[Squeakfoundation][ANN] StSq taking the offer!

Cees de Groot squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Thu, 31 May 2001 20:39:05 +0200

gohu@rocketmail.com said:
> I hereby take the liberty of telling you all that StSq has agreed upon
> accepting the offer from SqF to use the Swiki and the mailinglist that
> Cees has set up for us at squeakfoundation.org.

Cool. I hope that you StSq guys will be happy with SqF's service (we're not 
worthy, etcetera... ;-)).

Just in case you may have missed it: I'm about to transfer everything to 
another machine (yeah, couldn't have picked a better time, could I?). Things 
have been prepared to go as smoothly as possible, but it won't work without 
downtime. I'm currently syncing the disks on both machines (keeping gigabytes 
in sync over the Internet...), probably in one or two hours from now I'll take 
the old box off-line, switch IP addresses, and put the new box on-line during 
the time DNS needs to propagate the IP addresses (~1 hour, I kept the 
time-to-live in DNS low in preparation of this transition).

I'm experienced enough to predict that Murphy will make sure that I am going 
to mess things up terribly, so please be patient if SqF services aren't 
available between 21:00 and 24:00 CEST (that's between noon and 3pm Pacific, 
and between 3pm and 7pm Eastern).

Oh, my BDSM (Beer Drinking Sales&Marketing) colleague told me never to 
announce downtime without stressing post-downtime customer benefits: the 
target box is faster and it sits on an extremely fast bit of the Internet 
(AboveNet). Film at 11.


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