Downtime AKA I don't like Mondays

We've been experiencing connectivity issues since yesterday and full-blown downtime for all of our servers since ~7am EST today. We have just learned this is the result of a network outage at our ISP. We have been given no ETA on when we'll be back up. Sorry for the rotten start to your week, folks.  Hope to see you back online soon!

In the interim, if you want/need to get in touch, we're still up and running on twitter!

-Amie on behalf of Team EBSQ


Document Election Day Challenge--you could win a Permanent Account!

Join the EBSQ Document Election Day Photography

Tomorrow should be a very exciting day at the polls. And we want to see it.

So here's the challenge:

  • Grab your camera and document your polling place (or other election-related activities, particularly if you participated in early voting)
  • Post your best photo in the comments section of the official challenge post on the EBSQ Blog, limit one photo per person (and yes, the photo has to be your original work)
  • EBSQ will then randomly select one of the participants to win a FREE PERMANENT ACCOUNT with EBSQ (this normally costs $650, folks!)
  • You don't have to be a current EBSQ artist to enter. So please feel free to forward this message to interested friends. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet, meet others in the community, and show your patriotism all in one go.
  • All entries must be posted by 6pm EST on 5 November 2008. The winner (as well as some of our favourite entries) will be announced on 6 November 2008.

So don't forget your cameras tomorrow!* And don't forget to vote!

*some polling places will not let you take photographs inside the actual polling place, so make sure you're acting in accord with your local regulations when you take your pictures!

Have a great month,
Get out of the vacuum and express yourself!


EBSQ's blog is moving!

After having spent just over 4 years here at Live Journal, we're finally moving out on our own. Come get an early preview of our new digs:


We're about a quarter of the way through migrating all of the posts from here to there and hope to have everything moved in time for our 8th birthday celebration next month. Since this is a permanent account, we'll be keeping this space and will be posting here as well from time-to-time, or even automate things so that everything cross posts and you don't miss a thing. Let us know what you think, and be sure to bookmark the new url!

Thanks for four great years on Live Journal--here's to many more via EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0!