Improbable Island Message of the Day (MoTD)

New Monthly Memento, outage
Staff2022-04-04 19:06:21 [Permalink]
Hey folks, the Island went down for quite some time last night because we ran out of disk space. I've been thinking of moving us over to a new server, and now seems like an excellent time to start that process. My apologies for the unscheduled outage.

In happier news, the new Monthly Memento for April is the Jammy Jellyfish! If you know, you know.

I'll have more news for you on a server migration later in the week. Our last server move was in 2017 and back then I paid for a month on the new server so I could test and fix any bugs that arose; this time I plan to do the same, but we've got some technical debt to work off before the Island's ancient codebase will run at all. This is gonna cause a lot of sleepless nights in my near future.

Sometimes Island work results in immediate fancy new shinies which everyone enjoys, and sometimes it's just the dull but necessary technical drudgery of changing thousands of lines of code so that the Island won't fall flat on its arse the next time PHP updates. My spring is going to be full of that, so from the outside it's going to look like nothing's getting done and no new features are being worked on; I appreciate your patience during this time. When we do finally have everything ready to do the server migration we'll be moving from hard drives to SSD's, so the Island should run a LOT faster.

Stay tuned for updates! As a reminder, if the Island is ever completely unreachable, you can always find our Fediverse presence at https://mastodon.social/@improbableisland; bookmark that page or add https://mastodon.social/@improbableisland.rss to your RSS reader and you'll always stay on top of our (thankfully very rare) outages.

Once again, sorry for the inconvenience, and have fun,

~CMJ
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