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posted by martyb on Thursday June 25 2020, @11:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-goes-up dept.

This is to inform you we *are* aware of a problem with the site.

Symptom: The "Most Recent Journal Entries" box that normally appears on the right-hand-side of the main page is currently not currently displaying.

We have tried a few things, but have had no luck so far. We will update this story when we know more.

Problem first became apparent at about 17:45 UTC today.

Workaround: Use Search to look at the most recent journal entries. Specifically:

We will update this story when we know more. I have done all I (martyb) know how; hopefully TheMightyBuzzard will show up before too long and get things straightened out.

[Update-TMB]: The local mysqld instances on both web frontends both decided to be On The Crack for some reason or other. The database itself running over on the db servers was just fine and a restart of mysqld (and bouncing of Apache/Varnish which has to be done whenever mysqld is restarted) on the web frontends put things back to normal.

The cause of mysqld's drug use is unknown and shall remain so unless it happens more than once.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:39PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:39PM (#1012195)

    I emailed you guys last night and early this morning about some of the stuff I noticed. I don't think what I reported was likely to be reproducible but it sounded like The Mighty Buzzard was working to resolve whatever he could reproduce from my email and perhaps other emails he received. I was impressed to get a reply so quickly, within an hour or so early in the morning. It reminded me a bit of how Slashdot was back in the day when CmdrTaco would reply to pretty much every email he received, no matter how insignificant the request might be. I didn't agree with everything Slashdot did, but I really appreciated that CmdrTaco cared enough about the site's users to reply to pretty much everyone who contacted him. I see the same thing with SN's staff and I really appreciate it. I know I can be an ass at times in the comments but I really do appreciate the hard work by the admins around here. Thanks!

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:38PM (2 children)

    Early in the morning is the best time to catch me lately. I like to spend the couple hours before the neighbors wake up enough to do noisy church remodeling sitting around drinking coffee and otherwise doing not much of anything.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.