The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1243 Thursday, 8 July 1999.
Date: Thursday, July 08, 1999
Subject: SHAKSPER Interruption and Hiatus
As many of you know, there has been a rather intense heat wave on the
east coast of the United States. As a consequence of this, my SUN
workstation and fileserver crash Tuesday night.
When I arrived on Wednesday morning, I discover that the power outage
had first of all corrupted the operating system of the computer. After
five or six hours, my Unix guru restored the system but I could not get
listserv to start without a core dump. I consulted and consulted with
the technical support people at L-Soft, the makers of the listserv
software, and they could not help me.
In desperation, I copied from a July 2, 1999, backup the home directory.
As a result, I got listserv to work but I lost some files in the
process. In particular the SHAKSPER LOG9907A currently only covers July
1, 1999. I think I can reconstruct it, but that bring up the next issue.
I am leaving this afternoon for five days in Harrisonburg, Virginia,
with the SSE and I do not think that I will have Internet access. So
after I catch up with what I have salvaged for today, expect a hiatus
until about July 12 or 13.