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And We’re Back!

You know what they say about the best laid plans.

As 1P5 has grown, so too have our technical needs and costs. The time had come to move our website to a new host, which meant a “migration” of all of our content to a new server.

We waited until an evening when we knew we wouldn’t be publishing anything new. We pushed all the buttons. We pulled all the levers. We jiggled the flux capacitor to make sure it was producing the necessary 1.21 jigawatts.

Everything was going just swimmingly. We tested the new copy of the site and everything was working fine. And then we got to the point of updating the DNS records — the things that tell your web browser where to look on the Internet to find our website. And since a record update takes time to go into effect as DNS servers around the world eventually refresh their information, we made sure the process was started, then went to bed.

And woke up this morning to many concerned messages about the website being down. Some feared that we had been hacked. (I thought I saw an albino assassin sneaking through my room, but it turned out it was just my own pale reflection in the bathroom mirror. I need to spend more time in the sun.)

After a long session with tech support this morning, we found the source of the error, got things corrected, got our security certificates up to snuff (I don’t really know what that means either) and are back online — and hopefully better than ever. Our new servers should be running at even higher efficiency than the older, more expensive ones. The site appears responsive and images and pages are loading quickly.

In other words: IT’S ALIVE!

I apologize for the outage. But the way I see it, it gave us all a chance to imagine what it’d be like if 1P5 went away for real.

Which reminds me: we just kicked off our May fundraiser. If this morning’s outage bothered you, please consider dropping a few coins in the bucket. (Can you tell I used to work in PR? Never miss the upside in a bad story!) We can only do this with your support.

21 thoughts on “And We’re Back!”

  1. Welcome back Steve. As you say, it gave us a chance to see what life is like without you…… and I don’t like it! xxx

  2. Steve–I tried making a donation several times but this feature does not appear to work. Please fix so we can contribute.

  3. The site was inaccessible here til just a few hours ago. Glad you’re back, though! Have fun getting some sun time!

  4. Sorry Steve,
    Just came across your article, through an article of Fr. Longenkeckers’, whose tone was unbecoming, a Servant of Christ, least of all benevolent to His Honored Mother.
    As a man of little or no means, I had no idea that your most informative blog, was in such peril.
    As of tonight, and May God forgive me, I did give utterances, in writing, to my disdain of this priest, who maintains a very long neck indeed, below the sands.

    Please, forgive me, and expect my overdue remission.

  5. In his article, Schism in the Catholic Church, Fr. Longenkecker fails to even mention the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, over Satan. Perhaps, he forgot her infamous words, at Fatima. Clearly, Our Blessed Lord, in His Profound Humility, pays homage to His Mother, bestowing upon her, the Ultimate Humiliation and Defeat, of His enemy.
    I am very weary of these spindoctors, be they politicos or eclesia…stucos !!!
    Nowadays, they hardly ever part company, and sadly, that very offensive odor, that which emanates from rotting flesh, no less.
    For my part, I prefer to live very simply, but very confidently in the secure traditions, passed down to me, by generations of Honorable Irish Catholic Men and Women.

    They gave me my beginnings, in the Faith….not any Catholic Priest!!! Not to disparage in any way, our clergy….but, to speak, frankly !!! Fr. Longenkecker, to you, and your confreres, with all due respect.

  6. With further due respect to Fr. Longenkecker, perhaps, he might adopt Silence, to round off the other 3., thus honoring the Humility of Our Lord and His Mother., as he, and the Bishop of Rome, send the same ambiguity, and leave the poor lambs, in complete disarray.!


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