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[crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana and [livejournal.com profile] sixmoredegrees]

As of about 3pm, we have electricity, heat, hot water, and the ability to cook food. Servers are back online as of about 9:30 PM - [livejournal.com profile] datavore took the opportunity to do some reorganization while the servers were still powered down. His update is here.
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[crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana and [livejournal.com profile] sixmoredegrees]

For those of you who aren't local to us, Seattle has been hit by a massive wind storm which has resulted in power outages across half the city. About a million people are without power in the Puget Sound region, 170,000 in Seattle proper, including us.

As of about 01:30 Pacific time this morning, any services or hardware we're hosting are off the air. We have no ETA on when power will be restored, and chances are we will be more focused on getting heat and hot water back in operation before we look at the server farm.

This outage affects all of our domains and services: Midgard.org, Epiglyph.com, Invitotron.com, sixmoredegrees.com, the Invitotron, MidgardMOO, DownMOO, Cyborg Folly, and probably several dozen other things I'm forgetting.
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FYI, mail and web are down on any Nerdvana-owned domains (midgard, epiglyph, sixmore, martian, others I'm probably forgetting). The MOO server is up, so I'm guessing rigel has tossed his cookies again.

EDIT: Fixed now - the server wasn't routing over the T1, and I had Speakeasy shut down the DSL line earlier today.

Translation for pirates: Arr, matey! [livejournal.com profile] datavore be walkin' the plank!

PSA

Jun. 16th, 2006 09:37 am
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Crossposted all over the damn place.

DSL at [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana appears to be down, and [livejournal.com profile] datavore is by all appearances still asleep and unable to investigate. Since I have no idea how late he came to bed last night, I'm not waking his ass up to fix it. This means sixMore, MidgardMOO, hosted servers/domains, and all Rigel accounts are inaccessible (at the very least) until he gets up.

Please stop IMing me to ask when they'll be up. You're impinging upon valuable webslacking time.

UPDATE: 'Sfine now.
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(crossposted)

DSL appears to be down at [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana at the moment, so sixMore is temporarily unavailable. Luckily, [livejournal.com profile] datavore is already on his way home for lunch, so it should be back up shortly (presuming it's the typical DSL-bridge-locked-up-again problem, and not the longer-duration and more-annoying Speakeasy-fucked-up-again problem).

EDIT: It's back up. The cleaning service accidentally cut power to the DSL bridge while dusting.
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"Please stop dropping meat on my face."

update

Mar. 9th, 2006 10:25 am
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Power's on, about half the servers are up (mail and MOO servers are up), swapped keys with [livejournal.com profile] datavore, he's working on the rest.

Still not king.

powerless

Mar. 8th, 2006 09:20 pm
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If you read [livejournal.com profile] datavore, you probably already know that [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana has lost power, most likely the result of this bitchkitty of a wind storm we're experiencing in Seattle. The lights have been off for 6+ hours now, and Seattle City Light can't give us any info on when they might be back on.

Ordinarily I'd roll with it and make do with candles, but I'm the backup on-call for my department this week. The night shift is shorthanded tonight, which means electricity and, more importantly, internet access are somewhat important. Plus the fact that it's supposed to get down into the low 30s (F) tonight, and the electric start for the furnace is out of commission. So, with dog in tow, we've bailed out to the Hotel Monaco again - it's fast becoming our de facto dog-friendly household-disaster shelter.

Cellphones are working, we've got wifi at the hotel, but all our domains and primary email addresses are dead for the duration. Hopefully the power will be back on by morning...
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To dinner, and then Boston, pending [livejournal.com profile] beaq-appearance. Nobody hide Seattle while we're gone, or I shall be very put out.
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I wimped out on the Yule party at [livejournal.com profile] tylik and [livejournal.com profile] craigp's place last night, due mostly to tiredness and (perhaps caused by) impending sinus woe. Last night was also my final opportunity to get anything together for the company food drive for Northwest Harvest, so I spent my evening cleaning out the pantry instead of curling up with a fluffy dog and a good book.

It was a good thing, too - I came across a heretofore undiscovered cache of mouse-chewed dry goods, hidden by a stack of soup cans. Much swearing occurred as I wiped up the detritus of rice grains, powdered soup mix, and spilled pasta. Alas, the WaMu pasta [livejournal.com profile] datavore received from [livejournal.com profile] vixyish was a casualty in the [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana War On Rodents - both bags were completely empty. A moment of silence, please...

So, yeah. Food drive. Our office does a Development-vs-Operations competition for the food drive every year, and in recent years it's really escalated. Last year's haul was over a ton - 2241 pounds, to be exact. This year, we lined both sides of the hallway with 3ft stacks of bags, boxes, and canned goods. I wouldn't be surprised if we edged closer to 2 tons (and accelerated metal fatigue in the support structure of the floor in the process).

I have somewhat mixed feelings on the subject of charitable donations. Cash is certainly more efficient - charities get special deals, can buy in bulk, and generally get $.40 more out of every dollar than Joe Consumer could for the same products. But if you donate a can of beans, chances are someone can't embezzle it to buy Elvis memorabilia. You also have something concrete, an object to hand over, and to some people that "feels" more like giving.

In other news, I'm wearing my chanukwanzayulemas gift from [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, the Best. T-shirt. Evar. And either I've gotten more efficient or the holiday slowdown finally appears to be hitting the office; I've spent more time webslacking today than in the last two weeks combined.

What're you doing? ENTERTAIN ME.
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As of today, I have lived in Seattle for seven years, and have lived at [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana for six.
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I'm definitely a dog person. Now don't get me wrong, I like cats too. But my immune system? Not so much. And while I've been saying I want a dog for the last three or four years, it now it looks like I might finally be getting one.

After brunch this afternoon, [livejournal.com profile] datavore and I went up to P.A.W.S.* in Lynnwood to look at dogs. After looking around for a bit, we took an Australian Shepherd/Sheltie mix called Sydney back to one of the bonding areas. She was sweet enough, and well-behaved, but didn't seem particularly interested in bonding with people, or in coming when called. She also struck me as a bit of an escaper -- the kind of dog that, if she slips off a leash, she's gone and god help you in getting her back.

So we went back in, and looked around some more. And in the back room, in the last cage, was Sancho. He's two years old, big, black, and looks like he's part Lab, part German Shepherd, and part something-pretty-big, like maybe a Bernese or Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. He's pretty mellow but still playful, comes when he's called, and... Well, he's the dog.

We put him on hold for a few days (he still hasn't seen the vet, and isn't neutered yet) so we can have some time to dog-proof the house, get all the stuff we need, and decide we aren't teh dumb for wanting a dog. And fix the fence. And reorganize the pantry so we can close the door. And burn the house down. Er...

So, yeah. PUPPY. For ME. But no pictures yet, because we were dumb and forgot to take a decent camera.

* = A Seattle-area network of no-kill shelters
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This is me, at my desk, in my very own office.

I need a lamp, and I'm not sure where all the parts for my speakers went, and I have no idea what I did with all my perhipherals, but I've at least got the important bits sorted out. I expect I'll spend most of my evenings this week reorganizing the monstrous piles o' stuff that I pulled off the old desk.

We turned on the furnace tonight. Phew, that stinks.
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