September 4th, 2003


it's quiet..

... too quiet.

Turns out the reason I've gotten so little email today is because the server went down this morning and totally thrashed the database in the process. They've been working on re-creating what they can, and are going in an order for the users that puts my account damn near last.


Ya know, for all the PR they gave this new email cluster, saying how it's going to provide such wonderful service and it fixes all our email problems, I find it vaguely amusing to note that in the two weeks it's been live, it hasn't functioned properly for more than 12 hours at a time yet.

(only vaguely amusing, because I have to field the questions/complaints from my users regarding it)

I hate Microsoft procducts.

things I learned tonight

game night was canceled. There are about 4 wireless networks noticeable (only one strong enough to be interesting) from the front porch of True Love, and two (neither strong enough to be worthwhile) from the back patio. The one from the front has a Windows box sitting there with some open ports, but no public access to the internet (mac filter at the router? physically disconnected? unknown). At least they were smart enough to change the default router password (and I wasn't in the mood to wait for a bruteforce -- perhaps next visit).