Jonathan and others who use Shibboleth access to First Search - access looks up and normal so if anyone has any problems - email us at shibbol...@oclc.org.
Don On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Don Hamparian <don.hampar...@gmail.com> wrote: > Jonathan, I'll check this out this morning. > Don Hamparian > OCLC > > > On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <rochk...@jhu.edu> 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 >>> >>> > >