That collection of abstractions bound together by a mental model* that we usually refer to as “Making Light” has got back-end troubles. Although it does not reflect the underlying reality, feel free to think of it as the result of an enormous office party by the comment approval gnomes. That’s much more entertaining than “too many connections”.
The upshot is that you must treat what already sits on the site as a perfect jewel. Feel free to admire it, but you may not at this point add to it. Commenting is broken.
A support ticket has been raised with the host, but until we get this fixed, feel free to chat here.
Further bulletins as events warrant. The final update will mention a murnival.
Further Bulletin One:
The error message all the cool kids are getting has moved from “too many connections” to “Can’t call method "created_on" on an undefined value.”
* Or rather, a coalescence of multiple mental models which mostly† manage to intersect into a single consensus reality‡. I would never expect that anyone else’s mental model is any more than functionally equivalent to mine.
†in this context, possessing an outlying model is symptomatic of trolldom.
‡ I can’t believe I just used “reality” as a synonym for the internet.
23 thoughts on “Semi-Occluded Light”
…must… keep mind…OUT… of gutter!
I think you failed, Serge.
It was your punning instinct that led you astray, of course.
Meanwhile… I’ll be in the Bay Area the week of March 15 for my yearly review. Of COURSE, I later found out that there’d be a steampunk event in Emeryville the weekend of March 12-14. Bah humbug.
Out of curiosity… Was I the first person to notice something was awry with Making Light?
You were the first person to email be about it, just after I tried to post a comment.
I see I had the second to last comment before it ground to a halt. This makes sense, as of all the children of my mother and her seven brothers and sisters, I am the youngest boy. Only my cousin Teresa is younger than I.
This has been today’s installment of “Coincidences only of real interest to Johnnie”.
OK, ‘fesse* up, who broke the internets?
*No, Serge, I will not drag this into bilingual punning. No sirree.
OK, Making Light is back up (because Martin ROCKS), so I’ll close this.
Woe be unto me! I summoned something besides the Nielsen Haydens!
Me too, TexAnne. My browser cannot find the light.
I’m getting a 404 error with Making Light. (Naturally, it happened while I was composing a comment.) I hope it’s nothing serious.
It’s now almost 10:00 my time, and ML has been down hard (as in 404) for at least a couple of hours. I’m suspecting a server issue.
I can’t reach the light
And because it’s a haiku
I’ll mention the spring
umpteenth the note that ML is down, and I’m getting 404 on the ‘error document’. (Which is a first for me. The server must be submarine, if it can’t find the 404 page.)
To comment or ping.
How can we deal with this
Withdrawal symptoms are
An awful thing!
Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.
Somebody turned it into a parking lot??
as of 11:45 pm (eastern US time) it’s partly restored. (main page is there. particles are error messages. links to comments don’t work)
I’ll stop bugging it for the time being and give it a chance to heal and recover.
It’s back up now.
They were moving us to a new server, and I guess there were hiccups. But now we’re on a new server, with more oomph*.
* That’s a technical IT term. If you’re not familiar with it, that just means I’m more techie than you, Hem.
It’s 2:44 pm EST and I keep getting “connection timed out”. Furthermore, abi, all the dates for the comments here display as back in February and March, with times I’m not entirely prepared to believe.
Oops. All the date-times for up to this one. Do I have a reverse abiveld?
No, Making Light is down; we don’t know how long for. I’m going to start a thread here soon, at least echoing the zombie-themed tweets I’m doing oh http://www.twitter.com/makinglight to pass the time.
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