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    This is the craziest shit... MY FUCKING SERVER JUST SET ON FIRE!!!

    Like seriously its hot news (can't resist the puns), it's actually really bad news and I'm just in shock (it's not everyday you find out your running the hottest stack in the country :-P)... I thought it slow as fuck this morning but the office internet was also on the fritz so I carried on with my life until EVERYTHING went down (completely down - poof gone) and within 2 minutes I had a technician from the data centre telling me that something to do with fans had failed and they caught fire, melted and have become one with the hardware. WTF? The last time I went to the data centre it was so cold I pissed sitting down for 2 days because my dick vanished.

    I'm just so fucking torn right now because initially I was absolutely fucking ecstatic - 1 week ago after a year of doomsday bitching about having a single point of failure and me not being a sysadmin only to have them look at me like I'm some kind of techie flat earther I finally got approval to spend around 5x more per month and migrate all our software to containerized micro services.

    I'll admit this is a bit worse than I expected but thanks to last week at least I have recent off site images of the drives - because big surprise I have to set this monolithic beast back up (No small feat - its gonna be a long night) on a fresh VPS, I also have to do it on premises or the data will only finish uploading sometime next week.

    Pro Tip: If your also pleading for more resources/better production environment only to be stone walled the second you mention there's a cost attached be like me - I gave them an ultimatum, either I deploy the software on a stack that's manageable or they man the fuck up and pay a sys admin (This idea got them really amped up until they checked how much decent sys admins cost).

    Now I have very flexible pockets because even if I go rambo the max server costs would only be 15-20% of a sys admins paycheck even though that is 13 x more than our current costs.

  • 5
    Oh shit THAT'S where I dropped my mixtape,
    Sorry fam
  • 3
    This is why I painted my PC enclosure with fire resistant paint. :-)

    And have selection of fire extinguishers on hand too !

    Fans have a habit of doing that I notice..

    One reason to go for ballbearing long life fans with such equipment that just last decades.
  • 2
    You might also want to consider adding temperature probes into your hardware. :-)

    I just added on myself into the battery pack on the UPS to pre-warn me of any impending temperature rises to be concerned about, as sometimes the batteries do explode !

    Related links:

    http://www.batscan.se/en/
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