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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:21 pm

Heh awesome
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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:30 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:At the moment it just gives a list of films.
Looks like it's working to me. Link?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:57 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:At the moment it just gives a list of films.
Looks like it's working to me. Link?
It's working now, but it was http://apterous.org/

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:At the moment it just gives a list of films.
Looks like it's working to me. Link?
It's working now, but it was http://apterous.org/
Oh right, I forget that some people still go there even though it just redirects you to www.apterous.org. I imagine it was related to me moving cdb to cdb.apterous.org.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by sean d » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:38 am

Looks like we're down again

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Post by Ziggy Davidson » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:07 am

Charlie days this on the Apterous Google+ page
"First weekend back, all seems to be going smoothly. We'll be upgrading our connection sometime this week, so there may be some minor disruption during the changeover."

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Post by Zubair Patel » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:03 am

Site back up

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:14 am

Yes, yes it is down.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Post by Jordan F » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:02 pm

Usually I don't get a 404 when Apterous is down, this time is different.

Also, another 15 rounder via Kountdown's generators. Letters will alternate between 4, 5, and 6 consonants in that order. Random.org determined the numbers would be three games of 2 large and one game of 4 large. For the conundrum, I found one that I knew would be acceptable via their generator, and then made my own scramble.

R1:BDDNUAIEE
R2:DNPLRIUAI
R3: 4 4 5 10 50 75 Target: 939
R4: TNJPXSEEO
R5: SDMMAUOAI
R6: 3 6 7 8 75 100 Target: 305
R7: RSSTLAIII
R8: GCFTFMUIE
R9: 2 6 7 10 75 100 Target: 105
R10: RNQYEEOEE
R11: NFLTWEEOU
R12: RCGKLDOOE
R13: FSDSOEAUE
R14: 6 9 25 50 75 100 Target: 432
R15:TRENDONCE

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by sean d » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:14 pm

Looks like it could be down for a few days according to Charlie on Google+. Bit of a nightmare... I'm recording on Wed!

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Post by sean d » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:52 pm

109 Jordan. That's with 50 for numbers/ conundrum. They're some seriously horrible letters selections!

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Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:11 pm

115, and good luck Sean!
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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Ziggy Davidson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:31 am

For those who don't Google+ Charlie posted :-

Yesterday 09:18

Disaster season is upon us again, the disk that contains all of apterous has crashed and died. We have good backups but realistically it'll take at least a few days to get everything up and running again. Sorry for the disruption.

Yesterday 23:15

After some pain we've successfully restored a backup from four days ago. (Other daily backups seem to have been corrupted along with the disk.) Still other work to do to get things back to normal, but we should be able to restore some sort of service on Wednesday or Thursday. And the missing days may yet be restorable.

Ziggy

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Post by Gemma Church » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:50 pm

Thanks for the information Ziggy and the best of luck for tomorrow Sean!

I think I've got 112, maybe a break from apterous is (ironically) helping my performance. :)

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:30 am

To answer the titular question... no!

Hopefully.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:02 am

Yes, but I'm getting no sound when I access the site!

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Post by Dan McColm » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:31 am

Down again I think!

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Post by David Barnard » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:31 am

Yep was down for me this morning, Charlie said on his google page that it was back up so not sure if it is just my computer or whether it's down for everyone else

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Post by David Barnard » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:53 am

Down again

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by John Garcia » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:21 pm

Going down, down, down, down, down, down:
http://youtu.be/Zmzv5xJ4wE4?t=55s

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:06 pm

John Garcia wrote:Going down, down, down, down, down, down:
http://youtu.be/Zmzv5xJ4wE4?t=55s
John is funny.

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Post by Hywel Morgan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:27 pm

Am I the only person that gets redirected to the home page when I go to log in, only to be told I'm not logged in?

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Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:43 pm

Install Google Chrome Hywel

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Hywel Morgan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:18 pm

I've been using Chrome for 3 years, Jason. That's not the problem. Thanks though.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Hywel Morgan wrote:Am I the only person that gets redirected to the home page when I go to log in, only to be told I'm not logged in?
If you add me on Facebook or Google Chat we can work through some things and try to get to the bottom of it. Pretty sure you won't be the only person experiencing this.

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Post by Hywel Morgan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:47 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Hywel Morgan wrote:Am I the only person that gets redirected to the home page when I go to log in, only to be told I'm not logged in?
If you add me on Facebook or Google Chat we can work through some things and try to get to the bottom of it. Pretty sure you won't be the only person experiencing this.
Ok will do, Charlie.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:06 am

Charlie is one of the best guys in the universe!

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by John Garcia » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:52 am

Site is down for me at the moment.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Ziggy Davidson » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:54 pm

Charlie posted at 8.34 a.m.
Our ISP (idiots) have broken our Internet connection. You can still access a limited version of the site directly at http://86.173.210.147
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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:58 pm

Can some people other than me start pestering Charlie for an official Facebook presence? At the moment it's about three people reading Google+ and Ziggy repeating messages here. Go on Charlie!

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Post by Harry Whitehouse » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:21 am

Down here.
My home is on the south side,
High up on a ridge,
Just a half a mile from
The Scarborough Valley bridge.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by John Garcia » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:19 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Can some people other than me start pestering Charlie for an official Facebook presence? At the moment it's about three people reading Google+ and Ziggy repeating messages here. Go on Charlie!
I would be appreciative of that too! Don't do google plus. P.s. thanks for the info Ziggy.

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Post by Gemma Church » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:40 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Can some people other than me start pestering Charlie for an official Facebook presence? At the moment it's about three people reading Google+ and Ziggy repeating messages here. Go on Charlie!
Charlie - consider yourself pestered :D

Hope the site comes back to life soon, they're going to get suspicious at work of my sudden spurt of productivity.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Dan McColm » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:24 pm

An official FB presence would be great, nice suggestion Matt.

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:10 pm

What are you guys talking about? It's not down!

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Post by Dan McColm » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:51 pm

No Jason

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Post by Ian Volante » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Dan and Jason, it is!
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by John Garcia » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:36 pm

It was down. Then it was up. Now it is down. Or maybe half-way up. I'm giving it a new name: Duke-of-York-itis.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:10 pm

As of right now, 11:10pm BST, it is up.

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Post by John Garcia » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:44 am

Jason Larsen wrote:As of right now, 11:10pm BST, it is up.
It was up just now, I was playing a game, then it froze at 10.42am. It's apparently down now.

When it was up it was up, when it was down it was down, when it was only half-way up it was neither up nor down!

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Post by Karen Pearson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:03 am

Gemma Church wrote: Hope the site comes back to life soon, they're going to get suspicious at work of my sudden spurt of productivity.
Weird. My productivity has plummeted. I use Apterous as my reward mechanism. So, I tell myself that, if I finished a particular piece of work, I can have a game. Without it, I am rather aimless and unmotivated!

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Post by James S Roper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:04 am

John Garcia wrote:
It was up just now, I was playing a game, then it froze at 10.42am. It's apparently down now.

When it was up it was up, when it was down it was down, when it was only half-way up it was neither up nor down!
Mind if I ask who you are on apterous? This is un-necessarily bugging me...

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by David Barnard » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:03 am

The fact apterous keeps going down is bugging me lol, everyday, seriously though I hope it comes back soon as we all do

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Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:29 pm

I am having the same pictures issue as I had been having before. What is the problem?

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Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:06 pm

The host pictures are missing by the way.

I reported it as a bug to Charlie, then the bug disappeared, it was working as intended and now it's back again.

Help!

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Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:18 pm

And it's down again. Aye aye aye.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:13 am

Charlie. please fix the pictures bug ASAP

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by James S Roper » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:07 am

Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie. please fix the pictures bug ASAP

This isn't really the topic for these requests.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:44 am

Is apterous down? Why yes! Yes it is!
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Post by John Garcia » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:31 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Is apterous down? Why yes! Yes it is!
I can confirm. Tango down.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:04 pm

There is a server problem, yes

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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:58 pm

I'm investigating, unfortunately the server is not responding and I'm in California at the moment so if it's a physical problem I can't do much.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:16 pm

Good luck Charlie!

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:51 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:I'm investigating, unfortunately the server is not responding and I'm in California at the moment so if it's a physical problem I can't do much.
How long does a bit of vacuuming take?

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Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:57 pm

How do you know that Gavin?

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Ziggy Davidson » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:01 am

Just wondered - any of the IronMan/IronWoman Apterites getting withdrawal symptoms yet? And, if so, how are you dealing with it?

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Post by David Barnard » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:27 pm

Fine for me Ziggy, can't wait to have it back so I can while away the hours that I would have spent doing nothing before, bliss

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Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:03 pm

What?

David, are you not having trouble?

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by sean d » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:34 pm

Ziggy Davidson wrote:Just wondered - any of the IronMan/IronWoman Apterites getting withdrawal symptoms yet? And, if so, how are you dealing with it?
It's awful, I've had to interact with family, do jobs around the house, read books, watch tv and have conversations with people that extend beyond "hi, gl" and "gg, wp"... it's tough. I worry about Horace though, how's Horace gonna cope? Did Charlie think about that when he neglectfully left his poor defenceless server behind so he could head off on a jolly?!

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Re: Is Apterous down?

Post by Marcus Hares » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:42 pm

Haha me too Sean! In all seriousness though, Charlie - is this something that can only be fixed when you come back? And presumably if it is, when are you back??

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