I apologize for a 72-hour outage that affected all *.zorinaq.com services: DNS, Web, Blog, etc. Everything was down from Aug 12 0436 UTC to Aug 15 0447 UTC. My services are hosted on a single server which suffered multiple fan failures, which lead to overheating of the processor, and failure of the motherboard. This is really my fault. I was intentionally running a full row of fans in the 1U chassis on 5V instead of 12V to reduce noise —no, you do not want to know where the server is hosted— and they ran fine for more than a year until that day when they stopped spinning due to expected wear and tear of the ball bearings. They are now only able to spin on 12V.
This reminds me acutely that I need to, and still want to implement the high-availability blog CMS I described in my very first post. Finally, I will stop running fans out of their voltage spec :-)