Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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New Medical Training Device

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  • New Medical Training Device

    I just installed a new training device for all characters with the medical skill. It's located in the anatomy lab (2nd Floor, Science Building)... lying on a table.

    He's similar to the organ torso training tool that I am sure many of you have seen. Same body, but now instead of spewing out organs, he just bleeds a lot.

    To use him, first tap the display screen attached to his neck. You can also examine the screen to see check his current blood levels. Once he hits zero, the poor fellow temporarily dies, before he slowly refills again.

    After tapping the screen, a procedure will be announced for you to perform. Have your suturing tool ready beforehand, as each procedure is timed.

    You will be presented with various body parts to suture. Example: It may say to suture -- the abdomen --

    The command to suture him then is: suture synthetic man "the abdomen"

    Use an evoke at the end of the regular suture command for each specific body part. Each procedure is timed, and if you complete it successfully you will gain experience in the medical skill. Regardless of how you perform, he will lose some blood... but he'll lose less if you suture him properly. You can repeat the procedures until he hits 0% blood levels.

    After he is drained of all of his blood, you will need to wait until he refills again. The time is somewhat random, currently set for every 2-4 hours. You can use him repeatedly throughout the day, but it's first come, first served. If someone else drains him, you will have to wait until the next refill before training on him.

    He's still somewhat experimental, so please report any bugs you may find.