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Anyone got the skinny on the Real ILX coming back?

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 10:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Nope.

Lucy Alder (Madchen), Monday, 14 August 2006 13:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Yuk, something went wrong there.

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 14 August 2006 13:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Markleby's been on vano.thehold.net grousing too.

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 13:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Hoyl crap it's back.

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I wonder if that has anything to do with it

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

If it was back, it's not any more.

Madchen (Madchen), Monday, 14 August 2006 14:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Yep, it was back long enough for me to see the front page.

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Hey. I guess that means someone's working on it, then?

Mark C, Monday, 14 August 2006 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know -- there's been no noises from anyone I've heard. Perhaps it's just dying, not completely dead.

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 15:10 (thirteen years ago) link

fuck.

the artist formerly known as grimly fiendish, Monday, 14 August 2006 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that your contribution?

Madchen (Madchen), Monday, 14 August 2006 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Real ILX has been down so long that this place has replaced it in my URL autocomplete box. :(

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 15:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that your contribution?

yup. sadly, i can think of nothing more useful.

gf, Monday, 14 August 2006 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe Andrew is seeing how many emails he gets as a test of our ILXLove?

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 16:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Ha! This place is up for less than a day before it gets poxy fuled itself

stet (stet), Monday, 14 August 2006 21:35 (thirteen years ago) link

It has replaced my autocomplete thingy too.

Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 07:59 (thirteen years ago) link

As soon as I saw ilxor in the Observer I thought it would be bad news but I didn't realise it would have this impact - newspapers! who'd a thought?

Having said that I was getting poxy fuled more often recently anyway.

ned trifle, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:44 (thirteen years ago) link


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we missed out on such a big opportunity. if we made the NUILX donations like a big thing on the front page, and made it to cost £5 per registration JUST BEFORE the observer article, we can probably afford to run ilx on a dedicated OC192 line.

ken c, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't understand how the Observer thing can have such a detrimental effect. On Sunday and Monday maybe when there's a spike of interest but usually these things tail off pretty quickly and more so when you can't access the board.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Some of us have been posting on LAST FM while ILX is down.

pfunkboy (Kerr), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

This looks much nicer.

I screwded up my first registration, so now I'm called M for some reason.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Hi M. I'm C.

C J, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Whee! I'm in, it seems to work!

I didn't think anyone read OMM, anyway. Perhaps pulling the site down is their revenge for all the snark martian and Marcello tossed their way over the last few years?

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:05 (thirteen years ago) link

right who's going to start the first evah THEHOLD-ILX FEUD with me??

ken c, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Momus isnt here.

pfunkboy (Kerr), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

You've said his name, so it won't be long.

Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Ken won't have long to wait then.

pfunkboy (Kerr), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

is the observer mention online? i can't see it on their webpage...

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Apparently it's only in the print version? I didn't buy a copy yesterday, so I don't know for sure.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link

It's in the review section. It's a tiny single line mention in a sidebar. NO KITTY chooses her top five music sites. ILX is the first.

I find it a bit hard to believe that it was enough to cause an outage, really. But who knows.

JimD, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, it seems pretty weird to me, even if they'd done a big feature on it, bigger publications than OMM have covered ILX more prominently without it pulling the site down.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

YOU BRITS AND YOUR FUCKING NEWSPAPERS RUINING MY GOOD TIME

trees (trees), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:36 (thirteen years ago) link

The Entertainment Weekly notice should have done it if anything was going to.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Didn't Ned's infro from Andrew say that it was a lot of hits from a specific UK referrer which caused ilx to fall over? Cos if the Observer piece didn't even include the ilx mention in its online version (and it didn't, it's here), then that's enough to disprove that theory, really.

JimD, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

(info, afro)

JimD, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Some of us have been posting on LAST FM while ILX is down.

The ILX Flickr group is also getting posts.

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, sounds like it must be something else causing the problem, then...

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe dissensus is performing a denial of service attack?

lf, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:48 (thirteen years ago) link

HI DERE.

So anyway. I have no idea what's going on beyond what I've been forwarding to all and sundry what I hear from everyone else. Though it has been amusing to note that apparently I *am* ILX in some eyes.

The whole referral question is pretty strange. Surely it would have topped out by now.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe dissensus is performing a denial of service attack?

-- lf (lfam@o

Haha, the dissensus floodbot that sticks in a 1,000,000 word post about grime in 2006 whenever is sees an open comment box.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Okay, I updated the Wikipedia entry with a link here, at least.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:57 (thirteen years ago) link

From http://ilx.thehold.net/thread.php?msgid=41#unread

works fine for me in here, too. What do we have to do to stress-test this thing? how hard does it have to be hit before it poxy-fules?
-- kingfish in absentia (jdsalmo...) (webmail), August 15th, 2006 4:50 PM. (later)


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Woah! Don't stress-test it yet! It'll definitely break, as it's on a shared server. It's just to fill the database with a reasonable amount of stuff so code tests have some connnection to the real world.
-- stet (bonald...) (webmail), August 15th, 2006 4:51 PM. (later)


Maybe linking from outside isn't the best idea just yet?

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Ah, that would do. Hold on. *edits*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't believe it's only because of that newspaper thing either. This kind of "no reply from server" was happening now and then (a couple of times during the last couple of weeks - remember the previous weekend's "we're back" ?) besides the poxy fuling.

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

That hadn't been happening to me at all. I was just getting poxy fuled a lot. Like, loads.

trees (trees), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Granted, but Andrew's brief message to me was clear enough:

> Nope, not been pulled. Just there was an article in the Guardian (I
> think) which linked to ILX. The server is being bombarded. :(
>
> Andrew

So there you go.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

happened to me
xpost

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh. I sit corrected, thanks.
xpost

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I mean, keep in mind Andrew may be getting odd info there himself. But he's there keeping an eye on the server and presumably knows where the traffic is coming from. *shrug*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link

The Boserver sells 457,000. If every single one of them tried to load ILX that'd be 10 times the average load. But still ...

stet (stet), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Me too.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know the specific problem, only that the DB isn't behaving itself. There are problems with the code's scaling, but they're long term and not likely to be the source of this outage.

Currently the DB (MySQL on Linux) is in itself apparently broken -- from the outside it appears it is not responding correctly to updates, inserts or selects.

stet (stet), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:30 (thirteen years ago) link

It does suddenly occur to me that MySQL ships with a 4gb limit. I'm sure that must have been raised at some point in the past, however, but the DB is about 4gb as it stands.

stet (stet), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a 4gb limit on table size in MySQL, but not on the db itself.

jaq (jaq), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I know absolutely fuck all about MySQL, sorry.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:38 (thirteen years ago) link

MySQL hasn't had that limit since v3.22. Might be a problem with Linux file size limit?

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/table-size.html

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.cinematical.com/images/2005/11/johnnyrotten.jpg
Ever get the feeling you've been poxy fuled?

Ruud Haarvest (KenL), Thursday, 31 August 2006 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

This is no fun.

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

The worst part is that I still can't be bothered to get any work done.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Ha ha ha me neither. Terrible. I keep looking at other fora, but they are mostly terrible.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.american-buddha.com/joey2xa1.jpg
Hanging out on ILX nu
Eating chicken vindaloo

Ruud Haarvest (KenL), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

I think I'm trying to sneak through today so I can say I actually took the whole month of August off.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm actually crunching through some work -- means I can relax this weekend. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I am drinking tea, and avoiding Real Work by planning Christmas gifts for people. Yes, it's still only Auugust, I know.

C J (C J), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:50 (thirteen years ago) link

I've been working on xmas gifts for a couple of months now!

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Please tell me you're kidding

beanz-ii (beanz), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

No, my mom does similar. She says it helps her beat the rush.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Do you mean buying/making them or just mentally noting what might be good gifts? This is the sort of organisation I can only aspire towards aspiring towards

beanz-ii (beanz), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Mrs. RH mail-orders all year "for christmas," gives the gifts as soon as they arrive, then buys more when it's actually christmas. She's going to fucking ruin me.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Might be a problem with Linux file size limit?

It's unlikely - the main file size problem hits at 2G, and I'd have thought that if ILX is approaching 4G the largest table would already have passed the 2G point.

In any case, few systems still have the 2G limit.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Thursday, 31 August 2006 15:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Do you mean buying/making them or just mentally noting what might be good gifts? This is the sort of organisation I can only aspire towards aspiring towards

Making them. knit knit.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Thursday, 31 August 2006 15:03 (thirteen years ago) link

hi everyone i just found this. whew!

mitya (mitya), Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I DECREE THIS IN A PUBLIC FORUM SUCH THAT I WILL MAKE GOOD ON IT:

This year, I will FINISH and actually GIVE the Xmas CD I have dedicated the last weeks before Xmas to for the past 2 years to recording. The "won't get mad at christmas" song. The lo-fi disco "joy to the world". The soft pretty one that will probably make my mom cry. Etc. SEE, I'M NOT A TOTAL FAILURE. MERRY XMAS, MOMS.

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:56 (thirteen years ago) link

the last weeks to for recording to for the for to

UGH where did my sentence-making skills go

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Currently the DB (MySQL on Linux) is in itself apparently broken -- from the outside it appears it is not responding correctly to updates, inserts or selects.

Has something happened to the permissions for the database user? Is there a size limit on the share where the db is?

I am in awe of people using this time to make xmas gifts! I've just been filling time with more cups of tea.

jaq (jaq), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

It looks as if some checks that were run yesterday (which should have been completely safe) sent it haywire. Then the searches to refill New Answers compounded things.

Just now best opinion is that it won't work until somebody with server access restarts the DB server.

stet (stet), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Damn, I just got poxyfuled here at the Sandbox!

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:25 (thirteen years ago) link

O RLY? Hoo shit.

stet (stet), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Very briefly. I hit Refresh immediately and the page came up that time, no delay.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:53 (thirteen years ago) link

guys, regular ILX is working now

OTMBOT (OTMBOT), Thursday, 31 August 2006 23:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Not for me it isnt, Ive been trying it for about half an hour now and it just wont load up - so its still at least slow (for me anyway).

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 31 August 2006 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

NOTOTMBOT

Ruud Haarvest (KenL), Friday, 1 September 2006 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Not letting me in either :(

Zora Zora, Friday, 1 September 2006 06:14 (thirteen years ago) link

has anyone been poxy fuled on thehold yet?

ken c, Friday, 1 September 2006 09:59 (thirteen years ago) link

This is like being in the secret house in Big Brother

Samuel K.B. Amphong (Dada), Friday, 1 September 2006 10:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Damn, I just got poxyfuled here at the Sandbox!

-- I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (crumpw@bellsouth.net) (webmail), August 31st, 2006 9:25 PM. (Rock Hardy) (later)

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Friday, 1 September 2006 10:02 (thirteen years ago) link

oops, no email address filter.

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Friday, 1 September 2006 10:02 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
I just got poxy-fuled but it didn't say turn back you poxy fule. this feels odd, somehow.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:07 (twelve years ago) link

:(

nu_onimo (nu_onimo), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

"Board database failure" seems a bit final, somehow.

much_aldo_about_nothing (much_aldo_about_nothing), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

yeah "board database failure" doesn't sound good. :(

Jessie the Monster (scarymonster), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

Ah well, I've been sent a Borders voucher that appears to be multi-printable and emailable to all your chums. Enjoy!

http://f.chtah.com/i/48/449524318/voucher_oct02.htm

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 15:41 (twelve years ago) link

uh oh

Kali Pachanguero (RSLaRue), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 21:40 (twelve years ago) link

time change fulage?

Ruud Haarvest (KenL), Sunday, 29 October 2006 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

Dang your eyes, you beat me here by 2 seconds!

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 29 October 2006 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

Not poxying, just timing out.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 29 October 2006 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

Times me out too. /cry

Zora (Zora), Sunday, 29 October 2006 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

nine years pass...

i think something broke

joy & joy (jergins), Sunday, 31 January 2016 01:30 (three years ago) link

yup

sleeve sandbox, Sunday, 31 January 2016 01:34 (three years ago) link

that was a quick fix

sleeve sandbox, Sunday, 31 January 2016 03:35 (three years ago) link


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