Apologies for the downtime!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Chip, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Hi, folks.

    I'd like to apologize for the downtime. We had a major DNS issue last night that prevented the site from routing correctly. (DNS is the "phonebook" that translates a domain name into an IP address that servers and browsers can understand.)

    The issue is resolved now and we don't expect any future concerns.

    Again, my apologies.
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I think we had a few people check into rehab due to withdrawal symptoms.:grouphug:
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    No time for rehab, but yes, it was a really, really dark past couple of days.
  4. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    Thank you, Chip, for getting DegreeInfo back up and operative. You would not believe the conspiracy theories that were floating around. At one point, we really thought that degree mill advocates had formed a coalition and sent mercenaries to take you out. :)
  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure if you're joking, but that theory actually was posited on the forum which must not be named.
  6. sideman

    sideman Member

    I can't pull up degreeinfo on google. I can access it on bing though.
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    There were some initial indications that the Order of Christ was involved but, let's face it, they rarely act outside of the Iberian Peninsula these days. My contacts are now pointing toward Cicada 3301 although no one has come forward to take responsibility.
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

  9. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    I think it was Obama's fault somehow.
  10. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Of course, it could never be President Obama's fault...it must be George W. Bush's fault...or Mitt Romney's fault...or Sarah Palin's fault...or Rush Limbaugh's fault...or Chris Christies's fault...or Ronald Reagan's fault...no, it was all Richard Nixon...yeah...that's it...Nixon.
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It's widely known that Nixon was a member of the Orthogonian Society.
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Now THIS is funny!
  14. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Yes, yes, that's exactly it. It's a little known fact that in the DegreeInfo data center, there's a bust of Richard Nixon that sits on a pedestal. There was some vibration in the data center due to some hard drives that were running just slightly out of sync, and the vibration moved the Nixon bust to the edge of the pedestal, where it eventually fell off, hitting the DNS server for DegreeInfo, causing a disk crash that took the server completely down.

    Yes, that's exactly what happened, so clearly it was Nixon's fault.

    ... and if you believe that, I have a bridge for sale. :)
  15. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    Of course I'm joking!
  16. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    what? I could have been in rehab this whole time!? Now you tell me!? Geesh! ...not gunna lie....did worry a bit ;p
  17. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    I blame William Henry Harrison... just because...

  18. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    I blame it on aliens...

  19. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I was thinking Tupac, but this is starting to make a whole lot of sense.

    "Is such a thing even possible? Yes, it is!"
  20. sideman

    sideman Member

    Legal or Illegal?

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