Thursday, August 10, 2006

Power upgrade this weekend

The building is doing some sort of upgrade to the power system this weekend; hopefully it won't impact us in a negative way. (Crossed fingers, knock on wood).

We have been informed by the building management that on Friday, August 11, 2006, the Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles will be upgrading one existing 2500 KVA transformer to a new 3750 KVA transformer on the MST Grid here at the Garland Building. This project will commence at 6:00pm PST on Friday, August 11, 2006 and conclude on Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 9:00pm PST.

During the installation of this transformer the normal electrical power for the MST Grid will be transferred from the DWP utility grid to the Building’s emergency diesel generator plant. ABM Engineering has informed Morlin Asset Management that this transformer upgrade will affect the Garland Building in the following ways:

At exactly 6:00pm PST on Friday, August 11, 2006 on the MST Grid only, a two (2) minute outage will occur.

When the DWP utility grid is restored at 9:00pm PST on Sunday evening, another two (2) minute outage will take place.

We have been assured by building engineering that the service that is being upgraded will not have any impact to the power that provides service to IX2's facilities including any of the cooling equipment for the building. This work is the first step in the building's plan to increase the UPS capacity of the building. Again, this outage will not impact IX2 and our clients according to building management.

Saturday, August 5, 2006 cert expired

The SSL certificate for expired yesterday. We'll get it replaced ASAP.

Error validating server certificate for '':
- The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the
fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!
- The certificate has expired.
Certificate information:
- Hostname:
- Valid: from Aug 4 06:20:36 2004 GMT until Aug 4 06:20:36 2006 GMT
- Issuer: Certificate Authority, Develooper, Los Angeles, CA, US
- Fingerprint: 67:09:93:f3:3b:41:f2:7e:0f:fe:6c:1b:fd:b4:2a:fb:65:f0:29:e7

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Anatomy of a(n ongoing) Disaster..

Dreamhost's datacenter is in the same building that the rack is in. They put together a wonderful blog post that's a very good summary of last week's troubles. (Of cousre, their troubles are an order of magnitude or seven greater than ours.)