But both pairs of my glasses failed today. And the One True Frames I want are on back-order with an estimated time-of-arrival of a month.
And there was this brief exchange with tech support at my hosting service:
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You are now chatting with ‘xxxx’
xxxx: Hi. How may I help?
George: I’ve got trouble.
George: I can’t access any of my domains.
George: Type them into a browser? Nothing shows up.
George: I get “Error establishing a database connection”
George: And that’s if I get anything at all.
George: Actually, scratch that. One still works: notherethere.com
xxxx: overloaded machine
George: Huh. Saintandkings.com still works.
xxxx: sys admins are looking at it
xxxx: it is not super high
George: What’s overloaded it?
George: Is overloading common?
xxxx: so some stuff will do it
xxxx: probably another customer
George: … am I the customer? o_0
George: I didn’t do it, did I?
xxxx: there are multiple vps’s on the physical machine
xxxx: do you have a suspicion about a particular domain?
George: I don’t know any of my virtual neighbors.
xxxx: that would be normal…
xxxx: being a ‘V’ps, you have a virtual machine on a physical machine, and
xxxx: there are others on it
xxxx: so it is more isolated than shared hosting
xxxx: but not as bulletproof as a dedicated physical machine
George: And I haven’t uploaded any content lately (if ever) that might tip things over
George: nods That makes sense.
xxxx: it is probably due in part to us upgrading the operating system recently
xxxx: we are working the bugs out,
xxxx: but it could be another cust
xxxx: which we hunt down and stop
George: Is it possible to tell when it happened?
George: Might that be useful in some way?
xxxx: if you shoot me an email i’ll let you know when they let me know
xxxx: firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address of your acct
Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.