Off to a slow start, but up and running
At this point everybody should be able to access MLIA again. In some respects the move went smoothly and in others there was lots of room for improvement.
For instance, some people were still seeing the “MLIA is moving” page well after the new site was up. I think I now know what I could have done to prevent or reduce the number of people who were locked out.
For the lucky few that were able to access the site, the site kept crashing and comments were broken for a brief while. Those bugs have been fixed.
Also, a few people were seeing a “welcome to nginx” page instead of the site. My bad. I had setup mylifeisaverage.com, but forgot to enable http://www.mylifeisaverage.com.
Lessons have been learned and hopefully it will be better next time – and hopefully there will be no next time.
Thank you all for your patience. Onward and upward.
Update: Of course, immediately after I post this MLIA goes down. However, this time it is not my fault – I promise. The new servers are experiencing internet connectivity issues and it is beyond my control. Apologies.
Update 2: Seeing as I’ve been in a “learn from your mistakes” mood lately, I’ve decided that my mistake here was that I didn’t knock on wood before publishing this post. Knocking on wood originally came from the belief that malevolent spirits lived in dead wood and knocking was meant to drive them away, so they wouldn’t overhear and foil your plans. Clearly the clever devils in my desk must have heard.
Update 3: KNOCK ON WOOD!!! It is back up.