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Re: Site back up again

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jul 11, 2010 at 15:50 UTC ( #848846=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Site back up again

Congratulations and thanks to all those involved in the recovery process.

One question. WHat on earth does this mean?

Hag-seed, hence!

And prior to your update, the dubious choice of place-holder message and image did little to convey a sense of either well-being; nor even that the recovery efforts were actually in hand.


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Re^2: Site back up again
by Corion (Pope) on Jul 11, 2010 at 16:09 UTC

    I'm not sure what these mean, but they were available as some old "downtime" placeholder scripts, so I enabled them.

    I'm sorry if the texts were neither humorous nor soothing but I felt that anything was better than giving back the internal server error.

    I'll look into creating (and rather not) displaying alternative downtime placeholders, just in case.

      I'm sorry if the texts were neither humorous nor soothing but I felt that anything was better than giving back the internal server error.

      Indeed, something specific was far better than a non-specific error message. Once you added the update and it was clearly not just some hacker's graffiti, it became reassuring. Thanks.

      I'll look into creating (and rather not) displaying alternative downtime placeholders, just in case.

      Make me happy — Tell me you've made progress on this. :-)

Re^2: Site back up again
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jul 11, 2010 at 16:11 UTC

    For the future: the image in the status message was an earlier portrait of Him.

      For a while I thought in fright that it could either be that he has a Frankenstein cousin who wrecked our refuge and conquered our lovely NodeReaper's heart, bones and intestines in a grudging attempt to let trolls and flame-baiters in or that someone played a prank, until I read the assuring message from our old Corion and learning that everything was becoming under control, I just wished for us not to be Monastery-less us the children of Perl...

      Hail PerlMonks, Hail PerlMonks, Hail PerlMonks....



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Re^2: Site back up again
by Xiong (Hermit) on Jul 11, 2010 at 16:58 UTC
Re^2: Site back up again
by toolic (Chancellor) on Jul 11, 2010 at 18:44 UTC
    Since the image bore a striking resemblance to one of the many depictions of Eddie, of Iron Maiden fame, I felt comforted :)

    ++ to all who helped in the restoration. Withdrawal symptons are nasty.

Re^2: Site back up again
by shmem (Canon) on Jul 14, 2010 at 08:47 UTC
    That's cited from "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, Act I, Scene II:
    ...
    Caliban You taught me Language, and my Profit on't
    Is, I know how to curse: The Red-plague rid you
    For learning me your Language.
    Prospero Hag-seed, hence!
    Fetch us in Fewel, and be quick, thou wer't best
    To answer other Business: Shrug'st thou, Malice?
    If thou neglect'st, or dost unwillingly
    What I command, I'll rack thee with old Cramps,
    Fill all thy Bones with Aches, make thee roar,
    That Beasts shall tremble at thy din.
    Cal. No, 'pray thee.
    I must obey, his Art is of such Pow'r,
    It would control my Dam's God Setebos,
    And make a Vassal of him.
    Pro. So Slave, hence. [ Exit Caliban
    ...

    No Fear Shakespeare translates "Hag-seed, hence!" as "Get out of here, you son of a bitch!" ;-)

      "Get out of here, you son of a bitch!"

      What a great way to greet bewildered visitors :)


      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      Prospero Hag-seed, hence!

      I guess now we know who was originally responsible for that message!


      Update: Petruchio tells me it wasn't him. So much for my theory....

      What is the sound of Windows? Is it not the sound of a wall upon which people have smashed their heads... all the way through?

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