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-- First Seen: 2011-04-13
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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
Ed and Chang still standing in front of the Hotel, glum soldiers still straggling in.
Ed: Okay, so does Rhonda, this 'Black Mamba,' outrank you or what?
Chang: Ever hear of a commissar, Ed?
Closer two-shot of Ed and Chang.
Ed: Old Soviet thing, right?
Chang: The Soviets and others 'popularized' the concept – if that's the correct word – but it actually goes back to the French.
Focus on Chang.
Chang: The current term is Political Officer.
Chang: The PO's primary job is to make sure the troops are ideologically on board with their orders …
Looking past Chang at Ed. Ed has his head cocked a bit sideways and a sarcastic grin.
Ed: The UW has an ideology?
Ed: That's news to me.
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