May 25, 2014

A Close Call

I bought my Cobalt Qube in the summer of 2001, to host my personal website. It's been soldiering on ever since, running 24 hours per day except during three moves. Today it stopped working for a while, and when I tried to reboot it, it wouldn't come up.

It was acting like the hard drive had failed. Now after 13 years that wouldn't be particularly surprising but it would still be bad news. So I disconnected it, opened up the case, and gently tapped the drive a few times, then put it back together, reconnected it, and tried powering it up.

And it worked. (Whew!) See, the thing is, it stands between my LAN and the internet. If it's gone, I can't access anything. So it was pretty scary for a while there.

But it's back again, and so am I.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Site Stuff at 01:52 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 ...And there was MUCH rejoicing! 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at May 25, 2014 03:15 PM (DnAJl)

2 Have you decided what you're going to do to replace it when it finally does die?

Posted by: RickC at May 25, 2014 04:39 PM (0a7VZ)

3 Nope.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 25, 2014 06:43 PM (+rSRq)

4 (You're going to avoid making me mad by not offering unsolicited suggestions and advice, right?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 25, 2014 06:52 PM (+rSRq)

5 I have no opinion or suggestions whatsoever on what you do about it.  I was just curious.

Posted by: RickC at May 26, 2014 06:52 AM (0a7VZ)

6 Aren't you required, since it would be an "upgrade", to get a HyperCube next?

Posted by: sqa at May 26, 2014 12:04 PM (WWQSz)

7 That would be "hyperqube", wouldn't it be?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 26, 2014 01:29 PM (+rSRq)

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