If you're one of those people who rely on on last hour of cb to tell how long it's been since the last conversation, because, let's face it, the conversation isn't as continuous as it was ten years ago, then I'm sorry to report that it's going to be taken off effective within a few hours of this post. I'm not sure when it'll be back online. Hopefully ~36 hours, but a good chance it'll be down most of the week.

Longer version: I'm moving. Not very far, just about 6 or 7 minutes' drive away. The new house's networking will, if I'm really lucky, be set up tomorrow, but I haven't been that lucky with this build so far, and so I'm not really expecting the network termination to be completed tomorrow. (The female CAT5e terminations in the office and other places are done, but not the male termination points in the mechanical room where I could then plug them into the switch / router. Because that made any sense whatsoever.) I'm tearing down the electronics today in the hopes of moving it myself rather than relying on the movers to do it, but without networking, the PCs aren't going to do a whole heck of a lot.

And, yes, the whole CB stats / last hour of cb system is running on my home PC, as it has been doing for a long time already.

My goal is to get the systems running again asap. It's just that some of this is out of my hands.

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Re: last hour of cb planned outage
by marto (Cardinal) on Feb 09, 2020 at 20:31 UTC
Re: last hour of cb planned outage
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Feb 09, 2020 at 18:19 UTC
    Thanks Tanktalus,

    i suppose it will be not a big deal to stay without this for sometime. But I answer to this node eminently to thank you for doing this and taking care of this service during last decades.

    Would be nice some kind of advice on the last hour of cb page, if it is easy to do.

    I imagine cbstats will be not affected by this change, no?

    My best wishes for your new house!


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      I took over last hour of cb from another monk whose service disappeared, when tye asked me to do so. Even cbstats was me taking it over from mojotoad back in 2010 when his service disappeared as well. Both were "clean-room" implementations, but if you looked at the code, you might not think it was that clean :) - since my care of last hour of cb started after that point, it's not been some decades - it's definitely been less than one decade :)

      Both of these run from the same database - since I already had the database for cbstats, I think tye thought it natural to ask me to produce last hour of cb when the previous owner disappeared. Thus, yes, cbstats was affected. Though I didn't think that was as important to point out :)

      It only took three attempts for our local cable company to get me hooked up - so now it has, and service has returned to normal. I hope. If not, I guess I'll find out later.

      Based on the numbers I have, cbstats / lhocb have missed 165 messages.