Bob Blick

Bzzt! It was time to refresh the old website. It’s been twenty years, after all. Suddenly, yesterday, March 5, 2022, the site crashed and AWS sent a tidy little email:

From: “Amazon Web Services, Inc.” <>
Subject: Your Amazon EBS Volume vol-0d11821cf8aa9634b
Date: March 5, 2022 at 1:44:14 PM PST

Dear Amazon Web Services Customer,

Your volume experienced a failure due to multiple component failures and we were unable to recover it. Although EBS volumes are designed for reliability, including being backed by multiple physical drives, we are still exposed to durability risks when multiple concurrent component failures occur before we are able to restore redundancy. We publish our durability expectations on the EBS detail page here (

oops, I guess it’s high time to do something. I am starting a new site, hopefully with something new every so often. I have backups of the old site, and I will restore it as an archive in case there is still any interest in the old stale stuff. I’ll preserve as many of the old links as possible. It might take me a while, or I might get right on it. Life, you know, has its own way of altering any plans.

Friendly regards, Bob

March 6, 2022