[Consortium] [LAD] this past weekend's linuxaudio.org downtime

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Mon Oct 12 19:56:25 EDT 2009

Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> Here's a story that may give you all a good chuckle:
> Last weekend Robin Gareus, our LAO guru has contacted me inquiring why there
> was a ~1hr linuxaudio.org server downtime that took place that Sat. morning.
> Luckily we now have an UPS that gives us almost 2 hours of offline power.
> Hence, the server went through this unscathed. Yet, the network
> infrastructure was also down so even though the server remained up, there
> was no way of reaching it.
> So, I went investigating what happened, and this is the reply I got from our
> on-campus support:
> Squirrel fried in transformer.  Campus and part of downtown was out of power
> on Saturday morning before the game. [this was a football game we had in
> town that day with 10K+ visitors]
> :-)

technically, you should add a phrase like "some animals were harmed
during the creation of this website" to the lao imprint. might cause a
public relations backlash, but then again, bad press is good press.

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