Server Woes

The server my domain is on has apparantly lost the hamsters that were spinning its discs, so the site has been intermittent today and may be again. If you suddenly can’t reach the site, that’s why.

For those of you who wonder why I bother to post a note like this when no one can see it if the site is down: RSS feeds.

34 thoughts on “Server Woes

  1. John, the old DOS/Windows 3.1 machines ran on hamsters. To get the extra power that modern computers require, they’ve upgraded to ferrets.

  2. Chang, I think Capybaras overheat too quickly and need to be immersed in liquid, which hampers not only their speed, but where they can be deployed. The Cray III used Capybaras, but after a successful Good Friday celebration, they had to retrofit to mongoose (mongeese?).

  3. Are mongooseses sese seko rodents, though? I think not. Now, I agree with you about the overheating of the capybara. Terrible issue with often diastrous results, which is why the Cray III really got its best work done in the Amazon and certain sections of Mississippi.

    Now, a capybara retrofit was made by Cisco in 1998, and made it quite useful in a variety of conditions. However, a peculiarity of the retrofit was that the capybara’s had to be fed enormous amounts of Peanut M&M’s, often more than your average human computer programmer. I mean, we’re talking something like eighty pounds a day. Made it prohibitively expensive to run, except of course at the M&M plant. There they are used to coordinate the separation of greens and brown M&M’s for the special “Van Halen” edition bags they make every January to commemorate Eddie Van Halen’s birthday on January 26th.

    Okay, I should go back to reading the definitions of popular ad entertainment now.

  4. Also, CISCO systems doesn’t get its name form being near San FranCISCO. It’s an acronym developed by engineers to describe their frustration at the rodent run servers.

    Thus, CISCO: Capybara Is Still Cooling Off.

  5. Also, CISCO systems doesn’t get its name form being near San FranCISCO. It’s an acronym developed by engineers to describe their frustration at the rodent run servers.

    Thus, CISCO: Capybara Is Still Cooling Off.

  6. Chang, you’re right about the mongeese, of course. I was going to say chipmonks, but I believe our host has issues about them, so we better not talk about it. Shhh.

    Maybe snowshoe hare would be better for this implementation, although getting them to hold onto the control bars with the smaller front paws would be difficult.

    So would TCP/IP be The Capybara Passes-out/Install Prophylactic-mongeese?

  7. Chang, you’re right about the mongeese, of course. I was going to say chipmonks, but I believe our host has issues about them, so we better not talk about it. Shhh.

    Maybe snowshoe hare would be better for this implementation, although getting them to hold onto the control bars with the smaller front paws would be difficult.

    So would TCP/IP be The Capybara Passes-out/Install Prophylactic-mongeese?

  8. Steve,

    Yes. The other acronym is incorrect. Yours is the correct one.

    Interesting to note that alot of the activists working to free ferrets from societal strictures and get them made legal as pets throughout the state is actually a Republican effort to integrate ferrets, mongeese, Capybaras (another example of American jobs going south to Latin America!) and other four-footed bovine, rodents or other creatures into the workforce to do the work of humans or machines.

    They just pose as reclusive, fantasy reading introverts to throw off the Democrats.

  9. Steve,

    Yes. The other acronym is incorrect. Yours is the correct one.

    Interesting to note that alot of the activists working to free ferrets from societal strictures and get them made legal as pets throughout the state is actually a Republican effort to integrate ferrets, mongeese, Capybaras (another example of American jobs going south to Latin America!) and other four-footed bovine, rodents or other creatures into the workforce to do the work of humans or machines.

    They just pose as reclusive, fantasy reading introverts to throw off the Democrats.

  10. Steve,

    Yes. The other acronym is incorrect. Yours is the correct one.

    Interesting to note that alot of the activists working to free ferrets from societal strictures and get them made legal as pets throughout the state is actually a Republican effort to integrate ferrets, mongeese, Capybaras (another example of American jobs going south to Latin America!) and other four-footed bovine, rodents or other creatures into the workforce to do the work of humans or machines.

    They just pose as reclusive, fantasy reading introverts to throw off the Democrats.

  11. Steve,

    Yes. The other acronym is incorrect. Yours is the correct one.

    Interesting to note that alot of the activists working to free ferrets from societal strictures and get them made legal as pets throughout the state is actually a Republican effort to integrate ferrets, mongeese, Capybaras (another example of American jobs going south to Latin America!) and other four-footed bovine, rodents or other creatures into the workforce to do the work of humans or machines.

    They just pose as reclusive, fantasy reading introverts to throw off the Democrats.

  12. I’m personally surprised no one’s brought up the advantages of open-source lagomorph computing. It’s quick. But when there are errors, they multiply almost exponentially through the system.

  13. [gazing adoringly into host’s eyes]

    You had me at lagomorph

  14. [gazing adoringly into host’s eyes]

    You had me at lagomorph

  15. [gazing adoringly into host’s eyes]

    You had me at lagomorph

  16. [gazing adoringly into host’s eyes]

    You had me at lagomorph

  17. Re: Lagomorphs.

    It’s the replication of errors problems. Same reason they didn’t use bunnies. Also had to put up with the excessive cost of truckloads of carrots being needed every day just so someone could read the local paper online it Topeka. Also, the fecal matter produced tended to get caught up in the drives.

    The future animal of computing: the pangolin.

  18. Re: Lagomorphs.

    It’s the replication of errors problems. Same reason they didn’t use bunnies. Also had to put up with the excessive cost of truckloads of carrots being needed every day just so someone could read the local paper online it Topeka. Also, the fecal matter produced tended to get caught up in the drives.

    The future animal of computing: the pangolin.

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