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-- First Seen: 2009-02-27
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The Curse of the Broken Database
Another Monday morning, and another crash of the AWS database that drives our web site story content (and news). This makes the 3rd time this has happened since moving the web site to AWS. We are continuing to work on a solution. Hopefully, it won't be to move to yet another service provider. We'll see. Thanks to our intrepid readers who brought the problem to our attention.
Well that sucked...
Sometime early this morning, 10/9/2013, the cloud service we run the Big Head Press web site and email service on went down unexpectedly. We have not been told what caused the outage yet. The web site is functioning again, serving today's Quantum Vibe update. Though email is not functional at at this time, we hope it will be back soon. Look for us on facebook for further updates or to send us a message.
Update: All systems seem to be working again. Email is getting caught up now. We thank everyone for their patience this morning and will keep looking for ways to make the site less vulnerable to single points of failure problems.
The Transcript For This Page
Establishing shot of the Poker Room at Callahan's. Guy is sitting between Babbette and Reggie at one end of the table. Also present are Bert and Ernie, Cathy and Neil, Vinney, Rosemarie and Davey (from page 30). Adult beverages are being consumed, and Mary is picking up empty glasses. Guy is speaking, and smiling at his own joke.
Guy: Guys, I guess I understand why you did what you did, and I cannot fault you.
Guy (2): At least you didn't pitch me out the airlock.
Looking over Guy's shoulder in Neil's direction. People on either side of Neil are looking sideways at him, as he looks at the ceiling and 'whistles' silently. Guy is realizing his 'joke' may be more real than he'd expected.
Guy: – er – In any case ...
Close in on Guy, with Babbette on his left and Reggie on his right, speaking to Reggie. Reggie is looking at his drink.
Guy: Why did you have to humiliate me with that cruel 'World Ceres Pennant' gag?
Guy (2): My UWRS colleagues teased me unmercifully.
Angle this shot so that we're seeing Reggie from the side and looking past him at Guy, Babbette, and the Guzmán brothers. B and the bros are looking guilty. Reggie is speaking quietly. Guy has his usual annoyed look.
Reggie: What did it make you feel like doing, Guy?
Medium close-up of Guy, nearly shouting at Reggie.
Guy: It made me feel like crawling under a rock!
Medium close-up of Reggie, smiling back at Guy gently:
Reggie: Welcome to the rock, Guy.
Pull back to show as many as you can seated around the table, focus on Guy, Reggie has a hand on his shoulder. People are lifting their glasses as if preparing to make a toast. Guy has a look of one who is breaking free of a dark spell.
Reggie: I wanted you to have every reason to escape from Terra.
Reggie (2): I can see your heart, Guy, and you belong with us.