That would require an uptime of over 50% and no taking a month off. Although just flat out saying the server is dead and that they need a new one was a good tactic to boost donations. Kudos to that!
Wow...everyone is such a bitch c.c;;
Honestly not looking forward to FA coming up with all these people here...
The thing is, it wasn't initially supposed to BE computer programming as far as I know, until their prior changes (which happened after the hardware failure that caused the outage) must have broken something, which they needed to fix.
Moving an installation from one server to another really doesn't involve programming. My guess is that they took the time to fix some issues and improve stuff, and then at the last moment realized something got broken in the process, and had to fix it.
That's not meant as a jab to the staff, but it does explain why some are confused. If it was posted they were also programming before the delay thae I apologize, but I think some of the reaction comes from the turnabout from "installing the server software and testing it" to "reprogramming some of the software and not being able to finish on time." There's a huge difference between those two things, and it seems both are going on at the same time.
I am a marine Intergalactic astro bio-physicist. I discovered the theory of Relaity lapse and deep space travel and working while Intergalactic Warping Systems (IWSs...also known as worm holes.)Programming is only trial and error if you don't know what you are doing.
I've been a professional programmer and if you know what you are doing you can base a projects estimated time on other projects you have completed in the past.
What I don't understand is why the site wasn't designed to be more portable. Just load the same PHP and MySQL engines on the new server and port the site over, everything should work as before.
No, I didn't miss it... I am merely amused by the absurd and there was nothing funny about anything else you wrote. If you are really uptight and need to un-stress, I suggest a carrot coated in KY and gently applied under the tail... DON'T use Vaseline, though, it can cause a rash. Be gentle on yourself.Really nice how you missed everything before and after that, then made a response that has nothing to do with what i said. Kudos to that!
Give it another month... relax... be at peace... you are a child of the universe, etc. OM
Amen brotha!Add things like work, friends, sex and outside, and we have a winning formula CAN I GET AN AMEN BROTHA
This is a complete joke. It has all just been one great big long delay. First it's July 25th, then the 28th, then today and now tomorrow. It's all a bunch of failed promises. At least I still have DeviantART to keep me up to date with at least half of my artistic pals. They changed their layout and all that jazz without shutting offline, FA could take a leaf out of their book.
It is said that good things come to those who wait, well it better be worth it when FA eventually does come back online. We deserve compensation for these delays, not that we're going to get any.
With what money?Yak can get a night off.. but work in fricking shifts.. how HARD can that be? And if you don't have someone to take their place.. you HIRE someone.
How much did you donate?Okay, can I offer some advice? The donations were like what....$16,000? Wouldn't it be well within budget to hire someone to get the site up if you all are so tired? I was being very patient, but I must admit after over a month...I'm starting to become a bit frustrated. Just an idea. I'm sure the several extra thousands of dollars left over after purchasing the equipment should be more than enough to cover hiring some help.
Okay, can I offer some advice? The donations were like what....$16,000? Wouldn't it be well within budget to hire someone to get the site up if you all are so tired? I was being very patient, but I must admit after over a month...I'm starting to become a bit frustrated. Just an idea. I'm sure the several extra thousands of dollars left over after purchasing the equipment should be more than enough to cover hiring some help.
yak had been taking advantage of the downtime and doing work on the message center. This was on the old server, as it was the only machine with an environment capable of running FA at all. A couple days ago the RAID card finally gave out, ruining most of his work, and he has to do it all again. He has been up for two days working on it. This is the man you are haranguing. Congratulations.
Just FYI. That's all fine and good for a hobbyist and a fan, but believe it or not, some of us earn a significant chunk of our income doing commissions through this site. My business has been CRIPPLED for the last month. Yeah, easy enough for you to say, 'tra la la, go enjoy the sunshine!" But how would you feel if your JOB disappeared for a month? And no one could tell you when it would be coming back? Hmm?
And while you don't see me complaining, it has taken a lot of effort not to do so. I AM STRUGGLING without FA (where the majority of my commission correspondance takes place), and it's VERY hard not to vent that frustration here. Maybe it's a leisure site for MOST, but it's not a leisure site for some of us. So back off a little, and let people complain if they feel the need; some of us may have a legitimate reason to be upset.
How much did you donate?
I am a marine Intergalactic astro bio-physicist. I discovered the theory of Relaity lapse and deep space travel and working while Intergalactic Warping Systems (IWSs...also known as worm holes.)
Anybody can spew out random shit with big words.
They may not know what they are doing, but at the same time, where is your furry art hosting gallery if you are such a super guru at programming? We all know that it took 3 minutes to Program halflife 2 and Gears of war because in order for you to be a programmer, you must never ever make mistakes. Infact, none of the high end tools for programming in any language have any debugging features.
And thus, the drama llamas continue to multiply. Let this be a lesson; always spay and neuter your drama llamas before entering the internets.
I shall now return to deviantART, where I shall sit and continue to not care. Maybe I'll even go take a walk with my cat outside. You remember outside right? With the trees and the fresh air and the actual real people to talk to using your vocal chords...