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Archive for the ‘system status’ Category


Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Because I like threaded comments and good notifications, I’ve set up Disqus for this here blag. If it perturbs you, sorry. Hopefully, it’ll help people get notified when people reply to comments. You don’t need a Disqus account or anything, but if you have one, awesome.

New Apartment: GET!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I’m in Boulder, now. The server is, as you can see, back up. There may be some issues with the new networking setup to iron out; if so, email me and let me know.

Boulder is as great as ever. Tonight, we had a celebratory dinner at Himalayas, the best restaurant in town. I’m full of the best chai and yak momos. Life is profoundly good.


Sunday, July 11th, 2010

So, last night, TN ground to a halt because of a failure in the backup system. Yay, I have backups. Boo, the drive they’re on died, thus failing to mount, and the backups went, due to a quirk of my backup system, to the HD with the root of the filesystem. Filled that up quickly, it did.

So, resolved. No backups for now, not until I pick up a new TB drive.

Power outages

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

We’ve had a lot of them. This makes TN and everything hosted on it go down. While I can’t really redress the power failures, I can make it easier to tell what the deal is. So embeds the status Twitter (@transneptune) and may provide additional info.

Server Migration

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

That was a bust. EveryDNS doesn’t yet support SRV records. If I’m not going to move all my services to the new server, I need support for that. So I may yet do it, but only when I can move XMPP and LDAP services over, too.

Server Migration

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I am going to move the hosting of this blog to a more stable server soon. This will involve as much as a day of downtime, and then it will hopefully cut the amount of subsequent downtime significantly. With luck there’ll be no more than a half-hour break in availability, though. Keep an eye on @Transneptune for updates about when this will happen; with luck, it’ll be this Saturday.

This means that other blogs here will also be down briefly: Kipilefti, Chiyaa, Oddletters.  Keep an eye on that Twitter account for updates and server status!

Across the country soon

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Monday I’ll be leaving to drive back east, across this too-large country.  It’ll be an adventure of sorts, but I won’t be dawdling in the least.  There may be some pictures.  This blog (and everything else on this box) will be down for a few days, as it sits in the back of a car with no internet access.

Jabber Connectivity Problems

Friday, January 30th, 2009

For anyone trying to connnect to any of the Jabber rooms on Transneptune, there appear to be some issues concerning GTalk at the moment.  The short of it is that GTalk will currently not show messages from an entity unless you are subscribed to that entity, which is fine for individuals, but when trying to use a chatroom, breaks.  So GTalk users can connect to the room, and send messages to it, but cannot receive messages back.

Until this is resolved (which may require action on Google’s part; I’m still investigating), just connect with your Transneptune account if you want to use the chats.

Brief outage

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Sorry about the downtime last night; I was messing with my networking setup. To elaborate a bit: this site and subdomains of it (Asterist, Kipilefti, Lula, the Wiki, the Jabber server) are all run off of my own server, and so when I play with the networking setup, it will disrupt the possibility of getting here.

For those who are interested, if the site seems unreachable, you can always check the status page.  Yes, it’s Twitter.  I figured they’d be up when I’m not (though, really, their uptime is not so great, I suppose).  But it seemed an easy way to just give succinct status updates.


Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Well, I figured that the death of the boot partition and subsequent recreation of Transneptune was as good a time as any to set up WPμ.  So here it is.

I’m still working on getting Elfstar and such back up, but soon.  I’ll also be making a system for registering your own damn accounts, since, of course, all the Elfstar user accounts (but not the character sheet data!) died.