Finding LiveJournal SysAdmins
January 15, 2005 11:42 AM Subscribe
Getting a message to a sysadmin staff currently in hell? [MI]
posted by eriko to computers & internet (14 answers total)
As you know, Bob-Mefites, LiveJournal's been down. They're slowing coming back up, but me and a friend have this thought that when they do come up, they're going to get crushed by a few million LJ addicts trying to get a fix at once.
We kicked around ideas, and came up with a useful soultion (TWA used it once when they restarted during a storm) -- throttle the incoming bandwidth hard, and gradually dethrottle it as your confidence in the site grows.
The other idea was restart at 4AM CST, so there are few addicts ready to pounce.
Of course, telling them this is hard (and they may reject it out of hand for other reasons.)
Anyone have any ideas how to get a message through, esp. since they're no doubt inundated with "WHERE'S LJ" cries?