24 May 2007

Server Down? Server Up? User Cockup!

The first thing I did when I got back was to check on my servers. While I was in Singapore, I was informed of a black-out over the weekend and both servers going down as a result. While one was back online the moment power was restored, the other got stuck at the CMOS check and had to wait for my return to resolve.

So there I was sitting in front of the computer and instinctively pressing the reset button. Again, it got stuck at CMOS check. My initial suspicion was that of a motherboard burn-out. Perhaps the chipset got fried as a result of the power outage?

The good news was that there was still something on the screen and the message says something about "Incorrect OverClocking Settings..." and "... press F1 to enter setup or F2 to restore to factory defaults..."

So all is not lost but merely crippled?

That was the good news. Now the bad news is that there was no reaction when I pressed F1 and F2.

I starting to despair liao as I am at wits' end to coming up with a solution.

Then it dawned on me. I using the wrong keyboard lah!! Of course F1 and F2 no reaction lor!! iBlur.

The thing about my setup is that I have 2 sets of everything except the monitor which is shared by both servers by way of a switcher. With the Server2 keyboard parked discreetly in the keyboard drawer and the Server2 mouse hiding behind the monitor, it led me into thinking I had just 1 computer.

Blur like sotong. Gabra like zebra.

Anyway, as you would have noticed there is a strange wooden board in front of the servers. That is an anti-Gabriel-Itchy-Finger device. It all started when Gabriel began to be able to stand and walking all over the place. For a one-and-a-half year old and being inthe 97th percentile in terms of height, the servers were within easy reach. Boys would be boys as anything that is a button and blinking would prove to be almost irresistible.

More often than not, we would be working at the office when suddenly we lose connection to the servers. A quick call back home and sure enough, the answer was always "Gabriel pushing buttons again".

Haiz.... this boy very the chiew jian.....

- Voxeros

1. Zhe Bin left...
Saturday, 26 May 2007 10:44 pm
Aiya he will soon move on to try to push right buttons as he grows up lah. ; )

2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 27 May 2007 9:48 am :: 
ZheBin: Somebody comment here got double meaning, hor? kekekekeke....

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