Site Maintenance: December 31, 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST Posted on December 29, 2016 by Yves Smith Dear patient readers, We have to upgrade some site services. The result is that the site will be down, and it may take as long as two hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. Post navigation ← 2:00PM Water Cooler 12/29/2016 The Invention of the White Working Class → Subscribe to Post Comments 12 comments John Zelnicker December 30, 2016 at 12:07 am Thanks for the heads-up. Kokuanani December 30, 2016 at 6:09 am Be honest: you’re sneaking out to watch some football. ;-) Pat December 30, 2016 at 7:23 am Hell, I think both Yves and Lambert need a long winter nap. I don’t know how they do it. I just hope they can sneak a short one in, along with a nice dinner with not a thought about Naked Capitalism, while doing the required maintenance. tegnost December 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm I vote for an extreme minimum, say 1 random, as in unusual to the blog theme, post per day from dec.20 to jan.3 with an open thread, with outis or a guest moderator. I think it’s too much to be on all the time and in general the news cycle is sort of odd now, or maybe in august during the european vacation period so they don’t have to wait a whole year… kj1313 December 30, 2016 at 6:31 am Nooooooooo Heh ok thanks for warning us. Code Name D December 30, 2016 at 9:01 am They are just trying to excuse the Russians from hacking the server. Cheeky Russians. Crosley Bendix December 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm There is no need for the Russians to hack this site. They are already in control of it and any other site that has been less than glowingly positive about Hillary Clinton. flora December 30, 2016 at 10:41 am Thanks for the heads-up. My large uni will be taking down each of its servers in turn for scheduled maintenance over the winter break. They also sent out a maintenance notice. NC is doing this on new year’s eve? Party ! Irrational December 30, 2016 at 10:56 am I am impressed by your dedication on New Year’s Eve, no less. Conveniently for a European reader that time window is right in the middle of dinner, so from my perspective the site could be down for longer and few would notice this side of the pond ;-) Happy New Year to all hunkerdown December 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm Sounds like someone’s database needs a-tunin’ (MySQL speak for “dump and reload”)… good luck and we’ll see you on the flip side. sierra7 December 30, 2016 at 11:37 pm Thank you all for a great year of informative service…. Have a good and safe New Years! JTMcPhee December 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm Is this to deal with the notorious yet mostly unknown Y2017 problem? Does that mean you have found a solution? Can you copyright it, like that guy who copyrighted “Y2K” and set up a bunch of lawyers and paralegals to threaten litigation and collect royalties on the phrase? One way to fund any future 1st-4th-5th-6the Amendment defensive or offensive litigation… Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!