the possbilities i come up with are:
At last, but not the least, insider's knowledge is most welcome on the cause of badvogato becomes downvogato.
Badvogato was down because of the Northpoint situation.
Ah, Northpoint fiasco is the cause of downtime. I believe redundancy of data and application can steal the jobs from CCIE. At work, my new assignment is to setup Oracle standby database. Data is the ultimate asset for business. If postings, articles, diaries behind virgule are stored in database and several standby database are setup in a mix of Net8 automatic recovery mode and read-only mode, whenever there is a failure in network or server hardware, as long as DBA at primary site and standby site catch the incident, downtime never has to be over 24 hours.
ekashp has also suggested that rsyn existing virgule data set can easily be implemented for site redundancy and load balancing.
Okay, so I run badvogato, and this has all been most hilarious for me.
First of all, luke's certs were failing because he had parentheses in his surname. CHanging them to ( etc didn't help un-confuse the trust metric, so I edited his account file to remove the parens. His certs worked from then on.
Second, yes, northpoint took away the DSL service that was providing badvogato with its packets. I've moved the machine to another provider.
I barely even read badvogato any more, given how overrun with twits it has become. It was a twitty site to begin with, but I'm beginning to think that I shouldn't have tried to publicise it so soon.
I'd love to know if raph has fixed this paren problem in current versions of advogato. Luke's surname was something like "(Sanity rating 75% - self-confirmed)".
In the above reply, I actually typed out ( but it was stored literally. That should teach me to hit preview instead.
most amused. in view of the type of site that badvo is, i like my former interpretation of events better :)
can i say that i was "in-character"? YES :)
will i apologise? on advogato - YES: sorry, crack.
on badvogato - ABSOLUTELY NOT! s'amuse bien :)
As mentioned by crackmonkey, the thing that caused all this was a ( as the first character of lkcl's name. This caused his account to sort higher than that of the root node (-), and since mod_virgule discards the first entry, he fell completely out of the tmetric cache (but the root node fell in). Badvogato thought he was uncertified.
I have created a patch, for anyone who wants it. The patch makes the tmetric thingamajigger print out all entires, and skip any entries with a username of "-".
Hahaha, Beaujolais to paranoid ramblings on badvogato! But now I get to thwart your certs by downgrading my personal cert of you. Muhahahahahaha!neale:
Beaujolais to free software! I'll apply the patch sometime this afternoon (I prefer to be by badvogato physically when I muck with virgule, since apache processes have eaten up all my core in the past).
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