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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 02:39 PM Reply

ATTENTION AUSTIN, TEXAS

I am flying direct from San Fran to Austin, Texas, where I am speaking at the South by Southwest festival. Although registration is required for most of the conference, my speech is FREE, so come on down if you are in the area! I will be speaking at 7:30PM on Friday, March 11th.

Ill be sure to make it.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 02:42 PM Reply

This always kinda pisses me off... why don't I live near you, Tom?
When are u coming to Belgium once!? Ooh that would be sooo good

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 02:46 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 01:04 PM, liljim wrote: You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. While the others experienced this [attachment] in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love.I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version..

Make sense? :)

Are you kidding me?

Actually it sounds like the servers will be working as a team sharing the workload rather than one server staying late into the night, having to order Chinese food for dinner, only to finish Mr.User's request to watch Hentai Magical Dress-up.


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 02:51 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 01:04 PM, liljim wrote:
At 3/4/05 12:55 PM, LazyFuckingBastard wrote: That makes sense.... so, theoretically, we should recieve no errors unless all 500 megabits of bandwidth are being used, right?
Make sense? :)

A lot more than I thought it would.

Muchos Gratzias.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 03:13 PM Reply

I guess I can expect Sunday afternoon's portal to be flowing quite fluently then 8-)

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 03:37 PM Reply

Tom, next time you're in london i want to know.
Or anywhere in south england for that matter.

Oh noes, downtime!
I wounder what time that will be for me...


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 03:38 PM Reply

The NG servers will soon be the fastest hardware in the world, you could join the prime search and win

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 03:48 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 12:10 PM, TomFulp wrote: This Sunday, expect the site to be down from 8am until as late as noon. Tim will be taking Newgrounds off-line to make some big hardware changes. This could take as little as an hour, but it may take up to four hours before the site is back on-line.

I was wondering what Hardware changes were made?

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 03:52 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 12:33 PM, TomFulp wrote: Tim is finally installing the load balancer, which is a big box that manages all the servers. When a server crashes, it takes it off-line so no one hits a dead server (something which currently needs to be done manually). It also evenly distributes the traffic among the servers so they all run at the same capacity (currently, a single server can randomly get overloaded with more traffic than the others). So in general, it should make the site performance more robust and dependable.

Sounds really useful. Well, I hope that'll speed up NG a bit :)

BTW is this in my eyes or you are posting pure white text, instead of light grey(which is forum default color and everyone is posting with it :x)? :)

~juraj

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 04:12 PM Reply

How am I supposed to show people how cool NG is if it's shut down.
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
It can not be!

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 04:22 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 12:10 PM, TomFulp wrote: This Sunday, expect the site to be down from 8am until as late as noon. Tim will be taking Newgrounds off-line to make some big hardware changes. This could take as little as an hour, but it may take up to four hours before the site is back on-line.

Sounds cool ....what are the hardware changes though,..,..,.,.,.? Plz dont let it be the 800x600 change! If not then yay! When you coming around the eastern side of the country tom? YOur always in the west side lol COme down to New Jerzey !

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 04:23 PM Reply

4 hours without N.G?!?

Oh shit, what am I going to do?!!??

That'll be the hardest 4 hours of my life.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 04:53 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 04:23 PM, Sword_master000 wrote: 4 hours without N.G?!?
Oh shit, what am I going to do?!!??

That'll be the hardest 4 hours of my life.

If there's no irony in that, you should get a life :D

~juraj

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 04:57 PM Reply

liljim!!!!

oh no, you leveled down!!!, do you not deposit anymore?!?!?!?

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:05 PM Reply

This is the story about a Newgrounds server named Steve. Steve never fit in at the office. He always wanted to go play b-ball with the guys and enjoy happy hour like everyone else. But Steve didn't have the time.

Sunday Downtime


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:06 PM Reply

I heard the SXSW film and music festival is also premiering the never-before-seen, long-time-coming Flaming Lips Documentary. Some director has over 400 hours of footage and it all started from the beginning.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article?article_id=1493

Is this the same festival, or are there two of them down there?


Rainbow Animations <-- for my website.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:08 PM Reply

You see, Steve had to work late. All of the other servers went home and watched Jeopardy but not Steve. Long through the night Steve would stay working. He didn't complain to his boss in fear of being replaced. Steve ate his General Tso's chicken and kept on doing his thing. Night after night.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:12 PM Reply

Then one day Steve had enough of it. He packed his personal things in a box and headed to the roof. "110100 10101 1111 010" said Steve, no more late nights doing all the work. Steve would rather end his life than work another lonely night with General Tso.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:19 PM Reply

But Steve couldn't do it. He thought about his server family and how much they'd miss him. His daughter Samantha was a star server for the little league processing team. Steve couldn't take the leap. He would of broken Samantha's mother board.

The next day Steve went in to work. Much to his surprise there was Tim the guy who always stuck his hands in Steve's organs. Steve didn't fight it. He assumed the position and took a handsome groping. When Steve came through on Sunday afternoon he noticed his work load had gone down. The coffee was still warm and fresh. Yes, Steve was going home early tonight. Home to see his little Samantha.

Edn.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:24 PM Reply

Not gonna say anything about The Behemoth's nomination for the best new studio for the Game Developers Choice Awards?

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 05:06 PM, JeremyLokken wrote: Is this the same festival, or are there two of them down there?

Same festival. It has three portions: Film, Music and Interactive.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 05:19 PM, Incredible_Hulk wrote: But Steve couldn't do it. He thought about his server family and how much they'd miss him. His daughter Samantha was a star server for the little league processing team. Steve couldn't take the leap. He would of broken Samantha's mother board.

I love it. :)


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:40 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 05:24 PM, Jack_Sparrow wrote: Not gonna say anything about The Behemoth's nomination for the best new studio for the Game Developers Choice Awards?

Oh yeah... Behemoth was nominated for best new studio! :)


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:44 PM Reply

behmoth has got it going on

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:45 PM Reply

lol @ triple post

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 05:39 PM, TomFulp wrote: I love it. :)

Thanks dude. GL and have fun.


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:53 PM Reply

At 3/4/05 12:10 PM, TomFulp wrote: This Sunday, expect the site to be down from 8am until as late as noon. Tim will be taking Newgrounds off-line to make some big hardware changes. This could take as little as an hour, but it may take up to four hours before the site is back on-line.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 05:55 PM Reply

It doesn't matter. No Newgrounder is awake before noon on weekends. :)

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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 06:16 PM Reply

OMFG what if the server does something really heavy when all that stuff is being reloaded and stuff.

It could crash the whole website and Ng will sease to exist!!!

But then again, it might not....:) (b)BUT THINK!(/b)


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Response to Sunday Downtime Mar. 4th, 2005 @ 06:18 PM Reply

oops, i put bracetts

BUT THINK!!


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