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Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby Dave » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:38 am

If history is any indication, the strip and forum sites might be inaccessible at times over the next week or so... if I recall correctly the servers are in Texas. A few feet of water will really cramp the style of most data centers...
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Re: Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby TazManiac » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:47 am

Data Location Diversification!, STAT!
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Postby Atomic » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:34 am

Blessed are the pessimists, for they shall have made backups...

And distributed them off site!
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Re: Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby Dave » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:36 pm

And those who prepare in other ways for the possibilities of disaster. Having a few days of emergency food, drinking water, necessary medications, toilet paper, and flashlights stored somewhere safe (and ready to grab and go) is essential.

The Wisconsin Dairy Association is being particularly helpful, in supporting its members' efforts to make special wheels of cheddar and parmesan (sealed in wax, high salt content so they don't need refrigeration) available to the public for this purpose.

(Did he just say "Blessed Are The Cheesemakers"?
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Postby Typeminer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Dave wrote:If history is any indication, the strip and forum sites might be inaccessible at times over the next week or so... if I recall correctly the servers are in Texas. A few feet of water will really cramp the style of most data centers...


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Re: Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby jwhouk » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:15 pm

Yeah, eh?

Bookworm's servers are located on the NW side of Houston, just off the 10 freeway heading west. I think that side finally got the rain to stop for a while.
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Re: Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby Dave » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:12 pm

With the Universal Law of Conservation of Misery shifting things out to the south side of town. "When the levee breaks..." :cry:
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Postby Drakkenmensch » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:22 pm

I thought nature only took out its wrath on Monica?!?
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Postby jwhouk » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 pm

That's just snow, not rain.

Pablo stated on FB that he's planning on only having pinups when the site came back online.
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Re: Watching the weather... and Wapsi...

Postby TazManiac » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:15 pm

Aaaand we're back online!
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