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Offline alaricljs

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Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:42:54 »
Hey folks, welcome back.

Since we know you all love to know what's going on we're going to share.  The drive sitting in the firewall that all GH traffic goes through decided Friday afternoon was a good time to croak.  Fortunately ashort is a man of action and he promptly procured a replacement drive and patched things together with bubblegum and toothpicks. 

As you know we are raising funds to support GH in times of need such as this and also for GH's future.  We've laid the ground work for better redundancy on the back end and were just reminded that some front end redundancy is in order as well.  That's right, double the firewalls so when it all goes poof we can shake our heads in amazement and tell you that we really did try our best ;)

The GeekHack packs will continue until there's nothing left.  As mkawa has mentioned there are possibly some very attractive premium items coming up.  I recall seeing a very cool silver key cap that you can all dream about.  If you just feel like being generous (and awesome) the donate link which is also found in the forum index is (almost) always open for business.


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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:50:19 »
It's ok to talk to yourself, I do it all the time!
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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:51:42 »
Perfectly normal :) Thanks for letting us know, glad that everything's okay though.
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Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:55:41 »
Thanks for the update. I was beginning to worry.
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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 20:59:11 »
hmmm with all the epic auctions and gh donations lately surely you can afford to buy the international space station now? lol

good luck guys! i know how much a PITA dodgy hardware can be hope you guys get some upgrades soon.

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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 21:14:25 »
Thanks to ashort for taking time away from this family to beat an SSD with a hammer until it started spinning again.  Wait...is it supposed to do that?  Luckily, toothpicks do seem to transmit SATA signals fairly well.
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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 21:32:13 »
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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 16 November 2012, 21:51:46 »
oh don't mind me, i'm just sitting here beating on this drum labeled "we need money"

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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 13:56:13 »
oh don't mind me, i'm just sitting here beating on this drum labeled "we need money"

Heard your drum beating and made a small donation. Cough it up, people. You can forgo the Starbucks for a couple days.
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Re: Firewall on fire... or how GH disappeared for a few hours
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 17 November 2012, 14:10:29 »
Thanks for letting us know.
My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.