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06 Nov 2005

Homicidal Hardware

This week really hasn't been my week when it comes to hardware. It started with an unreliable SCSI disk on a production server at work. Then there was the dead dish washer, and the rebellious bread machine.

The week was completed with an IBM @server pSeries Server trying to kill a colleague by electrocution. Just before home time on Friday I received a cryptic email from AIX on the box. I went to investigate and a colleague was playing with the power-supply unit of the server. We disconnected everything and shut it all down. On restart one of the redundant power-supply units exploded quite impressively and scared the living daylights out of me. Thankfully no one was hurt and the offending unity is now sitting on my desk awaiting replacement on Monday morning.