“Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!”


by Mayhem
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I have to say, I really love the new neighbourhood I moved into at the beginning of May. It's lovely — a five minute walk from the lake, grand old trees in every yard, cute war-time bungalows filled with generally friendly people ranging in age from babes-in-arms to great-grandparents-with-walkers. Very cool.

The only real challenge is that the house I've moved into doesn't have air conditioning… and my living space is a small room on the top floor. It's barely the beginning of June and already my technology is overheating. Hence, the game server crash, yesterday.

The heat drove me out of the room early in the morning, yesterday. I seriously considered sleeping in the basement or on the back porch, last night. So, it's no wonder that, when I finally braved checking everything today, that I discovered the massive drive *glerk*. In fact, I wasn't really surprised to see it. Dismayed, yes. But not surprised.

So, I'm now in the process of fixing it. But, yeah. It's gonna take a while. The main HD isn't even registering with the system, right now. When I reboot without a boot cd, the process sends me directly into a GRUB protocol (essentially a little boot rescue program). That's exciting, lemme tell ya. In my head — which y'all know is a strange place — I imagine this little white caterpillar dude (a grub, of course) poking around circuits with a mini cattle prod like a Jawa herding Droids, swearing like crazed Ewok when sparks fly up and blacken his face… as the drive disappears in a puff of smoke.

'Course, it was a brand new HD back when I first set everything up. So, if it's toast, I shall be very put out. I've had it less than a year. And if the whole summer's gonna be like this? Bah!

Still. Hope springs eternal. I've got the boot CD on hand. And fans have cooled the room considerably. (It'll be the weekend, though, before the AC unit gets installed.) But, it's largely a waiting game while I figure all this out. Meantime, feel free to play via forum threads, IMs, or email.

If I find some other temporary refuge for y'all, I'll let you know.

Edit: Con has set up a temporary server for us at lmux.dyndns.org 4225. Thanks, Con!


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