It's semi-official: Plastic is down for good
From the irc log (courtesy of DrCron):
May 22 15:57:39
May 22 16:16:16 * carl has quit (signoff)
Is it true? Who knows. Then there's also this earlier log:
May 16 20:05:48
Difficult to post a status message
when you don't know the status. Plastic was down;
when you went to Plastic, it was down. Status provided.
May 16 20:07:11
They actually would have changed it the
other way, a couple centuries ago.
16 20:08:12 They weren't gonna have words spelled just
the way any old person spelled them.
May 16 20:08:19
carl I still believe you relied too
heavily on people realizing that chat was still up.
May 16 20:09:51
Always good when Plastic's members are aware
of the entire Plastic family of fine network products.
May 16 20:11:49
Remember how you wouldn't tell your little
brother you were all going away for vacation? Hoping he'd
leave after awhile and never come back?
May 16 20:16:32
May 16 20:17:45
May 16 20:19:29
But yes, I should probably make the tag line
"Plastic - Nobody ever promised 24/7. You're kidding, right?"
May 16 20:21:57
The thing is with these expectations is that
I need the slack, when everybody around me asks me why I'm
even doing it. The more it needs to be justified, the more
difficult it is to justify.
May 16 20:25:09
I just have to create something automated when
things aren't a problem, so T_Slothrop can have his status page.
May 16 20:25:52
But Dean told me not to automate anything based
on DNS. Bad, bad idea, he said.
May 16 20:26:48
carl is most delightful when one has no
May 16 20:28:22
Even if I make the "Please stand by" screens more
standard, so I don't have to come up with something to say.
May 16 20:31:12
That's the real problem. I don't want to say
anything until I know what I'm saying. Because if I say the
wrong thing, make a bad estimate, then I'm savaged. Pilloried.
May 16 20:32:57
Anyway, we had no machine from which to broadcast
said status message, T_Slothrop. We just went from three to two.
I have to find another sucker.
May 16 20:33:17
Three to two locations, that is.
May 16 20:35:22
All I got going for me nowadays is the guilt of
others. The damn sell-outs.
May 16 20:38:41
I might work something out. If I stay away from
the meta discussion so I don't get upset.
May 16 20:40:11
I won't feel the usual guilt, then.
May 16 20:41:54
BTW, I suppose that's a good a place as any for
mentioning I'm not done, and the site's gonna go down again.
May 16 20:43:17
What's so bad about just having a chat is that I'm just learning of these conversations now, as is, I'm sure, many others. It would have helped a lot to have things like these quoted in the meta thread.
I guess that's part of what this blog is for. If any of you have any more logs of interest, please post in the comment section.