Planned Power Cut, Future Downtime

One of the unusual things I do, is to host my Web-site as well as this blog, on a PC at home, acting as Web-server. This does not really mean that everybody should do it this way; this is just how I happen to do it.

One side effect this has, is to make the reliability with which my site and blog can be viewed, no better than a number of things, that would not affect professionally hosted sites, but that include things like the availability of power, the quality of my Internet connection, and also, how well the computer itself works, in my case.

My power utility is planning a cut, from about 8h00 until about 17h00 this coming Monday, September 28, to perform routine work on their infrastructure. I just received a courtesy call to that effect this morning. What I was also told was, that if the utility cannot perform its work on that day, they would do so on the following Monday, which will be October 5.

Therefore, to avoid any issues with possible file system corruption, loss of data, etc., I plan to do what I did last time. I will be shutting down my computers in an orderly way, before going to bed, Sunday, September 27. This way, both my readers and I will be forewarned of the loss of access to my site. And, after the work has been completed, I will also be reporting on this blog, whether the power-cut did in fact take place. If it did, then readers will not need to have thoughts about October 5.

 

I apologize in advance, for any inconvenience this may cause my readers.

 

Dirk

 

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