[sudo-access] let's fix sudobot to warn us when omnidoor is down

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Jan 19 19:56:46 PST 2017

it would have been nice if sudobot had alerted us to the fact that it was not
hearing back from the front door computer, but i think that functionality has
been disabled?  I can't tell why it doesn't work.


fixing the bot, so it alerts us when there is a problem, should be our next
step toward higher reliability of the front door system.

does anyone volunteer to do that?  it's running on the sudoroom server (in the
building) under its own username, using psy as a process manager.


On Mon, 16 Jan 2017, Jake wrote:

> i don't see any difference between the way it looks in image 5817 and the way
> it's looked for months... the bottom screw may have fallen out (it wasn't
> really sticking into anything anyway) but it also may have been missing for a
> long time.
> in the second image, 5819, it looks like someone pushed it to the left on its
> one screw.
> i'll go there later tonight to see what's going on.
> for right now, i see that I can't even log into the front door computer.  It
> has an internal battery backup, so if it was unplugged from AC it should have
> said something in IRC about the battery getting low.  I said a while ago that
> we needed a dedicated ethernet to it, since presently its ethernet connection
> is passing through a switch which can get unplugged easily, instantly
> disconnecting it from the internet and its ability to alert us to problems.
> my guess is that the switch and the door computer both got unplugged from
> electricity, and the battery ran out (with no way to alert us) and then 
> people
> started messing with the card reader since it wasn't working to let them in.
> -jake
> On Mon, 16 Jan 2017, Yardena Cohen wrote:
>> It looks like somebody handled it roughly. It's partially falling off
>> and the wires are messed up.
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