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Re: Re: What is the delay?

This is funny.  Just arrived on 9/14. Along with quite a few other oldies.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 3:22 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: What is the delay?

> Chris L.: I am always so amazed by your tecnical explanations...the
> world of computer programming is something I know ***absolutely***
> nothing about...but you always explain it in a way that is so
> understandable it makes it seem easy. Thanks for all the hard work we on
> this list know you are doing behind the scenes to make this work so
> smoothly...it is truly appreciated. :-)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Thu 09/04, lindsey < lindsey@mallorn.com > wrote:
> From: lindsey [mailto: lindsey@mallorn.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 18:33:06 -0500
> Subject: [CHAT] Re: What is the delay?
> Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:<br><br>> What is happening to our messages.
> Kitty, you stated yours were not coming <br>> thru and I sent the above
> message on 30 Aug but rcd it dated 3 Sept.<br><br>Hi Ceres,<br><br>
> Donna was partially right in saying that this was because of the big<br>
> Internet worm that's been going around. A mail loop over the weekend<br>
> caused one of the hort.net disks to fill up with lots and lots of<br>
> copies of the worm (no, we weren't infected), so when the disks ran<br>
> out of room the lists stopped working.<br><br> I have a backup mechanism
> in place to save the messages if this<br> happens, so I went through
> each message in the backup, made sure that<br> it hadn't been resent to
> the list, and then resent it myself.<br><br> The end result is that some
> messages on the weekend of Aug. 30th<br> ended up going through the list
> a few days late. This happened to<br> all of the hort.net lists.<br><br>
> Sorry about the confusion. I'm now writing a script to monitor the<br>
> disk space and remove unnecessary files (as well as notify me) if<br>
> the same situation presents itself again, so hopefully we can avoid<br>
> the delayed
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