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Morning Notes

by Katie Pyzyk November 20, 2012 at 8:50 am 2,705 16 Comments

Library Catalog System Remains Down — The Arlington Public Library catalog and accounts system has not come back online since it crashed on Friday. It will not be running until this afternoon, at the earliest. Library users should ignore any overdue notices or fines they have accrued since the crash. The library continues to update its website with the latest information regarding the crash. [Arlington Public Library]

Yorktown Wins with Different Offensive Plays — The Yorktown Patriots sported different offensive plays at their Northern Region Tournament Division 5 football semifinal and beat the South County Stallions on Friday, 48-28. The plan was to focus on passing, but instead the Patriots ran the ball 45 times for 389 yards. Yorktown will play Stone Bridge on Friday (November 23) in the region final. [Sun Gazette]

  • Pats Fan

    Well done, Yorktown!

  • Dude


  • WeiQiang

    Congrats to the Yorkies!

    • Westover Leftover

      Patriots, actually.

      but thank you anyway.

      • WeiQiang

        appreciate the feedback. the first three words were a subtle clue.

  • Garden City

    Part of me says “My God. What sort of disaster recovery scheme do they have?”, while the other part of me says “It’s a library card catalog/automated checkout system. How much is worth spending on it for DR?” If they’ve got the data backed up somewhere, they’ll eventually get it back up.

    • Beth M.

      The catalog and check out system were being very flakey for several days before the crash. I suspect hardware failures that were causing errors to propagate throughout the hard drive array during that time, making any data redundancy useless. Recent backups would also have been affected, meaning that they have to reach back in time a bit to restore backups, which means losing more recent transactions. I don’t know if they are going to try to reconstruct those transactions or even if that is possible.

  • Hawks

    MJ Stewart is a heck of a RB, just like his dad.

  • John Fontain

    Another “morning” notes picture with “wood” in it.

    • WeiQiang

      and there’s even some “weed” in it.

  • Quackers

    Cool photo. Does anybody else see a “face” on the right? It’s giving me sort of a kabuki, Cirque du Soleil vibe.

    Or is it just me seeing faces again? :/

    • Jim Ignatowski

      I am with you……..

    • sunflower

      hold on holiday’s comin’….

  • Quackers

    . . . and also with you.

    But what does a yellow light mean?

  • John E. Andre

    It’s 10:45 pm Tuesday, and the Library online system is still DOWN…except for those annoying overdue notices!

  • Arlington Public Library, Public Information

    The Arlington Public Library catalog and accounts system is back online along with the research databases. Thank you for your patience with our recent outage.

    All Library locations will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library reopens Nov. 24 on a regular Saturday schedule.


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