I might have finally tracked down the cause of some periodic web server outages. They seem connected to my nightly backup jobs. I added a few ‘nice’ commands to the backup scripts so they give up CPU cycles to Apache. More testing is needed, but I think I’m on the right track.

Posted on November 27, 2020

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Say “Cheese!”

Posted on November 26, 2020

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With Black Friday sales already starting, I wonder how much money is being lost in e-commerce sales during every minute of this AWS outage. I can’t even imagine. 💸😱😭

Posted on November 25, 2020

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“Updating your system’s firmware. Do not power down your system.” This is one of the scariest screens I ever encounter. The only thing between me and bricking some hardware is my ability to not trip over a power cord. And I’m not exactly known for my catlike reflexes. 😬

Posted on November 22, 2020

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First snow at Aisling House.

Posted on November 22, 2020

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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” —Upton Sinclair

Posted on November 18, 2020

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It looks like we’ve had visitors.

Posted on November 10, 2020

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Just enjoyed a nice dinner with Heather, my parents, and my aunt celebrating President-Elect Biden’s win. Settling in now to watch the acceptance speech. 🎉

Posted on November 7, 2020

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