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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ATTN: Members of the Avoirdupois Embassy

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  • ATTN: Members of the Avoirdupois Embassy

    Just wanted to let you all know that I asked staff to fix the shelves in the study; StoryBuilder Alchera worked for a couple of days on it and sorted out our three shelves so they FINALLY all hold books and make sense logically with their descriptions.

    Please Note:

    The shelf above the filing cabinet is now targetable as "bookshelf".

    The "first shelf" is now targetable as "1st shelf" (hurrah!!!)

    The "second shelf" is now targetable as "2nd shelf" (*HUGE cheers!!*)

    Thanks SOOOOOOO much to Alchera for his work with this; it was uuuuuber-annoying to me, and I'm sure to a few of you.

    Look for more IC improvements in the study...
    Mademoiselle Alkmene Aurora Rey
    Ambassade de la Maison d'Avoirdupois
    Bouteiller,Historien et Ḗrudit

    Proprieter, Rey Styling