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Topic # 55961 11-Jan-2010 16:16
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I have just tried accessing the Whale Oil blog website but am getting a 500 Internal Server Error. Is this due to a genuine server issue or has the website been stomped on by the courts?




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  Reply # 289000 11-Jan-2010 16:18
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I think it has been hit pretty hard since he posted the name of latest person to get name suppression.

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  Reply # 289001 11-Jan-2010 16:19
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Yeah I get a database access error. Trying to figure out the code he put on the site when I did get in.

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  Reply # 289003 11-Jan-2010 16:22
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I saw that and it is a silly move, coming from a person who's already in front of the courts on the same matters...




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  Reply # 289005 11-Jan-2010 16:26
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Right I have decoded it now and it appears it was me?

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  Reply # 289057 11-Jan-2010 18:44
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whaleoil: Sorry site down, crashed with server load, restarting shortly

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  Reply # 289068 11-Jan-2010 19:22

google cache.. nuff said

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  Reply # 289073 11-Jan-2010 19:37
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I have decoded the headline as:

"I feel sorry for the others"

But I cannot work out how to decode the binary, all I get is a string of numbers

Can anybody help me?




.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
binary solo...0000110000110000111...

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  Reply # 289076 11-Jan-2010 19:49
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I worked it out..

binary to hex to text




.....c'mon sucker lick my battery........
binary solo...0000110000110000111...

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  Reply # 289125 12-Jan-2010 00:41
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The site is back up. I have heard from my tech support that apparently the traffic took out a Mosso cluster, whatever that means, so they shut it down.

They didn't bother to contact me though, or my provider so there will be compensation coming.

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  Reply # 289138 12-Jan-2010 07:53
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You took out an entire Rackspace Cloud cluster? That must have been a hell of a traffic spike!




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  Reply # 289148 12-Jan-2010 08:40
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He only had 25k pageviews for the day, must be exceptionally poor hosting infrastructure.

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  Reply # 289149 12-Jan-2010 08:42
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Duh it was offline for 6 hours.

It is at Rackspace and yes it should have coped, my point exactly

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  Reply # 289155 12-Jan-2010 08:56
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Interesting to see he's also changed his post from yesterday.

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  Reply # 289158 12-Jan-2010 09:12
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Whaleoil: Duh it was offline for 6 hours.

It is at Rackspace and yes it should have coped, my point exactly


I'm a load and performance tester :) You'd need to get a copy of the logs and the traffic profiles to see what it was that made the site fall over - I love my job.




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  Reply # 289159 12-Jan-2010 09:14
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Yeah working on that. Should get them today. i'll forward them to ya if ya want

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