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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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  • Courtly Dance Classes

    I will be holding Courtly dance classes with the aid of Master Jeffery beginning on Tui's, the 11th day of this moon at 9 LB in the Outer Bailey Theatre. These sessions will be held every Suns at 4 LB and every Tuis at 9 LB with the last class being held on the 25th day of this moon in preparation for the upcoming Cotillion Ball. We will be covering the Annello Waltz, the Brisk Wind, and the Blooming Rose provided time permits and participants are willing.

    On behalf of the Unity,
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

  • #2
    *brought to the fore*
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      Dancing, if you please!
      Sashay gently
      Bend the knee

      Always let a noble lead
      Drop their trousers
      Lift their skirt

      Now's the time to
      show your worth!
      Pucker the lips
      Hold your breath

      Sell you dignity
      to be their guest

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      • #4
        Dancing, if you please!
        Sashay spiritedly,
        Bend your knees!

        Always let your heart lead;
        Keep your trousers,
        Don your skirt,
        That speaks more volume of your worth!

        Rather, curve the lips,
        Happily expel your breath;
        Depart only from your sorrows,
        Waltz 'til there be none left.

        Keep your dignity, I pray you,
        Learn the culture if you choose;
        You will be loved regardless
        Of whether you attend or refuse.
        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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        • #5
          Is it time for you to dance?
          Or for Prime Ministers to Prance?
          And constituencies to do a jig
          Of their own choosing
          Free to be

          And Courtliness forgotten soon
          with regimental marching tunes
          With noses high and pinkies too
          All left behind for Summer's noon

          No whining "I gave no leave!"
          Or "Use my title, perfectly!"
          But oscillating wild and free
          To each their own: Equality!

          Let nobles petty Learn your dance
          And servile minions wait their chance
          To prove themselves obediently
          In your Cotillions formally

          But take your snobs across the Bridge
          And leave us now! And let us live
          To dance the dances that WE choose
          And thrust our hips obscenely too



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          • #6
            The first dance class begins tonight with the Annello Waltz. Bring a partner if you can, but please feel free to come alone too and educate yourselves in this beautiful form of movement.

            Politics can be left at the door. This is a time to celebrate artistry and education.

            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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            • #7
              Tonight's class on the Brisk Wind has been moved to 9 late bells for those interested in attending. It will still be held in the Outer Bailey Theatre. (OOC: It's Easter and we figure folks will be doing family stuff)
              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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              • #8
                Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Blooming Rose'. We will also be hosting another class on Frey's at 10 late bells.

                Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-18-2017, 10:57 PM. Reason: Schedule change
                You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                • #9
                  This starts in a few ticks.
                  You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                  No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                  • #10
                    This is tonight at 10 late in the Outer Bailey Theatre!
                    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                    • #11
                      *posted by a Page*

                      This has been moved to 10 1/2 LB tonight.
                      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                      • #12
                        Class today at 6 late bells in the Outer Bailey Theatre.
                        Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-23-2017, 01:03 PM.
                        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                        • #13
                          Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Galliard of the Snowflakes'. This is the last session before the Ball on Frey's where you'll have the opportunity to show off the steps you've learned!

                          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                          • #14
                            *brought to the top of the boards*
                            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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