server updates
Thursday, February 05, 2004  
Boards down
No idea what's up right now - I'm on the phone to tech support now 'enjoying' some brain numbingly bad 'on-hold' music... Aaargh!

Meanwhile, use the
Crap replacement boards
posted by Mike 12:06 PM

Friday, January 16, 2004  
The new boards are up and looking hot!
After a 48 hour session of backing up, installing and tweaking, the new bulletin boards are up and looking hotter than a volcano in hot pants.
posted by Mike 2:59 AM

Wednesday, January 14, 2004  
The bulletin board update is under way
It's been an indescribably tedious task, but it's looking like the shiny new boards are getting closer to completion. After an arduous day of backing up chunky databases and battling with temperamental SSH Telnet interfaces, we've finally got the new software up and running on the server.

Before we can share it's gadget-tastic glory with the rest of you lovely people, we have to optimise the database: a job that makes packing envelopes seem positively exciting.

The 'build search index' has now been running for the best part of four hours. It's indexed just iver a million posts so far.

Only another two million to go, then.


(Big up 'miss minnie' for her all-day assistance and expertise!)
posted by Mike 1:39 AM

Tuesday, January 13, 2004  
We're currently upgrading the bulletin board software - so expect problems today!

(fingers crossed!)

posted by Mike 3:23 PM

Wednesday, December 31, 2003  
All running smoothly!

Have a happy NYE, y'all!
posted by Mike 10:27 PM

Tuesday, December 16, 2003  
Calamity! (the bulletin boards) are currently down.

I'm not too hopeful that they'll be up and running until the morning, either as the web host tech team are all tucked up in bed and dreaming of server farms....

Sorry folks.
posted by Mike 12:37 AM

Tuesday, October 14, 2003  
All back up and running!
Both sites are now online with no reported problems.
posted by Mike 11:01 AM

Aaargh! Disaster!
Both the and .net parts of the site will be down for some time...anyone desperately missing the bulletin boards is advised to head off to the slightly crap (but working) temporary replacement here
posted by Mike 1:36 AM

Both and are COMPLETELY knackered and it's not looking good. I've blasted out letters to my tech support, but I suspect that they'll all be tucked up in bed dreaming of routers and port probing.
Hopefully all will be well by the morning.. fingers crossed!
posted by Mike 12:42 AM

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