Last night's outage in Site Updates

  • April 8, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
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Hi everyone, happy Sunday!

Last night some of you probably noticed that the site was crashing and the sad panda was on the prowl. This is the same issue PB has been seeing over the last several months, and SM was kind enough to jump in and restart the server. It’s a temporary fix, but we’re back online and stable for now.

Lt. Dan and I are still getting our footing, and this outage (which happened while both of us were away from our computers) was a good learning experience for us about logistics. We’ll be putting a contingency plan in place to handle this kind of thing in the future.

I’ve been having a lot of behind the scenes brain-dumping and strategy conversations with SM and Lt. Dan. We’re starting to dig into the code to get an idea of what kind of resources we’ll need to put in place a permanent fix. Until then, the panda may come out and play occasionally, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

And that light? It’s named Mochi:
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Expect more in the coming weeks about roadmap and next steps.


hugadog April 08, 2018

Thanks for updating us!

scritches Mochi

Cat Mommy April 08, 2018

MOCHI! That makes up for everything.

Lyn April 08, 2018

Perhaps Mochi needs a computer and password? 😉

I wasn't around to see the sad panda. Happy it was straightened out. Wishing you well for a permanent fix.

GypsyWynd April 08, 2018

Thanks for keeping us posted. Mochi is too cute. Nougat sends "woofs".

InHisGrip April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update!

Dirty Numb Angelboy April 08, 2018

The sad panda reminds me of the saying from Fooly Cooly. "Or a panda with a mean face" or was it sad? Sexual harassment PANDA!

Luna Leanne 🌈 April 08, 2018


the inky kitty. April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update! And hi Mochi!!

J🌞DI April 08, 2018

I thought Dan and SM were one and the same? I wasn't around last night to notice but thanks for the update. :)

Cat Mommy J🌞DI ⋅ April 08, 2018

Dan's real name is SM but he doesn't like being called that here. Lt. Dan is Josh's new partner, not SM.

Symmetry April 08, 2018

He's so cute.

Park Row Fallout April 08, 2018

Mochi and the Panda... I'm sensing an incredibly adorable Cartoon show in that somewhere!

TellTaleHeart April 08, 2018

Maybe we need a Sad Mochi instead of a Sad Panda?

girl in recession TellTaleHeart ⋅ April 08, 2018

^^ brilliant

Miss Carrie B. TellTaleHeart ⋅ April 10, 2018

Yes! We totally need this. No one would even care that the site was down because we'd see a cute dog picture.

crystal butterfly April 08, 2018

I think I saw the Panda once. But I actually went and watched a movie so must have missed the rest. And I have a lot of problems with my internet service (they say they don't have problems--HA!!) so usually blame them first anyway.

Gonewiththebreeze April 08, 2018

Mochhhhiiii! He needs his own prosebox journal, the life and TAILS of mochi. Thanks for working so hard!!!

I need tea. April 08, 2018

Ta for the update J.

I need more Mochiiiiiiii in my life!

Badger April 08, 2018

Thanks for your hard work! It's well appreciated.

Sending internet scritches and praise to Mochi as well, what a good doggo ♥

Walking Crow April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update and all the hard work!
Look the panda!
-Steals Mochi-

m.i.a. April 08, 2018

I didn’t get any sad pandas but it was a little slow, figured things would be resolved soon and here we are. Thank you all for working so hard for us.

Also still so happy he didn’t mind Lt. Dan. 😂😂😂

Lis April 08, 2018


a mote, floating April 08, 2018

Yay for Mochi mojo!
Thanks for keeping us in the loop, and good luck with the problem-solving.

my.halo.has.slipped April 08, 2018

I hadn't actually noticed the outage but damn, that dog is adorable.

NorthernSeeker April 08, 2018

Thanks to all three of you for working on prosebox.

Swanny April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update! Good to know what's going on. Sounds like you've got everything under control which is reassuring. So thanks!

thesunnyabyss April 08, 2018


Deleted user April 08, 2018

Thanks for letting us know !!

sassafras April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update!

Hey Mochi pup!

Hillbilly Princess April 08, 2018

Thanks for the update. Love the puppy.

Laced Debauchery April 08, 2018

Mochi is the cutest though.

Marg April 09, 2018

Thanks for keeping us in the loop - much appreciated!

Mr. Mofo April 09, 2018

Who is Lt, Dan?

Why does Mochi look like a meme waiting to happen?

If someone hunts down and kills all the sad pandas, will the outages stop? Just asking for a friend and I guarantee I will have an alibi.

simple mind Mr. Mofo ⋅ April 09, 2018

Whoa whooooaa there. Let's not be rash. There's more than one way to skin a pan.... umm.... what I meant to say was... if we're going to eliminate all the sad pandas, wouldn't antidepressants be the better choice?

Mr. Mofo simple mind ⋅ April 09, 2018

NICE! Although all sad pandas must be dealt with in a most severe manner.

josh Mr. Mofo ⋅ April 09, 2018

Violence is never the answer

He prefers “emochis”

Mr. Mofo josh ⋅ April 09, 2018


Although I truly believe all sad pandas and unicorns really must go in a Sopranoish manner.

Ginger Snap April 09, 2018

I am in love with Mochi. ❤️

TellTaleHeart April 09, 2018

Also, I have to ask... is it "mow" as in "mow the lawn" or "mow" as in [rhymes with "cow"]?

josh TellTaleHeart ⋅ April 09, 2018

Mochi is very fastidious about his lawn care

Jeanine April 09, 2018

I lost an entry, but it ended up being a good thing. Sometimes things need to be sucked into the ether.

Thanks for the PUPdate!

Narrator April 09, 2018

Thanks for letting us know!

QueSeraSera April 10, 2018

Mochi is too cute! I had I believe Japan Mochi in London yesterday.
I am assuming you love Mochi. I have not checked prosebox lately but glad to see its up and running.

M April 10, 2018

Isn't Mochi that stuff made from rice?

Mercurial Muse April 10, 2018

I think replacingsad panda with a mochi picture is a brilliant suggestion!

silver linings April 11, 2018

That's honestly the most photogenic dog I have ever seen.

Always Laughing April 11, 2018

Mochi made me smile, thanks

jelmel April 11, 2018

cute pic..

Deleted user April 17, 2018

I love your dog! I have a Pomeranian named Frankie

Deleted user April 17, 2018

I love your dog! I have a Pomeranian named Frankie

Deleted user April 17, 2018

I love your dog

Deleted user April 17, 2018

I love your dog

Deleted user April 17, 2018

I love your dog

Freefaller May 08, 2018

Would it be possible to see more/easier options for uploading photos to our entries? Like from our desktop or Camera Roll? I have a lot of things I'd like to share, but it's such a pain that I don't even bother.

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