I just got an email from my host that the server upon which this blog resides will “undergo an upgrade onto newer and faster hardware. This will increase performance of the server and ensure continued stability. This transfer will cause an estimated downtime of 4-7 hours.”
Putting aside the general terror associated with any server related change (due mostly to an extensive prior history of things hitting the fan or looking like sh*t or ceasing to function altogether after said ‘upgrades’), what really has me baffled (and a bit alarmed) is that the intended date and time for this project is Friday, June 4th at 8pm.
June 4th like 13 weeks ago?
That June 4th?
Or are they giving me notice nine months in advance?
And do they really expect that I’ll remember this in nine days let alone nine months?
And is June 4th even on a Friday in 2001?
(No. No it is not.)
And why is my dog licking the keyboard?
And is dog saliva safe for a keyboard?
So do they mean to say they’re doing this upgrade tonight?
Or that they already did it?
And can I have any faith that things will look as they should in the morning?
And do I really need this added stress?
(No. No, I do not.)
And am I going to do anything further than post this whiney blog and hope for the best and maybe avoid looking at my own site until at least Sunday for fear that I will find an epic disaster that I have pretty much no idea how to fix?