The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

There are technical difficulties, and then there are technical difficulties

Nearly two weeks ago my server went down because of a faulty power supply. At the time, I made a joke about the power supply going out in flames.

Last night (technically this morning) the new server went down for a few hours (oh great!) but then I see this in email (forwarded by Smirk):

At approximately 1:49 a.m. EDT, UPS #2 experienced a catastrophic failure resulting in a fire. As a result, a portion of the XXXXXXXXX X datacenter experienced a power interruption that may have impacted some customers.

The Fire department responded to the fire in UPS #2 immediately, arriving on site at 1:57 a.m. EDT. For safety reasons, access to the XXXX XX area of the facility was temporarily restricted.

Oh.

Well then … (memo to self: no more jokes about servers catching fire)

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