Monday, August 08, 2011

Today I Made a Server Come Back to Life

...just by looking it.  And not physically, at the bare metal, but at the UI indicator that it was down.  I'm pretty sure before I looked at it, it was in a state of between-ness, like Schrodinger's Cat.  It went this way...Mark looked at it, the probability waves collapsed, it was down.  Then he quit looking at it, and it was in a state of flux, neither up nor down.  I looked at it and consciously collapsed the down wave and the hung wave, leaving it only two possibilities.  Up, or exploding.  Up was the easier state, so there it was.  I'm sure in 1 out of 100,000 cases, I'll mentally force a server to blow up rather than restart, but I think those are good odds and may even qualify me for super hero status, right along HTML Well-formedness Woman (that's right...<body><breast/><breast/></body>).

1 comment:

Sean said...

That's nothing. I can bring *down* a server, just by making code changes to it.