May 14, 2014


As some of you may have noticed, there was something of an issue here over the last few days. If you didn't...then I need to up my blogging game rather dramatically. 

As I understand it, this is what happened.
A large number of razorback hogs with beehives straped to their backs were set loose by unknown parties in the Texas bunker containing our RAID server, sucsessfully distracting the staff long enough for a number of trained Ghost Faced Bats to plant their C-4 charges in the facilities fire control computer without being noticed which precipitated the destruction of the buildings point defense system thus allowing a low flying UFO to fire an asteroid into the server building with the following results...

Actual footage from the Mee.Nu Zeppelin which was arriving with a shipment of Vegimite at the time.

So yeah...aliens.

Despite this, our crackerjack team of antipodean tech unicorns have restored everything except for any images or files uploaded after mid-March. Restoring some of those will be problematic as the frame grabs were discarded. In any event I've restored the images on the front page as I type this.  

In all seriousness, Kudos to Pixy (our Antipodean tech unicorn) who has been working his Aussie posterior off the last three days rebuilding everyones websites despite a disasterous hardware failure and the difficulties inherent in being upsiode down all the time. 

In possibly (but probably not) related news, my Twitter account got hacked yesterday as well, sending all 45 of my followers 150 solicitations to invest in a bitcoin enterprise. Between this and the spoofing a few weeks ago it's been a bad month for me and tech. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:56 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Well, at least the spammers still love you.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed May 14 14:52:48 2014 (+rSRq)

2 Are you saying that the spammers were hurt most by the outage? 

Posted by: Siergen at Wed May 14 15:18:31 2014 (WVGDf)

3 Yes, but they're very forgiving souls and never hold a grudge.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed May 14 19:30:07 2014 (+rSRq)

4 This guy would like someone to read what is written on these WW-2 Japanese cigarettes.

Posted by: jon spencer at Wed May 14 21:09:21 2014 (jfISJ)

5 I almost deleted your comment because it just looked so spammy.  That being said, the link is pretty interesting. It looks like Japanese cigarettes had branding on the individual cigs.
Trigger Warning (@Wonderduck)
There is an oddity regarding the story though, the Battle of Midway did not involve small unit infantry actions and was two years before Truk, so the Battle his father was wounded in was certainly not Midway. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu May 15 01:40:41 2014 (DnAJl)

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