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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 12:07pm on 26/07/2011
I know quite a lot of Pico peole also have DW accounts, so if the LJ outage continues past today, I could host Pico here until LJ is restored. Pass the word...
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posted by [personal profile] nineveh_uk at 01:36pm on 26/07/2011
The non-functioning of LJ is getting very tedious. Mine is actually up again, but of course it is very quiet because almost no-one is about!
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 03:17pm on 26/07/2011
I hadn't realised quite how dependent I was on LJ for the reading equivalent of a coffee break - I'm used to dropping in every so often throughout the day to see if anyone's posted anything interesting, and now I have to go and watch bits of Two and A Half Men in German with my children instead, which is a very poor substitute.
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posted by [personal profile] nineveh_uk at 04:18pm on 26/07/2011
the reading equivalent of a coffee break

I am particularly annoyed that it didn't go down last week, when I was seldom near a computer, but instead this week when I am at one all day.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 04:30pm on 26/07/2011
That was very bad timing on LJ's part (or possibly on yours). However, ill winds blowing nobody good and all that, it did mean that I went and hung around on youtube instead, and ended up solving a translation problem, so I suppose I should be grateful.
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posted by [personal profile] nineveh_uk at 04:36pm on 26/07/2011
My timing is always excellent. It is the bus/train/other people who are early/late/missing.

Getting your translation problem solved is at least something.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 10:31am on 27/07/2011
It is the bus/train/other people who are early/late/missing.

This is why I have a problem with solipsism as a viable philosophy - if I had made up the whole of trality it would work a damn sight better.

Getting your translation problem solved is at least something.

Getting the problem solved is a big something (there are two songs that were cut from the production for which I have the CD; they sent me the piano sheet music for one - from which I hoped to be able to work out the beat at least, by getting a talented local kid to play it for me - but the other one seemed to be a lost cause. And then it turned out that youtube has an amateur recording of a Dutch production, which includes the missing songs - I have no idea what the Dutch means, but at least I can hear the tune, which is vastly preferable to trying to hack my way through piano music).

And I'm wasting less time doing more work. But I still want LJ back!
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posted by [personal profile] nineveh_uk at 10:18pm on 27/07/2011
I know my invented reality has a lot more cheering crowds and a lot less washing up.

Is this the vampire musical? You'd think that actually coming up with the music so you could make the lyrics fit would be something they'd have considered quite helpful. Hurrah for the internet, on which everything can indeed be found.

When LJ comes back I am backing up properly. And this time I mean it.
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posted by [personal profile] elmey at 01:44pm on 26/07/2011
Good idea. I was going to suggest opening a shadow pico site here. I had access for a couple of hours last night, now it's gone again. I'll mention it where I can.
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posted by [personal profile] elmey at 01:51pm on 26/07/2011
I just got in to LJ, and left a comment on last night's pico post that this is an option; it seems some people got in but couldn't post more than one or two line comments yesterday.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 03:14pm on 26/07/2011
That's great - thank you! I haven't been able to get into LJ at all.
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posted by [personal profile] wiseheart at 08:48pm on 26/07/2011
It seems that we in Middle- and Eastern Europe have picked the unlucky card. Still only few-liners for me, both for entries and comments. But stevie_carroll came up with the sneaky idea of posting in a chain of very short comments, which seems to be working at the moment. God only knows for how long. I feel like paralyzed without LJ, too, all my comms are there. My account here is only a safety copy of my actual journal.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 03:18am on 27/07/2011
I can't even get in to read entries. I was hoping the problem might have been solved by this morning, but I'm still completely cut off.

On the plus side, I expect it means I'm getting more work done...
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posted by [personal profile] soledad_writes at 04:13pm on 27/07/2011
It's completely gone for me, too, at the moment. I got the latest pico comments via my inbox, but can't access the site. They announced that it's been one of those attacks again, going on for 2 days. I'd like a few moments alone with the idiots who cause such problems.

It's wiseheart, by the way, logged in via my writing journal.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 05:57pm on 27/07/2011
I recognised you!

I haven't even had email notifications. I'm completely cut off :-(
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posted by [personal profile] wiseheart at 09:23pm on 27/07/2011
That really sucks. I could post very short paragraphs in the afternoon - now it's logged me out and so far I've been unable to log in again.

Support site says it's one of those DDOL attacks again, so it can take a while. *sighs* I never realized how dependent I've become of LJ in the last 8 years. My entire social life ran through LJ.
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posted by [personal profile] vilakins at 10:00am on 27/07/2011
This sounds like a good idea. Actually it's easy enough to set up a comm so we know we'll be able to go there in August if we have to.

I'm wondering if we ought to run naarmamo here too in August.
Edited Date: 2011-07-27 10:03 am (UTC)
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 10:26am on 27/07/2011
I'm a bit surprised it's taking so long to sort out. I can see my flist if I access it via Internet Explorer, but I can't post or comment; and if I go in via Firefox, I can't load any pages at all. I realise they had a data crash, but it's been partially functioning for several days now, and I thought they'd sort things out faster than that. And it's deeply frustrating watching conversation than only some people can join in with when I'm not one of them!

On the other hand, presumably it'sd a ort of one-off thing, and could just as easily happen to DW as to LJ.
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posted by [personal profile] elmey at 05:28pm on 27/07/2011
It's another DDOS attack--LJ announced it on their facebook page this AM.
I'm back to getting most pages now but not all. I am definitely getting more work done.
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 05:44pm on 27/07/2011
I feel differently about DDOS attacks. They have my full support in that case (and I also understand now why it's so hard for them to restoree normal service).

However, I'm glad I've got DW as a back-up so I'm not COMPLETELY cut off from everybody.
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posted by [personal profile] elmey at 06:03pm on 27/07/2011
We're near the end of this month's picowrimo, but for November, I think we should set up a DW option with the understanding that we all move over here if LJ becomes inaccessible again.

I wonder if there is a permanent fix for concentrated DDOS attacks--I suppose identifying the perpetrators would be a start.

We don't want you to feel lonely!
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posted by [personal profile] azdak at 06:27pm on 27/07/2011
An option to move over if there's another attack in November would be sensible.

I haven't done any more work on the story anyway - I've had to use the writing time for the translation (if I ever get offered another musical, I won't charge double my usual rates, I'll charge five times as much. And if I'm ever offered a complete musical to do, as opposed to a few extra songs, kick me hard if I look like I'm going to accept). I know it counts as writing, but as the deadline's Monday, I'd have got it written even without Pico (and, in fact, I did).

I have been lonely though :-( *bats eyelashes for sympathy*
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posted by [personal profile] elmey at 06:59pm on 27/07/2011
And if I'm ever offered a complete musical to do, as opposed to a few extra songs, kick me hard if I look like I'm going to accept

Awww. You know you'll say yes!

I have been lonely though

The writer's sad lot. :D
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posted by [personal profile] wiseheart at 09:25pm on 27/07/2011
*hugs*
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posted by [personal profile] vilakins at 08:53pm on 27/07/2011
I see on their status page that they've finally admitted it's yet another denial of service attack, so it wouldn't happen on DW unless that Russian dissident move over there.

Maybe there won't be a naarmamo this year. Even if I set up a comm here, how could I tell people?
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posted by [personal profile] wiseheart at 09:26pm on 27/07/2011
What is naarmamo? *is stupid*
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posted by [personal profile] vilakins at 09:54pm on 27/07/2011
You're not stupid! It's a month of daily art I do in August, rather like picowrimo except that you're meant to do one piece a day. I doubt it will happen now. I might email the mod.

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