Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

Early night last night, but...

I needed an early night, so last night I was all tucked up in bed at a sensible time.

In the middle of the night, I woke up. Something wasn't right.

*sniff* *sniff*

I could smell something. And my Internet connection was down -- had been down since about three minutes past midnight. So I wandered along the corridor upstairs ... and discovered that my firewall had died in a puff of smoke. It's about ten years old (Linux on Compaq), so it hasn't done badly.

Now it just so happened that I had a little hardware firewall in stock, still in its box. So at around half-two this morning, I was crawling round the back of the servers moving cat5 around and rebuilding the ruleset. What fun.

As a side-effect, I now have wireless Internet at home. But it does mean I'm suffering from lack of sleep today.

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