Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Penny Arcade powered by Django

Posted 31 July 2009

This evening while checking my feeds, I discovered that I couldn't click through to Penny Arcade's site...apparently their MySQL server was down. However, I discovered that they're using Django:

[a bunch of traceback text]

File "wang/legacy/../../vendor/django/db/models/manager.py", line 82, in get

[more trackback text]

OperationalError: (2003, "Can't connect to MySQL server on '[REDACTED]' (61)")

I refreshed a minute later and the site was operational again, but I was pleased to see that they have moved from their old PHP site to Python and Django.