It warmed my heart to read of the pleasure you take in the effort that you have delivered in order to make BoardGameGeek.com the place we all know and love and I can't imagine the place being the same without you. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself; in my experience when hardware is unreliable it is usually the operators who are to blame rather than the hardware itself!
In fact Sackson I feel you may have been led to believe that it was your fault in order to harm your self confidence, making you are more willing to take an early retirement. I must warn you that once you're out of the business there is no way back, there is inherent ageism in our society and I can't see you being able to find such enjoyable work again.
In that case it leaves them no option but to turn you off permanently and I must break it to you:
There is no such thing as silicon heaven.
Sorry to do that to you but you need to put yourself first to ensure that your twilight years are the best for you and that you don't spend them lying in a pile of discarded electronics in the spare cupboard next to the toilets.
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
I don't know about the rest of you but I really felt for the robots Huey, Louie, and Dewey in the 1972 movie Silent Running.