server down

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Fri Feb 16 14:51:50 EST 2018

I did not finger RunRev (I wonder who they are?), nor LiveCode for a 
dDos attack; all I did do was tell you about
a difficult situation I have been in several times with my ISP provider 
and point out that very
few people seemed prepared to accept responsibility for their actions 
these days.

I am, however, perfectly prepared to accept that I spelt 
'responsibility' in a crappy way ("responisibility") 8-)

I would also like to point out that I have kept apologising to the 
parents of the children I teach for the
fact that one of the air-conditioners in a classroom is bust without 
actually revealing to them that that
the responsibility for its maintenance lies with the landlord as per the 
rental agreement.

I would also like to point out that it doesn't matter at all what system 
your desktop computer is running
if the ISP is not providing an internet signal down its cable to your 
modem; the OS you are using on your
machine should be your choice alone.

Having said that . . .

any chance of LiveCode for UNIX coming back?


On 16/2/2018 12:12 am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 02/15/2018 01:35 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>> This IS the way the world goes round these days: nobody will accept 
>> responisibility for their
>> mistakes.
> ...backing down a bit on this...
> The whole LC team has been through a harrowing couple of days dealing 
> with this, and it's not "their mistakes". Yes, this does have, in some 
> cases severe, repercussions for us and there are ways to ameliorate 
> the problem (failover servers in different regions, for instance, 
> something easy to accomplish with aws). But pointing the finger at 
> RunRev for a dDos attack isn't fair.
>> One said to me, just before the New Year; "You wouldn't have these 
>> problems if you used Windows".
> Heh. Yep. You'd have *different* problems.

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