As many of you have noticed, perlmonk.org, the Gentoo server jcwren operates as a service to Perl Monks, is down. We are not yet certain why this is. The server resides some distance from jcwren, so it is usually difficult for him to get to it quickly when there are problems. He did have a friend restart it, but it hung during the boot process.
It is possible that the hard drive is at fault, as was the case the last time the server had problems. If so, it will be covered by warranty. We do, now, have a system of offsite backups; this is not within my demense, however, so I can't say when the last backup occured.
Hopefully we'll be able to get things back to normal soon. I'll post again when there is news.