Server is Sick, Prayer is Worthless

I know the FtB server has been slow and crash-happy the last 24 hours.  Atheism, it turns out, is becoming too damn popular and the groans you hear when loading a page is our poor server straining under the weight of the rising tide of godlessness!  This leaves us with three options.

1.  Quick, everybody pray as hard as you can.

2.  We pay the company hosting us to have somebody who understands how computers work to upgrade us to the best servers they have on offer.

3.  Quick, everybody pray while we pay the company hosting us to upgrade, and then everybody credit the thing that clearly doesn’t work by itself for the result of the choice that clearly works by itself.  Then, when somebody points out that prayer is masturbatory when it comes to fixing things, say, “Oh, of course we don’t only pray, we pray and we upgrade the server” as if prayer is now somehow noble and/or augmenting the effectiveness of our efforts instead of an empty gesture clutching the coattails of what I like to call ‘doing shit’.

Since we want the problem solved and because wasting time sucks, FtB has elected to go with option #2.  This means there may be some downtime either today or sometime this weekend.  I will keep you posted.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

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  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    I’ll PRAY for it (and do nothing whilst feeling virtuous) and you PAY for it and do the hard work and then I’ll take credit because without my prayers the upgrades would fail.

  • sithrazer

    *insert masturbation joke here*

    I actually wrote it out, but I read it a couple times before hitting ‘submit’ (*insert BDSM joke here*) but decided it was a bit too far on the creepy side to post here.


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