1/28/09

Same Riff-Time, Same Riff-Channel

Mike has one of those farmer's tans that end just under his chin.Welcome, won't you?

Just a quick reminder: Overcome your fears at Rifftrax Live, online tonight at six p.m. PST. Be there!

Update: If you're here, right now, at 6:08 p.m., still trying unsuccessfully to access Rifftrax's fallen site, well, um, sorry. I'd advise you to go to UStream directly, but they appear to have broken that as well. More details to come...

Update: 6:20 p.m. It's working! It's working! Hit the link above and watch!

Update: 8:03 p.m. It's over, and my kids are
now fed, pajama'd and in bed, so it's time for the post-mortem. The live riff finally re-started twenty minutes late, visible from Ustream only. Mike, Bill and Kevin were funny as always, though an awareness that they were running long seemed to rush them a bit through the subsequent Q&A. I'd encourage you to go buy a copy of Overcoming Fear right now, but Rifftrax.com still appears to be dead. I guess I'll come back and try again tomorrow (Thursday).

Update: 7:07 a.m. Thursday morning, and Rifftrax.com is still down. I was thinking that the live show screwed their server but good, but their twitter feed (currently their only public link to the outside world) seems to indicate that the problem is rodent-based. Throwing more rodents at the problem didn't work, so now they've turned to lesser primates for a solution. More on the situation as it develops...

Udate: Rifftrax.com still down as of 12:28 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and according to twitter, it's gonna be a while yet. All data has been saved, but some of the hardware has failed. Also, there are unconfirmed rumblings regarding a possible rebroadcast of last night's live performance. No word on their technical support's current species...

Update: You know, I probably wouldn't even care that much if I didn't know that the current Riffpocalypse was keeping me from their latest release. Anyway, it's Thursday, 8:31 p.m., and the site isn't back yet. According to twitter, the hardware issues are resolved and now they get to piece the software back together.


Update: Friday 1:44 p.m. Light at the end of the tunnel. The Rifftrax forums are back. The main site is not, but visible progress has been made.