April 16th, 2008

The (long overdue) End of an Era

Monday night we turned off the very last Isite Services-built webserver. It took 3 years after the buyout before they started moving customers to new systems under their control, and they just finished it Monday.

Woo hoo!

In retrospect, I have to say we did a very good job building those machines to last. We assumed we'd replace/rebuild the machines every other year, maybe every 3rd year at the most. The server we turned down last night was built in early 2001. Uptime on the system was over 3 years at the time we shut it down.
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    accomplished accomplished

busy busy busy busy

Yesterday I woke up at 7:30am with a work-related call. Worked for 8.5 hours, then jumped in the shower before Jade showed up. jadecat9 arrived while I was still toweling off.

We drained jadecat9's oil, figured out how to replace the old-style filter, then took a peak at her clutch. It didn't look like the plates had EVER been changed, and the second plate inside had that blue cast from burning/slipping clutch. We jumped on my bike and rode into the city to pick up replacement friction and steel plates, then swapped them out and tested the bike. (Then pulled off the cover and did it again because I forgot to match up the clutch arm to the clutch bearing)

Just as jadecat9 was packing up to go home, Dave arrived to deal with Pantheacon CMS issues. I made him watch me eat at my local Mexican dive because I hadn't eaten all day, then we spent until 11:30pm talking about CMS in general and PantheaCon and Ancient Ways sites in specific.

I dropped Dave at the Bart, and returned home to do the day-job maintenance, which was a major authorization system re-implementation. Thankfully this went according to plan, so I was able to stumble away from the computer and over to my bed just before 1am.
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    exhausted exhausted

No caffeine, but still no sleep.

Okay, this is really sad. Since I gave up caffeine I no longer have a nightly ritual of sitting down and enjoying a nice cup of coffee before bed.

Less caffeine = less abuse of the drenal system = better sleep, yes?

Well, not for me. I'm getting less sleep than before.

(and yes yes I'm talking about the nights in which I am not rushing around until 1am)
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    confused confused