Shut Down

I’m decommissioning a server box that I’ve had for 5 years now. It’s kind of a scary proposition. I’m downloading the final backup just before shutting it down for good. I probably have several gigabytes of worthless crap, but it is worth it if it saves some 4 KB file that turns out to be needed later on.

That server is the one that ran this blog for most of its lifetime. Leaving it is kind of like moving out of a house. Most of what you own is crap but you move it all for fear of missing something you want to keep. Goodbye EV1 server box, formerly the RackShack server box. You served me well, but better before you were bought by the Planet.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.