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< Piro >

that other site...

"entropy"

Tuesday - May 8, 2001

[Piro] - 08:35:00 - [link here]

Largo moved everything over to the new server last night - which is why many of you are probably having problems accessing the new site in one way or another. When everything resolves and starts pointing properly to the new server, things should be running smoothly.

He's named the new box entropy.megatokyo.com - its a fitting description, i think. "Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society." Heheh, this is so us. :)

I was pretty sick over the weekend, which is why I was late with the comic yesterday. Even when i got home from work, it took forever to get the comic finished. Updates this week are a little screwed up by two other factors as well - the move to the new server (grudgingly gives largo multiple kudos for bustin his ass to get all the problems with the PHP code and the new server resolved ^_^) and my up coming trips...

Honestly, i have no idea how i'm going to be able to stay on top of things for the next two weeks, so if the updates are a little sporadic, please forgive me. I'm traveling to Anime Central this friday with Seraphim where we will be heading up a Megatokyo question and answer panel - if you are gonna be in the Chicago Area, drop in around 3:00 on saturday. You might also want to stick around for the Iron Guest contest... It seems i've been roped into being on the judging panel for that. Regardless, it should be fun.

NEXT week i'm flying out to Los Angeles to hook up with largo and crash E3 itself. I believe that the Bioware folks are setting us up and will have the police waiting to take us away to jail as soon as we get there. It's the only reason I can think of that they'd give us passes to get in. ^_^ (joking aside, thank's guys, we're looking forward to it)

This, plus another one of those fine '50% construction documents are due' deadlines on the 15th means that i'm going to be very busy for the next two weeks. We'll try to keep things rolling along as smoothly as possible - but I am pretty sure that I wont get tomorrow's comic up until thursday... the new site code makes it easier for me to do updates when i get things done.

Anyway, we'll keep you posted.

< Largo >

you're already here.

"enthalpy"

Tuesday - May 8, 2001

[Largo] - 09:31:00 - [link here]

Ok, I'll make this rant a short one.. Hey - I gotta ease back into the groove y'know?

Today's guest strip is brought to you by Nick Yu - the creator of The Bad Boys of Computer Science.

Anyways, Yes, I've been gone for the last two weeks while I upgraded and moved the server to a better home. Originally we never thought we'd have two-hundred readers, much less two-hundred thousand. So as our traffic has grown, so has the load on our server. Recently it began to be too much for the box to withstand, and still not impact the other websites on it. The solution was simple, We needed a more l33t box.

So the server was born, from the vast emptyness of space, the swirling great cosmic void reached out... Eh, Ok so I went to pricewatch.com

As my counterpart has said, the box is named Entropy. I decided on this name bcause after years of admin'n servers - I've found that only truth remains constant, shit breaks.

The new box is pretty sweet, it's a step up in most every mundane respect. Although as some people have noticed, MegaTokyo is no longer running on FreeBSD. We are now running on Linux. This has resulted in a few small riots, some looting, the usual.

I've always been a Linux fan, for no other reason then I like penguins. Sure it's not a great reason to base your selection of a kernel, but what the hell eh? Or it could be I'm just afraid of the mighty wrath that Cowboy Neal of Slashdot.org would inflict upon me if I continued to go with BSD...

Of course my decision had nothing at all to do with the fact that Neverwinter Nights will have a linux server available. Nope, not a thing. not one tiny bit, nope...

Speaking of which, I can hardly contain my excitment as the great E3 approaches. I almost can taste the gaming goodness, which for some reason has a lime flavor.

Wait, correction, that's my margarita.

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