Our hosting company, Hosting Matters, is in reach of Irma. So lines or power could go down and so could this site. They have generators, backups, all kinds of great and groovy stufff, but shit happens.
Luckily, we have a test server. Right now, it’s configured for test usage, not live site usage. So please don’t go there to check it out. But, should the main site go down, I will upgrade the memory and processers so you can use it instead. It is hosted far away from Irma (or José, for that matter!)
Even after memory and CPU upgrades, it will be much less powerful then the main server, but it will work to keep the community going.
Please consider the site a resource to help get through Irma, and whatever cruel twist of fate José might offer.
Your normal nyms should work, and it should work and look like the main site but there may be twitches – it’s a development, testing, and staging site.
The site is at https://test.balloon-juice.com
I will repost this post over the next day or so, stopping when the threat to the main site has passed.