View Full Version : Recent Extended Downtime

02-19-2004, 09:19 PM
The recent downtime was related to a string of hardware issues. First, the hard drive began to fail. Then, the drive was replaced, but we continued to get error messages. So I requested a completely new machine. I expected it to be set up within a day or two, but it took about a week.

The reason the message board is even farther back in time than the recent downtime is that I couldn't back up the full site because of the hardware issues, so I had to use an older backup that I had.

This really should be the last time this happens. I'm on a new machine, I haven't had any trouble with it yet.

Finally, welcome back to the C board!

02-19-2004, 09:45 PM
I am so glad it is back up! I was so board in my computer classes. Thanx for upgrading the server.

02-19-2004, 09:47 PM
Here is me without this place

for( ; ; ){

:) thanx for getting it back up

02-19-2004, 09:50 PM
Good to be back...Was getting tired of the flashdaddeeans...:D

02-19-2004, 10:24 PM
>>Was getting tired of the flashdaddeeans..

::my emotions:: :eek: :( :mad:

02-19-2004, 10:29 PM
And the flashdaddeeans were getting......Oh just forget it

02-19-2004, 10:41 PM
Thank you guys so much!!!!! Thank you for the website and your help in maintaining it. You guys don't know how much This site means to me. I was going through withdrawl. Thank you to all the administrators.:eek: :eek: :confused: :confused: :)

02-19-2004, 11:28 PM
Yeah, I sorely missed this site.

02-20-2004, 12:11 AM
OMG! Time to get out the caffinee because I'm not sleeping tonight! WOOHOO!
Damn I lost a lot of my posts. Well it looks like its time to start spamming :)

02-20-2004, 02:09 AM
>I lost a lot of my posts.

lol, i bet a lot of people will be saying that.

thanks, webmaster, for all the time and effort you put into this site.

if i wasnt a poor college student with about a $500 budget right now i would most definitely donate some money to help fund the site, heh heh.

maybe when i get a job i will :)

02-20-2004, 02:30 AM
needed help, came here, site was down, got mad, scraped program, saw board was back, projects back

nuff said ;)

02-20-2004, 03:57 AM
>>thanks, webmaster, for all the time and effort you put into this site.
Couldn't have said i any better

Well done webmaster.
I'm glad you got the site up and running again.


02-20-2004, 06:42 AM
Thanks. :)

For getting the riff-raff off of FD! ;)

02-20-2004, 07:07 AM
I was forced to go to DevShed, where there's a post every couple days. It's great to be back here. Let's never have downtime again, please:D.

02-20-2004, 08:53 AM
"This really should be the last time this happens."

I have bad news for you.... there is no Santa Claus :rolleyes: :p

Glad to see cprog back online :D

02-20-2004, 08:55 AM
Great! Thanks for everything you have been doing, a little downtime won't kill us!

02-20-2004, 09:28 AM
>>a little downtime won't kill us
speak for yourself
Nice to see the board back on-line, I was getting really bored.
So, just courious, what are the new server specs?

02-20-2004, 10:18 AM
while(cboard.down()) {
if(!vbf.hasposts() && !galahtech.hasposts() && !codeguru.hasposts()) {

And I got angry often...

Thx for the fix, this now seems to be a lot faster too.

02-20-2004, 10:56 AM
I knew you were the one over on vbf.. :)

02-20-2004, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by ober
Thanks. :)

For getting the riff-raff off of FD! ;)



Great to see its back up

02-20-2004, 01:44 PM
For some strange reason, while the board was down I decided to write a 300-line program in assembly language. Part of me kept crying out "NO! IT'S NOT PORTABLE!" but sank back into obscurity as I kept flicking through my assembly language book with an evil glint in my eye. :eek:

Now that the board's back*, however, the lowest of lowest level urges in me are repressed once again and all is safe. Thanks. :D

*It might also have had something to do with the fact that the program didn't work and I couldn't figure what was wrong with it, but pride hurts...

02-20-2004, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by ober
I knew you were the one over on vbf.. :)

I'm unique :)

Really. A search for cornedbee on the web returns only me and a truncated link to a cornedbeef recipe.

02-20-2004, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by ober
Thanks. :)

For getting the riff-raff off of FD! ;)

Don't think you can get rid of me that easily! ;)

02-20-2004, 06:17 PM
One Word:


02-20-2004, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by nomi
One Word:


oh no. he is back as well. i was hoping that his ip got banned during the downtime. damnit.

j/k nomi.

02-20-2004, 08:31 PM
Echo axon minus the joking part

02-20-2004, 10:50 PM
I was forced to go to DevShed, where there's a post every couple days. It's great to be back here. Let's never have downtime again, please
I was forced to go on usenet. Have I ever said how much I hate usenet?

02-21-2004, 07:11 AM
Well it's nice to see that it's back. :)

02-21-2004, 12:54 PM
Well now that i can post again (lame validation issues):

Over the downtime i created a backup board in case something like this happens again. Its not VB, its phpbb because its free lol. Should cprog ever go down again (large gasp here), we will all have a place to meet at until the issue is resolved, thus preventing loss of communication and programming help. The board is managed mainly by myself and axon, but kermi also has admin privlages on it.

Should the board become something we come to rely on i will move it to a liquidweb account and purchase a better forum software such as VB. There is also a .com in the works but my bank is disputing the charges on my card so im still trying to get it approved. So surf over, see it in its un-finished format, and bookmark it just in case. The link is also in my signature. The more peple bookmark it the less people will be without cprog in a downtime.