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and it can't end soon enough.

Start the day, a nice work-remote day.

My main box makes rhythmic whining sound and won't boot.

Since I have to restart a remote server before 5:00 AM (local time), I rush off to living room and connect through PC/TV Combo to RDT into the server.

Going through the usual, instead of taking a few seconds after I shut down the running applications, Windows Server decides to spend five minutes "loading configuration" - ? ? ? ? .

Nervousness intensifies. At last, it does finally stop, bu not until stress levels of are quite high: that server controls much of the companies infrastructure.

It was, however, all done before 6:00.

Now, the desktop that whines. I pulled the plug and made coffee. Ate a fortune cookie. Ate a Trader Joe's Dunker, and went back to the box. On my mind, the recent spate of thunder storms and several brief blackouts. Two surge protectors in series and a UPS aren't enough?

Side cover removed. Wires jiggled. Reconnect power.

It Boots! I'm a bit afraid to turn it off, but I think it's a very good time to either image the drive, or clone it. But first, grab off all the latest data since there's always the chance it may not boot, again, and stay that way.

Stressful mornings are not only unpleasant, they're exhausting.

Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you are seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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