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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Recording Plot Idea

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  • Recording Plot Idea

    Ok, so the first time this didn't go through for some reason, so I'm editing with my original text, to the best of my memory.

    I was thinking we could use the wax cylinders for some kind of odd scavenger hunt type plot. Recordings of odd things happening around town that are found in strange places and then you take it back to the library to listen to it, and it's something really weird.

    Or perhaps recordings of seances? Any mediums out there? Even ouiji board games gone wrong and tarot card readings that are horrible...

    I've thought perhaps recordings of psychoanalysis would be cool too.

    What sort of plot ideas do you guys have in relation to the wax cylinders? Any chance of a second one being placed in the mental hospital for psychologists to do psychoanalysis that can be reviewed later?

    Any ideas, suggestions, concerns? Let's all think about this!
    ~Player of Julienne M. Delatroix, student librarian
    Last edited by JewelandFriends; 10-30-2010, 02:16 PM.

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    The "white noise" concept: leaving a recording going in some out of the way place and then playing it back and getting half-hidden voices and such. That's a possibility. Coders could create some crude sort of timing device so the recorder would switch on automatically after a delay of X minutes.

    Check out my "De Profundis" comments in the log of the 22 November CDM: psychodrama, anybody? There's a lot of horror you can create for yourselves.

    SH Suede
    "If you are squeamish, don't prod the beach rubble." Sappho


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