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To Be Continued


A University of Michigan mail server is down. According to the tech people:

On Thursday, April 27, a serious disk problem occured on one of the ITCS IMAP mail servers, preventing approximately 5,000 people from accessing their e-mail. ITCS staff have been working round the clock ever since to restore access to the affected mailboxes.

"This could not have happened at a worse time," said Kitty Bridges, associate vice president, ITCS. "We are aware that this is finals week, and that it is especially critical at this time for e-mail to be working. We are deeply concerned about this outage and doing all we can to restore access to the affected mailboxes as soon as possible. From all of ITCS, I apologize for this outage."


Normally I'm happy not to check email, but I do feel sorry for all those students whose final papers, crammed together at the last minute, were lost in the melee. ITCS says they will send notes to professors to confirm which email boxes were affected. Whatever happened, it must have been serious since service still has not been restored by early Saturday.

Music: Ze studentského života [From a student's life] polka (c. late 1830s), Bedřich Smetana.

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