everything's all busticated

I hate computers and I miss my girlfriend.

Here are all the things that have gone wrong since last night:

  1. RealVideo went down for most of a day, because Groovefactory is changing colo facilities (surprise!)

  2. All of the lower-bitrate DNA audio streams (totally unrelated to RealVideo or GrooveFactory) have gone all chipmunk-voiced: they're playing too fast, meaning the data is corrupted. Bandwidth problem? Load problem? I can't tell. Reducing connections and load seemed to improve matters, but then it went bad again without the load having gone up, so maybe it was a coincidence.

  3. Bandwidth between the club and the outside world has gotten erratic (ping times fluctuating from 4ms to 50ms over the T1.) Perhaps this is the cause of #2? Oh ho ho, you would think: except the 128k stream has always been fine, and that's the only one that passes over the wire: it's only the lower bitrate ones that are going crazy, and they are generated internally to that machine from the 128k stream.

  4. GimpNet (the IRC network that irc.dnalounge.com is on) has totally lost its mind.

I swear, in my world, there is never only one thing going wrong at once. Can you get sunspots at night?

Maybe I'll try rebooting things at random.

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4 Responses:

  1. brad says:

    Watching you hate your job and computers makes me feel better about hating my job and computers.

  2. Oh, by the way. When I was setting up my Audiotron to play net radio, I found DNA Lounge listed in turtleradio's "Jazz & Blues" section.

  3. ronbar says:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/va-ctcs/ is excellent for testing problems that might be hardware related. It's been my savior when I've been tempted to shotgun-debug with an actual shotgun, and from what I remember it runs on more than Linux without major modification.