First Question of the Amazon Sandbox Era

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hi dere waht is a cloud etc

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 02:30 (ten years ago) link

bookmarking?

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 02:40 (ten years ago) link

yup

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 02:41 (ten years ago) link

need to hold registrations; captchas are knackered.

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 02:41 (ten years ago) link

search is bust; need to bring Lucene back up

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 02:49 (ten years ago) link

Hello world!

jaq, Monday, 28 November 2011 03:08 (ten years ago) link

Hello Sandbox. It's quiet in here.

thomasintrouble, Monday, 28 November 2011 10:46 (ten years ago) link

Shhh. We're hunting wabbits.

ledge, Monday, 28 November 2011 10:50 (ten years ago) link

search is back, with double results on everything.

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:13 (ten years ago) link

captcha still down, because of the shift to openjdk. fuck 1 oracle.

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:13 (ten years ago) link

something haunting about a conversational sandbox thread only populated by stet, it's like krapp's last tape

schlump, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:40 (ten years ago) link

dear stet, you are truly the best. i hope this has not been a huge hassle for you. <3

estela, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:43 (ten years ago) link

*bouf*

"Excuse me sir, what planet is this?"

MarkG oo la showaddywaddy, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:44 (ten years ago) link

stet, great work

also, i had to reregister for this board. old passwords not work?

remy bean in exile, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:54 (ten years ago) link

Thanks stet!

EZ Snappin, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:56 (ten years ago) link

dear stet, you are truly the best. i hope this has not been a huge hassle for you. <3

^^ just wanna formally apologise for turning up in the middle of your thanksgiving dinner, also, i had this picture of a suggestive-looking coathook that i needed to post to the 'i don't know where to put this' thread but which in retrospect i should have waited to act on.

hope it didn't interrupt your holiday x

schlump, Monday, 28 November 2011 11:57 (ten years ago) link

i hate rugs that gradually move around a room the more you stand on them

Fozzielad, Monday, 28 November 2011 12:03 (ten years ago) link

Yay! Go stet!

snoball, Monday, 28 November 2011 12:51 (ten years ago) link

Giddy-up!

lebateauivre, Monday, 28 November 2011 12:52 (ten years ago) link

hello world

thank you stet

calstars, Monday, 28 November 2011 13:15 (ten years ago) link

Hello Stet, hello world.

ailsa, Monday, 28 November 2011 13:18 (ten years ago) link

<3 stet

emil.y, Monday, 28 November 2011 13:30 (ten years ago) link

whats happenin

dylannnnnnnnn, Monday, 28 November 2011 13:33 (ten years ago) link

a-yo technology

dayo, Monday, 28 November 2011 14:21 (ten years ago) link

That would have made more sense if I'd used the full picture, with the actual "HULLO CLOUDS" quote, dammit.

http://www.silverwhistle.co.uk/cinema/CinemaPics/Basil.gif

Fotherington Thomas, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:19 (ten years ago) link

everything is so condensed! i wish i hadn't chosen this name so hastily but that's sort of what i do. it's no worse than la lechera.

so nice to have a home again.

league of women voters, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:21 (ten years ago) link

Back when she was borned, I did ponder that if Amber had been born a boy, she'd look a lot like FT.

MarkG oo la showaddywaddy, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:22 (ten years ago) link

pints and cheers to stet!

William (C), Monday, 28 November 2011 15:26 (ten years ago) link

couldn't login and the "forgot password" page didn't recognize any of my email addresses

?

easy enuf to register a new one but what of the stats cock??!

SockPuppetHand, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:35 (ten years ago) link

regardless THANK YOU!

SockPuppetHand, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:36 (ten years ago) link

The sandbox doesn't keep emails around for long -- if you hadn't been on it in a while you'd have to re-register.

ILX accounts are no good here, either.

stet, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:36 (ten years ago) link

ahhh i see.

SockPuppetHand, Monday, 28 November 2011 15:52 (ten years ago) link

thankig u stet

drugs a. money (henrietta lacks), Monday, 28 November 2011 16:13 (ten years ago) link

someone start a donation thingy to just give stet money for teh hell of it

box (sic), Monday, 28 November 2011 23:03 (ten years ago) link

y r ther crows

river wolf, Monday, 28 November 2011 23:10 (ten years ago) link

so is ilx-proper going to be migrating to the cloud, then?

silby, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:39 (ten years ago) link

http://www.ombwatch.org/files/info/images/replyhazy.jpg

get it? get it?

remy bean in exile, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:42 (ten years ago) link

Migrating to the cloud? Sounds like a euphemism for death.

Aimless, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:43 (ten years ago) link

suggest ban is made outta people

p much resigned to deems, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:56 (ten years ago) link

The Cloud Appreciation Society
Women's Breasts, a Memorable Police Report, and People Who Love to Stare at Fluffy White Things in the Sky

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=10728807&mode=print

j crunchwrap supreme, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 01:00 (ten years ago) link

Missed you all.

Christine 'Green Leafy Dragon' Indigo, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 04:55 (ten years ago) link

(www.amazon.com/Hark-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton/dp/1770460608) Hark! A Vagrant for $9.97 + (www.amazon.com/Habibi-Craig-Thompson/dp/0375424148) Habibi for $17.50 = $27.47 (Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25)

CaptainBurlapSax, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:58 (ten years ago) link

how long until ilx is back?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:29 (ten years ago) link

no it is gone forever (good riddance) this is just intended as a kind of methadone style wind-down, last goodbyes etc

Never translate German (schlump), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:33 (ten years ago) link

i wondered if it would make sense to confront whatever long-standing tip-toed around structural issues ilx has, re: servers and stuff, while we're all here and it isn't going on anyway, but obviously taking on a whole new project might not totally be how stet wants to spend the dual-holiday period between now & the end of the year

Never translate German (schlump), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:35 (ten years ago) link

yeah spill it how much dough do we gotta come up with so this doesn't keep happening?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:43 (ten years ago) link

i don't really know yet bc like schlump says we need to work out what the best thing to do is.

The situation now is pretty different from when we last did this in 2006 -- there are more hosting options, some of them are cheaper, and also ILX is almost twice the size it was then. There are also virtual servers, which weren't really up to the job back then but definitely are now.

I'm waiting on quotes from lots of different people to see what all this would add up to.

Also, this sandbox is being hosted on Amazon EC2, to let me get a feel for how much that would cost. So far it looks like a good deal -- and it's v. fast and has the best backup options of all them.

Given all this, i think it's probably going to be at least a week or two before we have somewhere big enough to bring ilx back up.

(I'm also looking at how I can share out some of the tech side stuff, so it's not just me going "bugger" on an iPad with crappy 3g in arrivals lounges when it breaks when I'm away, as it nearly always seems to do.)

stet, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:58 (ten years ago) link

stet i wonder if instead you should think about restricting your movements, & maybe spending more time just 'on call' monitoring ilx through the holidays, overnight, during times at which electrical surges have been reported in the continental US &c

godspeed w/all of that, i'm glad that there's something useful about the sandbox being here because it's pretty comfortable and super sufficient in the interim

Never translate German (schlump), Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:01 (ten years ago) link

if amazon is working then rad, but in case you need more oompf you might find this table useful http://blog.pinboard.in/2011/08/a_short_rant_about_hosting/

caek, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:17 (ten years ago) link

That post is OTM. Especially the bit about sales guys. Thanks

stet, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:58 (ten years ago) link

If you open applications for volunteer junior assistant sysadmin I'll totally send my resume, fwiw.

silby, Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:41 (ten years ago) link

very very very grateful for the sandbox but bookmarking not working - just me? I'm using Firefox.

ljubljana, Saturday, 3 December 2011 04:57 (ten years ago) link

My bookmarking wasn't working, then randomly started, then might have stopped again. They're not showing up in Zing either.

aldo, Saturday, 3 December 2011 09:31 (ten years ago) link

For zing, check you have new-style bookmarking set in prefs, that you don't have a sneaky uppercase letter in your login email, and that you're using red-icon zing.

I have seen a few bookmarking errors on the server, will take a look.

stet, Saturday, 3 December 2011 12:46 (ten years ago) link

Seems to be working in Zing now without me doing anything. How odd.

aldo, Saturday, 3 December 2011 13:29 (ten years ago) link

Working for me now, thanks!

ljubljana, Saturday, 3 December 2011 15:44 (ten years ago) link


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