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Scheduled Maintenance

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There will be a scheduled downtime for maintenance later at 30th May 2007 2AM SGT.

This is to facilitate the migration of from a USA-based server to a Singapore-based server. With the sponsorships of, we have finally able to afford to be hosted right here in Singapore. Yes, hosting in Singapore costs a lot more than hosting in the States. Once the DNS propagation is complete, which should take anywhere from 1 – 6 hours (technically it can take up to 72 hours!), users of from Singapore can expect to load blazingly fast.

During the down time, we suggest the users to get some long-needed sleep. Or if you miss the shoutbox action, you can always join us at our IRC channel, at Freenode. You can also check out this post from time to time for the status of the migration.

We are sorry for the downtime. Thanks for bearing with us.

2:27 AM – Shutting down current (USA) server.
2:30 AM – DNS entry changed to point to SG server.
3:00 AM – Migration completes. Waiting for DNS to propagate.
3:05 AM – Main site should be running okay now.
3:51 AM – Forum is still not fully functional as it requires DNS propagation to be completed to be set up properly.
3:54 AM – Going to bed now. Keeping my fingers crossed that DNS would be updated in Singapore before the break of dawn.
4:00 AM – There have been tons of pong activities going for the past 1 hour. Seems like the DNS has been updated in a lot of places, but not mine.
4:02 AM – Attempted to set up forum blindly without being able to test with proper hostname. Let’s see if it works when the DNS propagation is done when I wake up.


Written by uzyn

May 28, 2007 at 10:25 pm

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  1. Wah… can we have the shoutbox hosted somewhere during the migration? wahahaha….

    Just kidding. πŸ˜›


    May 28, 2007 at 10:33 pm

  2. haha… we only want the shoutbox.. hahaha….


    May 28, 2007 at 10:45 pm

  3. Cannot publish posts on Geek Terminal launch lor. tzk.


    May 28, 2007 at 10:45 pm

  4. Erm. That’s like more than 16 hours before the launch lor.


    May 28, 2007 at 10:46 pm

  5. haha. I don’t think the speed difference will be noticeable…. but the next time there’s an earthquake in taiwan… still can access shoutbox!


    May 28, 2007 at 10:46 pm

  6. tstar and dk,

    Go download mIRC lah. We talk on IRC. Haha. Technically I can still host the temporary shoutbox on the old server. Maybe I’ll do just that. πŸ™‚

    Now I need to find the “kittens repairing server” photo for the temporary page.


    May 28, 2007 at 10:48 pm

  7. Kee kee… shoutbox addict… heh… me too!


    May 28, 2007 at 10:49 pm

  8. TedFox, the speed difference is actually quite significant, about 300ms of round-trip-time.

    You have a point too as most of the time is actually spent on page generation rather than the transfer time.

    Anyway, the migration is still needed to support the growth of πŸ™‚


    May 28, 2007 at 10:55 pm

  9. uzyn, maybe you want to install a web-based irc client? i remember there was one i found a while ago, which was quite good. when i find it i’ll let you know.


    May 28, 2007 at 11:06 pm

  10. those on addiction needs rehab!

    been off it so many days, maybe one fine day, I shall reread all the history. LOL…


    May 28, 2007 at 11:56 pm

  11. thanks uzyn. we love u!


    May 29, 2007 at 12:41 am

  12. it will be interesting to see withdrawal symtoms, reminds me of the times when WOW (World of Warcraft) servers go down every tuesday for maintainence/

    arzhou (adrian)

    May 29, 2007 at 8:01 am

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