Tuesday, October 14

Geek

Whiteout

So, we had a big storm roll through Sydney yesterday.  Well, medium-sized storm, anyway.

And we had a blackout where I live in the northern suburbs.  Four hours after the storm had passed.  Don't know what the story was with that.

Anyway, 11:30 at night, I was in the shower, lights go off, water goes cold, kind of annoying.  I found my notebook (sitting by the bed) and opened the lid, which provided enough light to find some clothes and then my phone and my tablet, check Twitter (Hey, the power just went out!) and go to bed.

Around 2AM everything came back on and woke me up, and I checked my computers and got them rebooting before heading back to bed.

I was worried about the Linux box because it had a degraded RAID array that I hadn't got to fixing (though I do have a full backup).  So I checked on that this afternoon...  And it's no longer degraded.  It's working perfectly.

Um.

Also, server move next weekend.  Details to follow, expect 30 minutes or so of downtime.

Update: It's doing this.  It's not meant to do that.

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1 Lookit all that global warmening!

Posted by: RickC at Wednesday, October 15 2014 03:29 AM (0a7VZ)

2 That's pretty strange for Spring.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, October 15 2014 04:21 AM (+rSRq)

3 4" of rain in Sydney yesterday, 8" of snow in the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney.  It's not unusual for them to get a bit of snow in winter, but 8" this late in the year is pretty rare.

This time last year they had raging bushfires up there.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, October 15 2014 03:14 PM (PiXy!)

4 Pixy. Wonderduck has an odd bug to report. It seems Mee.nu, and Mu.nu can't be accessed from Illinois. This is the case in multiple browsers. All other sites are accessible. (Mote: I don't think he actually tested ALL other sites) Anyway, he asked me to post a comment to this effect.  I should note that blog access is most desirable as he''l soon be housebound.  Duck season starts in Illinois this Sunday. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Saturday, October 18 2014 05:52 AM (DnAJl)

5 I appear to be back, thanks to helpful tips and pointers from Pixy.!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, October 18 2014 07:19 AM (BCjxQ)

6 ...and the spammers are returned.  Now they've actually gone from annoying to flat-out vexing, as their new trick is to make their messages VISIBLE, as opposed to so hag-ridden that it never appears in the comments.

Even worse, now they're talking sports.  Not well, but sports.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, October 21 2014 07:57 AM (BCjxQ)

7 Now that the server move is done, I have more time to work on the spam filter.  I'll get on this today.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 21 2014 02:24 PM (PiXy!)

8 Now that the server move is done...

I'm sorry to have bugged you during that.  Impolite of me, and I really do apologize.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, October 27 2014 03:21 PM (jGQR+)

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