Baseball Toaster Fairpole
Monthly archives: February 2007


Slowness This Morning: video link
2007-02-23 11:01
by Ken Arneson

Sorry about the slowness this morning. Our images server (which also serves up our CSS files) was being overwhelmed because linked to a gyroball video that Will Carroll had uploaded on The Juice. Our little web server couldn't handle serving a large file like that to that many people. I'd probably need a whole server farm to serve up video for

I changed the name of the file, and broke the link. Sorry ESPNers. I uploaded the video to YouTube, and redirected people there.

Why Fairpole Changes So Slowly
2007-02-16 01:59
by Ken Arneson

The software that runs the Toaster is written in a scripting language called Perl. It's my favorite programming language, but I must admit, it does have its downsides. It works great, but the actual coding of it is difficult, as demonstrated here:

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Downtime Is Over
2007-02-14 14:28
by Ken Arneson and Toaster.TV will be down for about 10 minutes or so sometime between 12:01AM and 1:00AM on Friday, February 16. Our ISP is upgrading the operating system.

Since our ISP is on the East Coast, I assume they meant 12:01AM ET. Which would mean the downtime window would start at 9:01PM on Thursday, February 15, for those of us in the Pacific Time Zone.

Update: Downtime is over.
Time to take cover.
While others just talk and talk,
Somebody's watching where the others don't walk.
Downtime is over!