The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Open Thread

Posted on | September 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Stacy being bedeviled by the site’s annual DNS renewal, and Smitty being somewhere betwixt der Oder und der Rhein, it’s left to me to keep Friday from being a joyless, postless day.

God help you all.
I got nuthin’ but this awesome banner.*

Talk amongst yourselves.

*(h/t Moe Lane)


11 Responses to “Friday Open Thread”

  1. intrepidsleuth
    September 7th, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    And here I figured TOM’s unavailability must be part of the commie/pinko/Kimberlin/et al plot that RSM’s always obsessing about. How is it possible that your simple explanation of Stacy forgetfullness and ineptitude might be true? There just has to be a more sinister explanation.
    And what about the mysterious silence over the denouement of the Kia timing belt escapade? Are we sure that some jacked up leftwinger didn’t fool with it, just to make Stacy forget to renew the site’s DNS registration???
    Ya never know . . .

  2. Bob Belvedere
    September 7th, 2012 @ 4:56 pm


  3. scarymatt
    September 7th, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    It’s not a registration issue, as I understand it. I believe they must have changed servers, and we’re watching the DNS system propagate the association with and whatever the new IP address is.

    Interestingly, last year I had DNS problems. This year, it’s been fine (Verizon FiOS DNS servers).

  4. Wombat_socho
    September 7th, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    This is correct. Of course, that’s exactly what I’d say if he was right, though, wouldn’t I? 🙂

  5. crosspatch
    September 7th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Now if someone could just photoshop Biden’s face on this, we’d be all set:

  6. crosspatch
    September 7th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Your primary and secondary DNS servers both resolve to the same IP address. You should have at least one secondary DNS server on a different network. Also, the server listed as the DNS server in whois periodically stops responding to requests. It isn’t that DNS hasn’t propagated, it is that the DNS server listed in whois for your domain sometimes stops responding to DNS requests completely.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 7th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm
  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 7th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm
  9. Garym
    September 7th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Much better now!

  10. Red
    September 8th, 2012 @ 12:05 am


  11. Adjoran
    September 8th, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    Yes, but we could tell if you were lying by asking you what the other islander would say.