Babblings of an aging geek in love with the Absurd, his family, and his own hubris.... oh, and Lisp.

Spider webs on My Server

So my servers are located in another room to insulate me from the noise and the visual disturbance. I know I worked on computers, but is there anything more ugly than a cheap PC? Anyway, I seldom have to physically touch them because they are servers and I access them remotely from my workstation.

Also, they are Linux and I seldom need to even reboot them, and even when I do upgrade the kernel, I can do the reset remotely as well.

Well, tonight, something odd happened. I don’t know what (I’m still performing the autopsy), but I actually needed to go push the shiny red button on the front my server, and when I did, I noticed that my server was covered in a rather large spider web.

I know that system administrators are always proud of their uptime and like to proclaim it often … even in mixed company. But I think the greatest tribute would be to have a spider build a nest in your server.

Either that is a mark of bravado or simply an indication of a geek cleanliness. Probably the same thing.