site has been down the past few days. I'd installed the latest security patch which sadly broke Tomcat but otherwise left the surrounding elements on my server intact. All my usual tricks failed and even multiple calls to Apple support had them scratching their heads. In the end, I rolled back to an earlier version of Tomcat and lo! life is good once again.
Apologies for the outage. Given that sysadim is just one of many hats I wear and given that I had lots of other hats I had to wear the past few days, the site sat moribund for about 48 hours. That annoyed that $%@#(*# out of me but it is a natural consequence of eating my own dog food: it keeps me humble and it keeps me close to the metal, but I can't always be on top of it.
Quote of the day:Administration is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer panic.