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only meme you'll probably ever see me do [Jan. 17th, 2005|11:51 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005

During the outage I hid under the table crying and refused to come out.

What did you do?

Brought to you by geek-foo

In other news, it seems everybody loves this icon:

I still haven't written the why-we-were-down-so-long post. I'd wanted to include the reason the power went out in the first place, but we're not being told that until Tuesday close-of-business, so maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow evening.


[User Picture]From: valiskeogh
2005-01-18 08:00 am (UTC)
omg... brad... a meme...

i'm... well... i'm not mad... i'm just...

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[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2005-01-18 08:07 am (UTC)
yes Brad I would wait until you folk find out why, smart idea
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-01-18 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm surprised no one wrote a song yet...
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[User Picture]From: aca
2005-01-18 08:27 am (UTC)
Don't know how well circulated this is yet:

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[User Picture]From: moonwick
2005-01-18 08:31 am (UTC)

Careful what you wish for

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[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2005-01-18 08:25 am (UTC)
Fulfilling the Warhollian maxim, i think this is your fifteen minutes of fame.

Unfortunately, it's not really yours, you just get credit for the dumbass who dropped a screwdriver across the bus bars in the breaker panel.
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[User Picture]From: adamkills
2005-01-18 08:27 am (UTC)
It was all over the news!

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[User Picture]From: bsdguru
2005-01-18 08:33 am (UTC)

So when's livejournal moving away from internap?

I think the big question is when are you guys and sixapart moving all your servers away from internap?
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[User Picture]From: imgreen
2005-01-18 08:44 am (UTC)
i cant get the icon that everyone loves to show up? just a broken image...
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-01-18 08:47 am (UTC)
I've seen lots of fun stuff... Have you seen this ? http://www.somethingpositive.net/arch/livekernal.gif
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[User Picture]From: wy1d
2005-01-18 08:49 am (UTC)

The question *I* want to know...

...Is how whatever happened was able to take out supposedly "redundant" power, too. I hope you guys are at least getting [ass kissing/refund/pleas of mercy] from Internap.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-01-18 08:51 am (UTC)

Re: The question *I* want to know...

Probably this:


That's what happened last time. Some dumbass needing to use the bathroom hitting the button because it wasn't labeled and he thought it opened the door.
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[User Picture]From: wy1d
2005-01-18 08:53 am (UTC)

Re: The question *I* want to know...

Quoth the .sig of our Datacenter Manager:

EPO != Door Release
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2005-01-18 12:34 pm (UTC)

Re: The question *I* want to know...

Of course, one could also fault the designers for not making it abundantly more clear what that button does, putting it behind a safety bar, etc.
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[User Picture]From: gryphons_lair
2005-01-18 02:51 pm (UTC)

Re: The question *I* want to know...

hitting the button because it wasn't labeled

IOW, Human Error, the one thing it is impossible to engineer out of the system.

It figures.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2005-01-18 03:30 pm (UTC)

Re: The question *I* want to know...

Ah, the "hey, that must be the door button, that's why it's so !#*& hard to push and has a metal collar so it can't be activated by leaning on it" syndrome.

We've BTDT, and got to spend the hours cleaning stuff up. Thankfully, between the battery-backed cache on the RAID gear and the journaling file systems, we didn't lose anything of note, but it still took a while to put the pieces back together. (Yes, I did see your note about the lying disk arrays.)
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[User Picture]From: lifesparkles
2005-01-18 11:33 am (UTC)

Oh yes, I was.

The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005

During the outage I was forced to do homework.

What did you do?

Brought to you by geek-foo

Congrats on the sell and also getting LJ back running so quickly. And thanks for the extra 2 weeks!
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[User Picture]From: adinasauce
2005-01-18 12:00 pm (UTC)

(I kid, I kid!)

I'm glad that meme was somewhat inaccurate for someone else other than me. It told me I was downloading illegal anime porn, which I wasn't. Said anime was legal I'd never do such a thing! I am innocent! Why, I'd never think of downloading illegal things! Why do people mention Kazaa? I thought it was the sister-circus of Cirque de Soleil?!
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[User Picture]From: wcu
2005-01-18 01:41 pm (UTC)
haha, that icon is rad..
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[User Picture]From: quindarprime
2005-01-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
This one's going around too:

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[User Picture]From: driley1
2005-01-18 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'd like to know why the power went out to begin with personally, so I'd be willing to wait a little longer.
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[User Picture]From: jope
2005-01-19 08:38 am (UTC)

the icon does not lie

Terrorists are responsible!
Terrorists hate LJ Internets freedom!

Yeah, go ahead and laugh, elitist liberal.
All your data centers are belong to Osama.
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