I read this interesting story today on Yves Trudeau's blog about a data storm as a result of an interesting setup using VLAN's, bonding, and DRBD to mirror a MySQL DB. I'm not sure if this is something you'd see often or is the result of some obscure bug but it's certainly an interesting thing to be aware of if you are looking at a DRBD implementation.
Oh and yes, I'm still alive. But, like many other bloggers I've seen report lately, November and likely December are crazy busy months. Everyone seems to want to cram as much as inhumanly possible down the pipes before year end. So, I've had to slow down my posting to a trickle and sleep every now and then.