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    Happy Birthday "server1.sitepoint.com"!

    What an exciting day we have upon us!

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    [jules_shell@server1 jules_shell]$ uptime
      2:49am  up 365 days, 0 min,  4 users,  load average: 1.34, 1.07, 1.06
    Thanks to Rackspace for another year of excellent service!

    That last reboot was actually due to a lightning strike. Just for the record, our Australian office has also been struck by lightning. Freaky.
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    And here's a photo of the sysadmin boys celebrating...

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    hehehe it's either great or really, really sad that there is so much excitment over a server

    neway, what are the boys drinking there cascade premium?

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    I'm a bit confused

    I'm assuming that the photo was taked in your office, so what Rackspace has to do with it..?

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    Congrats. I would say that Rackspace rocks. Nowadays, I don't think so a server is even able to complete even 6 months uptime. Until unless you leave it vulnerable and don't install any patches.

    Pweb, those two guys are Rackspace employees and no, the server is located at Rackspace data center.

    z0s0, how much bandwith does sitepoint.com and SPF consumes in total? Also, how many servers do SPN owns?

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    SPN owns two servers... one at Rackspace and one at VenturesOnline.

    The guys in the picture are Jason and Julian, two of SitePoint's very own. The picture was taken in the Australian office.
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    No that's just some of the guys in the sitepoint office. Our servers are hosted in a somewhat more professional setup at Rackspace.

    The photo? Just for fun, no its not our rackspace machine If only we could have been there to see what she looks like. It's strange having such a lasting long-distance relationship with something

    And yes it's cascade premium.

    Apparently someone without a sense of humour saw this post and decided to DOS our server. I personally don't think it's very funny to DOS a server during prime drinking hours, and then make a sysadmin deal with a broken server on a hangover. But there you go, whatever turns you on.

    We do apply patches within 24 hours of a notice (and there are plenty of them!) but running an aging server like this with so many virtualhosts and legacy code leaves plenty of holes for someone wanting to fluff their ego by making other people unhappy.

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    Just for the record it was a Boag's Premium...
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    Prefer a good S.A. coopers myself

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    Originally posted by z0s0
    And here's a photo of the sysadmin boys celebrating...

    That's hilarious.

    Originally posted by Jason Donald
    No that's just some of the guys in the sitepoint office.
    I believe one of them is called Jason Donald.
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    The guy on the right looks like a Jason should look. Tanked.
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    That's not jase actually. And just for the record that was beer number 1. ;-)
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    gg rackspace, their services are excellent, i couldnt recommend them more.
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    Drinking? Around sophisticated electronics? You people should be fired! Clearly the place to be is out on the balcony so you can smoke too...
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    Congrats on the server birthday there. Looks like a heap of fun there in the office. Do you guys grab every occasion to celebrate with a couple of beers ?

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    Good going, a year is pretty good for an active server, we usually manage close to half a year, then something goes wrong, like a faulty power strip on one occasion and a blown motherboard on another. On occasion we'll have to reboot because the server just won't respond to anything else because someone has a dodgy script and just got thousands of hits - that's always a good one

    I'm quite impressed that such an ageing machine has coped so well with SPN for so long now. As for the DoS, some people obviously don't have anything more productive to do, else they'd be out there making money from their computer skills instead of wasting other peoples time and money.

    We've got a good picture from our office, it involves a large fridge, a member of staff and a really quiete day
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    One of my server reached 352 days when we decided to replace it with a new machine.


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