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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The intermittent downtime today and last week was due to loss of electrical power in the neighborhood. For those still interested, I do still plan to seek off-site hosting soon.
I wanted to update folks on our issues of downtime and hosting, as well as personally thank those who have contributed funds to help offset the cost of hosting.
I've been putting off blogging what's going on with tuxmachines lately because number 1: I don't really know what happened, and number 2: I don't really know what's gonna happen. But here's what I do know.
Almost everyone likes to tell their chosen Linux distribution. It's like your favorite football team or music group. Please let tuxmachines visitors and Linux Format readers know your favorite distribution by voting in our latest poll. I need about 250 more votes - so vote now!
Whoops, I did it again. The approximate 1/2 hour downtime wallago was due to user error this time.
Well, I guess the days of dependable electrical service is passed. So soon after a 4 hour outage on Christmas Eve, we suffered another 1 1/2 hour outage this evening.
Well, just as I posted the "all is well" blog entry, we suffered a power outage here.
Well, the site is moved and except for a few niggles, all seems to be okay. The majority of the work was completed about 10 PM CST last night before the drinks.
I am moving Tuxmachines.org to a new server today, so the site may suffer intermittent downtime and sluggishness.
If you haven't yet, would you please vote in our latest poll submitted by bigbearomaha concerning your preferred Linux install media? I was wanting to use the results in an article, but there aren't nearly enough votes to be valid right now. Vote away!
Reading Lisa's and Don's stories remind me of my Linux roots. Many of their thoughts and experiences reflect my own and got me to reminiscing. My path was a bit more convulted and sometimes I chuckle, but I'm here now and I'm staying.
a flash of light, I see a wing
I think it's a bird, but he doesn't sing
in his mouth an engagement ring
lines of truth and lies blurring
Today ain't been our day. We experienced two occurrences of downtime today for seemingly unrelated reasons.
Some folks have started the "Top X Commands" topic around the blogosphere again, and it always fun and interesting. So, here are mine, both user and root. What are yours?
Seems I've been having some connectivity problems as of late. The adsl connection keeps disconnecting and causing the intermittent connectivity problems to the site. I've switched out modems, even now using a brand new model, but it's not helping much.