January is upon us, and with it the seasonal rise in traffic at big car sites such as TTAC. Over the past days, the load on our servers was unseasonably and unreasonably high. My unconfirmed hunch is that it is all the future authors checking their standings. We’ll never know. To address the problem, and hopefully to increase your class-leading browsing experience, the TTAC Geek Squad, billeted in an abandoned NORAD bunker in the darker reaches of Canada, decided to move TTAC to another server.
No doubt, the other server is likewise surplus, but let’s hope it is only lightly loaded. Over a crackling phone line, which similarly stemmed from a time when cars had fins and Finns had no cars, the Geeks promised that the changeover will be “transparent to the user” and that “no outage is expected while it’s moving/after it moves.”
Putting our destiny in the Geeks’ hands, I remain your humble servant,
PS: Hours later, a flimsy reached my desk. It said: “DONE STOP DNS PROPAGATING STOP EXPECT PERFORMANCE TO IMPROVE SOON STOP REPLY BY ENDORSEMENT STOP KOJAK STATION OUT”
All seems to be good. Ducked another one.