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Outage due to machine-room work
Yesterday at 16:00 +02:00 (14:00 UTC) the rack where the server CALS runs on needed adjusting. It turns out the rack was in worse shape than expected so everything needed to be turned off and removed and then reinserted and re-plugged. This took a lot longer than the two hours planned.
During the replugging, the ethernet-cable that connects CALS's server to the internet was overlooked and not plugged back in... The server itself has been up and running for hours, but offline. It was, obviously, replugged a few minutes ago.
The rack in question is volunteer run and gratis, and summer time is the traditional season for doing this kind of work. Next time though, I hope the warning goes out early and loudly enough so that I can help out my co-volunteers.
Pinned: 2016-07-06 06:20
The database CALS uses, postgresql, has been updated to its newest and shiniest available version, 9.5. Unfortunately, due to a file-conflict, it was not possible to have CALS up and running while this was going on, so CALS was offline for about fifteen minutes today.
This version of postgresql has pretty good support for storing JSON. This means that some things I've wanted to do with CALS for a long time suddenly becomes much easier. Stay tuned!
Pinned: 2016-06-11 08:24
2016-10-23 02:29 New translation of "Cogito ergo sum" into Senjecas by caeruleancentaur
mu me̋ina. ną́ru e̋sa:
1-NOM.SG think-IND therefore be-IND
I think, therefore I am
2016-10-23 02:22 New translation of "Berlitzism" into Senjecas by caeruleancentaur
lauðȝa̋rlo e̋same: e̋sa ne: tűngo e̋sa:
pencil-NOM.SG be-IND-Q be-IND not window-NOM.SG be-IND
Is it a pencil? No, it is a window.
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