Absolute Write Offline Wednesday March 30, 2022

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On Wednesday March 30 we will be upgrading the Absolute Write server.

Some of this is routine, some of this is related to further discouraging the continuing intermittent attempts to knock the server offline via DDOS.

Please don't try to use Absolute Write until you get the all-clear from me.

You can follow on Twitter

Or check the Absolute Write Status blog.

But please don't "just check."

If you keep an AW window or tab open, please close it.

Spend a little extra time writing. Start a journal.

Check out the Absolute Write Discord server. You will need to create a Discord ID first.

But stay away from AW for the day, until you get the all clear from me.
 
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On Wednesday March 30 we will be upgrading the Absolute Write server.

Some of this is routine, some of this is related to further discouraging the continuing intermittent attempts to knock the server offline via DDOS.

Please stay don't try to use Absolute Write until you get the all-clear from me.

You can follow on Twitter

Or check the Absolute Write Status blog.

But please don't "just check."

If you keep an AW window or tab open, please close it.

Spend a little extra time writing. Start a journal.

Check out the Absolute Write Discord server. You will need to create a Discord ID first.

But stay away ffrom AW for the day, until you get the all clear from me.
I'll put it in the diary. Can I ask what time you mean? I guess US Eastern time starting at 00:00 on the 30th?
 

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Setting an alarm on my phone as that's 13:00 UK time and I'll forget and check over lunch. Hope it goes smoothly for you.
 

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I'll have to take AW off my bookmarks to avoid accidentally opening it.



Ehhh, I've got a lot of things to close.
Yup. Time to sort through my many open tabs to hunt all AW tabs.
 

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Going to reprogram my phone’s alarm to say, “don’t open AW!”
 

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Other than Twitter and Discord, how are you going to let us know?

It should be a productive day for me tomorrow then since I won't be checking throughout the day to see how many likes I got!
Presumably via the AW status blog, too.
 

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I just had the brilliant idea to just...move the AW bookmark so that I won't default to going to it without a "Wait a second" moment.

I seem to recall making that brilliant suggestion :p
 

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I seem to recall making that brilliant suggestion :p
I didn't take it off my bookmarks, though, I just moved it out of the alphabetical order I keep mine in on my toolbar, so when my muscle memory tries to default to the left side of my screen, it won't be there, but it's still in my list so I can move it back when it's done.
 

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I didn't take it off my bookmarks, though, I just moved it out of the alphabetical order I keep mine in on my toolbar, so when my muscle memory tries to default to the left side of my screen, it won't be there, but it's still in my list so I can move it back when it's done.

That's what I've actually done each time, although I didn't explain it as such. 🤷‍♂️
 
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Going to reprogram my phone’s alarm to say, “don’t open AW!”
I'm going old school. I'll literally leave a post-it on top of my laptop tonight saying 'don't open AW!!'
 

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Then it makes AW Admin's life harder

And makes it take longer for AW to come back
 

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:Thumbs: Maybe it's just a co-inky-dink, but the entire site seems to be running faster today :)


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Then it makes AW Admin's life harder

And makes it take longer for AW to come back
I figured as much. It was just such a "don't press the big red button" moment. 🤣
 

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I figured as much. It was just such a "don't press the big red button" moment. 🤣
I have had to resort to temp banning members who stayed logged on and actively trying to use the site. It does make it harder and slower. Plus it annoys me.
 

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I just had the brilliant idea to just...move the AW bookmark so that I won't default to going to it without a "Wait a second" moment.

I completely removed the icon off my page with frequently visited sites. The amount of time it takes me to think "huh? where's it gone?" gives my brain the processing time to remember why I removed it, avoiding the possibility of only remembering not to go there after automatically clicking the link.

I have put it back now :)
 
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