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Astrill Update

5 Feb

Yay! Astrill is semi-working on Apple again! And it actually seems a little better than before. ¬†ūüôā ¬†It started about 2-3 days ago and has been going on so far. ¬†It drops every so often, but then it picks up again. ¬†I haven’t tried visiting any blocked sites (I know some people who said those still threw them off), but it is helping keep my computer safe while I visit the allowed¬†ones like my Outlook email again. ¬†I’m happy!

Bar Exam Upload Failure

29 Jul

So as most of you taking the bar exam are aware by now, the Examsof software and website is crashing all over the country. ¬†At present, states I’ve heard about problems from include:

  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Connecticut
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Rhode Island
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Florida

and others.  

Personally, I didn’t take this exam so I haven’t gone through this problem with the rest of you. ¬†But I¬†do have a lot of my law school year’s classmates who are currently discussing their problems and results on Facebook. ¬†In case it helps someone else, here is what we’ve gathered:

  • Samples of the problems being experienced:¬†
    • Website crashing
    • ExamSof itself crashing during the Test
    • Error Messages Appearing when takers attempt to upload their test answers.¬†
    • Conflicting emails and messages about whether or not tests have been uploaded.¬†
    • Problems with one test uploading and not another.
    • Reports that some tests have actually been lost (unverified ~ this was hearsay from someone who heard someone)
    • Attempts using Auto-load stop working when the option quits appearing.
    • Attempts using the Manual upload stops working when the page won’t load.


  • People tried calling Examsof, it took hours to get through if they got past the busy signal or got an answer at all. ¬†Calling doesn’t seem to be worth the time.
  • They so far haven’t been responding to Emails, Chat Questions, or Technical Support calls.
  • The few people who got responses to Facebook comments on the ExamSof Website were told that ExamSof was working as quickly as possible to mend the situation. ¬†They also said not to worry because all the tests are stored on your computer, and can simply be uploaded later. ¬†

At this time several of my friends have finally gotten their tests to upload. Here is how they did it:

  • Repeated attempts over and over until something worked. ¬†
  • Keep attempting Auto-Upload until that option disappears. If it works, good. If the option disappears and you still haven’t uploaded, manual up-load is your only option.
  • Visiting:¬†Examsoft.com/manup¬†and signing in (repeated attempts eventually worked)
  • Verifying that it worked.

What I’ve taken away from what I’m hearing:

  • Just keep attempting to make it work.¬†Most people¬†who got through did because they were¬†patient and just kept trying. ¬†Apparently letting things just keep loading instead of refreshing the page every few minutes is key.
  • The state bar associations are aware of the situation. ¬†So don’t panic yet, they know something is wrong. ¬†
  • Just leave your test answers closed and keep attempting to upload them.¬†
  • Save all the emails regardless of whether they say failure or confirmation just to show you made the effort.¬†
  • If you get failure emails after the confirmation emails, it appears that they did load successfully. ¬†Not positive about that, but that’s what I’m hearing. ¬†Calling ExamSof later and verifying is probably the way to go.
  • If it still isn’t working. Stop. ¬†Sleep. Try in the morning. Tell Exam Coordinators. Then try again in the afternoon. Before all other things, sleep and rest. ¬†Stop stressing. ¬†You have to make it through tomorrow, and it is all going to be fine. ¬†


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