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-   -   Muffwiggler is down again. (https://www.gearslutz.com/board/modular-mania-all-things-eurorack-and-modular-synths-effects/1292077-muffwiggler-down-again.html)

Bignatius 21st December 2019 03:26 PM

Muffwiggler is down again.
 
Just noticed a moment ago.

https://i.imgur.com/OOjtWtp.jpg

lost_the_peace 21st December 2019 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bignatius (Post 14398396)
Just noticed a moment ago.

https://i.imgur.com/OOjtWtp.jpg

Hmm bum

Previously this was due to unpaid bills, wonder what the issue is now?

JoeDeF 21st December 2019 09:34 PM

Don’t know, but last night several browsers prevented me from accessing the site for security reasons. I think they said the site had a self-issued security certificate. Could it have been hacked?

Caesar Pie 21st December 2019 10:17 PM

I thought they'd solved their web admin issues, but it seems the woe just goes on and on.

pekbro 21st December 2019 10:22 PM

Definitely looks like the non-payment thing again.
Hackers generally have the goal to advertise their hacks with some kind of notice replacing the affected site. Muffs is just gone, which is more consistent with having the plug pulled on you.

mookmoof 22nd December 2019 12:00 AM

This seems to always happen out of the blue. Is there someone in charge of the financial portion of the website that can let members know when funds are needed so we can try and raise the money before it shuts down? (if it is indeed a financial matter)

Bignatius 22nd December 2019 12:12 AM

No idea.

I'm too new over there to know any of those deets.

donglekong 22nd December 2019 12:31 AM

Doesn’t this happen like clockwork every year around this time? I hate to be cynical, but this really appears to be a ploy to raise some extra Christmas money...:cop:

Not that the admins don’t deserve a Christmas bonus, but still...

lost_the_peace 22nd December 2019 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by donglekong (Post 14399182)
Doesn’t this happen like clockwork every year around this time? I hate to be cynical, but this really appears to be a ploy to raise some extra Christmas money...:cop:

Not that the admins don’t deserve a Christmas bonus, but still...

That's true.

What became apparent last time was the hosting was expensive for what's required.. I'm sure you could run muffs on £20-£50/mo easy, and likely pay for it with advertising.

I thought they were going to sort alternative hosting after Mr. Muffs sadly passed, I suppose they haven't.

If it doesn't get sorted I'm half tempted to mine what I can from archive /wayback and build anew, maybe with some other name that gets the site banned on work networks (slutwigglerz?)

Bignatius 22nd December 2019 01:10 AM

There's no real reason to think it's nefarious.

It's gone down and back up shortly later several times in the last few years I've been lurking or posting.

But i have no real insights into the Admin, I don't think I've ever even communicated with any mods over there beyond Lisa (who also posts over here).

Accent 22nd December 2019 03:09 AM

Not to toot my own horn, but this is precisely why I bugged the mods to create the modular forum here. Muffs is great, but it goes down often enough that I think it’s risky to have it be the only main searchable repository of modular discussion online. Very glad the mods here agreed.

DSC 22nd December 2019 03:25 AM

What are you doing right now?

I am working on and proto-testing a custom 48 channel eurorack mixer design!

http://www.absolutextremes.com/mixerrough.jpg

Bignatius 22nd December 2019 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSC (Post 14399383)
What are you doing right now?

I am working on and proto-testing a custom 48 channel eurorack mixer design!

http://www.absolutextremes.com/mixerrough.jpg

you're my hero (mods and prototyping wise).

i should've picked hardware rather than software.

:)

DSC 22nd December 2019 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bignatius (Post 14399384)
you're my hero (mods and prototyping wise).

i should've picked hardware rather than software.

:)

Software is always needed too. These days, seems like most modules now have some kind of processor in them, sometimes more than one kfhkh

gruvsyco 22nd December 2019 05:41 AM

Could be that it always seems to happen around the same time because ummm... annual renewal?

Accent 22nd December 2019 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSC (Post 14399383)
What are you doing right now?

I am working on and proto-testing a custom 48 channel eurorack mixer design!

http://www.absolutextremes.com/mixerrough.jpg

I just want to say that I hate you because you’re always DIYing whatever gear you want, and it’s often the same gear I want but have no idea how to build.

Ok, I don’t hate you. I just wish I could intern under you to learn to do it myself. Hats off. bumpkin kfhkh rockout :cowbell:boing

gruvsyco 22nd December 2019 05:58 AM

The domain is working again. Still no forum.

Bignatius 22nd December 2019 05:59 AM

Get in line.

:)

Bignatius 22nd December 2019 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gruvsyco (Post 14399512)
The domain is working again. Still no forum.

Oh. That's good.

pekbro 22nd December 2019 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bignatius (Post 14399384)
you're my hero (mods and prototyping wise).

i should've picked hardware rather than software.

:)


The interesting thing is that seemingly, it's not really so different. You just use
resistors and switches and whatnot in place of the math and logic in the programming.
It's not a coincidence that you can translate hardware to software and vice versa
(for all intents and purposes) directly.

You only need to learn what functions are provided by what components, and some
simple rules, so as not to electrocute yourself or damage stuff.

That's how I see it anyway...cellfone

JoeDeF 23rd December 2019 05:09 AM

MW is back up. Apparently, the migrated to a different, cheaper platform (which hopefully will make MW more reliably available).

Deleted c40a31f 23rd December 2019 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeDeF (Post 14401170)
MW is back up. Apparently, the migrated to a different, cheaper platform (which hopefully will make MW more reliably available).

Looks like it was just growing pains. kfhkh Here's the thread with details:
https://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewto...67575#p3167575

Bignatius 23rd December 2019 03:51 PM

Good.

Derp 23rd December 2019 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeDeF (Post 14401170)
MW is back up. Apparently, the migrated to a different, cheaper platform (which hopefully will make MW more reliably available).

This is what I'm hoping for. Though I prefer GS, MW has so much important and valuable information there. It would be a shame for it all to be lost.

and you know 31st December 2019 06:46 AM

MW is back up and they have crossed over to updated forum software. Some people hate it some people like it. I like it.

Bignatius 31st December 2019 06:56 AM

So plessed they have it worked out and a plan.

Am not a fan of the new skin/livery, but it works.

Derp 31st December 2019 03:03 PM

As long as they've reduced costs and future-proofed themselves, then I'm all in favor of these changes. You can't make everybody happy with aesthetics, so they could make it passion purple and poopie brown for all I care. I was starting to think that the site was going to die off, and thankfully I was wrong.

Caesar Pie 2nd January 2020 07:26 AM

The look doesn't concern me either way. But it's interesting to see how many people are congratulating the new admin guy after his "upgrade". He admitted he let the hosting lapse and the site go offline before bothering to do anything. Then he loses about 10 days of posts and it's a big "meh" whatever. Maybe it's just because I was really enjoying the "Best modules of 2019" thread which just vaporized into the ether.

I'd like to see a new player come along.

Bignatius 2nd January 2020 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caesar Pie (Post 14419067)
The look doesn't concern me either way. But it's interesting to see how many people are congratulating the new admin guy after his "upgrade". He admitted he let the hosting lapse and the site go offline before bothering to do anything. Then he loses about 10 days of posts and it's a big "meh" whatever. Maybe it's just because I was really enjoying the "Best modules of 2019" thread which just vaporized into the ether.

I'd like to see a new player come along.

Fawning?

I just read threads I like. Have seen no fawning.

Caesar Pie 2nd January 2020 07:50 AM

I deleted that word just after posting since maybe it was too strong. But if you look at the thread its post after post of congratulations. Could be relief that it's back at all. I expect it'll permanently disappear one day without explanation.