Daily Archives: November 8, 2008


I’m sitting on the floor, in our new datacentre, tapping out a quick post. We’re moving servers from one datacentre to our nice shiny new one 🙂

This is the boring stage – waiting for the van to arrive. When it does, it will get manic here, till we calm back down. Unfortunately, I’ve managed to misplace works eeePC’s charger, so when it’s battery runs out I’m not going to be able to post anything till I get back tomorrow.

I’ll be working till 7am tomorrow morning.. By that time I’m going to be a zombie… Wahoo!

Time awake so far: 12 hours 42 minutes.

Day 8 – I’ve not gone to bed yet..

But, it is 01:06 (And no, this post wasn’t scheduled to appear automatically), so technically, this is day 8!

I’ll probably be posting again later today, about what I’m up to tonight. (May not have the time, though, so this is my insurance 🙂 ) I realized, staring at the image, that I’ve not said anything about my About box.

I added an about box with some really basic information about me, as I saw some when I was wandering randomly through the NaBloPoMo’s blogroll, and thought it was a good idea. I did try searching for ages for a good, nice image of me, without any luck, so I decided to use an old photo I took randomly whilst I was in Wales. 1 There’s probably a half-decent one I can use on my external hard-drive, but I won’t use that until I’ve got my new computer set-up – it contains the only copy of data (and photos) held from my previous computer (till it died ’cause the SATA RAID2 card decided to go up the wall.3).

Also, as you’ve probably noticed, I’m using footnotes! A friend asked me to look over his blog, and I recommended that he explain some of the more `in the know` details with footnotes. So, I might as well use them here. I’m sure some of the people hitting my blog don’t know what RAID is. Even if they just hit it and then leave again.

I’ll link you to his blog – Warning – it is aimed at students of Theology / Pastors. Whilst they try to make things accessible, they won’t be easy. They *may*, if necessary drop into analysing the root greek or hebrew. Feel free to comment and ask questions about things you’re not sure about – they’re not monsters and won’t bite your hand off! Here it is: http://readbetterpreachbetter.com/

Heh, you can tell their blog was setup by a techie: the main domain is NOT www., but the plain domain 🙂 Ah, someone who understands the truth: there is no need for WWW.domain.com

Time awake so far: 17 hours, 30 minutes.

  1. I’d left the office of my then job, and wandered round a muddy, waterlogged park during my lunchtime. I got some good photos – the weir photos were taken then. But I made my shoes and trousers muddy 🙁
  2. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
  3. It wasn’t using RAID at the time.