Multiple Downtimes for All Games [Updated: Rest of Phase 1 Times]

Unfortunately, the whole computing world is facing a major crisis right now thanks to Intel and other major processors missing critical security flaws in their architecture. As a result, our ISP is doing a set of emergency updates to all of their hardware. We are getting about a day's notice on this, and we're told that they're going to need to patch each machine multiple times, which very inconveniently means multiple downtimes.

Our TEC and GR games have always been the most vulnerable to downtime, so I'm going to take the care to cleanly shutdown and restart those.

GR: Sunday, Midnight (all times are PT) DONE
TEC: Monday, 10PM

Expect the games to go down 10 minutes before the downtime, to be safe.

The other games tend to be cleaner, so I'm going to let them restart on their own:

Lovecraft: Monday, 9PM
Lazarus: Monday, 9PM
Web Site: Monday, 11PM [this will affect all logins & usage of the new TEC client]
TEC Client: Tuesday, 9PM
USERDB (site login): Tuesday night, midnight

The upgrade windows have all been less than 30 minutes to date, so you can expect games and/or services will be back up within 35-40 minutes of the hour.

I believe this is now a complete list of the first phase of updates, but there will be a second in the near future.

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Apologies yet again. Are thursdays cursed?

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  • Apologies yet again. Are thursdays cursed?

    I am sorry to all those eagerly awaiting teanga tales on thursdays. My mom was in a car accident last night and I spent most of the evening at the hospital. She is going to be OK, but it took forever for us to find that out, and she should be coming home from the hospital later today or tomorrow. It's been a bit of a shock, and I'm sorry to everyone who was expecting me last nite.

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    I am so glad that she's alright. <3 Take as much time that is needed and make sure you give her lots of hugs. Family and IRL comes first. <3