June 15 = Cheer Up Keanu Reeves Day

On June 15th, we plan on sending letters, emails, gifts, and any other niceties and kind words to a real bro, Keanu Reeves. Keanu has come on some tough times lately, and doesn’t seem to have the same youthful lust for life as he did even ten years ago. Please participate in Cheer Up Keanu Day, and hopefully bring a smile to Keanu Reeves’ face.
In case you don’t know, Keanu’s sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia many years ago. If you want to make a more significant gift, consider donating to a cancer research charity in the name of Cheer Up Keanu Day. I’m sure a letter or email informing Keanu of this action would really make his day. Check out Cell Science for a nice directory of cancer charities around the world that you may donate (or even volunteer your time) to.

Current Contact Info:
Mail to:
Keanu Reeves c/o Jimmy Darmody
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Jimmy Darmody
Phone: 424-288-2000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-888-3200

Invite your friends, and anyone who has enjoyed any of Keanu’s roles on film or stage, and let’s make this June 15th the happiest for Mr. Reeves.

More sad Keanu after the jump.
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  1. To be incapacitated; In a broken state; Injured or ill. My nephew put a slice of cheese in the DVD player and now it's fbxrd. ORIGIN: fark.com discussion thread.
  2. 2. An Associated Press [AP] identifier for news stories that originate from Fairbanks, Alaska.

My old host, eBoundHost got hax0rd and the fx0rs erased all my databases for all my sites. Supposedly the host does weekly backups, but they only had backups from a month ago, but it was corrupt. The best version they could find was from February. So all my posts since the day after my birthday are gone forever, not to mention all the other sites I had built since then (houseofpenis.com, frequencity.net, modsquare.com, subvariant.com).

I got an account over at mediatemple.com on a recommendation from a friend. Apparently they have a distributed server arrangement that allows sites to withstand the digg / slashdot / fark / boing-boing effect without going down. From TechCrunch:

Customer sites are not hosted on a single (dedicated, shared or virtual) machine. Instead, they are managed by hundreds of clustered servers, and Media Temple monitors the health of the entire grid as well as individual sites. If a site spikes in traffic, performance is unaffected and the site owner will simple be charged for overage on bandwidth and CPU usage. If the grid begins to get stressed, Media Temple simply adds more machines.

Sounds pretty awesome. This time I’ll set up a cron to backup everything and then download it to one of my drives.

The upside is that the whole debacle inspired me to do a line of fbxrd gear over at Fractalspin, including t-shirts and stickers
(The shirts will be great to wear when you have a hangover. Or in my case, when you get all but one of your websites hax0rd into the ground). So that’s something.