Modern Kubrick. (Oil painting) - Imgur https://imgur.com/gallery/xl5laOJ
I always like to imagine it's a Dyson Sphere of solar panels talking to each other as a new satellite joins the array. The beeps sound just enough like a truck's reverse warning beeper... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy74G4jIrFQ
Over the past few days I've had two drives "fail", which is you know totally the most stress reducing thing you can have happen in your home office.
One is an older drive that reared its ugly head again after I upgraded its host motherboard to one that considers SMART warnings to be halt-worthy errors on boot. It has 88 reallocated sectors and has had so for years, hasn't had a new one since. I'm keeping a close eye on it. Still, it pissed me off yet again and will be used for target practice.
The other drive was the C: in my windows workstation, this morning. Likewise it had a recent mobo upgrade, and this time the drive's errors were CRC related and the local parts shop was closing in a few hours. I ran off and picked up 3 equivalent replacements for this disk because apparently I'm rocking the business deals and got them on the cheap with warranty.
Sure I jumped the gun and grabbed a replacement before debugging other than reading the SMART logs, which means C: now sits fixed with a simple cable jiggle, which as you know, is the first fucking thing you do when you get errors possibly caused by the transport layer.
OR IS IT? If not, I went ahead and imaged the drive with good ol' ddrescue to one of those replacement drives.
My next plans are to use these other two drives to build a new server, probably using NetBSD. The current storage array is a bloody war zone with files strewn across a half dozen small arrays, I'm to the point where search is faster than my brain. This needs to change. I'd like to pair up the drives and migrate everything to a zpool of mirrors. From my research this should be exactly how to combine all the various drive sizes, I have no inclination of mixing RAID types (OK there may be one degraded array until I get absolutely everything migrated from the old drives, it isn't like I can convert xfs to zfs even though they're just two letters apart). My next opportunity for this is tomorrow night, after I can drop by Computer Pieces & Parts again for, you guessed it, some pieces and parts. SATA cables and those damned fine-thread screws. And oh yeah I need a few 120mm fans. and, and, and...
What's a good scifi movie from like, the past year or two? How about book? The last one I read was The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Heinlein.
So I'm cleaning up the office, making room for a 54g flat-back hex tank, and so far I've come across four half-used bottles of Windex. Fuck a fingerprint on my tanks or monitors.
Also what's a good cure for cyanobacteria? Dosing the site with H2O2? The MTS I added to the ecosystem are indeed aerating the substrate, but the cyanobacteria outbreak is outpacing them (and my weekly gravel vac).
Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health .
I am very aware of the toxic side of IG and look forward to establishing Pixelfed Labs . The goal is to get the community involved in solving these tough issues through discussions, proposals and implementations.
We can build better alternatives if we work together!
I'm quite good with my hands.
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