Monday, December 17, 2012

Power is back on! 12/17/2012

The power is back on at Friends Center. IT services are coming back on line. Hopefully all will be back to normal shortly.


Friends Center Power Outage, 12/17/2012

Today is Monday, December 17. A few minutes ago Friends Center in Philadelphia experienced a power outage that is affecting several buildings in downtown Philadelphia. Power here is completely out--no phones, no computers, and no servers at all. This includes email, phone, Star Cafe, etc. 

The local power company projects that the power MAY be back on by 1:00pm US Eastern time. 

Watch this blog for further updates. 

Rob Moore

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AFSC email is still up

We did not lose power at Friends Center and email is still up and running.  Peace rvg

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday night .
We will use this only if AFSC email is not operating. 
Otherwise Shan's emails are keeping us updated.  
Stay Save 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hi: this is Bob Goodman and it is Friday afternoon and we want to have this blog ready in case Hurricane Sandy interferes with our normal email communications.  I will send out an email so that people will know how to get to this blog in an emergency.  My personal email is and my skype address is robertVgoodman .   Hopefully we will not need to use this and that Ohio State beats Penn State.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

All Systems at AFSC are now back up

Everything is back up and running normally. If you experience any issues please report them to the ITS Helpdesk: or call and leave a message: 215-241-7850 or 800-500-2372.

Thanks for your patience and cooperation,
The ITS Department

Power Back On

The maintenance on the power system is now complete. I should be able to start turning servers back on by 11am, US Eastern Time.

Power Outage Underway

The power outage at Friends Center is underway, as of about 6am. It should last for 6 to 10 hours.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Planned Power Outage, August 4

There is a power outage planned at Friends Center for tomorrow, Saturday August 4. The power outage will begin at 6am US Eastern Time. Servers will begin to shut down at 5:15am. ALL AFSC AND PYM SERVERS WILL BE OFF LINE DURING THE OUTAGE. The outage is expected to last from six to ten hours. So power should be back on sometime between noon and 4pm.

Check back in to this blog periodically on Saturday for progress reports. I will post here any information that I receive about the estimated time of completion.

Rob Moore
AFSC Network Manager

Monday, May 21, 2012

Purpose of this blog

This blog is used by AFSC IT Services to communicate with the AFSC community in the event of an outage of some sort that renders email unusable. You may want to bookmark it so you can get to it on one of those (rare) occasions when AFSC email doesn't work. You can also subscribe to the blog, so you will receive automatic email updates from the blog. If you wish to subscribe, you will need to do that from a Google account.