10-25-2012, 02:41 PM
I thought I was banned for too much Maiden worshiping :p


Cherers !
PowerMaiden

There's still time for that ;)

treghet
10-25-2012, 05:22 PM
I like how there's been a ton of posts since the site came back. I wish it was always this active.

Sanitarium78
10-25-2012, 05:50 PM
I like how there's been a ton of posts since the site came back. I wish it was always this active.

It was like that when I joined here. Unfortunately, over the last year or so the pace has slowed quite a bit around here.

Travis The Dragon
10-25-2012, 06:06 PM
It's great to have this place back!

moobys37
12-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Well that was a quick scare.

TonyD
12-11-2012, 06:32 PM
It went down again?