Munu Emergency Blog

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

We'll Be Back

MuNu isn't dead, just pining for the fjords. When I'm done putting 10,000 volts through it, it will voom good as new.

There doesn't seem to be any way to sticky posts, so I kicked this into the middle of next week.

(If you were looking for something other than MuNu, such as a forum or a portal site, then it was hosted on the MuNu server and will be back along with everything else as soon as we can possibly manage it.)


  • Look! Comments!

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 12:14 AM  

  • You Rock, Dude!

    **waiting patiently for my page to come back**


    By Blogger Caltechgirl, at 12:17 AM  

  • Well I wondered what happened to me! Really, it is rather disconcerting to become invisible suddenly.

    Thanks for the info! I'm sure will be back and running soon.

    By Blogger Rachel Ann, at 12:43 AM  

  • I'm still at work and don't have everyone's email address. I'll be sending out a bulletin as soon as I get home.

    Maybe I could get Instapundit to post a message...

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 12:49 AM  

  • Hahahahahahahah. Instawho?

    By Blogger Agent Bedhead, at 1:03 AM  

  • Well, I sent him an email, so we'll see. :)

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 1:12 AM  

  • What the heck is a MuNu?!

    By Blogger The Black Raven, at 1:12 AM  

  • MuNu is, um, was and will be, the bestest thing on the net!

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 1:13 AM  

  • Well, one of Evil Glenn's cohorts has posted on this unfortunate incident. She has magical powers;-)

    By Blogger Agent Bedhead, at 1:18 AM  

  • Huh? Where?

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 1:23 AM  

  • Oh, there!

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 1:26 AM  

  • Good luck Pixy!

    By Blogger Tilesey, at 1:53 AM  

  • Damn & I had assurances that yestersay would have been the day I broke 3 million unique visitors - I now, sounds kinda propoesterous since I'm sitting at about 85,000 but I had assurances I tell ya! :P

    Pixy, I do appreciate all the work you're doing to get us up & running again. Course I also appreciate everything you did to keep us up & running before.

    One thing though - any chance you could give me the lowdown like my knowledge of PC's, the net & servers was pre-jurassic? All i can really gather is something really bad happened to one of th things that make us go & we don't go anymore right now :P

    Any ETA on when things will be up again? & is there anything any of us can do to help &/or maybe avoid this kinda thing in the future? Just ask & I'll do whatever I can.

    thanks again Pixy


    By Blogger Publicola, at 1:59 AM  

  • Kick some ass, Pixy!

    By Blogger Jim, at 2:09 AM  

  • While you're redecorating, would you *please* consider putting a tip jar up at Munuviana?


    By Blogger Ted, at 3:20 AM  

  • Yes, tip jar for you. Thank you for handling.

    By Blogger Heather, at 3:41 AM  

  • Wow, you can get D.T.s from this...

    If anyone has a backup site, email me at and I'll post it this evening at my backup,

    Thanks for all the hardwork, Pixy.

    Don't give yourself an ulcer or anything... :-)

    By Blogger C.Y., at 4:13 AM  

  • Hi to anyone who is a Renata's world forum member!! :)


    By Blogger Blog Slave Faye, at 4:15 AM  

  • I'm also accepting TrackBacks to MuNu backup sites (free TrackBacks, no reciprocal link asked), for those MuNu sites that have them (similar to Confederate Yankee).

    By Blogger Basil, at 4:25 AM  

  • Hey Pixy,
    I'll offer up my site for munuvians who want to post...y'all can email me and I'll set you up.

    Register here for my site, and after you email me I'll upgrade you so you can post.

    And YEAH, Pixy, ya need a tip jar somewhere!

    By Blogger Beth, at 4:41 AM  

  • Also, It'sAPundit is accepting TrackBacks to MuNu backup sites.

    And I'll also open basil's blog and It'sAPundit to any Munuvian for posting. But some of you already have author accounts, so post already! If you don't have one, send me an e-mail from the "contact" link on the site.

    By Blogger Basil, at 5:10 AM  

  • Hey Pixy!

    I'm sorry that MuNu got all rambunctious on ya like that, but I know that it couldn't have happened to a better guy!

    I really, really like the idea of a tip jar, though. Wish I had thought of it myself.

    Thanks for all of your hard work trying to keep MuNu afloat. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help!

    By Blogger Dave, at 5:10 AM  

  • Hi Pixy Misa, Im not a munuvian but lots of my friends are and you've really been doing a great service to the blogosphere and everyone appeciates you very much including me.

    By Blogger Jane, at 5:11 AM  

  • Yay! You can find me hanging with Evil Glenn over at that other site for a while!

    By Blogger Oddybobo, at 5:13 AM  

  • Wheeee!

    By Blogger Ogre, at 5:49 AM  

  • Pixy,

    Please let me know if I can help.

    And thanks for taking care of everything for all your dependents.


    By Blogger r, at 5:51 AM  

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    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 5:52 AM  

  • "Blooown up, sir!"

    Thanks for takin' care of business, Pixy.

    By Blogger Linda, at 5:56 AM  


    sorry, couldn't be helped...

    By Blogger C.Y., at 6:05 AM  

  • I nominate Pixy for the Nobel Prize for Blogging.

    By Blogger Simon, at 6:06 AM  

  • Pixy, you're awesome. We'll wait patiently...


    By Blogger Sarah, at 6:10 AM  

  • What about starting a blogroll here so that our readers can be redirected to backup sites?

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 6:11 AM  

  • Wow, take off early from work to go to the dentist and look what happens. That's it, I'm never going back to that bad place.

    Thanks, Pixy, for everything you do for us all! You're the best!

    By Blogger RP, at 6:15 AM  

  • By the way, who got Farked?

    By Blogger Simon, at 6:20 AM  

  • This post was made in the future, kewl! You really do know something about the Perpetual Motion machine. 8^)

    By Blogger Paladin, at 6:22 AM  

  • Got a sitemeter hit 15 minutes ago! How does that happen? Is the server intermittently up right now?

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 6:23 AM  

  • I'm copying basil's idea; if you've got a backup site, send a trackback (no link required) to

    trackback url (right click and copy)

    By Blogger Beth, at 6:25 AM  

  • Michele of Letters of NYC can temporarily be found at one of her other 2 sights:

    Postcards from NYC:
    - where later today I'll be mobile blogging from Times Square unveiling the new Jenna Jamison poster at Colin's (co-blogger's) request.

    Letters from NYC
    Anyone wishing to put up their post on my site is welcome. Simply email forward your post with info on what header should be and who to sign off from :
    --lettersfromnyc [at]yahoo[dot]com

    Pixy I'm keeping you in my thoughts, prayers and I'm sending you lots of positive energy.

    By Blogger Michele, at 6:31 AM  

  • I've heard rumors that this is all Bush's fault, you know...

    By Blogger Ogre, at 6:36 AM  

  • Something's happening. Now I can't get the emergency message...

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 6:43 AM  

  • I got FARKED on Sunday and I was using my new template which was a serious bandwidth hog. Thanks to Phin, though, I now have a new-new template which is much faster and less of a hog. As luck would have it, we implemented the new template one day after the FARKING.

    Once there is a tip jar I'll try to spread some of this crazy blog money to Pixy.

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 6:44 AM  

  • pixy if there's anything I can do to help let me know.

    Yay! to the tip jar for pixy.

    and by the way I think it's a Rovian Conspiracy that will eventually be blamed on Frank J and the crowd over at IMAO.

    By Blogger phin, at 7:00 AM  

  • Okay Life, Liberty, Property fans, you can come over to The LLP Group Blog and see posts from the MuNu contingent of LLP.

    By Blogger Eric Grumbles, at 7:11 AM  

  • Rusty - it reminds me of the one and only time I got a Sully-lanche...only for to crash for about 24 hours straight afterwards.

    Is there a link between getting a link from high traffic sites and these crashes? I prefer to believe it is the first step to subvert the coming dominant Munuviana paradigm in blogging. But that's just me.

    By Blogger Simon, at 7:29 AM  

  • I was afraid that I had finally rated an Instalanche (or worse yet trafficwise, a link from Drudge).

    Ah, well. This gives me more time to work on the upcoming podcast.

    I'm here supportin' ya, Pixy -- If'n there's anything I can do from this end of the planet, let me know...

    Oh. BTW -- I'll probably be able to post something at the old Ramblings' Journal site ( shortly, too -- Makes for a decent "emergency site"...

    By Blogger Michael, at 7:39 AM  

  • So, Blogger is my back-up site. Well that sucks.

    By Blogger Stacy, at 7:41 AM  

  • Pixy---you're a stud muffin! Thanks for all of the fine work you do for us.

    In the meanwhile, I shall go and clean the house. It could use it.

    By Blogger Kathleen Nelson, at 7:50 AM  

  • Who was it that got farked? I got Rightwingnewsed.

    We are victims of our collective success.

    Pixy Misa, thanks for allsyou have done and continue to do.

    Oh and I'm all backed up on blogger.

    By Blogger spacemonkey, at 7:54 AM  

  • Is there a link between getting a link from high traffic sites and these crashes?

    Hell, Rusty and Ace ARE the high-traffic sites. I'll bet phin broke it when he was fixing Rusty's template. ;-)

    (running away...)

    By Blogger Beth, at 8:04 AM  

  • Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Pixy.
    I'll be #90594580 to suggest the tip jar. You certainly earn it!

    By Blogger DeAnna, at 8:10 AM  

  • What counts as a high traffic for

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 8:25 AM  

  • I'll do my best to be patient. ;)

    By Blogger Tiger, at 8:45 AM  

  • Went to get my Annika fix, and found out about the anomalies...altered states...whatever you want to call it. So I had to do my own American Skankwoman research.

    Since Annika's off-line, I'll take advantage of the situation (evil me) and trumpet the virtues of Boy George (rather than Elton John) as U.N. Secretary General.

    However, I still hope that munu is back up soon.

    By Blogger Ontario Emperor, at 8:46 AM  

  • .. we got an estimated time yet?...

    ... keep up the good work, Pixy...

    By Blogger Eric, at 8:59 AM  

  • I second Beth's notion and lay the entire episode on the back of Phin. It's all Phin's fault.

    Must. Kill. Phin.

    Please gather pitchforks, torches, tar, and feather...........

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 9:04 AM  

  • Oh, and BTW, Jawa backup

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 9:05 AM  

  • Eric, way to lay on the pressure.

    It'll be up when its's up.

    Write your posts in Word and hold your water.

    By Blogger spacemonkey, at 9:42 AM  

  • Yay I'm a scapegoat!

    And all this time my parents were worried I'd never amount to anything.

    By Blogger phin, at 9:54 AM  

  • Actually Spacemonkey, it's better to write posts in Notepad or Wordpad and save them as .txt files; MS Word likes to convert some characters into garbled crap and it doesn't work well in HTML.

    By Blogger Mad Mikey, at 10:00 AM  

  • ... no pressure there, spacemonkey... just asking a question...

    .. and I'm holding my water just fine, thanks... so back up, brother..

    By Blogger Eric, at 10:09 AM  



    And Blogger just keeps ticking away.

    Oh, the humanity...

    By Blogger Bane, at 10:11 AM  

  • If I was writing any posts, I'd write them with bloggar and save them in its native format. When comes back, I just post the lot.

    If I was writing...

    Taking a bit of a vacation...not bad...slow news day...another pina colada please.

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 10:16 AM  

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    By Blogger Irene, at 10:21 AM  

  • 'All your blogs are belong to us'?


    By Blogger Mad Mikey, at 10:24 AM  

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    By Blogger Jessica Klarkson, at 10:32 AM  

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    By Blogger Adrie, at 10:47 AM  

  • Are we actually getting comment spam on this site?

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 10:51 AM  

  • Yeah. Nuts, isn't it? I might turn on the capcha thingy.

    My the way - nice pic, Mikey.

    Oh, and did anyone notice that Flying Space Monkey has the same initials as Flying Spaghetti Monster? Behold his noodliness!

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 10:58 AM  

  • That's awesome. I guess publicity breeds spam.

    Huh. THAT's where spam comes from....

    By Blogger Caltechgirl, at 10:58 AM  

  • It the emergency message down?

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:01 AM  

  • Yeah, the message is down and I get a directory where my homepage was.

    By Blogger Dr. Rusty Shackleford, at 11:12 AM  

  • Geez...i go away on vacation and come back to nothing! No one to play with!

    I feel so cold and empty without my munu friends....

    By Blogger Pam, at 11:13 AM  

  • My directory has a "blowed-up.log" file that is growing in size. Contains a whole bunch of "file not found" messages of different kinds.


    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:15 AM  

  • Methinks that things are starting to come back to life. Go Pixy, go!

    By Blogger Eric Grumbles, at 11:18 AM  

  • "A few databases for individual users wouldn't load (including one important one) but I can get most things running now."

    Please don't be me. Please don't be me.

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:19 AM  

  • The emergency message is back. Is that a good thing?

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:19 AM  

  • The emergency message was running out of the ram disk because the hard disk was screwed, so when they shut the machine down to fix it, it lost the message.

    It's back now. :)

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 11:21 AM  

  • What's a kerb?

    [I know it's British English for curb. Canadian English is a strange half-mix -- we use "-our" for words like flavour and sit on our bums not our butts, but we call kerbs curbs and lorries trucks.]

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:22 AM  

  • Thanks for insight on the emergency message. Funny how every little thing is affected.

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:23 AM  

  • And yeah, it's a good thing! It was taking five to ten minutes to edit that message (a sign of how bad things were), and now it's instantaneous.


    Things should be back up very soon now!

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 11:25 AM  

  • Pixy, assuming you are cooling your heels while the tests are going on, how good or bad are things looking?

    Any of the MuNu crowd got severely blasted? Did the DoS attack trigger the drive failure? Any other curious details you want to share?

    On the other hand, if you're busy, then ignore this and carry on.

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:25 AM  

  • Hey, we're back!!

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 11:26 AM  

  • YAY! My blog just loaded for the first time, and quick too!

    By Blogger Eric Grumbles, at 11:26 AM  

  • Yay we're back!

    pixy ROCKS!!!

    beth, rusty, y'all aren't still plannin' on lynching me are ya???

    By Blogger phin, at 11:29 AM  

  • Oh you did it, Pixie! Yay and Thank you!!!

    By Blogger Pam, at 11:34 AM  

  • The DOS attack didn't trigger a drive failure.

    What happened was that we got a small-but-annoying DOS attack that the server would have normally been able to cope with, but with the drive acting up it was a bit too much.

    It looks like the drive started playing up on the weekend, but at first it was only every now and then - once or twice an hour - which made it hard to work out what the problem was.

    By today it was giving errors several times a minute, which was kind of obvious.

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 11:34 AM  

  • I forgot to turn comments on - fixed now. It was one of the things I tried before working out that it was a hardware problem.

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 11:36 AM  

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    By Blogger John Lanius, at 12:24 PM  

  • We're back!


    Thanks, Pixy! (Now where can we leave you a tip...?)

    By Blogger John Lanius, at 12:29 PM  

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