Futurismic hosting hiccups

Paul Raven @ 18-01-2008

Hello, boys and girls. You may or may not have noticed that Futurismic had a bit of downtime today.

Our hosting company informs us that this is due to the site hogging CPU resources – which means there’s either a lot more of you reading than we thought, that something’s broken, or that someone somewhere is playing a game we Brits refer to as “silly buggers”.

However, until we can accurately determine the source of the problem, we need to take measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. So if you notice anything odd or untoward here in the next week or so, please bear with us.

It may be that we’re forced to deactivate the comments at some point, but this will not be a permanent change by any means.

And please also rest assured we’re working hard on a long term solution to the problems, which we hope to be able to make an announcement about very soon.

Thanks for reading!

[tags]Futurismic, blog, hosting, problems[/tags]

Apologies for our absence

Paul Raven @ 01-11-2007

Apologies if you visited here over the last 24 hours or so, and wondered why we’d gone into the mortgage business. There were some pretty drastic technical issues server-side with our hosting company, but thankfully they seem to be fixed now.

We know there are a few posts to repair from the last week or so, but we’re sure you’ll bear with us in the meantime as we tidy up the mess. To be honest, we’re just damned thankful we weren’t hacked, as we initially thought we were …

The moral of this story, folks? TAKE BACKUPS. REGULARLY.

We now return you to our scheduled programming … 🙂

[tags]futurismic, downtime, hardware, problems[/tags]