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Threadless went down, so you get a coupon

by Andy on March 21, 2008

Straight from their mailout:

Hi Everyone!

Earlier this week, during your most crucial purchasing moments of our Spring Cleaning sale, we experienced some serious down-time. The frustration that many of you experienced while trying to make purchases is unacceptable and we promise to never ever let this happen again forever ever.

To allow you to make the most of the sale, our friends at Rackspace (the folks that host Threadless) are sponsoring five thousand $5 coupons on orders of $50 or more. The first five thousand people to use the coupon codespring08‘ during the Spring Cleaning sale will receive $5 off their order on top of the already discounted sale price. Time to go on a shopping spree!!!!

In addition to the $5 coupons and to make up for lost time, we are extending the Spring Cleaning sale until 11:59:59 CST on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008! The new shirts to be released on Monday will also be on sale!

If you are interested in all the geeky details of what went wrong, please join Harper Reed, our CTO, in a live discussion of your questions and concerns. To chat with Harper please visit Harper will be available to answer your questions from 12pm to 3pm CST on Monday, March 24th, 2008.

Again, we apologize for the unreliable shopping experience and hope that you enjoy the rest of the sale!

Jake Nickell
Founder, CEO

So I guess that explains why my order was processed and shipped in less than two days. I don’t know how quickly they’ll get through 5000 orders, and it seems like tempting fate for Rackspace to encourage everyone to rush to the site in the hope of using the coupon, so if you want $5 off then you’ll probably want to place your order sharpish even if it does mean wading through the cold-treacle like pace of their hammered servers.



PSA the HYA way: Server change complete

by Andy on June 10, 2006

I think that after about 10 hours of trying, retrying, deleting, being impatient and drinking I’ve managed to move HYA to a new server, and it should all be working the same as this morning, except possibly faster and more reliably.

Thanks for being patient, maybe now things can get focused back on the stuff that matters. hoodies, track jackets and onesies!


I suck and you know it

by Andy on May 31, 2006

We’re back, y’all!

After the longest amount of downtime (5ish days) I’ve experienced since I started blogging back in 2003 on Blogger, my host has moved me to a new server. I’d like to make it clear I’m not annoyed at my host, he’s a good guy and something went wrong during an upgrade of server software. It happens. The ads don’t seem to have transferred during the server move, I’m sure you’re all crying for me over that one ;-) (ewww emoticons).

I’m sure that I’ve lost a few readers, and with fair justification, I’d probably forget about a website if it was offline for a week, so hopefully they’ll come back, but thanks to those of you who have messaged me to ask whats up, and thanks to TEEES for getting the message out that I hadn’t abandoned hoodies (even though it is summer).

There’s some cool stuff coming up, like a hands on review of Oddica (check out some pics on my Flickr), and what will now be a bit of an outdated Cotton Filter.

*UPDATE* I should have added that on Saturday and Monday I have my final university exams, so obviously they are going to be taking precedence over my blogging duties, but everything should be back to normal by Tuesday, I apologise for the future inconvenience, but I’m sure you all know the stress of exams.

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