June 03, 2018

Applying Contemporary Standards of Critical Thinking to Understand This Blog's Recent Outage

So the blog's been down. An explanation is in order. 

However, as we are not IT professionals, and are not privy to specifics regarding coding and hardware factors, we must look for the causes of this tragedy via open source media. With that in mind, we note a recent breakthrough in physics which was reported concurrently with the site outage and, using contemporary standards of critical thinking, this discovery must correlate to the problem at hand.

A recent physics experiment produced strong evidence of sterile neutrinos. According to the linked article, sterile neutrinos are not predicted to exist by the standard model of physics. 

Other things not supported by the standard model of physics include, but are not limited to: The EM Drive, stealth in space, sorcery, practical giant robots, Bigfoot, Niberu, Pelucidar, Mothman, ghosts, telekinesis, healing energy, vampires (sparkly), alchemy, Blemmyians, Astrology, teleportation, mediumship, warp drive, gravity generators, shrink rays, and flat earth cosmology.

Using contemporary standards of critical thinking, one must take a second look at all of those things and, lo and behold, the last one proves to be directly applicable to our problem. You see our webmaster is an Australian and the flat earthers have just concluded that Australia is, and always has been an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the British to cover up the democide of all their debtors. 

And so, contemporary standards of critical thinking lead us to the inevitable conclusion that our webmaster doesn't exist. Note that when we check our work it becomes clear that the non existence of our IT team DOES explain how technical difficulties could occur!

"Or...we could use actual critical thinking and just check the dev-blog."

There's no time for that! We've got important things to find out.
...like exactly where it is that kangaroos REALLY come from.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:42 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I switched to a new proxy server to enable SSL certificates.

At the time, it warned that it didn't have enough file handles, and I filed that for later attention, since it seemed to be working just fine.

Turns out that when it runs out of file handles, every site goes down and stays that way until I get up on Monday morning and see a trillion alerts waiting for me.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Jun 4 01:15:24 2018 (PiXy!)

2 But now we've got a secure sockets layer right?

We're protected against socket gremlins!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Jun 4 02:31:39 2018 (3bBAK)

3 Not quite there, but getting close!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Jun 4 06:35:27 2018 (PiXy!)

4 Oh, and linky thing is fixed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Jun 4 06:48:25 2018 (PiXy!)

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