[2017-08-19] Routine maintenance downtime coming soon [FINISHED]

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[2017-08-19] Routine maintenance downtime coming soon [FINISHED]

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Hi everyone, the site will be offline for brief routine maintenance, starting 30 minutes from the time of this post, at the bottom of the hour (17h30 GMT). Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

Done! Please let me know in this thread if you run into any new issues.Thanks!

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Five more minutes!

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Good luck, thanks for the heads up!

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Could you add the blogspot link to the website downtime message, because right now only us old timers know about it.

Also i noticed this seems to happen every 3 months-ish, i assume thats normal?

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When the site is down for maintenance, I like to imagine SB wearing a hard hat, wielding a wrench and hammer, and deftly realigning the ones and zeros to keep BLF working properly. Big Smile

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Bort wrote:
Could you add the blogspot link to the website downtime message, because right now only us old timers know about it.

Good idea, I just added it.

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Also i noticed this seems to happen every 3 months-ish, i assume thats normal?

Basically I update whenever a security patch is released for any one of the dozens of components that make up the BLF site engine. I also do base operating system upgrades every 9 – 18 months as required.

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goshdogit wrote:
When the site is down for maintenance, I like to imagine SB wearing a hard hat, wielding a wrench and hammer, and deftly realigning the ones and zeros to keep BLF working properly. Big Smile

Thank you for all of your hard work, SB! Thumbs Up

Thanks for the glamorous description! Smile In reality, as long as something doesn’t break, maintenance is usually just a matter of waiting on the pre-upgrade backups to complete, and then waiting on the system to finish the upgrade process, so it’s not too difficult, just slightly time consuming.

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sb56637 wrote:
Bort wrote:
Could you add the blogspot link to the website downtime message, because right now only us old timers know about it.

Good idea, I just added it.

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Also i noticed this seems to happen every 3 months-ish, i assume thats normal?

Basically I update whenever a security patch is released for any one of the dozens of components that make up the BLF site engine. I also do base operating system upgrades every 9 – 18 months as required.

cool, cool Smile

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BLF is running slower today, it often takes a while for a page to start loading. No idea if its related to this update.

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"