Thursday, July 27, 2017

Network Maintenance Outage

Tech support says

There is a maintenance outage that could last till 6am at the latest, local time, this is affecting authentication connection.

and since things went south at around midnight, I'm guessing this has nothing to do with the street work.

Update (1:13am): ... and we appear to be back on the air.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Street Repaving, Part Deux

I have not heard any jackhammers yet
there are now jackhammers.

Construction signs claim grinding will begin in earnest on July 27 and will apparently be done by August 1.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Debian 9 and Street Repaving

So Debian 9 ("stretch") has been released. Since this has been out for about a month, and I'm not seeing the sun blotted out by plumes of smoke and ash or other signs of unsuccessful upgrades elsewhere, and I seem to have successfully upgraded a similarly configured VM with no apparent ill effects, I'm going to assume this one works and will be biting the bullet sometime tonight in the wee hours.

Also as a heads up, they're getting ready to repave our street, with possible resulting unintended consequences for one or more of the various utilities we depend on.  Trucks have been moving about all day; I have not heard any jackhammers yet, but give it time (I'm guessing Monday).