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Frans completed his rescue operation yesterday, and the databases are back online here, restoring our lost functionality, for which he cannot be thanked enough. The "share" links were broken for a bit after the restore, but they have been fixed and work properly once again, and as far as we know, everything is operating as intended, so if you notice something amiss, please drop a note to let us know. There were questions about why this caused so much downtime, and the main culprit was that the notes from the last time the site was restored from backup were lost along the way, so Frans had to piece together how to reinstall and configure all the software we use, which complicated things greatly. The procedure has been recorded again, so this should not be the same issue going forward, though obviously we hope it won't come to that. There isn't as good an explanation for why we weren't running on a more fail-safe setup, but the good news is that this has been addressed, as the RAID 1 array we are now using should be inherently more capable of surviving problems. So one last time, thanks to Frans for being the man, and thanks to all of you for hanging in there while everything got worked out.

Rescued Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Flappy Hunt.
Feed Us Pirates.
Summon the Hero.
Links: The Strange History of Olympic Medals.
Are Girl Scout Cookies Healthy? Is that a trick question? Thanks El Destiny.
Stories: 'Beetlejuice 2'- Michael Keaton Says Tim Burton Is In, And So Is He.
Joan Rivers Returns To ‘Tonight Show’ After Decades-Long Ban.
Science: Amazon electric fish inspire underwater robotics.
After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of shapes.
Japanese Institute Opens Investigation Into Its Stem-Cell Breakthrough.
Images: Game of Life.
Winter Olympics wipeout GIFs.
Media: World Premiere of First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer.
Inception - 8 Bit Cinema.
"Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith).

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28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 17:10  Frans 
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 15:11:
Fibrocyte wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 14:59:
Blue: You should've taken advantage of the downtime to implement a mobile version of this page.
Yeah, I'm sure he had nothing else going on.
Riiight.

Still, there already are some (primitive, perhaps, but it never was a priority) non-desktop feeds:
http://www.bluesnews.com/a/4/feeds-services
 
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