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technical difficulties

Blargh, I have teh FLU.

So this in retrospect amuses me:

I host a Web forum for Irish flute and tinwhistle players. The machine on which it runs lost a disk to heat, so we shut the machine down to prevent losing any more disks until we can get a new case.

In the meantime, one of the co-admins on that box set up apache and named on another box to keep serving some of the smaller stuff that was on there. He set things up in a bit of a hurry, and the forums were too big to move. Unfortunately, he set things up so that any requests that didn't match a configured virtual host went to the default virtual host.

Also, he moved the IP address over, so that all of the virtual hosts from the old box would reach the new one. This meant that when you tried to access the whistleboard, you saw..

Did I mention that the whistleboard participants tend to be on the conservative side?

And did I mention that I've been sick with the flu and unable to react to anything at a pace faster than "glacial"?

Right, so, when you tried to access the whistleboard, you saw this webcomic.

Woops.

I'm just glad that I wasn't getting email about it, although I'm told the guy that does that comic was called a "usless poultroon".

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