today i got a call that the front door latch wasn't working right.
I came to the space and checked it out, and it's definitely getting sticky -
trying to open the door right after activating the latch release sometimes
doesn't work. Trying a second time works.
I fiddled with the solenoid latch and tried to identify the problem but i can't
see anything specific that's going wrong.
This latch was just purchased a couple of months ago and i'm guessing it was
hundreds of dollars. It's a really fancy thing. Maybe it has a warranty?
I don't see a good place to put in lubricant, and sometimes that makes things
worse. So especially since this thing was fancy and expensive, i think we
should be careful and do the right thing.
Hopefully it's not going to get worse, but I expect that since it was fine
before and now it's not, it's just going to produce more complaints. We might
have to put up a sign or something.
Next time I work on the front door, i'll put a louder speaker on the access
system so that people can better hear the beep indicating that they should pull
the door open.
the front door computer is unreachable, because some network switch between
it and the server is not working right i guess... either one of the switches
upstairs (in the "public computer lab") or something in the network cage.
I had to leave before i was able to figure out what was wrong and I can't
access the front door computer from theh network, so I don't know whether card
access will work although now that i think about it, it probably does work.
the wifi was being really really really slow tonight (thursday night) and
Arthur and I were trying to figure out what was wrong, and Yar and Marc helped
remotely, but we never figured out where the problem was, and I didn't realize
until i had to leave that the front door computer is entirely inaccessible.
$ ping 100.64.64.11
"No route to host"
even though i power cycled it and it's getting a link light. I don't actually
know where the other end of its ethernet cable is but since the front door
computer is important to security and accessibility, this worries me.
Can someone who understands the building's network please try to fix this ASAP?