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-- First Seen: 2011-08-25
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The Curse of the Broken Database
Another Monday morning, and another crash of the AWS database that drives our web site story content (and news). This makes the 3rd time this has happened since moving the web site to AWS. We are continuing to work on a solution. Hopefully, it won't be to move to yet another service provider. We'll see. Thanks to our intrepid readers who brought the problem to our attention.
Well that sucked...
Sometime early this morning, 10/9/2013, the cloud service we run the Big Head Press web site and email service on went down unexpectedly. We have not been told what caused the outage yet. The web site is functioning again, serving today's Quantum Vibe update. Though email is not functional at at this time, we hope it will be back soon. Look for us on facebook for further updates or to send us a message.
Update: All systems seem to be working again. Email is getting caught up now. We thank everyone for their patience this morning and will keep looking for ways to make the site less vulnerable to single points of failure problems.
The Transcript For This Page
Vanessa and Nicole in the ladies' room.
Vanessa: For most scientists, life is all about laboratories and endless, incremental experimentation, and publishing in journals.
Vanessa: But Seamus is a different kind of scientist.
Medium close-up on Vanessa.
Vanessa: Seamus approaches science by jumping in with both feet, grabbing Nature by the throat and throttling the truth out of her.
Vanessa: As a result his discoveries are often quite game-changing.
Vanessa begins to leave.
Vanessa: My advice is to stick with him – you'll be learning from a grand master of the field.
Vanessa: I think it's time to head back.
Vanessa, now standing before one of the stalls – one hand is poking through the membrane-door of the stall, the other is on her belly. Vanessa grins as she exits.
Nicole: I'll be right out … but I actually have to go.
Vanessa: I'm sure we'll find something to talk about.