My webserver has been down for two days, and I only now noticed,
even though I've been receiving notifications, on the hour, every hour,
since it went down.
Why didn't I notice?
Because I also receive the same notification (same subject line
in the email) from another webserver that tends to go down more often than
not, and it too, went down around the same time as my webserver.
I restarted the other webserver and kept wondering why I was constantly
receiving notifications of it being down. I figured the webserver might
have been updated, thus breaking the status page I check, so I adjusted the
monitoring code appropriately (yes, one of the fields I was looking for
didn't exist, which lead me to that conclusion).
It wasn't until I tried hitting my own webserver that I actually noticed
it was down.
That's when I realized that not having the website name in the subject
line of the email notifications was not a good idea.
I also realized I should blog more often.
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ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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