Sunday, 19 July 2009

Chiltern Hundred

Finished at last! Splendid day out with kevanjue and andy_uk63. They had 40-odd to do and I had 13, so we did two or three together but went our separate ways for the rest. I knew my 13 would be a bit tough, as they were spread out around the whole series, but I didn't realise that it'd take me quite as long as it did! Finding places to park was a bit of a nightmare, but I managed to get the required number in the end. In fact, it took me so long, Kev and Andy finished before me, and they had to do two-thirds more than me!

Wonderful, varied series, I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Earthcaches and Church Micros

I love 'em!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Return

GC.com is back online. It's not displaying pics or advertising properly, but everything seems to be intact and working after more than 30 hours down. They've done an amazing job over there!

Recovery

It's just been twittered that the datacentre, and therefore GC.com, is on the road to recovery. No estimation on how long it's going to be before things are back to normal yet, but, fingers crossed, it won't be too long.

Machines

The machines have power! Jeremy et al are working on getting the sites online now … fingers crossed!

Power 2

Building lights are coming back on and the air-con is working. I reckon, reading between the lines, that it's going to be sometime before it's up-and-running again. Already been down for more than 24 hours! :(

AC 2

Aircon off again :(

AC

The aircon seems to be working, so they may get the servers back online soonish …

Power!

It seems that the generators at the data centre are being turned on!

OK?

Sounds like the problem is soley with the generators … servers are fine. That being the case, I would imagine that data loss would be minimal.

Fisher Plaza

Still waiting for the geocaching servers to come back online. Jeremy Irish is on the scene and is keeping us up-to-date with regular tweets from the site. I must admit, his tone doesn't seem too concerned, so hopefully that means that there'll not be any data-loss. Lots of very hard work going on to restore service soon.

GC.com down

It seems a fire at a Seattle data centre has taken out geocaching.com as well as some other important (possibly even more important!) websites. There seems to have been some serious water damage, but no-one has been reported as injured, thankfully. I'm following various twitterings and trying to keep up-to-date with developments, so I'll post more information as soon as I hear it.