Results tagged “Disaster” from Kazza the Blank One
Some time after 7pm last night my blog went offline. Tried it from a couple of different networks, including downforeveryoneorjustme.com. It was dead.
Some time overnight it came back.
But it was missing the last entry and the last couple of comments.
Looks like the content reverted to was from about midday on the 28th, so would have lost about a day and half's worth of data. Luckily my blog gets so little activity that this is hardly an issue.
So obviously Something Bad happened, and they've had to do a data restore. Or perhaps they were moving data to a new host but it all took so long that content had changed by the time they were done. Either way, I'm lucky to have not lost my entire blog (or at least since the last snapshot I did, and then would have had to reconstruct it from my rss feed reader). So I'm doing another snapshot of it now.
It's a pity that the internal Movable Type backups don't work anymore. They used to a long time ago, but I think there's just too much content now. I'll look into automating an sql dump at least to give me a text dump at regular intervals...
Edit: I think they must have moved to a new host - suddenly response time for posting is super snappy - normally it takes like a minute to publish an entry, but this entry only took a few seconds to publish!
Edit 2: they seem to have broken the SMTP settings. I used to be able to have my blog email me when I got a blog comment. Now it tries but fails and generates a bounce message (which I *do* get). But even worse, it turns out that *all* my mail is bouncing :(:(:(:(:(
Edit 3: I called their support number and spoke to someone who confirmed that they had indeed moved the site to a new host, and he was able to fix the mail setting for my domains on the spot. And that he'd have to go and fix a bunch of other people's domains as well heh.
Thirty years ago this morning we woke up to the news of the Challenger disaster.
I was just starting year 7. My parents heard it on the radio in bed, and told us about it.
I remember being quite stunned at the time.
I also remember that jokes about it came out *very* quickly in those pre-internet days. (eg - what does NASA stand for? need another seven astronauts)
So we were about to get in the car to head off to work today when I noticed the pool level was a lot lower than it should be. It looked to be at about the bottom of the skimmer box, so my first thought was that piping had broken to the filter/pump, and the pool had drained off. As it turns out, it was siphoning itself off via the hose.
One end of the hose had been in the pool since the last top up a while ago. The other end I'd draped over the edge, having disconnected it from the tap a couple of days ago to fill up a watering can. Then the wind last night blew the end onto the ground, and the pool started draining. Was super annoyed at the waste of water and a little worried about the flood (which, fortunately, seems to have drained fairly well). But I was glad that it wasn't broken piping, and that I discovered it before a day of water had the chance to drain out.
In other news, all the documentaries I'm watching on America and its national parks is making me want to go back there!! Just don't know that I could convince the sweetie..
All I have to say is ... ooops!!
(and hey, it could happen to anyone.. so all sympathies to them!)