2017
05.06

There is nothing wrong with your browser. Do not attempt to adjust your proxy settings. We are controlling the website. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your browser. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – scientific hooliganism!1

Seriously though, you may have come to this page through the magic of DNS. The reason for this being that I have decided to shut down my public facing Jenkins instance, for now. At present I simply do not have time to work on many of the projects that I would like to (also the primary reason why I have not posted anything new recently). I also need to update Jenkins and do some tweaking and whatnot, which I have been putting off for some time. Since Jenkins has not been doing much recently I have decided to dismiss him for the time being.

This decision does demonstrate part of the beauty of Cloud Service Providers though. Being able to stand up and tear down servers on a whim is one of the features of hosting in the cloud2. Jenkins is not gone for good either. The server has been shut down and the image archived and a DNS record has been updated, but should Jenkins return it is only a few simple actions to return all things to their rightful order. This level of dynamism is one of the killer applications of cloud hosting.

 


 

1 I can never tell how vague my pop culture references are, so I often feel the need to explain them. This is a reference to the intro voiceover for the TV show The Outer Limits.

2 I very much dislike the use of the term “cloud” in this context, but this term is what the population at large uses.

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