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To all who stumble here. A bright sunny day here in Fairfax. Cleaning up after building a raised garden box from recycled materials. A few wrinkles but we should have a place to plant spring flowers on Candlemas (Imbolg, Ground Hog day).
Recent Windows 10 updates have enabled running bash on Ubuntu on Windows. There are several howtos, the one I happened to use is http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/. I got "root" as the default user; if you got something else,
lxrun /setdefaultuser should allow you to change to "root".
2016-09-28 Head end hub facility failure
2016-10-06 damage at the plant
2016-10-20 damage at the plant
"damage at the plant" is pretty vague and includes vandalism, trenching, acts of nature, and a zombie apocalypse.
"animals" is pretty specific but includes rats, dogs, alligators etc.
The head end failure was hardware which they repaired pretty fast.
Not much consolation but these events were preceded by 6 months of relative calm. We could all use a break.
But stressful. Sometimes halts on the way down and then (naturally fails to come up).
Monitor on horace.dc.dc.cox.net for 'helen - LSNet' has detected that the service has gone down at 19/Oct/2016 18:25
Monitor on horace.dc.dc.cox.net for 'helen - LSNet' has detected that the service has gone back up at 20/Oct/2016 02:00
Monitor on horace.dc.dc.cox.net for 'helen - LSNet' has detected that the service has gone down at 20/Oct/2016 03:10
Monitor on horace.dc.dc.cox.net for 'helen - LSNet' has detected that the service has gone back up at 20/Oct/2016 03:15
It looks like the first outage ended with a temporary repair which was followed by perhaps a more durable fix. In between we had problems with the TWR edge router in Galax which made for a bruising week.