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Posted: May 10, 2009, 9:01 am - IP Logged

Just thought I'd acknowledge for all the people who could not access the site between about 1:30 AM and 8:30 AM this morning that it was not your computer, it was the site being offline.

I have been (and still am) working hard this morning to re-establish everything and bring it all back up.  What a wonderful start to Mother's Day.  Hope yours is/was better than ours over here.

 

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    Posted: May 10, 2009, 9:17 am - IP Logged

    Thanks Todd. I am hoping the day shifts from better to BEST for you. One can imagine what you deal with just comparing our computers to your LP System spreading wide and beyond.

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      Posted: May 10, 2009, 9:27 am - IP Logged

        Todd, really missed not being able to get on last night but I sure am glad you have it going now. What a wonderful job you do.

      Thanks for all your hard work.

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        Posted: May 10, 2009, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        Todd - thanls for letting us know.  I was getting ready to take up a collection for you.   Wink

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: May 10, 2009, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

          I check LP at this website to see if it's just me, or it's also down for everyone. Keeps one from guessing if it's hardware, software, or internet connection issue. Hope that gives a little piece of mind. Quite unusual for LP to get down without prior noticed, but things happens.

          Thanks Todd for this post.

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            Posted: May 10, 2009, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

            I check LP at this website to see if it's just me, or it's also down for everyone. Keeps one from guessing if it's hardware, software, or internet connection issue. Hope that gives a little piece of mind. Quite unusual for LP to get down without prior noticed, but things happens.

            Thanks Todd for this post.

            stuff happens and yer loyal visitors will always check back and that diamondplace site mentioned is a must have Big Grin

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              Posted: May 10, 2009, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

              Thank you Todd for your great work I thought it was my computer. Glad its up and running now.Banana

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                Posted: May 10, 2009, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks, Todd, for you diligence and perseverence..... and your excellent webmeisterness :)  I hope that this day has rapidly become stress-free so that you can enjoy other fun things

                Djklaugh

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                  Posted: May 10, 2009, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the nice comments everyone.  Things definitely improve when the site and server is operating smoothly.  Eventually this kind of down-time will be a thing of the past.  Among other things that are in the works, I will have triple-redundancy of the server, so that a web server can crash and nobody will notice a thing.  It takes a lot of planning and development work, but hopefully by LP's 10th anniversary it will be a reality.

                   

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                    Posted: May 11, 2009, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Yeah as a developer myself I *KNOW* how hard it can be to get a really solid uptime, fault tolerance can be tricky to get "just right"

                    so many points to cover, power, storage, environment, backbone connections, multi-home IP's

                    things like where cables are run both on-prem and off-prem, rouge backhoes that rip power and network cables, the list goes on...

                    and the cost of each step from say 98% goes way up...  like going from 99.5 to 99.9 can cost as much as going from 95 to 99 pct.

                    best of luck with the plans :-)

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                      Posted: May 17, 2009, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Todd,

                      When are you going to post more winners stories on this sight?  I miss reading them.  You should hear from me this week.

                      Joey