Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One thing leads to another...

Hurry up and wait....

My desktop has been throwing intermittent hard drive errors (for a year!), so it is about time I get that addressed. Figure I would also get it upgraded to a mirrored drive-set (performance + redundancy), as well as get the operating system up to current, while I was at it. On top of that, I am running out of near-line storage (storage not on the computer), and don't have enough space to backup the desktop while I move.

Which means, buying more stuff. Heh. Got the hard drives and RAID controller for the computer. Got a Drobo network storage device; waiting for the hard drives. Getting a new network switch, or moving files will be really slow. And then I will have to deactivate/activate whatever applications I have and get them ready for the transfer. Yeah, this is at home. Sick puppy, no?

Don't get me wrong; I actually LIKE this kind of thing, geek-boy that I am. Still, it can be scary; just need to get all my ducks in line before I start. Fortunately, I also have a notebook, so I won't be totally down. Probably be a week before everything is back, if I can ever get started.

While we're on the subject of "new," picked up another camera. The Nikon COOLPIX P7000; should be fun. I hope.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Other than a fairly "intimate" Flickr meetup, it was a very uneventful weekend. Which is actually a good thing; sleep was a very scarce commodity last week.

Hoping for more rain this week, to ease us into our hopefully wet season. But not all at once, please! No hurricanes, or 40 days and nights, or anything of the sort. Just normal, seasonal rain. Except for this Saturday, of course; have to think pleasant weather thoughts.

Have a great week, all!