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. :/