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Personally. I learned something about my activity on Lit.org and Internet in general. During those several days that the site was "off the air," I understood the diffference between the need and the addiction. I think I was addicted to the interaction with others, but needed to read and submit.


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The following comments are for "Server Down, The Aftermath"
by Teflon

It Continues
Soul exorcism words. They are the raw material for creativity. A matter of using synonyms, metaphors, similes, hyperboles, babble, too. However, intelligent messaging is the acme of it all.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 3, 2004 )

I'm so glad
it wasn't just me!I missed this place a LOT!

( Posted by: Cynical_Scribe [Member] On: August 3, 2004 )

Whatta ya mean down?
Lit.org was down? When? - Just kidding!

Good to 'see' everyone again.

Carl

( Posted by: cjmiller [Member] On: August 3, 2004 )

the aftermath
Tinalouise, you are even poetic in your comments, I love it. I completely agree with this Blog, as painful as it was to go without lit.org. I find i'm missing some comments. Anyone else?

( Posted by: MzJen1 [Member] On: August 4, 2004 )

cozy, feely-huggy
My findings:

On the technical aspect--while the server was down, I went to a server monitoring site, netcraft.com's What Is That Site Running search. A check on Lit.org revealed that there was a plateau of a decreased operating system activity in mid July, and then it started to rise -- about the same time as the backlog of submissions started to be felt by the submitters themselves.

The system was not rebooted, contrary to the good practice of frequent reboots ("the days since last reboot" x-marks continue to rise), and, sure enough, the end of the month the paradox became a crash.
I know that I will keep track of Lit.org systen activity by using the Netcraft and will recommend Chrispian to be on the safe side and do the same

On the literary aspect, the huggy-feely touch to Lit.org is, doubtlessly, pleasing to one's senses, however, there is a need for sharpening of the creative undercurrent, since that is what builds us, and de-emphasize the emotional side of the communication that is so easily obtained by the good old American front-porch interaction.

More particularly:

>exchange links of resources, of personal pages where we can find nore creative ideas, software, etc. Maybe have a blog like "Link Box" etc.--an easy solution if Lit.org is limited in human and technical resources to maintain one.

>have more major book and/or aurthor discussions. If memory space here is a limited, then, again, a blog seems to be an easy solution.

Maybe you also have ideas of your own to expand the communications.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 4, 2004 )

Teflon
Like what I said in my article, friends are a bonus. It's that cyberfriendship we have here that made the disappearance of lit seem worse. Let us thank Crowe for bringing us back together.

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: August 4, 2004 )

Yes, I am thankful
Like he said in some comment, that he considers himself a "servant" to this site. He is truly a public servant. I don't think he owes us anything; on the contrary, we owe him for the privilege of using the site.

What I also meant in the start of the blog is that the warm and cozy feeling of friendship on the Lit.org is as virtual as the virtuality of us -- let's not harbor any illusions here. We are conversation partners who are interested in helping each other. We don't know each other. The avatar pictures are not what we look like. We don't drink or eat together. We don't confide in each other. We are virtual companions.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 4, 2004 )

Virtual Toast to Tina
Very spiritual of you. In a moment of self-reflection, I agreed with you, I would look in the hat to check if the bunny's there...
Yes, let's keep the magic going.

So, what's a nice virtual companion like you doing in the nice virtual place like this? ;-)

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

We need to know.
Beer nuts for the bunny. A lint brush for the young lady.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Drinks on me.
My chest is allergic to animal hair.
Other than that, I'll make you this drink, though I blush at the name...Add Kahlua and Bailey's to a shot glass, top it with whipped cream. Can you do that? Drink it with no hands?

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Where am I?
Wait a minute, my virtual companions are so innocent that they don't know the drink? I hinted at this in the most circuitous manner so as not to make the blog rated R.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Hey
What's the chattin' here all about? Was I being left out? And hey, I smell alcohol?!

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

whipsering to Claire
The name of the drink:

Bathing in the waters off Vero Beach,
Lounging at the Propeller Club
Ordering libations sweet inebriating,
Wallowing in the stupor of the lazy afternoon
Jesting, playing, faking jokes,
Ogling the teenage flesh, and
Buying the vestals drinks in small shot glasses.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Teflon's Bar: another no-hands drink
(by mistake posted to my Rhymation piece)
1 oz Bailey's irish cream
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Stoli Vodka
Equal amount Half-and-half and Ice.
Pour ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into shot glasses. Top with a cherry.

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

alcohol poisoning
Whoa! What have I just walked into? If only server crashes always sparked this much conversation, I'd make more of them all the time! :)

William

( Posted by: the Co.konspirator [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Uhhh Miss?
A glass of sweet red wine please, keep the change...

And I'm not interested in the teenage flesh... I prefer the sophistication and beauty of the more mature ladies... Ohhh that's not what you were trying to say at all was it? hehh hehh hehh...

And the blog? Fantastic... Need Hell!!! (It's definitely between an addiction and a Jones for me, may just have to update that bio...)

( Posted by: daprdan [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

One more for the road!
Hey...this is the best bar I know of...no DWI's to worry about on the way home...just one question...are you all over 21...I hear the patter of the liquor patrol coming in the back door!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Liquor Patrol
Yikes! My Ma's here... gotta go!

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

Hey Aunt Bea...
I was just here to see what it was gonna be like when I grow up... Honest...

( Posted by: daprdan [Member] On: August 5, 2004 )

pina blogada
there is poetry in the names of drinks:
A Day at the Beach
A SPlash of Nash
A Furlong too Late
A Good Night Kiss

Bahama Mama
Bali Dream
Ball and Chain
Banker's Doom

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: August 6, 2004 )





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