a few days back, the hard drive on the firewall connecting my mailserver to the internet died. i was expecting to have to spend the better part of a day, and a nontrivial amount of money, fixing it (and have to catch a water taxi home). somehow, i managed to get a working system going on Yet Another Spare Disk Of Leandro’s, in about 4 hours, and i was able to catch the club tender home (and not even on its last run!)

this was pleasing.

this was also why any mail sent to me in the past few days has not yet received any response. it’s still trickling in.