Dear Optimist Club:
Upon receiving the application to your Society that I sent last week please shred and discard it. This week has proven to me that what ever can go wrong will and I believe that I am not capable of living within your Society.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Ester may dislike me from time to time and I want to respect that by not trying to quickly change her feelings as if they were wrong.
The Backup That Would Not Die!
Why I thought that I’d be bringing in a hard drive full of backed-up data today, I do not know.
I discovered last night that one of the mirrored drives within my network attached storage device has failed. Therefore a new task for today is to go out and buy a new 500GB drive to replace the failed one and figure out how to sync it with the remaining “good” drive. I might even wind up buying two drives today so that I can have a spare nearby for future failures.
After discovering the drive failure I was able to reboot the network attached storage device and remove some of the anomalies that I was seeing on the device; this also allowed me to remove some of the redundant data from the device. Some time around 8pm last night I kicked off a ChronoSync job to copy all of the data from the “good” drive remaining in the network attached storage to one of the drives that I was planning to bring in to work as an offsite backup. However, as of 6am this morning it appeared that the job was less than halfway complete! WTF? I cannot believe that it is taking so long to transfer the data, even though the two devices are connected via ethernet cables.
This procedure has consumed almost all hours that I have been at home this week, and will probably suck up a good portion of this weekend.
And Sometimes I Should Leave Well-Enough Alone
Last night I updated my AppleTV to the new version of software offered up by Apple. This is the same AppleTV that I praised in yesterday’s blog.
After the software download the AppleTV seems a bit sluggish. The first video I attempted to play froze, and those that did manage to play seemed to drag. Perhaps it’s my ten years working with video devices that make me discriminating, but regardless of the reason I am not pleased.
Hey, Let’s Take A Day Trip Tomorrow!
The plan was to go to Athens, Georgia for a little escape from reality and much needed “Paulie Alone Time.”
The plan was to ask you all where I should eat in Athens, as well as what things I should photograph.
The plan fell apart when I talked to the guy who is going to come over to my house to look at my air conditioner. The only time that he has available is tomorrow morning.
I guess I’ll have plenty of time to dick around with my backup scheme.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – Honestly? I am angry with Life right now.
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Dears — “Lost In The Plot”
Website Of The Day – .
Exercise (b)Log – Who has time? I’m busy spending all free time backing up data!
Monthly Foot Mileage – 6 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 100 (100)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Run/Walk no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 150 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
4) Read at least two books
5) Make my bed every day
6) Relaunch www.JalapenoBeach.com
7) Keep track of how many days I use stairs over elevators