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-- First Seen: 2009-12-10
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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
Two-shot of Fiorella and Doris in the Split-Tail cabin.
Doris: So what is that thing, anyway?
Fiorella: Well, it looks like a Moai.
View of one of the monitors on the console, showing us for the first time what the asteroid looks like. It very strongly resembles one of the famous “Easter Island Head” carvings. We can see Fiorella's hand pointing to it.
Fiorella: Huge prehistoric carvings found on Easter Island, on Terra.
Fiorella: They look like what we saw, but a way lot smaller.
We see Doris in foreground right, looking thoughtfully at the monitor. In the background left Fiorella continues her mini-discourse.
Fiorella: Some people think the natives of Easter Island didn't have the technology to quarry, transport, carve and erect the Moai.
Doris: Then who do they think made them?
Medium shot of Fiorella, looking unsure of herself as she speaks.
Fiorella (quietly): Aliens.
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