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Reduced updates

Currently, the server hosting this blog (a 300MHz Silicon Graphics O2 with two SCSI discs) is sitting on a shelf in my bedroom, where it’s been housed since I moved house in December. This’d be fine, except the discs are so damned noisy! So basically, for the past 8 or 8 months, the server’s only been switched on whilst I’m not there (and even then, only when I remember to turn it on before leaving) and so there have been long outages, and few updates.

The good news is that, as of tomorrow, this should all be a thing of the past: The electrician is coming back, and is fitting the power sockets, network sockets, and a light under my stairs, so that I can finally move all of the computers into here, where they can run all day long without disturbing anyone!

(With the added benefit that the gaps in the floorboards under the stairs are so wide and draughty that all of the kit under there will probably be better cooled than the work servers in our datacentre! Either that, or the immense amount of heat blown out will reduce my heating needs to pretty much nothing 🙂 )

This post brought to you in association with Boothby Graffoe, in acknowledgement of the number of outages this server has experienced recently:

Here she comes again,
then she’s gone;
Here she comes again,
but she won’t stay long;
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
There are some things that you do,
that you never do again…
One is break the heart,
of the man who drives the crane.
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
Bungee Girl
There she goes,
Here she comes;
<boing>
There she goes,
Here she comes;
<biong>
There she goes,
Here she comes;
There she goes,
Here she comes.

One reply on “Reduced updates”

Okay, so it took a little longer than I anticipated (plus ça change…) but the good news is that the webserver and RAID array have been running for just over a week now from the cupboard – and other than getting a little toasty, everything’s running absolutely fine!

Check it out here at Netcraft to see how it goes!

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