[rescue] For sale: Cray, two Challenge XLs, switch for trade,

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Sep 9 10:24:13 CDT 2004

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:19:46AM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:

> I dropped him an email but have heard nothing. My parents aren't too far
> North of him and at last check they still didn't seem to have phone
> service. A scratchy all circuits are busy.

His T1 is up and running.  Ping neurotica.com.
> Probably not too much unlike our run in with isabele this time last year.
> Power was out everywhere. Some places were dark for 16+ days. Cell sites
> had no power, or had no fiber backhaul as our major metro network company
> (Cox Fibernet) uses SONET rings. The fiber line is chained along business
> to business, repeated by powered nodes in the DEMARC / wire closet. When
> power is lost to two of them on the same network, everyone inbetween goes
> dark...
> Cox couldn't get hold of the people that ran such facilities to get backup
> power hooked up, and a huge number of sites were offline.

Man that would royally suck.

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