Administrivia

BlakJak.net services shifted to a new VPS in the last several hours.
Hopefully everything's still working. Do get in touch if you find something borked. :)

Sorry, couple more glitches with the server today. Really need to get on to migrating onto the new hardware I have running in parellel...

However I did find this useful stuff today :-)

Force Reboot :
#echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
#echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger
If you want to force shutdown machine try this.
#echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
#echo o > /proc/sysrq-trigger

Remove comments as required. :)

Sorry for the DNS glitch mid-afternoon folks. The good folks at Domainmonger with whom blakjak.net is registered, hid their 'glue' concept within their over-dumbed-down UI so well I didn't find it until necessity forced it, when the only one of my nameservers with current Glue records disappeared for planned downtime (hosted by a friend).

Sorted now. So sorry. #muttermutter

G'day folks.
Tomorrow my main blakjak.net server will be taking a small road-trip to a new home.
This involves an IP address change and some downtime as it moves between locations and is racked up and powered on, etc.
I expect the downtime to be approximately 1200-1330hrs tomorrow (Friday), perhaps shorter.

Sorry for any inconvenience; plenty of measures have been put in place to mitigate operational impacts.

A little note to advise that the server was down for a few hours this morning - actually wound up with a complete failure of either the PSU or mainboard. Hard disks were moved into a new chassis and the machine was brought back before midday. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Too much spam, not enough good stuff. Until I get around to updating my Captcha engine i've turned off anonymous comments. Sorry...

BlakJak.net returns after being down since last evening. Looks like something ran amuck and used up all my memory. Will be monitoring the situation more closely... !

Apologies to anyone who noticed downtime on the part of services hosted by BlakJak.net today.
With massive thanks to my coadmin DPA (who lets face it, does all the hard work...), the majority of my services are now on the 'right' server. Let me know if you spot any glitches!

Excuse the mess folks... I updated to Drupal 6 from my (out of date) Drupal 5 installation and it's changed the behavior of a few things. Might take me a while to work out the kinks - and infact it may be time to look into a new theme. Watch this space.

Sorry to anyone who noticed the server downtime between approx 8pm and 9.30pm tonight. Due to electrical maintenance the server had to be downed while the circuit it was on had some repairs performed.

A UPS is currently on-order, once installed impacts of this nature will be minimised.

Sorry for the short notice - as you can imagine electrical issues can't be taken too lightly!

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