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Jon Broderick
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Jon Broderick
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10/25/2006 4:52 pm
Hi,
Last night there was a disk read/write problem that prevented the guitar tricks database from working.

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Tonight at 4am CST we will be doing some testing to determine what was the cause, and potentially making some hardware changes. This testing will bring the site down again, probably for about two hours.

Hopefully, there will be no issues between now and 4am.

We appreciate your patience. We will try to minimize the impact to you.
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acapella
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10/25/2006 7:32 pm
That was scary. An entire math class with no GT! I was freaking out, I hope that never happens again. I'm just glad that the databases weren't wiped out. Imagine if we all had to start from nothing again.
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10/25/2006 8:12 pm
Originally Posted by: acapellaThat was scary. An entire math class with no GT! I was freaking out, I hope that never happens again. I'm just glad that the databases weren't wiped out. Imagine if we all had to start from nothing again.

We could play a game. Everyone gets new usernames and we try to figure out who everyone is after a month of simply posting.
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Jon Broderick
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10/25/2006 11:50 pm
As it turned out, the server was pretty unstable so they took it down between 2-4 and it is now back.

I haven't found out what they did yet, but I hopefully it is all squared away now.

Sorry about the inconvenience.

Jon
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10/26/2006 1:04 am
Originally Posted by: Jolly McJollysonWe could play a game. Everyone gets new usernames and we try to figure out who everyone is after a month of simply posting.



Hummm I suspect that would not bee too difficult !

Do we let banned members back into the fray ? That might be fun we could have the joy of banning them all over again !

Ok ignore me I spent the latter half of the afternoon sticking pins in pickled human brains, then rushed home to record a cello !

I bet no one could identify me form the last sentence
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10/26/2006 1:14 am
ahhhh!! I actually had to work today!
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10/26/2006 1:50 am
That was scary.
I ended up signing up every 10 minutes just to stare at pixels.
It was kinda like getting a lobotomy....
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10/26/2006 2:22 am
Originally Posted by: Jon Broderick

Sorry about the inconvenience.

Jon

Your damn right it was an inconvenience! Haha j/k, I noticed it wasn't working as well, I just came back later in the day and it was fine.
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earthman buck
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10/26/2006 2:26 am
Originally Posted by: Dr_simonOk ignore me I spent the latter half of the afternoon sticking pins in pickled human brains, then rushed home to record a cello !

I bet no one could identify me form the last sentence

Hahaha, I bet I could. That's the kind of thing I always imagined you doing anyway.
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10/28/2006 12:38 am
Originally Posted by: schmange
It was kinda like getting a lobotomy....

That's what hanging with Doc Simon will get ya.
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ren
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10/31/2006 6:13 pm
What's going on guys? I've barely been able to get in all day... is it just me?

I almost had to do some work today.... THAT was scary... :eek:

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10/31/2006 6:21 pm
Yeah - I couldn't either.. from about 7am Atlantic time until about 1:20ish.. I couldn't get anything...

I'm assuming they are still having issues. But it sure messes up my day with no GT!
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Jon Broderick
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10/31/2006 6:31 pm
I thought we had it cleared up, but apprarently not.

They are working on it right now.
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silentmusic
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10/31/2006 7:23 pm
Originally Posted by: Jon BroderickI thought we had it cleared up, but apprarently not.

They are working on it right now.

Thanks for the update Jon :D
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10/31/2006 8:35 pm
I changed to a faster router today, I though I messed something up when I couldn't get on. :D
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Jon Broderick
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10/31/2006 9:20 pm
I just got off the phone with the server people.

They recommend we migrate to a new server. This one is pretty old, we have been on it for maybe 3 years.

We had plans to migrate in January, but it looks like we will migrate this week instead.

We will do what we can to minimize the disruption for you.

Jon
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Kevin Taylor
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11/01/2006 3:10 am
eek. hope it doesn't screw up all the ascii tabs like it did a few years back.
Back then I only had a coupla hundred lessons but remember spending hours fixing weird #@ symbols that got introduced for no reason.
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11/01/2006 3:35 am
Originally Posted by: Dr_simonOk ignore me I spent the latter half of the afternoon sticking pins in pickled human brains, then rushed home to record a cello !

Earthman Buck?
I want the bomb
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