As it may happen in this universe, servers can become unreachable. Tough luck, eh. Well, what to do when that happens to our beloved www.blender.org, www.blender3d.org, projects.blender.org, peach.blender.org, apricot.blender.org, wiki.blender.org, svn.blender.org and other servers. It sure is annoying, but it is easy to overcome the shock. Do make sure you have your lifelines ready at all times:
- Essential Blender
- Introduction to Character Animation With Blender
- Mancandy FAQ
- Elephants Dream DVD
- The upcoming Big Buck Bunny DVD
- The upcoming Apricot Open Game
- And most importantly: A real life where you can 1) go out (walk, cycle, etc.) 2) meet real people 3) anything else that is constructive and contributing to the Greater Good.
What you should NOT do is shout on all other forums about connection problems :no: , it really looks perverse. I mean, you should get a real life. There’s more to it than just Blender :yes: .
Keep in mind that we have at all times people working on the servers. We’re almost always right on top of it (we might need to wake up first, but still). As of lately the "servers are down simply because of the huge amount of traffic.
As a general advice: make sure you don’t depend on blender.org, make sure you have an actual life. Go out for a while, the fresh air will do you good, the excercise too. Meet real people.
Once and for all, stop complaining about the sites (you look like weenies when you do), we’re always right on top of it." (quoted from an earlier message by me in another thread).
“So what to do?”, you ask again. Simple: do something else. If you didn’t get it yet, well, reread this message until you do (it is repeating itself quite many times).
/Nathan ‘rebooter’ Letwory