Now I've heard them all...

... posteverything's server is down, and why?

At 18:50 this evening, our old Maidenhead datacentre was struck by lightning.

At the request of the Fire Service and Southern Electric, we powered-down all (approximately 200) servers in the building.

We are currently awaiting approval from the Fire Service and Southern Electric before powering-on these servers. We have been informed that this should be in approximately one and a half hours.

Well, hopefully it won't strike twice.

published 2006.09.25 updated 2017.06.26
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