I have two computers, the old one and the new one. Truth be told, neither is really new — the old one is positively ancient, while the other is simply middle-aged.
Earlier tonight a fan gave out on the old one, forcing me to shut it down as fast as possible, before it could overheat. All the essential software is duplicated here on this machine, but the news feed database — all 300MB of it — is kept on the old machine, and only backed up here occasionally.
In other words, because the articles collected for tonight’s news feed are locked away in the shut-down machine (which I hope can be resurrected before too long), there will be no news feed tonight. I can start tomorrow’s feed from scratch on this computer, but for tonight we shall have to do without.
Merry Christmas, everyone!