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Thinkgeek servers down 1 minute after CTS Cel

UnrequitedUnrequited Registered User
*sigh*

I was so psyched about getting one, and RIGHT when they start offering the CTS limited edition cel, their MYSQL server goes poop.

-Unrequited

signed/PLAYED Miyamoto guitar:
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  • LogicLBLogicLB Registered User
    edited July 2005
    I thought something was going wrong.

    Hope theres still a few left after it comes back up.

    LogicLB on
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  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    Maybe this is punishment for my buying two last time. First I almost get to the credit card page, now my shopping cart is prepetually empty. I see this as an endurance match, whoever can sit in front of their computer the longest wins.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • ViRGEViRGE Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    I'm in the same boat, I'm trying to create an account to check out with. There better be some left when I'm done you asses. :P

    ViRGE on
  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    I want one!! :twisted:

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  • redstormpopcornredstormpopcorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Unrequited wrote:
    *sigh*

    I was so psyched about getting one, and RIGHT when they start offering the CTS limited edition cel, their MYSQL server goes poop.
    That is because MySQL hates Penny Arcade.

    redstormpopcorn on
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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    It says there one in my cart, but I sure as hell can't see it.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2005
    We have a place in which to place the sacred artifact in all its glory. We are staring at the holy plastic by which our artifact is supposed to manifest into our presence. WE wish to use the Holy plastic.

    We are stymied.


    And upset.


    Mostly stymied.

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  • DaddyCoolDaddyCool Registered User
    edited July 2005
    This sucks so much.

    I think its too much to hope that less than 500 other people are waiting on ThinkGeek right now.

    Hence I guess we probably not going to have much luck.

    DaddyCool on
    <pls insert unimpressive PC specs here>
  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    My shopping cart is no longer empty... I was tempted to change quantity to 2 but I'm sure this isn't going to happen either way...

    Might as well grab a beer.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Though it may be unrelated, I like to think that we WANGed their servers.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2005
    I'm a righteous dickhead and tried to order one for my gf too, but only one jumped in my cart. I figured as much anyway, but it was worth a try.

    Of course, mere seconds after I press "Checkout", I get a MySQL error. And after that, ThinkGeek stops responding altogether.

    Nothin' to do but keep hitting refresh.

    Yes, I know this exacerbates the problem, but I want one, dammit!

    GL to you all...

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  • ViRGEViRGE Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    DJBreslin wrote:
    Thought it may be unrelated, I like to think that we WANGed their servers.
    Oh there's no doubt that we did it. I hopped on right at 9pm and everything was fine; I left for a few minutes to see what the previous T&C cel had sold for, and when I came back at 11:05, it was dieing in front of my eyes.

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  • NoizNoiz Registered User
    edited July 2005
    spydey wrote:
    It says there one in my cart, but I sure as hell can't see it.

    I'm in the same boat. It *was* there, but then I tried refreshing the cart to check it wasn't just my browser causing problems. Now the top says I have cart items but the main window says it's empty.

    And I got up at 5am to get one of these things!

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Noiz wrote:
    spydey wrote:
    It says there one in my cart, but I sure as hell can't see it.

    I'm in the same boat. It *was* there, but then I tried refreshing the cart to check it wasn't just my browser causing problems. Now the top says I have cart items but the main window says it's empty.

    And I got up at 5am to get one of these things!

    Yup. That's my story too execpt its midnight here.

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  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Midnight here too, and I can't even get the server to respond to me.

    Well, midnight-thirty. Five.

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  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    I'm back to the empty cart / $80 in loot problem. Should I be clearing my cache and trying again or just keep hitting refresh?

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    That's a tough call. I'm just hitting refresh.

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  • ViRGEViRGE Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    I'm back to the empty cart / $80 in loot problem. Should I be clearing my cache and trying again or just keep hitting refresh?
    Frankly, hitting refresh is a really bad idea(it doesn't make the DB load problem go away), but what else can you do considering it's a limited edition item?

    ViRGE on
  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2005
    OMG OMFG I'm getting data...

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Imperfect wrote:
    OMG OMFG I'm getting data...

    I would get it and run. No telling how long it'll be there.

    spydey on
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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Hmm...404 page is no longer found?!?

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  • -Sol--Sol- Registered User
    edited July 2005
    Gah.. Talk about frustrating.. I've been trying since it went on sale...

    -Sol- on
    Avalloc on Xbox Live
  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    Other things you would buy on Think Geek if you could, people?

    I was gunna get a STFUniversity shirt, or the Viva La Relativity one. I thought those were both clever. The Ring Thing is also a neat doodad for all the alcoholics out there.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • -Sol--Sol- Registered User
    edited July 2005
    spydey wrote:
    Hmm...404 page is no longer found?!?

    I'm getting the 404 too..

    Before it was empty cart with total showing on the 'loot' line above..

    -Sol- on
    Avalloc on Xbox Live
  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Dangit, still getting:

    connection to DB failed
    Can't connect to MySQL server on 'thinkgeek-db-1' (110)

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  • LogicLBLogicLB Registered User
    edited July 2005
    I have you DB failed Can't connect to MySQL server

    LogicLB on
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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2005
    I'd be surprised if many, if any even, were sold. I was picking out my shipping option a minute or two after it went up when everything went dead.

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  • NoizNoiz Registered User
    edited July 2005
    I'm back to the empty cart / $80 in loot problem. Should I be clearing my cache and trying again or just keep hitting refresh?

    If it came back before then I'd keep refreshing. At least that's what I'm doing... The site's now loading fine but the MySQL database is still having none of it.

    Personally I think they need to open more sockets to Division.

    Noiz on
  • -Sol--Sol- Registered User
    edited July 2005
    the popular message now is:

    connection to DB failed
    Can't connect to MySQL server on 'thinkgeek-db-1' (110)

    -Sol- on
    Avalloc on Xbox Live
  • ViRGEViRGE Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Noiz wrote:
    Personally I think they need to open more sockets to Division.
    Personally I think the PA guys should have given ThinkGeek a bit of a stronger warning on the PA-effect. :twisted:

    ViRGE on
  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    I'm switching between the 404 and the MySQL stuff now.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    ViRGE wrote:
    Noiz wrote:
    Personally I think they need to open more sockets to Division.
    Personally I think the PA guys should have given ThinkGeek a bit of a stronger warning on the PA-effect. :twisted:
    Personally I think they shouldn't have warned us. I was able to order the first print no-problem.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    What's frustrating is that the item showed up prior to 9:00pm. I'm not sure how much prior, but at 8:57pm it was there. I'm now forced to wonder if I could've gotten my hands on it when the server was still... serving.

    And I'm sure I'm going to get made fun of for this (even though I do this stuff for a living), but christ, MySQL? I mean, really... it's a TOY. They need to try SQL Server or Oracle. SQL Server isn't really that expensive. Good grief...

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Or they shouldn't have made it a limited thing.

    spydey on
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  • -Sol--Sol- Registered User
    edited July 2005
    With the amount of sales Thinkgeek does, I agree they need real SQL. I personally have spent a grand there in the past 3 years. ;)

    -Sol- on
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  • NoizNoiz Registered User
    edited July 2005
    Personally I think they shouldn't have warned us. I was able to order the first print no-problem.

    That's all very well for people in more agreeable timezones such as yourself but I was very, very gutted when I missed the Twisp and Catsby one thanks to it going up at 5am. Without warning.

    By the time I got into work at 9:00 it was long gone.

    Noiz on
  • juno_reactorjuno_reactor Registered User
    edited July 2005
    AHHHHH i clicked on it to many times now i have 7 in my cart and it wont let me delete any :( AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  • CaCtUaR EnIgMaCaCtUaR EnIgMa Registered User
    edited July 2005
    Now it's letting me back into shipping.

    CaCtUaR EnIgMa on
    The only reason I'm really posting is to get this link out:
    PENNY ARCADE Cel - Twisp & Catsby - Tea With the Moon
    Limited Edition Cel signed by Gabe and Tycho
    Number 354 of 500
  • ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2005
    MySQL is pretty mature, as of 4.0. If you don't desperately need a few key items (*cough*relational dependancy*cough*), it works really well. If you want to stay in the realms of free, your only "upgrade" is PostgreSQL, and it's remarkably slower.

    Last I checked, Oracle and SQLServer are prohibitively expensive (or at least would be responsible for taking giant, slobbering bites out of the profit line), and I have this deep, burning resentment of Oracle in ALL its incarnations.

    Oh, and FWIW, I just got something that wasn't a DB error, but everything is still as slow as molasses.

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited July 2005
    Well I'm back to the empty cart that has items in it?!?!

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