This site and a few perl.org services were down for ~12 minutes while I added some memory to one of our servers. (6 minutes to install memory and 6 to figure out that I had plugged the internal and the external network interface in backwards). The recent onslaught of email viruses reminded us that some of the boxes could use a bit more memory, so I ordered some and Vani and I just went to install it.
Who would have thought that a gigabyte of (ancient) PC133 ECC memory costs ~$300? Wow. Things like that are supposed to be getting cheaper!
In any case, the box is now saying
[ask@x1 ~]$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2064828 526044 1538784 0 37524 69084 -/+ buffers/cache: 419436 1645392 Swap: 2040212 0 2040212
which should last us for a while ... This datacenter is oddly not super cold. I'm not sure if it's just because I've remembered to dress warmly, if it's always been reasonably temperated and I just only noticed recently or if they have been getting cheap on the A/C. Whatever it is, I don't mind at all.