In case anybody noticed we had the assimilators/splitters turned off for a bit to test the swap between our primary/secondary science database servers. Everything worked! So that was a valuable test, especially we'll need to do this for realsies in the coming weeks to upgrade the OS on the current primary (thumper).
Any mediawiki nerds out there? I need some assistance... We're trying to wiki-fy parts (or perhaps most) of the SETI@home public web site. However right off the bat I'm hitting an annoying problem: pages with '@' in their title, like, uh, "SETI@home." This is documented everywhere I could find as a "legal" wiki title character, but if I try to edit any page with '@' in the title it fails (saying the page - missing the at sign - doesn't exist - would you like to create it?). So I tried to escape it with '%40' but this also fails (as the software converts the escaped ASCII code to '@' which results in the same problem). What do I need to hack? Title.php? Something else? Google searches have proven useless so far (hard to search for '@' or 'at sign').
Dan and I re-seated this chips on the failing UPS (which I whined about yesterday). Now it works. All three new/used UPS's are charging now. Can't wait to add these to our server closet.
Outage notices: There's gonna be a lab-wide outage later this month. Probably the night of November 29th, but this isn't official yet. Jeff and I will probably have our own full-day server outage prior to that (early next week?) to do some server closet maintenance in preparation for the real outage.
-- BOINC/SETI@home network/web/science/development person
-- "Any idiot can have a good idea. What is hard is to do it." - Jeanne-Claude