The boring life of Jerod Poore, Crazymeds' Chief Citizen Medical Expert.

We're back on the air

We're back on the air.  The OS upgrade is complete, the forum and wiki software seem to be running fine.

Now I can get back to relearning how teh Internets works in order to prevent the problems we've been having with the server timing out due to Internet Weather caused by other sites' badly configured servers and people trying to hitch a ride on our servers in the ensuing chaos.  The techs and I worked out the badly configured server part last night.  Now I get to deal with how I over-corrected for dealing with malicious dickweeds.

Internet Weather is a real thing, although "traffic jams" is a better analogy these days.  The problem I'm dealing with is more like the old phenomenon of Internet Weather, but most of the time the problem looks like what you see on this map.  If you ask teh googles for the Internet traffic report, you'll get this site.  Lots of raw numbers, but not of much use to the casual user.  Because the Net has become so dependent upon backbones and doesn't work quite the same way the original TCP/IP was designed to do (i.e. automagically routing around blockages and chokepoints), large sites are a lot more sensitive to traffic jams.  Not the sites themselves, but your ability to see them.  At least once a month I can't reach one of Yahoo, Google, or the BBC.  Which is part of the "logic" used to justify overturning net neutrality.  Instead of fixing what is actually broken - the mindless dependency on broadband backbones - ICANNbebought, the Federal Corporate Cocksuckers, and whoever else is involved would rather make sure you'll always be able to buy a PEZ dispenser eBay, but accessing Crazy Meds will be even less reliable than it is now.  If you can wrap your head around the concept of access to Crazy Meds being less reliable than it is already.

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