1 year ago 🥁 for day 197, 2020 with 236 words.

Late again...

Days sheltering in place: 121.
Ants in the kitchen: NONE!!
Keyboarding: a little of everything.

If a group of lions is called a pride, what is a group of web servers called?

Late again today, he'd be in trouble though he'd say he was sorry...
          - Diary of Horace Wimp, Electric Light Orchestra

It's late again, way past my bedtime and I could tell you more horrors of running web server infrastructure but really I won't bore you with all the details of the Database Server that used up 100% of one of its two virtual CPUs for no apparent reason shortly after we upgraded the version from 5.7.28 to 5.7.30 but I will use the fact that the event occurred as words that I can write down here to meet my target for today.

Golden rule: if at first you don't succeed you can always...


Yes, switching it off and on again did indeed solve the problem. I then set an alert if the CPU went over 10% (it normally sits in the 3-5% range while processing requests from our "cluster" of web servers. Yes, I think the right answer is "cluster" for multiple web servers all operating as one, then when they all go down its' definitely a Cluster F*** of a problem.

If you are curious about the Diary of Horace Wimp, it's an old song, you can watch it here


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Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

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