So, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum…

Or something like that.

If you use OurDDO, you may have noticed that it’s been replaced by a page telling you that the bandwidth has been exceeded. Funny story there (and no, sadly, it’s not due to OurDDO becoming insanely popular). My main hard drive is on its last legs. I’m probably going to have to reinstall Windows (Vista – ick), but the computer came with Vista preloaded and didn’t include any installation disks. This is, IMHO, a rather glaring oversight on the part of either HP or Best Buy, but whatever. Comic was kind enough to help me figure out where to find the authentication code for my Windows license so I could just reinstall from an ISO rather than having to purchase it again, and then was kind enough to try to send me said ISO since I didn’t have that either.

Well, it was too big for E-mail, and I forget what else he tried that didn’t work out too well, so we came up with the rather brilliant (or so it seemed at the time) idea for me to set him up with an FTP account on my site and have him just upload it there.

Yeah. Oops. Don’t ask me how approximately 2.5 gigs worth of ISOs could gobble up 20 gigs of bandwidth, but that’s what happened. Supposedly my host has reset my bandwidth, but it hasn’t changed anything… and I’ve since been told it’s not even POSSIBLE to reset bandwidth.

On the bright side, my bandwidth allotment is by the month, so it should be back on July 1 (of course, if I find a way to get it back sooner, I will).

But on the dark side, this means no OurDDO for a month… well, we can’t have that. So ONLY until the bandwidth issue gets resolved, OurDDO is residing in a temporary home here. The temp site does not like the background image, hence all the shiny whiteness that I can’t be arsed to do anything about.


And sorry for the delay in getting that done; dealing with quite a bit in real life right now and – although I know I’m Big Bad Mean Even for daring to prioritize ANYTHING above DDO – what my family is going through right now comes first.


tl;dr – OurDDO will be back by July 1, but in the meantime it has a new temporary home.


5 thoughts on “Oops!

  1. Keavaa

    Eeeek. I hope the real life issues will resolve in time. I’ve got my share going on too so I have empathy for you. ((hugs))

    Regarding large file transmissions, use a service like yousendit.com or host the file on dropbox.com. Really much easy.


  2. I was suspecting that some real-life issues had cropped up as we hadn’t heard from you in quite a while. Thankfully the various reader systems (mostly in WordPress) and our mutual bloglink lists have kept us going to keep reading. It all made for a good test of a distributed backup reader system if a blogger took time to mark pages he often visits or used built in readers.

    OurDDO is low priority, so care what needs real care. Thanks for patching things up a little. My prayers are with you and the family, and hope to see you back soon.


  3. ComicRelief

    “OOPS” indeed (all my fault – I think the failed upload attempts still counted towards the bandwidth limitation; and unfortunately, I tried several times). You may not be able to ‘reset’ bandwidth, but you *might* be able to increase it. Alas, the down-side to increasing bandwidth is usually it costs more.

    On the bright-side, I think I have things figured out and ready-to-go, so I shouldn’t have any more failed attempts (*knock on wood*) counting towards bandwidth…

    I hope, anyway…


  4. Empress Mizzaroo

    I’m sorry you have real life issues! I hope they all work out okay. No worries about OurDDO being down! Ill beat up commie on Saturday and Sunday for that! 😉

    Stay well even!


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