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Our black box has gone dark (for now)

June 17th, 2008
Picture of a VA Linux serverOn April 11, 2008 the power supply on our server failed bringing to an abrupt halt a bandwidth cooperative with a long and noble history, and taking with it (for the time being at least) content far more important than my blog here.

After going through three power supplies we figure one of the boards in our hardware must be shorting. Now we have two tasks–data recovery and setting up a new system. So, we’ve been offline far longer than anticipated.

Meanwhile, I handed in my dissertation on April 15, defended successfully May 13, and should at this very minute be formatting it to file by July 1. So, I’ve neglected The Participant Observer and been remiss in putting up any error message. This shall have to suffice until the blog is reborn later this summer. Meanwhile, I’ll be tweeting and answering mail at jenny@cool.org.