spanner peeps, after some minor data loss a few days ago, it became clear to me that
I have some tooling that needs fixing; I plan sometime in the next week or so to rebuild the instance from scratch. if all goes well nothing will be lost; I will have copious backups; I will notify you when I plan the downtime itself.
this is just a heads-up. I will endeavor to set things up so no further data loss will occur (and I will never again admin the instance in any state but deep sobriety).
Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.