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Server Outage: What Happened and How We Are Responding
Tags: HostGator, Server Outage, Downtime, Failover Planning, Secondary DNS
Category: Edgeworks Office, Services
Posted by: Ed Rooney
Posted on: Apr 17 2014 At: 2:43 PM

Yesterday (4/16/14) shortly before 1PM we began experiencing problems with our server. We noticed problems connecting to several websites and began investigating what appeared to be dropped packets and sluggish response times. By about 1:30PM the server began being intermittently unreachable and it went offline completely by 3PM. At that point all of our client websites (and ours as well) became unreachable. While it is within the realm of normal to have occassional hiccups that may make a server unreachable for a few short moments, it became apparent there was a much more serious issue at play as minutes turned to... Read More

Friday Props #73: A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away
Tags: Star Wars, Taun Taun Sleeping Bag, R2-D2 cufflinks, Star Wars Latte Art, Star Wars VII
Category: Edgeworks Office, Props
Posted by: Jeanelle Achee
Posted on: Nov 8 2013 At: 9:12 PM

Star Wars... It's a popular topic in the office. Which is why the announcement of the release date for Star Wars Episode VIII (December 18, 2015) was kind of a big deal here. Props going out to that galaxy far, far away. In honor of this (future) day, I have made a plan for people who really want to get in the spirit of things before going to watch the premiere.  Start the day off with a delicious Star Wars themed breakfast. These Pancake shapes are so cute you won't even want to eat them (but you will).  Most of us don't have... Read More

Friday Props #72: Back in Vermont Edition AKA Life Hacks for Winter
Tags: Friday Props, Winter, Life Hack
Category: Edgeworks Office
Posted by: Jeanelle Achee
Posted on: Nov 1 2013 At: 3:07 PM

Now that the Edgeworks Crew is all back together in adorable Waterbury, Vermont again. I would like to point out an awful truth: winter is coming, people.  Yesterday and today are not good indications of this, but on Tuesday morning I had to SCRAPE THE WINDOWS OF MY CAR, which made me late to work, which then threw off my mojo for the whole day.  There's this new trend of "Life Hacks" abound on the internet, so I was thinking maybe I could compile a winter specific list to make all of our friends/family/frenemies who live in colder climates have an easier... Read More

Friday Props #70
Tags: Brain, Meme, Cat, Radiolab, Podcast, vermont
Category: Edgeworks Office
Posted by: Ed Rooney
Posted on: Oct 18 2013 At: 4:11 PM

So- I have to assume that everyone read my FASCINATING introductory blog that was recently posted (If you haven’t, shame on you- go read it now and then come back). I’ve already started my takeover of our online blog presence! Which is why I’m switching up the Friday Props form and writing it from my perspective. No mysterious ghost writer here!  It’s kind of a big deal to write these... It caused me a little anxiety about what I would do. So I listened to some Podcasts and got an idea.  As you (now) know, I’m in my Senior year of Nursing... Read More