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-- First Seen: 2012-10-15
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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
Nicole, Buford and Ventura emerge from the tube gate. Nicole has two fingers pressed against her temple; Buford is limping a bit.
Nicole: Lessee now ... Xin Rizhao isn't quite the metropolis Xin Xian is, but there are three major shopping districts, so we should ...
Suddenly, Buford drops to her knees, supporting herself on one arm while the other rests near her kidney.
Buford: Gaah! Feek!!
Nicole: Buford! What's the matter?
Ventura (who is a lot stronger than she looks) is helping Buford to her feet.
Buford: Didja efer wonder why a lot more Beltapes migrate to Luna rat'er'n Huoxing?
Nicole: I never thought about it, but now that you mention it ... why?
Buford: We Beltapes are designed for micrografity.
Close three-shot of Nicole, Buford and Ventura. The Beltape has an arm around each companion's shoulders.
Buford: Our backs don't do so well walking around t'e way you Standards do.
Buford: We can manage well enough in Luna's 1.6-graf field, but Huoxing's 3.7 grafs* put a lot of stress in the wrong places.
Nicole: I can relate to that.
Caption: * 1 grav = 1 meter/sec/sec
Story Contents © 2012 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2012 Big Head Press