What To Do When You Canâ€™t Get Your Fix
Submitted by Howard Tayler on October 20, 2009 - 12:50
Last night we had some issues with the main Schlock Mercenary server, and the index page wasnâ€™t being built correctly. In these sorts of circumstances itâ€™s good for you to know where to go to get the latest comic.
1) Howard Taylerâ€™s Twitter Feed â€” Often the first thing Iâ€™ll do when thereâ€™s an issue is tweet about it. Last night I used Twitter to mirror the strip.
2) Howard Taylerâ€™s Facebook Page â€” This captures my tweets, so if youâ€™re already on Facebook this is another good way to get the word.
5) The Schlock Mercenary RSS Feed â€” last nightâ€™s site issues left the RSS feed undamaged, and images were served up just fine to 5,000 or more Schlockers who never knew there was a problem
Iâ€™d tell you to bookmark this post for future reference, but if the site goes down, this page will vanish too. Youâ€™ll just have to bookmark the individual links. Maybe you can create a folder called â€œSchlock Emergencyâ€ or something.
We usually donâ€™t see much down-time, but when we do I like knowing that at least some of you will still be getting your fix.
Maybe someday weâ€ll get proper redundancy with round-robin failovers for everything from DNS to WordPress, but thatâ€™s a more robust solution than my budget currently allows for.