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-- First Seen: 2011-04-26
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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.
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Tall panel, a shot from just behind and just above Ed, so we see his head in the bottom of the panel. But the focus is farther up, where we see Ed's 'target' standing a few meters in front of the cafe. The 'target' is a young man wearing sandals, baggy shorts, dark glasses and an aloha shirt. He has a camera on a strap around his neck and a Ceres Chamber of Commerce map in his hand. His stance should mark him as military, despite his costume.
A few uniformed soldiers are standing nearby, but they are moving away at Ed's approach.
Ed (thought): Could he be any more of a cliché?
Ed meanders around in front of the hotel, a few meters from the Target but not walking towards him.
Caption: Ed meandered in front of the hotel, waiting for a signal.
Medium shot of Ed, with the Hotel Cafe area sort of over his shoulder and to one side of him. We can see a very agitated-looking Rhonda among the soldiers there, all watching him.
Caption: Finally, Rhonda's increasingly obvious agitation forced him to zero in on his target.
Ed casually saunters up to the Target, who is looking confused.
Ed: Hi, friend, you look lost.
Ed: Let me help you find what you're looking for.
Target: I …