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Planned System Downtime
Posted by Kirk on 13 May 1999, 02:46 GMT

There will be a planned system downtime on Friday 14 May 1999. There will probably be about one to two hours of downtime. It will most likely occur between 07:00 and 19:00 GMT. The downtime is necessary in order for the ticalc.org hardware to be upgraded. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.


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Re: Planned System Downtime
terrence wong

Oh my god!! What am I going to do during those two hours??

     13 May 1999, 03:06 GMT

Re: Re: Planned System Downtime
(Web Page)

Not use the ticalc.org message board to swear?

     13 May 1999, 03:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Planned System Downtime
Wong''s Wacker

Um...Im not good with militaty time. Can somebody tell me the real time that would be....also that first comment is pretty funny...what ARE we going to do those two hours since we have no lives!

     13 May 1999, 03:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Planned System Downtime

The time is between 7a.m. and 7p.m. GMT


     13 May 1999, 04:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Planned System Downtime

I'll take it a little further :)

2:00am - 2:00pm (ET)
1:00am - 1:00pm (Central)
12:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain)
11:00pm - 11:00am (Pacific)

     14 May 1999, 02:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Planned System Downtime
(Web Page)

Hahaha....lolz...now that is way more than 2 hours.

     16 May 1999, 07:54 GMT

upgrade? are you folks feeling okay?
(Web Page)

amazing! i didn't think you'd ever upgrade the poor old beast. makes me feel like i'm always working on my stuff.

what's it gonna be? all us hardware junkies were a little gyped by the spartan approach to information that you decided on. how 'bout some more info, heh?

IP (my god! there's a 3.8GB drive on my floor!)

     13 May 1999, 03:32 GMT

Re: upgrade? are you folks feeling okay?

We're installing a 19" monitor, a TNT2, a 3D sound card, and a couple of force-feedback joysticks. The idea is to turn it into one mean gaming machine. We figure the 486 is so powerful, Magnus can be playing some Quake 3 while the site runs in the background :)

We'll give all the details after the fact, provided everything goes as planned.


     13 May 1999, 07:07 GMT

Re: Re: upgrade? are you folks feeling okay?

The upgrade is finally done. More info to come.


     15 May 1999, 23:59 GMT

Re: Planned System Downtime
Ross Werner
(Web Page)

Does this have anything to do with the fact that your server went AWOL Monday?

Ja - er, Ross

     13 May 1999, 05:35 GMT

Re: Re: Planned System Downtime

It wasn't our server that was having trouble, it was a router downstream in Sweden that cut us off from the rest of the net :(


     13 May 1999, 06:32 GMT

Concerning the System Downtime
The Notorious Computerman
(Web Page)

Hmm... finally, (comparatively) fast loading times at TICalc? Unbelievable! By the way, did anyone else have trouble logging on to TICalc or its hosted sites last night around 9pm PST? Maybe IE5 was just being screwy again... things act weird sometimes. I think it's because I've got a WinChip 240MHz and it's underclocked because my motherboard will only go up to 225. (I also have a 1Gb HDD, 24Mb RAM, an 8x CD-ROM and a 1Mb video card... TIME TO UPGRADE!!! Not that I have the money, being a high school student w/o a job...)

Since I've gone off already on an entirely irrelevant rant, I might as well add that my webpage got its 1000th hit today. (The counter was put up on Dec. 3, 1998). :^)

     13 May 1999, 06:26 GMT

Re: Concerning the System Downtime

I ever wondered how you could run a Web server on a 486... When you see other sites they run PII 300mhz...
Winchip CPU what is that?...
I didn't have problems accessing TiCalc.org... I used to have problems when i was using IE4, sometimes the page took about 10 minutes to load! :-( So i switched to Netscape...

     13 May 1999, 10:20 GMT

Re: Re: Concerning the System Downtime
Jean Vásquez
(Web Page)

You see, most versions of linux are capable of running just as fast on a 486 while WinNT has to have a 300 Mhz or above to keep up with it. Unix/linux is the OS of choice for web servers. A Winchip CPU is a processor like (and I use this term loosely) an AMD K5/6 or a Cyrix processor. They are both RISC type cpu's that are "optimized" for Win32 systems. Some people say that they are not as reliable as an Intel CPU for gaming, but I hear they do the job nicely for other computing tasks. I assume that the Winchip CPU is less expensive than Intel CPU's, so they may be a choice for OEM's, although AMD and Cyrix seem to be showing up more on OEM pc's and factory pc's than the Winchip CPU. The problem with accessing ticalc.org has nothing to do with your browser (unless you are using a really old version). It is usually a problem with the network lines of the server, and the condition of your ISP.

     13 May 1999, 22:22 GMT

A moment of Silence
Kodi Mosley
(Web Page)

WoW. I didn't even know the TNT2 was out yet and can possibly run on a 486. :) Let us all know how it went when you get back.

Hey, anyone wanna buy a 486DX/33? It can host sites...

     13 May 1999, 15:21 GMT

old hardware heaven
(Web Page)

<Hey, anyone wanna buy a 486DX/33? It can host sites...>

in that case, i've got, lesse, huh, 3 pentium motherboards and cpus, enough hd's to start a small web-based business, a couple of cdrom drives, oogles of 30-(and some 72-)pin ram, and 7 486-class mb's and 5 cpu's. and 2 286's and a 386.

do i hear $30? ]:-)


     13 May 1999, 16:40 GMT

TI-bay is born!

Who needs E-bay when we've got TI-bay? I can see the headlines now...

"The only site that contains both a full, comprehensive coverage of all TI-calculators _AND_ is also a hotspot for auctioning off computer parts!" heehee :)

(Top headline on the 6 o'clock news, perhaps...?)

     13 May 1999, 17:41 GMT

Re: old hardware heaven
The Notorious Computerman
(Web Page)

Hmm... that sounds like me about 2 years ago. I had XT, 286, and 386 parts galore, in addition to an Apple ][ that had recently died.

All through Middle School, I had this really cool souped-up 286 that I modified. It was a weird Compaq one that was huge like the old XT's, but had 2.5Mb RAM built into the motherboard. Compaq actually told me that my model didn't exist! Anyway, I added a 1Mb VGA card, a 16-bit SB clone, a 1x CD-ROM, 2 extra HDD's, a mouse, and a coprocessor. It also had a flight stick and a bass-boosted stereo speaker wired in where the PC buzzer should go. It rocked!!! [lapses into nostalgic memory...]

     14 May 1999, 00:44 GMT

Re: old hardware heaven

Is the pentium mboard AT?

     14 May 1999, 15:49 GMT

/me is not in business ]:-/
(Web Page)

er, none of this stuff is for sale (unless you live in a small town in oregon). sorry all you folks hoping for some cheap hardware ]:-)


     14 May 1999, 20:17 GMT

Re: Planned System Downtime

hmmm.... the last time you guys upgraded something, you were down for half a day....

don't screw up this time.

     13 May 1999, 21:05 GMT

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