Apparently, at some point a few days ago, my server's primary partition developed some sort of subtle directory corruption which allowed pieces of files to randomly overwrite each other. As you might imagine, this is not a good thing. I'm still not entirely sure exactly when/why this happened, but it's made the last few days rather entirely unpleasant. I'm limping along now, but it definitely reminds me that it's time to stand up a separate box so that my primary workstation and my web/mail server aren't one and the same, and to invest in some sort of budget RAID solution. I am now going to get several, blissful hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Oh yeah, obviously, this nonsense is the reason I wasn't able to do a Drive-By yesterday (breaking my string of Saturdays.) This feature will return next week.
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, Jolt Cola
would be a Fortune-500 company.
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, you’d be
able to buy a nice little colonial split-level at Babbages for $34.95.
If programmers wrote programs the way builders build buildings, we’d still
be using autocoder and running compile decks.
— Peter da Silva and Karl Lehenbauer, a different perspective