I have to find more to write about — there are lots cooler things to write about besides maintenance announcements!
If you were around last Sunday at all, you probably noticed that the system maintenance that was supposed to only go from 7 am to 1 pm went all day. And, for some parts of it, like to 10:00 pm all day… sigh… it wasn’t pretty.
A piece of equipment unexpectedly crumbled underneath us and the rest of the day was spent cobbling together a work-around to get things up and running at all.
It’s like that glass you reach for in the cupboard – you’re not even reaching for that glass, you’re reaching for another – but you can only watch helplessly as it tumbles to the floor and shatters into a bazillion little shards. You then get to spend the next hour carefully cleaning up and making sure you have all the pieces before you can do anything else. And you never did get that drink of water you wanted in the first place.
While things are up and running, I think I saw some duct tape back there…. ;-) The replacement equipment has been delivered and it needs to be installed.
From 11:00 pm on Saturday, March 14 to 3:00 am on Sunday, March 15, all systems will be offline as we replace and configure equipment.
All systems will be offline during this time: web, Genesis, Blackboard, faculty/staff email, Banner…. If you gain access during this time, you may be cut off without warning.
Hopefully, this will settle things down as we all march through the second half of the semester! (Pun only half intended!)
Questions? Send me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org — I won’t be up at 3 am but I’ll look for any questions early Sunday morning!
PS – Did you know March 14 is “super” Pi day? 3-14-15….. 3.1415… ;-) Never going to see that again in our lifetimes!