FanDuel - WFBC

July 13, 2006

SpoFi down?: or are you back now?

posted by hb74147 to bugs at 08:53 AM - 45 comments

Yay! I can't count the number of times this week I tried to open Spofi, without even thinking. When it came up this morning, I stared at it, like I'd never seen it before. I miss you time-sucking bastards.

posted by chicobangs at 09:04 AM on July 13

/gasps for air

posted by yerfatma at 09:06 AM on July 13

Yay, I can stop listening to all this Joy Division now. I was so sad.

posted by NoMich at 09:11 AM on July 13

Phew! That was close. I thought we were gonna miss Barry getting indicted. All is well now.

posted by YukonGold at 09:19 AM on July 13

What a terrible few days! I had trouble working because I knew that at any second SpoFi could return.

posted by bperk at 09:20 AM on July 13

What was the cause of the problem? Too many posts about the World Cup caused SpoFi to self-destruct?

posted by squealy at 09:31 AM on July 13

The temptation to post on MeFi instead was sooo strong: First to ask where the hell SpoFi had gone, and second to curse Trevor Hoffman and the day he was born. Perhaps it's a testament to my self-restraint that I didn't. Anyway, great to see y'all again.

posted by rocketman at 09:39 AM on July 13

Welcome back, SpoFi. Seen any good headbutts lately?

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:52 AM on July 13

Lucky there's been no major sporting stories recently. :/

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:58 AM on July 13

It's pretty screwed up when your co-workers know SpoFi is down because all of a sudden your productivity goes through the roof. SpoFi up, productivity down. All is well.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:13 AM on July 13

SpoFi called rcade a son of a terrorist whore and he headbutted SpoFi in response. That's what DrJohnEvans told me in an email.

posted by NoMich at 10:21 AM on July 13

Yes, but like the true man he is, rcade has apologized to the children.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:25 AM on July 13

I assumed it was a rush of World Cup chatter that crashed SpoFi. Let's never speak of these 5 days again...

posted by grum@work at 10:46 AM on July 13

It's only been 5 days!?

posted by tron7 at 10:54 AM on July 13

I found enough other distractions to keep my productivity down. My new record for minesweeper is 13 seconds in beginner mode. Glad to have you back SpoFi. /hugs monitor

posted by MrFrisby at 11:04 AM on July 13

I once got 11 seconds, I even saved a screenshot somewhere.

posted by tron7 at 11:08 AM on July 13

Oh. My. God. That was a strange couple of days. Very personally revealing. And professionally. On another note - Deadspin: Tries very hard to be funny and often succeeds. But not a good spot for actual sports discussion. Is Barbaro dead yet? I can't wait.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:08 AM on July 13

This place is my e-heroin. I was going through withdrawl for those 5 awful days.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:14 AM on July 13

Those DT's sucked. Didn't they HATER?

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:18 AM on July 13

is it time to create a Division of SpoFi Security to make sure this tragedy never happens again?

posted by goddam at 11:23 AM on July 13

Seven seconds, suckers.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:25 AM on July 13

One second on custom. Of course that may be cheating.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:57 AM on July 13

All that and still no spofi 2.0?! What the hell are you pantheon fuckers doing, anyways?...Of course, I forgive you. How could I not after learning the hardway what co-dependent means.

posted by garfield at 11:58 AM on July 13

SpoFi: Its fo the chillen.

posted by lilnemo at 12:17 PM on July 13

I'm beginning to think that SpoFi 2.0 is just a giant myth constructed by the Pantheon to keep all of us coming back to SpoFi in hopes for a greater future.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:20 PM on July 13

posted by yerfatma at 02:27 PM on July 13

I now have a much better grasp of my learning curve in Hold'em Poker and Sudoku. I went from "completely suck" to "pretty much suck" in just a few days. Maybe there needs to be a backup mini-blog-type site for grousing about SpoFi being down (plus, maybe some updates on progress and whatnot)?

posted by BullpenPro at 03:03 PM on July 13

could the timing have been any better?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:24 PM on July 13

could the timing have been any better? Do you mean to say that 5 days of a spofi-less internet has slowed down douchebaggery on the site? Or were you just tired of BullpenPro's shotty sudoku playing?

posted by HATER 187 at 03:59 PM on July 13

Thank God Spofi is back. Now we can all get back to complaining about how this place sucks these days.

posted by Samsonov14 at 04:03 PM on July 13

Coincidentally, BPP, I learned how to crack Sudoku's while SpoFi was down. Unfortunately, such a hack does not exist for Hold'em.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:12 PM on July 13

naughty spofi, very naughty(sigh)

posted by yankee0758 at 05:01 PM on July 13

Now that the server's back, I can tell you this: def r(a):i=a.find('0');~i or exit(a);[m in[(i-j)%9*(i/9^j/9)*(i/27^j/27|i%9/3^j%9/3)or a[j]for j in range(81)] or r(a[:i]+m+a[i+1:])for m in'%d'%5**18] from sys import*;r(argv[1]) So that clears Sudoku up.

posted by yerfatma at 05:12 PM on July 13

So, uh, Sammy, you're a fan of the Habs now?

posted by NoMich at 05:14 PM on July 13

Fortunately for me, Dr. John Evans spent his entire career with one team.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:44 PM on July 13

Dang Fatty, that Python is almost Perl. But you had to go and stick in the carriage returns.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:14 PM on July 13

Dang Fatty, that Python is almost Perl. But you had to go and stick in the carriage returns. That is the third time in my life I have seen those exact same sentences in print, word for word. The first time was a short story about a baby snake at a pet store. The second time was captioning for an Asian porn flick. Huh.

posted by BullpenPro at 09:33 PM on July 13

Do you mean to say that 5 days of a spofi-less internet has slowed down douchebaggery on the site? Or were you just tired of BullpenPro's shotty sudoku playing? I was thinking of the World Cup and Wimbledon, actually. And a li'l Tour de France.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:18 PM on July 13

So, uh, Sammy, you're a fan of the Habs now? NoMich, why kick a man when he's down? For why NoMich? For because, I suppose. You realized that this is my worst nightmare since I had that one where I was in a bakery that I'd never seen before and all of the bread was shaped like giant penises and I looked down and I had taken a number and the lady behind the counter asked me if I was there for the bread or if I was there to be a bread model and I got so confused and scared that I didn't know what to say and I just sat down on the floury bakery floor and cried and cried and cried. When I woke up, one of my roommates asked me if I wanted French Toast, and I just couldn't because of that awful, awful bakery in my head. Thanks for being a jerk about it. For the record, I'd rather be a model for cock-bread than have to watch Samsonov score on the Bruins. Samsonov will be good for 60 points this year, and I hope he does well. He always entertains. If there is any justice in this universe, you will have a dream where Eric Cole does something unmentionable to a member of your family.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:36 PM on July 13

3 seconds, 9 seconds, and 57 seconds. I may be mistaken on the intermediate score (might have been 11), but the others I remember clearly- I've done 3 on more than a few occasions. I used to be a minesweeper junkie way back in the day. Feel free to bask in my awesomeness!!!

posted by hincandenza at 01:53 AM on July 15

/reclines, streches out

posted by yerfatma at 11:41 AM on July 15

/sneaks up on fatty reclining, sucker punches him in the gut

posted by NoMich at 11:54 PM on July 15

/reclines, streches out /sneaks up on fatty reclining, sucker punches him in the gut Video comming soon on youtube. You bet your sweet biffy!

posted by Folkways at 01:56 PM on July 16

And then soon thereafter posted to Metafilter.

posted by NoMich at 05:38 PM on July 16

Feel free to bask in my awesomeness!!! I found Hal's real profile.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:39 PM on July 17

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