Glad to see the back of October. On the 14th we had the biggest server outage in GameSquat's brief history. An air-conditioning unit pretty much exploded above our rack, a once in a life time event, the result was half our hardware going up in smoke.
The outage happened late at night, well after my bedtime. First I knew about it was arriving to work the following morning to a bleary eyed office, most had been working since the early hours trying to cobble together enough spare parts to get GameSquat back up in running. They were successful, getting us live again in a little under 12 Hours.
It took the next week or two for us to completely get back on our feet and get things stable again.
Those of us who have a limited vocabulary of shell commands, ('cd', and 'ls'), and little knowledge of how to configure a server, did manage to get some work done amongst all the madness.
GameSquat now displays a 'controls bar'. It's located on a game's page, (below the game within the 'instructions tab), and gives users a quick reference to the main keys / control methods used by a game.
(GameSquat's Controls Bar)
Every spare mo I have over the coming month will be used to add the bar to our existing games, watch out for it!
Hopefully November will be a quiet month! More news soon.