We are back… Sorry for downtime!

First I apologize for long downtime of almost 24 hours!

Act when I noticed it yesterday for the first time, I thought like previous time orkut server was down so ignored it for first few hours.

Act there is one similarity between last weeks and yesterdays downtime – Script was working fine on localhost i.e. my machine in India but failing on DreamHost server in CA, US!

Also I use SVN for my all codes so I am quite sure about changes getting synchronized properly everywhere!

Anyway this cud only justify 2-3 hours but what next! Next thing I did I went home (I was in office while conducting above tests) and worst was waiting for me. My SMPSs fan was jammed so system was experiencing thermal shutdown! 🙁

So it took me a little longer as I have to fix codes from my office. So everything is working fine now…

But I am still wondering why it went wrong in the first place! I mean it never stopped working on my localhost then why it went into problem on DreamHost servers???

My only conclusion from this fix is for CURL team. CURL is great without doubt but it should have handled cookies more transparently!

Anyway as a user of orkutfeeds, all I can promise to you… Never get panic if you see our DOWNTIME error message in feed! That only means things will working back soon. Do not unsubscribe! We will let you know that too either, if in feature we choose to quit permanently…

Update by Devdatta: If you have noticed my scrapbook content when you were expecting your scraps, then sorry again. I made a foolish mistake. All should be well now! (atleast… gush) 🙂

6 Replies to “We are back… Sorry for downtime!”

  1. @Garcia
    Sorry for late reply bro… 🙁
    You are right about Orkut authentication and CURL… It took me 3 days to get it done!

    I’m not happy with the code which worked so I will make improvements to it before releasing in public!

  2. You are providing an amazing service! I sure do hope ur servers keep running always.
    By the way, it must have been quite some work to pass Orkut’s authentication using CURL. Keep up the great work !

  3. @Devdatta
    Thanks for bringing it to my notice buddy! 🙂
    I actually hardcoded things while testing… 🙁
    Anyway I hope its better now… Let me know if there is still any issue!

  4. Hey Rahul!
    Seems like I am facing a problem again.
    I can see the feeds only from your scrapbook, no matter what the feed link is.
    I think by mistake, you might have hardcoded the link to your orkut profile somewhere

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