I got an email from someone, the ongoing comment system had blown up mysteriously. My logfiles were weirdly truncated. Then the whole site just vanished. The subject of the email from sysadmin Matt: “So much for it not being as bad as it looked....”
Fortunately, there was a hot on-site backup. Unfortunately, the disaster
took it out too. Fortunately, there was a pretty-warm off-site backup.
Unfortunately, it was at the end of a DSL line. So the restore took well over
24 hours. The amount of crud that I have parked in various places around
tbray.org is beyond belief. You want big files? Got ’em. You
want tens of thousands of little files? Got those too. Sigh.
Near as I can tell, all I lost were a couple of comments from Thursday and Friday; in particular, I know there were a couple on that Zelda story. If it was yours that got lost, sorry.
For some reason I had to rebuild Ruby, but the Ape is back on the air.
Please let me know about broken links or other weirdness. It was awfully disturbing to be off the air; this is the first occasion since my February 2003 launch. Sorry.
LA, Baby! · And guess what, as a side-effect, ongoing has moved from Virginia to Los Angeles. I’ll have to work a pair of shades into the design.