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Old January 23, 2009, 02:52 PM   #1
Brad Clodfelter
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Check Your Server

The site is real slow and taking forever to respond when making a post. I also couldn't get on a few minutes ago and got the website may be having trouble. It's not my connnection or my computer. Blazing speed when going to other sites. It seems this site has technical problems every week.
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Old January 24, 2009, 09:10 AM   #2
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We're looking for a new set of hampsters to power the servers. The old ones are getting lazy and entitled.

Depending on what time you were posting, you might have come up against some of the automated processes that run in the background at TFL.

Or, it could have been something else entirely. I had problems getting to a number of websites that I use on a regular basis. Very slow or no load times, while others, such as TFL, loaded and operated just fine. My guess is that it was a problem somewhere down the line.

Or, it could have been gnomes getting loose in the CPU again. We keep tenting the place, but they keep creeping back in.
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Old January 24, 2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yesterday, for example, There was an ATT DNS server that was on the fritz. Sometimes I could get through and sometimes I couldn't. Had nothing to do with TFL, per se.
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Old January 24, 2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for the replies. I like this site, but just get aggravated when this stuff happens or when it is down and you want to see what is going on.
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Old January 24, 2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Tomorrow is Sunday ... and you know what happens around here on Sunday ...

Nothing! Because TFL is usually down on Sundays!

Let's hope the trend stopped last week.
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Old January 24, 2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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Mal, let me share some wisdom with you...

Some years ago my friend David was having his furnace replaced. The guy was looking at it when David mentioned that the water heater was old and he was worried that it might go out.

The guy grabbed David, took him outside, and quite seriously said "NEVER talk about the appliances in front of them. It will go out just to spite you."

David laughed, thought the guy was weird, and less than three weeks later I helped him replace the water heater when the bottom dropped out of it...

In otherwords, DON'T TALK SMACK ABOUT THE SERVER WHEN YOU'RE ON THE SERVER!
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Old January 24, 2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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Oh come on! That's just superstition. These are simply machines with no cognitive abili ....

Ack! It's got me by the throat ... call 9
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