If I, at 72, can get up/work at 0100 .. so can he. But it sounds like Sean and I run a similar clock. At my 'Age' I understand, at his Age he should be curled up next to a 'Significant Other.'It usually happens when they are doing maintenance on the servers. Sean used to schedule it early in the morning so as not to impact too many people. I'm just assuming the same applied here.
Fred - all kidding aside, this is not a bad idea. You write well, you have things to say and stories to tell, and apparently have some time on your hands - go for it!