March 22, 2009

Server damaged in shipment

The master internet server which was shipped to a data center last week was damaged during shipping.

This may --- may -- delay the show. More details as they become available.

UPDATE MONDAY March 23, 2009 11:00 AM ET -- The server was not "posting." It would turn on, go through the initial BIOS then simply stop. The typical cause for this is a loose video card, loose memory stick or similar thing.

I authorized the data center to cut the lock off the back and open the unit. They did.

It appears the machine got a very rough ride and very rough handling via UPS even though the carton was marked "FRAGILE" on every side.

The data center techs re-seated the video card and the machine "posted" successfully but is still not coming online. They will continue to investigate.