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

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Mon Oct 12 16:22:49 UTC 2009

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]


Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Assistant Co-Director, CCTAD
CHCI, CS, and Art (by courtesy)
Virginia Tech
Dept. of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6139
(540) 231-5034 (fax)
ico at vt.edu

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