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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A bad thunderstorm is rolling in. Anyone wanna bet me how long before the lights go out?
Yep, there go the tornado warning sirens...
Hey, some may have noticed that we've been offline for a bit. We experienced some rather bad storms the other night and many lost electrical service. That includes me and tuxmachines. It's back on now and hopefully the predicted storms tonight won't knock us offline again.
Sorry for the delay in getting started today. I got up this morning and my work machine was not going to work no more. I'm back up now and will update the site as soon as I can.
What a night. We went down yesterday due to hardware failure in the server.
In light of the malware scare yesterday, I thought it might be prudent to make sure everything else was up-to-date on security fixes as well. In addition, I've added a new theme for registered folks to try out.
I have been informed that my site was producing malware warnings from Google. Google web tools reported that some malicious ads were possibly being served through my OpenX ad server. OpenX has been removed and the database deleted. tuxmachines.org is completely safe as are the google ads that remain.
You may have noticed the lack of updates to the site past few days, and along with my apologies comes the explanation that I've been very ill.
If any have been wondering why things might seem a bit slow around here lately, it's because I haven't been feeling well. Hopefully things should be getting back to normal in the next coupla days. Thanks for your patience.
I want to formally thank all those who contributed to the Tuxmachines' fund raiser this past 24 hours. The response has been heart warming to say the least.
Again I'm in the awkward position of having to apologize for my cable company and their failing service lately. Service went out this morning about 8:30 and didn't return until almost 4 this afternoon.
I guess you might have noticed we were offline today and the connection is still very spotty right now (will connect, but drops after a few seconds). There's a lineman supposed to come sometime tomorrow maybe, you know how that goes. I am sorry for the trouble and hope we'll be back up soon. Just keep trying. Don't forget about tuxmachines while we're down.
We've suffered two occurrences of downtime within the last 4 days due to loss of electrical service in the area.
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