|Server not OK!
(05 Dec 2005 at 13:14)
|Two of my posters from last night turned out to be much more relevant (lets say—"poignant") than I anticipated! One is seen below, and the other is a picture of a rain cloud raining and going, "Gotcha!" Because apparently this morning around 9am one of the ice mains running under the CS mainframes burst and all of the computers everywhere are shut down. This would normally mean a relaxing mandatory vacation, except that this week is total crunch week (our "black friday" statements are due on friday) and I have got to finish my thesis proposal, and my thesis proposal is on one of those machines that is turned off and under water. I don't expect anything was lost, but I don't have access to it and that may be true for perhaps a few days! I can't even really slack off because I don't have internet access, and I can't send or receive e-mail either. (If anybody sent me anything good between 9am on Monday and whenever this comes back, better send again!) So I guess it's back to my place to see if I can find an old version on my laptop, or else work from memory...|
Also: do they make ice crampons for running shoes? If not, then that is my new invention. Because, yikes.
|It's also hard to keep us working over in scaife, as there are no working restrooms.|
|Whoa, how is blogdar working??|
|GOOD QUESTION! Maybe they are like, actually making progress?|
|Wean is eerily empty -- Allison and I walked through on our way to dinner.
Perhaps we can just post here any messages we have/planned to send. But to make it fun, you should kill the IP logging and then guess at who wrote what.
so is blogdar's home on the CS servers?
|Well, my machine is still down, but I guess it was closer to hydroground zero.|
|Blogdar, more properly known as "stalkertron 2000", runs off a computer in my office ("spacebar") that also runs many of my other web sites. But its lifeblood is internet access, which it was deprived of until apparently just now. It turns out my [twm at andrew.cmu.edu] e-mail works just, so my withdrawal shakes are abating a bit. ;)
J: My facilitized office machine is inaccessible too, but I guess because it runs all its services off AFS.
|The population of the universe demands to know the location of the 19th annual robot dance party!|
|Okay, so my problem is facilitization.|
|Well, everything is back for me now, having rebooted. Might be different on the third floor. Next time just do your duty and check the water mains!|
|The water mains were fine, it was the ice main that broke, remember? Or maybe the poster campaign of misinformation fooled you.|
|You have to check both.|