Unintended side effects of long uptime

Date:Fri Feb 23 14:10:31 2007
Lately, MUME is having very long uptimes: we haven't had crashes for months,
and an average of one reboot per month since December.

An unwanted consequence is that, if by any reason some very rare item got
confiscated, the probability of another copy appearing would remain zero
or close to zero for weeks.

This problem should now be fixed - enjoy!