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30 July 2011 @ 02:50 pm
BB odyssey, or how Janie learned to stop worrying, love DW and hate hackers  
Hi, LJ, I hope you're back. Also please work properly for me, PLEASE.

Anyway: dearest hackers who decided to fuck with free speech in Russia, thanks for making me lose sleep I didn't need to lose/turn a thing that'd have taken twenty minutes at most into something that took... about ten hours? By the way, I'm so confused by this thing that I can't even.

The facts: yesterday was my day for posting my spn_j2_bigbang story. And all right. I go to my computer at 10 AM, do my neat notebook files with the A/N and the header and shit, do the PDF and then try posting. I get 500 internal server errors. I try until lunch time. I keep getting server errors. I give up on LJ and try to use Semagic - it posted one of the side-posts, but nothing of the story. And it started giving me server errors too. At five PM I give it up and head out since I had a concert, figuring that five hours would be enough for LJ to fix itself, would they.

Cue to: I get back home at one AM. I keep getting internal server errors. At some point I switch from desktop to netbook and while LJ still didn't work, Semagic apparently did and I managed to post the story and cross-post it to the main comm. I'm done at two-something AM. Then I try to catch up on some comments, and half an hour later I get told that one of the parts doesn't work. I go there - it doesn't load. I go on edit entry - the entire chapter is actually THERE. I try to copy/paste it from the document and see if it works - guess what? Internal server error. I try to break it up in two and use Semagic both for doing a new entry and the two separate entries - nothing except the stupid 500 server error. At that point I try to see if I can edit the masterpost at least - turns out that I can. So I go and post the incriminated chapter on Dreamwidth and edit the links temporarily - and crash into bed at four-something AM. Today, after oversleeping like nothing else, I get back on LJ. Same thing, 500 errors included. I give it up and get lunch. Then I get back to the incriminated post now. IT ACTUALLY LOADS. With the entire content. But I had messed the html for the link to the epilogue and I had forgotten to close a tag, so I figure I can try to fix it since now it works, right?

I get internal server error. *facepalm* I guess I can ignore it a couple hours longer, but I was hoping not to have one fifth of a story on DW when the rest is all on LJ when crossposting. Also because you can't get on the DW link from part III (I can't edit that one either because of 500 errors) but only from the master post.

Really, I don't blame LJ a bit, but I'm about ready to give up on understanding what the hell is up. Though really, never been so happy that I have that back up DW account. *glares at hackers*

Brb trying to fix it again. And at least it isn't as long as last year's because otherwise it'd have meant more parts and I'd still be at stage one.
feeling: irritatedirritated
on rotation: walk this way - aerosmith
A.vella_amor_dm on July 30th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
JFC! that's one stressful story! :/

also, i am so sorry i didn't get a chance to check it over for a final time bb :((((
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on July 30th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Nah, don't worry about it. It was also me sending it like three days earlier, that's totally okay and thanks for offering in the first place. ;)

Idek I could work with the server errors but the post not showing when IT WAS ALL THERE still baffles me. Ah well, at least it's readable now, even if I'd like to have it all on LJ...
A.vella_amor_dm on July 30th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
still, i feel bad :( thanks for being so understanding bb <3

LJ was ridiculously moody! wish those damn Russians would just leave us alone!
bold_seer: tv: thrones + arya (valar morghulis)bold_seer on July 30th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, and wasn't the fact that LJ claimed the most reliable way to access the site is logged out the funniest(?) thing? And how does that work for posting? Well, it kind of doesn't. So, we're supposed to use the service, without actually really using the service.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> nedjanie_tangerine on July 30th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
That one was lolsome, though I guess it still meant that if you logged out you could read fic. Problem: if I was logged in when it crashed, I can't exactly logout, right? *facepalm of epic dimensions*