Poor SPARCL14 (the dev machine) suffered a hard drive failure today. Fortunately, SPOCS 2.5 is backed up, so no problems restoring things once I get a new hard drive.
The lucky part is, Western Digital tells me that L14's hard drive still has 31 days of warranty on it! I was able to get an RMA (warranty return) number, and print a shipping label. Come Monday, I shall box up the poor dead drive, and send it to WD. In the meantime, I have an order in for a new hard drive, and a new spare power supply. My spare got used recently when the cooling fan locked up in the power supply in my son's computer. I bought a couple of new fans, too. Maybe I can fix the old power supply.
So, for now, SPOCS development has been paused. I may download a copy of Fedora 22 (L14 was running Fedora 20), and see what surprises are in store.
In the meantime, we have had a few chilly mornings. No frost yet - but it's coming.