Jonathan, I'll check this out this morning.

Don Hamparian

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <> wrote:

> I _believe_ that the OCLC FirstSearch shibboleth server is still down, for
> anyone who tries to send their users to FirstSearch via Shibboleth.
> Simon Spero wrote:
>> At least it wasn't  a "totally transparent"  UPS test scheduled for the
>> Thursday of Thanksgiving weekend.  My personal philosophy is that every
>> rack
>> should have its own UPS separate from the data center one, with enough
>> capacity to keep going through blips,and handle a clean shutdown if
>> necessary.  That way,  when the ops team messes up, far fewer sysadmins
>> get
>> their weekend ruined.
>> Of course, the real problem is that too many people are writing
>> unoptimized
>> code in energy-inefficient languages like ruby and PHP, which require far
>> more servers, and far more cooling, to do the same work as properly
>> written
>> code.  If carbon emissions should turn out to be a  strong forcer  of
>> global
>> warming, then we can clearly say that every time you write  PHP, Phil
>> Jones
>> kills a polar bear. Please, think of the polar bears.
>> Simon

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