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My brain had a 522 error

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by jleeb05, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. jleeb05

    jleeb05 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    When I woke up this morning, I went through my usual routine of checking my emails, social media, etc. I tried to load this forum and there was a 522 error. Something about trouble connecting to the server? I assume others had the same issue.

    Not a big deal. I should just give it a few hours and check back later, right? Wrong. I had to keep refreshing and checking the page incessantly. Walking my dog (refreshes page), eating breakfast (refreshes page), in a work meeting (refreshes page 10x). Tried accessing forum using my phone, tablet, and laptop. Began researching 522 errors to see if I could resolve it. Increasing amounts of anxiety.

    Maybe I'm dramatizing a little but not much. I'm not saying this forum is a special interest but I realize this is exactly what happens when my routine is disrupted or I can't engage in a special interest. I become fixated on it and begin engaging in repetitive behaviors. Like my brain's own personal 522 error. *Mind blown*
     
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  2. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Keep trying to be as amazing as you really are V.I.P Member

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    I get it. It's a touchstone for alot of us. Seems to be back up now
     
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    I Agree, getting a little too involved with this site, in the past I was never involved in social media. So refreshing to meet others like me gets a little addictive.
     
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    This site has been hugely beneficial to me too. I felt lost when I couldn't log on.
    I am learning so much about autism here and I am applying what I learn to my life.
    At this point "application" really means observing myself and noting my reactions to different scenarios. It has helped me so much to see that my reactions are indeed different from NTs. Seeing myself this way has made me less fearful, less angry, and more tolerant of those who do not sct like me.
     
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    It happens from time to time, but usually is back up within a few/several hours. I try to stretch out the time between checking so as not to drive myself a bit crazy.
     
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    I notice my relief at getting the Forum back up - missed it
     
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    I think it's still not working perfectly hopefully tomorrow
     
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    Back in the day (a few years ago) when I posted on a Flickr account, the site would sometimes go down right when I was planning to upload some photos, and I would get a little freaked out when I had a planned workflow that was disrupted

    Other people would respond in a similar way too... With how much we use internet and forums these days not having it available can be rather jarring... It's inevitable at times so best just to relax, as hard as that can be...
     
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    That's the worst. I was in the middle of playing a video game this weekend (one of my stress-relieving activities) and I heard a loud explosion. All the power went out. Turns out that a transformer in our area had blown because of a poor squirrel. Thankfully, I didn't lose much progress. I feel that I'm not as addicted to technology as many Millenials but I quickly realized just how lost I was without power.
     
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    When I am back on the boat in a month or two I will no longer have 24/7 internet. <sigh>
     
  11. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    I kind of panicked this morning. I'll be honest. I'm so happy to have you all back in my life xo
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️ V.I.P Member

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    I was having a little withdrawals, too... [​IMG]

    We unplug all of our sensitive electronics during thunderstorms.
    In those times, I use my DC devices or attend to my figure collection, etc.
     
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    oregano Judgment day #1: 27/9/2021 V.I.P Member

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    I tend to take stuff like that in stride. I was around during the very beginning of the public internet, when weird errors and lack of connection was par for the course.

    I briefly had an account with a provider called Slip.Net ("SLIP" was an early modem connection protocol, the precursor to PPP)-I was living in San Francisco at the time-and I was interested in computer hacking, so every time I posted to alt.2600 (usenet hacking forum) my ability to connect would be yanked for a few hours, even though I hadn't done anything illegal. Other users said that the sysadmins of Slip.Net would do the same thing to them if they made usenet comments that the sysadmins didn't like.

    In those days, jumping from provider to provider because of server problems was just the price of being a digital pioneer. Young people today will freak out if they can't connect for an hour.

    The internet has become such a fixture in our lives-and in the lives of those who haven't known what the world was like before it-that people go nuts if it isn't on demand all the time. People don't know about what it takes to keep servers running all the time, even today. The infrastructure of the internet is largely hidden so people tend to forget about giant data centers and such.

    At least your brain didn't have a 404 error. That would be scary.
     
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    Back in my day,... ;)
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    Remember dates with Archie and Veronica? Haha!
     
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    oregano Judgment day #1: 27/9/2021 V.I.P Member

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    Man I wish I still had some of the newsmagazines from that era. Sadly, the copies I had were buried with all sorts of other pointless junk and all of it got tossed. Time had a front page article on "The Strange World Of The INTERNET" with a really cool cover image. I can't remember if that was the same article where Time's editors tried to recreate hyperlinks by highlighting certain terms in the article in either blue or purple and then putting the descriptions in sidebars. My favorite magazine cover of the era was for an article on cyberpunks that showed a human figure pulling down its skin to reveal a black, starry sky inside the body's outline. Can't remember what magazine ran it though. And for sheer lulz there was the Time cover on online porn that showed a young kid on the cover, face bathed in green light, his jaw agape; and inside human figures in kama sutra positions with their desktop computers. Oh, and that video starts off with a screen intended, according to the text, to adjust the viewer's VCR controls for optimal viewing. :p
     
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    ...the San Francisco subway system (BART) still used notification signs installed in the early 1970s to notify riders where the approaching train was headed, except at the four stations underneath Market Street. By 1994 many of the old signs had a number of the "light dots" burned out, making figuring out if you were boarding the right train an adventure. The ticket machines were all mechanical and printed out paper tickets in a 1970s style font.
     
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    Im now back to websites are useless
     
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    I remember dial up internet and having a baudrate of 2400 - but that is a long time ago.
     
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