Murphy’s Law Strikes Back

Naturally, once I’m 300 miles away from holly, its root partition fills up to 100%, and something on it got screwed up to prevent logging in normally. I managed to free up a bunch of space through various back channels, but logins were still screwed up. So I tried rebooting.

Now I can’t contact it at all. Presumably something got hosed when it ran out of disk space, and I’ll need physical access to fix whatever’s stopping it from booting up all the way.

Physical access is hard to come by when you’re 300 miles away for the rest of the week.

At least I have a fairly recent backup of most of the data I need on kryten (not including, of course, this morning’s changes), so it’s not a total loss. But it is a bit of a setback.

And I guess that since kryten would actually make a better build machine than holly (with its processor speed and memory both about twice that of holly), forcing me to use it isn’t too bad either.

holly did have the advantage of being on a much faster network than kryten is, though, so hopefully the slower download speeds won’t turn out to be too critical.

But it does mean I won’t be checking e-mail or newsgroups until I get back, and probably not blogs either unless I take the initiative to write a better aggregator than I had running on holly.

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