Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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    I'm at my real life job. Trying to avoid doing it. Just felt inspired to put some real content on this forum. To those of you not familar with me, I've hosted Castle Marrach and currently host Lovecraft Country. So what do I find to be the biggest problem running a skotos game....

    Staff using twiki to record their plots. I'd add npcs using @remember to record their daily events.

    This is my second time coming into a game and hosting when I lack having played from day one. That means that if a plot isn't on twiki, I probably don't know it happened.

    In Marrach it was the potato war which was the worse case. Players loved this fluff tinyplot a Skotos coder threw together during a gencon plot lull. I hated it because there was no documents.

    I'll admit I am not a saint of documentation. I've hosted thirteen weeks and have yet to document Twiki about the chalice plot players are investigating. I didn't make notes about Halloween or Santa. At least not in Twiki and I should.
    -StoryHost Xios

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    That's three lashes with a wet noodle.