Whoops. We had one outage earlier that dragged down a server (OOM killer went nuts). I rebooted it and of course it won't come back up. Either the (raid'ed) disk got corrupted, the bios ran out of battery and lost some critical settings or some variation of that. I can't get into the BIOS to make it netboot remotely.
In any case, I'm in Europe and Robert might have the day off (imagine!), so all the services (including www.pool.ntp.org and www.perl.org) running on that box might be down for the day.