Site will be up and down over the next hour or so.
So we were down for a bit. The main reason being I had recently changed my email passwords and my piece of shit phone stopped getting e-mails and also didn’t care to remind me that my password needed to be changed there as well. So basically I wasn’t notified about the problem until we had been down for what I estimate to be 16 hours. Sorry about that.
In order to fix this I’ve increased the amount of memory available to the database, in addition to that the number of concurrent connections the database will allow has been doubled. This should save us from reddit for the short term, but the site has been blowing up lately and I am currently looking for longer term solutions as well as a better notification system and automatic recovery. As a result these types of problems should be sharply reduced. Hopefully the next time we hit it big on reddit we’ll be ready to deal with it. But the only way to find out is if you guys submit even more of our links. Get on it.
Hey guys, some of you may have heard about the ExtraLife charity. Basically its a 24 hour videogame marathon taking place on Oct. 16th. I am raising money for Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, if you have a few extra bucks to spare, head on over to this site and send a few bucks their way, it’s for a good cause.
There are other ways you can help too! If you don’t have the cash, or want to otherwise get involved the entire event is open to anyone who wants to participate. Sign up and create your own team here (you can even choose the hospital of your choice for the funds to be donated to when you sign up)
For any other information, you can take a gander at the offical ExtraLife charity site here
YES! We are officially done migrating to the new server. Some of you may still be pointing to the old box until your dns entries get updated. If I see any new comments come in over there I’ll be sure to move them to the new database. Thanks for reading guys, and for submitting us to reddit. Without you I wouldn’t have had reason to kick that old piece of shit. Keep it coming!