The force of habit

8:18 pm life

It’s 2am right now and I was ready to go to sleep: Turn off IM-Client, check the mails a last time, close mail client and listen if my development box is still on.

I could hear the sound of the fan and as lazy as I am I don’t grab the keyboard but fire up my SSH client to shut it down remotely. So I click on my favorites, type in the password and type “shutdown -h 0″ and press return.

The SSH client automatically disconnects and I’m sitting on my desk thinking by myself: “Since when is it possible to shut this box down without root access?”

In fact, I was not shutting down the server next to me, but one on the other side of the globe: My VPS which hosts a whole bunch of domains that I can’t afford to be offline.

Damn, that’s the force of habit ;)

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