Maybe I missed my calling working in HVAC. During the extreme cold(cold for us) in Texas I fixed our furnace. Traced to a broken ignition.
Now with Texas bipolar weather and it getting warmer had to fix the A/C it wouldn’t come on. Traced to broken fuse.
Joys of home ownership and not wanting to pay a service fee without trying to fix it first 🙈
This should be interesting.. hopefully post Mortem style
Urgent ERCOT Board of Directors meeting this morning beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Presentation on extreme cold weather event. Live stream here: http://events.swagit.com/ercot/ Board materials will be posted shortly: http://www.ercot.com/calendar/2021/2/24/225372-BOARD
you'll notice craziness at the beginning and then now 24 hours of consistency.. 🙈
But hey I guess at least now I have some data for future incidents.
More screenshots :)
I start doing some research and looks like most cases like this end up with a lot of back and forth with a tech just kinda randomly replacing cables not really knowing what the problem is.
So... This really makes me want to have data in hand at time of an incident. So I fork https://github.com/mdlayher/arris_exporter and make it work for my model of arris. This took a few hours.
Now I have data like this:
Well this has been an interesting week. First cold and snow in my part of Texas which is super unusual. Then throw in massive power outage rolling across the state.
Then I get home after power is all restored and warm enough to be home.. and internet keeps dropping out.
Double check all coax.. do the typical restarts, resets etc. Still keeps randomly restarting. Call support they do their typical checks.. and then schedule a tech. (continued)
Using commercial intel based computer on Perseverance running Linux. 2021 year of Linux on Mars? 🤔 https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=4025&v=gYQwuYZbA6o
Anyone know how common it is in a data center for a mobo power cable to come lose?
Like not a freshly provisioned box. But one that ran for months fine... and then suddenly started restarting. With data center tech saying mobo power connector wasn’t seated properly.
So seems unlikely it had been that lose the whole time.. right?
Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020:
Wrote a quick little tool a while back for doing encrypted mongo backups and shipping to s3. Decided i'd put some polish on it in terms of documentation and open source today.
How much space do you allocate to your root volume/partition?
Previously used 20GB of my 120GB ssd. Then I had to resize my lvm volumes and give it 50GB. Then I kept running out of storage on both root and home... so I replaced with 1TB ssd. (That was a fun project.. glad I remembered how to copy and resize). Now... 100GB to root...
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