Unexpected downtime - Thursday March 30th 2017

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  1. Rys

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    Our server host experienced power failure in a datacenter containing one of our servers last night, at 03:20 CEST. Power was restored around 05:15 CEST, and the server came back up, but a misconfiguration on my part during the last round of full server maintenance meant the VMs didn't autostart.

    I manually started them when I woke up this morning and realised everything was down. Sorry for the downtime, I'll have a think about how we best mitigate that in the future, both in the event of power/infrastructure failures, and human failures (me being asleep when it happens!).
     
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    This is popping up on every page.
     
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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
    Same cookie message for me too.
     
  4. Rys

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    I've taken the cookie control stuff out of the page until I can figure out what's going on there.
     
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    Looks like the cookie control system we use is experiencing its own failure, so the code is throwing an error when it checks to see if there's a valid license. Why it does that for every user on every page load is beyond me, will probably throw that system in the bin as a result.
     
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    I've also removed the Alexa stats/tracking cookie nonsense as well. Intel needed us to have it during last year's GDC advertising campaign, to verify traffic, but it's useless now.
     
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