Forum access OUT on 1/29/12?

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:02 am Post

Just wondering: I could not access any part of the forum all day Sunday in the USA.
Yet there's no mention today of an outage anywhere on the site.
Tried all of my usual links, and just kept getting 404 and other types of error messages.
Maybe this was just a problem with my provider, or in the northeast USA?
Probably just as well; had much to do and it seems that most msgs lately are from Windows users.

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:27 am Post

I believe (others will correct me if I'm wrong) that the forum is hosted by Dreamhost, and they had a major glitch yesterday. There are lots of angry people posting comments on their site.

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:27 pm Post

druid wrote:Probably just as well; had much to do and it seems that most msgs lately are from Windows users.
Eeeeasy thur pardner!! Y's'll git young Jaysen all afired up agin!! :shock:
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:20 pm Post

druid wrote:Probably just as well; had much to do and it seems that most msgs lately are from Windows users.


<yawn>

For a writers forum, we,re not very creative are we
i am happy to give feedback on short passages.

be warned, though. my feedback can be blunt... always well intentioned and aimed at helping you improve, but possibly more honest than you are used to.

as such, i will only chip in if directly invited.

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:48 pm Post

druid wrote:...had much to do and it seems that most msgs lately are from Windows users.



or linnux/ubuntu atari 2600
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:21 pm Post

mbbntu wrote:I believe (others will correct me if I'm wrong) that the forum is hosted by Dreamhost, and they had a major glitch yesterday. There are lots of angry people posting comments on their site.
Martin.


Martin, thanks for the tip. The latest message there (8:09 am 1/30/12) says:

We’ve investigated the cause of the network outage and determined that a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack severely impaired a network link between our border and core routers. We have DDOS mitigation systems in place, but given the increase in activity in 2012, we’d already been testing new more powerful systems to implement within the next month. We’ll be accelerating this implementation.


So it's Gremlins, Occupy, or Anonymous at work....or perhaps Floss. :shock:

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:42 pm Post

Wock wrote:
druid wrote:...had much to do and it seems that most msgs lately are from Windows users.



or linnux/ubuntu atari 2600


Don't be dissin' the Atari 2600. Those games were cool. And I played the hell out of "Adventure." Damn bridge getting stuck in a wall...
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:09 pm Post

Yes, this forum is hosted by Dreamhost, so the DDOS would have impacted the forum and the main web site as well.
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Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:16 pm Post

I thought you had turned the lights out and hid behind the sofa.

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:04 am Post

I thought is was down in Apple fashion meaning that the Scrivener iPad app was about to launch. But I guess I should have known that wasn't right, I haven't even scene the release and invitations to the press conference show up yet. So still waiting (patiently, and all kidding aside, thanks for all you do).

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:10 am Post

:) Not quite yet! We're still figuring out what it will work like. Rest assured there will be fanfare as there was when the Windows version was released.
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:20 am Post

Fanfare? How do you do that really? Do we set our clocks to GMT then all get up at release time?

Wait. I don't have an iPad. Never mind.
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:26 am Post

But you have an iPhone. ;) But, since I'm +0800 I'm usually the one holding everyone up!
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:34 am Post

I can barely read a textbook on the iPhone (I have a 4s now). I can't imagine trying to type a paper. The mbp13 is frustratingly small to me.

To each his own. Some like OSX. Some like Windows. Some like iOS.
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:52 am Post

Then there will be no cupcakes for you, alas. Siri might be able to tell you where free ones are being distributed in your area.
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