Jan 15, 2007
When I woke up and noticed vanlandw.com wasn’t connecting to the mysql database I knew today wasn’t going to JUST be the “24″ season premiere.
After figuring out every site on the-bob.org was dead I thought what could be the only thing that could do that. With sleep in my eyes on a whim I went to digg and found the bauercount website was submitted to the front page.
About 45 minuets of hitting the front page of digg the mysql server on the-bob was not responding. I started chatting with jjafuller and decided the site needed to be moved. The downtime for the site honestly wasn’t bad but just crazyness. The last thing I thought would happen today was happening. DNS entries were done redirects and god knows what else.
Countless thanks to jjafuller for all his help. Every “24″ fan that enjoyed the page today owes him a mammoth thanks.
After going to get coffee and hitting Costco and Meijers with the gato I got back to my “abode” and started getting ready for 8pm and making sure bauercount was still working.
The premiere was amazing I’ll talk about it after the episodes tomorrow.
After everything I thought winded down I get a phone call from vanbergs while he is at work. Apparently a Fox Affiliate in Washington D.C. ran a 24 story and included bauercount in their story. Link to the video (minor season 6 spoilers with clips but nothing TOO awful if you love vanlandw you will watch the video).
My heavens the video is so funny. Bloodthirsty, obsessive, dedicated….SHEER….it’s so freaking hysterical. Please watch the video before the website takes it away because I don’t have a way to save it. Tom Fitzgerald is the man.
To sum this up I’m very sorry to anybody with a website on the-bob. I didn’t mean to take your websites down today and it should never happen again. Just a crazy and amazing day.