Oh wow. Pretty lights…colors.
Today, I got beaten like the bad house elf. Beaten like a dirty rug. Beaten like the red-haired stepchild. Oh man, am I beat. On the other hand, it turned out okay. Managed to (I think) turn two people whose clusters did not work and who were starting to hate our software into people who may eventually forget the initial pain of getting stuff working and may someday praise us.
My very favorite part was the bit where we had finally gotten the cluster nodes to start correctly downloading their software. It was working, after hours of detailed tweaking and button pushing by remote (said customer is in Europe). Suddenly, it stopped. “What happened? Did anything happen?” I asked? “Yes, he said. The computer fan kept going faster and faster. We’ve never heard it go so fast before, so we rebooted all the nodes.”