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Co-Lo Stability Problems

Unfortunately, our co-lo had some stability problems Friday morning.

First up, they lost all of their connectivity to the facility that holds all of our games. This took them about 40 minutes to diagnose and a bit longer to restore.

Much more astonishingly, they rebooted all of their machines (which means all of our machines) while they were fixing the problem, with no notice. This probably had minimal repercussions on the SkotOS games (Marrach, Ironclaw, Lazarus, and Lovecraft). There may have been a rollback of an hour or two.

TEC and Grendel's Revenge are more troublesome. TEC will suffer a rollback of 10 hours, to midnight (PT) last night, since the unannounced reboot happened one hour before the next backups. GR suffered a more complete failure. We're being forced to restore the entire machine from its backups, then we'll need to restore the game from the backups stored within that backup. The lineup of dates look promising (which is how we laid them out, 'lo these many years ago), so the hope is that we'll only suffer a 7 hour rollback, to the 3am (PT) game backup, but it's a bit dicey at the moment.

Apologies for the inconvenience; we're now making sure everything is stable, and we're looking into whether our most recent upgrades to TEC will support increasing the backups to every 6 hours.

Edit: The GR problem is proving even more intractable than hoped. As best I can tell, our colo is still having some issues because I can't boot the first restore I made of GR and I can't build a new node either. I expect this will just clear when they get their act together, but in the meantime I'm not able to get GR back online until they fix these problems.
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  • Oh man look at those cavemen go!

    SpaceX shot their Falcon Heavy into low earth orbit today and delivered a test payload of 1 x Tesla Roadster and 1 x Crash Dummy (Starman). Though it remains to be seen if the center core landed on their drone landing pad at sea, the 2 side core rockets made near simultaneous landings back on earth on their landing pads. Needless to say, that s*** was dope.

    Gif of Reentry and Landing: https://gfycat.com/InfinitePointlessDeviltasmanian

    With all the BS in the world, this stuff gives me hope. Best moment was me screaming like a giddy school kid as David Bowie blasted and the payload seperated from the rocket, with a full view of our pale blue dot in the background.

    Live Stream of Starman heading to Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M
    Scroll back a ways and you can see the earth coming into and out of the camera focus in glorious HD.
    Last edited by roast; 02-06-2018, 07:49 PM.
    Nothing much to say.

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    Yeah It truly is amazing, I read the book on Elon not long ago and for a while I have been a huge fan of his work on Solar and the Electric Car. He is making space accessible and exciting again.
    Tale responds from afar, "Decided to give out t-shirts to all the people I murder. Three so far. This way you can all say, "Tale murdered me! .....and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!!""

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    • #3
      Tired of people putting Musk on pedestal, it's easy to be successful when the government hands you 5 billion dollars. Step 1: hire smart people, Step 2-10: profit.

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        Originally posted by The_thief View Post
        Tired of people putting Musk on pedestal, it's easy to be successful when the government hands you 5 billion dollars. Step 1: hire smart people, Step 2-10: profit.
        Have you ever dealt with a large group of extremely intelligent individuals who all have differing ideas on how to achieve a goal? Imagine that only with the absolutely smartest effing rocket scientists, aerospace engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and so on and managing to pull together a viable end product without bloodshed. I'd say that level of leadership and vision is worthy of a few kudos.
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        • #5
          Learn more about Elon Musk, the government didn't hand him 5 billion dollars, he earned that money as a private citizen, and he started paypal to fund his other venture called tesla motors, which funded spacex... The guy is a genius, who's making the world a more interesting place. Yes he has people working for him, but he isn't government funded to start. NASA is government funded.

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          • #6
            Elon is a true inspiration, he is a billionaire that actually gives a shit

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The_thief View Post
              Tired of people putting Musk on pedestal, it's easy to be successful when the government hands you 5 billion dollars. Step 1: hire smart people, Step 2-10: profit.
              You should read or listen (Audible) the book on him. If you are referring to government contracts to put satellites into space.. then he certainly earnt those.
              Tale responds from afar, "Decided to give out t-shirts to all the people I murder. Three so far. This way you can all say, "Tale murdered me! .....and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!!""

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