I used to try and fail over to my GeoCities account
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:14am

when the site went down. On GeoCities I just had a news page up. Ex:

That's where most of those "Site down" updates are from.

That said, it would actually take me realizing the site was down then update GeoCities and finally update my host redirect to GeoCities from my own server IP. And then after all that trouble, the fix was usually something like just bouncing either the router or the server once I got home. haha

  • Usually posted just before the server went down - Puckdropper, Fri Oct 21 2022 11:27pm
    so there was no time for your patient visitor to even see it. :)
    • I used to try and fail over to my GeoCities account- Erik_, Thu Nov 03 2022 11:14am
      • Over time, I bet your fans - Puckdropper, Wed Nov 09 2022 4:35am
        would just use Geocities. Oh, Erik's dehumidifier might be acting up again so let's just go to GeoCities... What is New York heat like in the summer anyway?
        • One good thing I can say about self hosting is it... - Erik_, Thu Nov 10 2022 11:32am
          was it was at least some good starter experience on how to set up and run an Apache web server and set up basic networking routes to my server. Though, that wasn't a good experience for anyone else! haha Not sure about upstate NY, but here on LI, it gets very hot in August. Usually high 80s-90s and... more
          • Yeah, definitely a good experience for that! - Puckdropper, Fri Nov 11 2022 4:02am
            Setting up a Plex server should be easy then, right? It took me a bit of time to figure it all out, I can't imagine trying to go from one route to another one, I just had router to server to contend with. Sounds like Illinois, except the humidity comes and goes.
            • The no escape though can be exhausting especially in Aug. The double router set up I went with actually isn't so bad. It's just some simple additional port forwarding rules.
              • That's often when we see excessive heat warnings - Puckdropper, Mon Dec 05 2022 5:33am
                It just doesn't cool down, even at night. Plus the humidity makes it even worse. My wife's former apartment had one air conditioner in the living room. The bedrooms had to have the windows open to be cool enough. If it works, it works! Just be sure to write the settings down somewhere. (I've... more
                • We have a couple of those silver sharpies - Erik_, Wed Dec 07 2022 3:24pm
                  They work really well when you want to write on something that's black. Growing up was sort of like that. We didn't have AC at all until I think I was almost 18. Even then, it was only in the living room so there was no escaping the heat at night. Fans can only do so much. *Cue NE Server shutti... more
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