About to get ready to go to the airport. But sometime during the 4 hours I was grabbing a nap, something bad has happened to Noderunner. I don't know what; I can get network ping responses from it but absolutely no reaction from any service. I've tossed a note to David and Max to see if there's anything either of them can do, but...they're leaving for Dragon*Con today too -- may have already left, for all I know! -- and so there's little I can do in the meantime. :(
Bad from a job-hunting perspective to have my e-mail down until Tuesday, potentially. Plus, my resume is up on my webpage there. And my mobile mail contact is on Noderunner... bleagh.
Max is dealing with it; yay Max!
I'll restart ASiT and Twilight, if needed, from the airport. (Yay for Packet, my handheld!)
...and Jen is driving me to the airport right now. I hate flying -- at least in big jets -- but I am looking forward to seeing Fey, Max, David, Diana, Jamie et al again, and meeting Michelle and another Jamie.
Foobar (Noderunner/Riverdark server) has a hard drive problem beyond Max's ability to deal with; he's going to have David take a shot at fixing it when he wakes up in about 30 minutes.
Why, precisely, is it that my server only has console-required problems when 1) I am out of town, or 2) Max and David are out of town or otherwise unavailable? :(
Foobar's root drive has died; after a couple years of 24/7 service, it has physically died.
What does this mean? Well, it is only the root drive, NOT the 45-gigabyte RAID array, which has died. All user data is intact. Unfortunately, the actual system cannot boot; after Dragon*Con, David is going to get a replacement root drive into the machine. Unfortunately, David and Max have to get going (and the server is three timezones away from me, so I can do nothing), so Noderunner (and Riverdark, and Nausicaa.net
etc.) is dead until Tuesday.
I realize this is an inconvenience to everyone -- trust me, not having my e-mail while job-hunting unnerves me, to say the least! -- but there's nothing else I can do. :/