This computer is a Debian / Jessie (Linux) system. Just today, it mainly received an update to its ‘
libc‘ libraries, that comprised 16 packages. These libraries are essential to the core of how every program works. Therefore, even though it is a Linux system, it needed a reboot.
The update seems to have gone smoothly, but because this computer is also my Web-server, my site and blog would have been offline from about 20h30 until 20h45.
It is also not feasible for me to display a Maintenance Mode page during such a time, because a Web-server would need to be running, in order actually to display a Maintenance Mode page.
I apologize for any inconvenience this 15-minute interval may have caused to my readers, but it was essential.
Also, because this was a full reboot of my host-machine, my ‘
memcached‘ (server-side) caching daemon was restarted, for which reason the most-favorite postings retrieved by my readers will be a bit slow to fetch for some time.