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Message 953094 - Posted: 7 Dec 2009, 23:59:35 UTC

Hello again. After the long holiday weekend I disappeared out of town for a week, during which the rest of the gang put out several fires. To recap: around the time I was last here we were dealing with a trio of disasters. First, we wasted 2 days pulling data up from the archives that happened to be bad/useless. Second, the secondary database (and splitter server) bambi crashed. And third, the switch handling all our Hurricane Electric traffic gave up the ghost. This all got cleared up in bits and pieces by me and Jeff before, around, or immediately around turkey day. Then I hit the road.

Meanwhile, the astropulse signal table reload project still lingers on! I'll spare you the details because I wasn't here and don't really understand them, but playing a shell game with a hundred million rows' worth of data ain't easy, and there have been annoying or unexpected hurdles each step of the way. As it stands now, the project is pretty much off again as we're trying to rebuild an index and all resources are required to get this done sooner than later. It's already taken a couple days and hasn't shown much progress.

It's not all bad news. Eric continues to make progress on RFI mitigation, and Jeff is moving forward on other aspects of the science code. The NTPCkr is waiting on the above science database issues, but improvements are still being made. And mork hasn't crashed in a couple weeks now (not sure why, though - it's due for a crash). I also may try another OS upgrade tomorrow on bambi, which will test doing the same upgrade on thumper, which will then solve several root/RAID issues on thumper, and then we can start improving the disk I/O issues elsewhere on the system.

And it's donation season! Actually, it's getting late in the season. I'm going to be lost in mass mail coding/etc. for a while...

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Message 953100 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 0:34:52 UTC

Hi Matt --

Thanks for all your hard work. You deserve some time off
during holidays just like the rest of us.

Wish I were on the west coast and could help.

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Message 953127 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 2:41:50 UTC

Welcome back =)
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Message 953187 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 10:32:36 UTC - in response to Message 953127.

Thanks For the Update Matt.

So the Astropulse Table Shell Game.
Thought that a likely reason the difficulties after the holidays.

Good to see some details in the Technical News.

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Message 953221 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 15:52:23 UTC

Welcome back, Matt
Hope you enjoyed your holiday:-)

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Message 953255 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 23:08:41 UTC - in response to Message 953221.

welcome back matt.

hope you got some rest and that your holiday was all that it should be for you and your family.

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Message 953266 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 0:13:58 UTC

Cheers for the update Matt. With all this work at hand I reckon you were bursting to get out of there for a bit. You're human just like all of us and deserve some kind of a breather.

-- Tom :-)
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Message 953327 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 6:55:50 UTC

The temporary outage note on the front page is wrong: It tells that currently no work is produced but the recently downloaded tasks and the server status tell me that production of S@H work is currently running hot creating 33 results/sec.

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Message 953413 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 18:51:37 UTC - in response to Message 953266.

Cheers for the update Matt. With all this work at hand I reckon you were bursting to get out of there for a bit. You're human just like all of us and deserve some kind of a breather.

-- Tom :-)


wait.... Matt is a human? awww.... I thought he was some sort of really advanded A.I.
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Message 953460 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 21:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 953413.

Cheers for the update Matt. With all this work at hand I reckon you were bursting to get out of there for a bit. You're human just like all of us and deserve some kind of a breather.

-- Tom :-)


wait.... Matt is a human? awww.... I thought he was some sort of really advanded A.I.


Didn't you realise? - Matt is the E.T.I. we've been searching for all these years.
Talk about hiding in plain sight![/b]
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Message 953700 - Posted: 10 Dec 2009, 22:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 953460.

wait.... Matt is a human? awww.... I thought he was some sort of really advanded A.I.


Didn't you realise? - Matt is the E.T.I. we've been searching for all these years.
Talk about hiding in plain sight!

Can't he be both?

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Message 953800 - Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 7:03:57 UTC - in response to Message 953700.

wait.... Matt is a human? awww.... I thought he was some sort of really advanded A.I.


Didn't you realise? - Matt is the E.T.I. we've been searching for all these years.
Talk about hiding in plain sight!

Can't he be both?


Sure that'd be A.E.T.I right?
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Message 953831 - Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 8:54:01 UTC

LOL @ what has stemmed from my "Matt is a human too" remark. With how busy the guy is it's a wonder people think he's a super-intelligent E.T in disguise :-P
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