Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tonight, there will be sleep

I’m actually going to bed, pretty early for me. I'm tired. I always set a goal of being in bed by midnight, and that of course never, ever happens. I never remember to respond to email at an appropriate time, so I’m stuck doing it at two in the morning… but tonight, I did it right after dinner. Last night I was up until after four trying to recover a server whose hard drive died back in Nebraska, something that many of you are keenly aware of. Yes, again with the failing hard drives—this one had a good excuse, though; it was a six-year-old “massive” 20 GB hard drive that’s been running for close to 50,000 hours. I think it’s done its duty. I managed to escape with only losing uploaded images; the database was recovered and the configuration was rebuilt. SQL Server is a pain to fix if you lose a hard drive and don’t have a replacement and don’t have the slightest clue what you’re doing, let me tell you.

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