Gregory the gargoyle says Merry Christmas!
Finally enough time to switch drive and re-install the server.
The PSU of the little box doesn't have enough juice to run a full-sized
DVD player, so the installation got a bit messy:
I really need to replace the drive in this server. I don't trust it at
all - it's ancient and has been making strange noises for months. A new
drive has been sitting on my desk for a while, but there really isn't any
chance of a re-install until my work-load returns to sane levels *sigh*
Soon, very soon.
I've finally finished installing my new desktop. After a number of failed
and very frustrating installation attempts I discovered (memtest ftw!) that
one of the two new memory modules was defective. After having removed
the broken module things went a lot more smoothly and now windows and linux
peacefully coexist on the new desktop.
The world's best web site right now:
My training started up again yesterday
after a pretty inactive summer on my part. I'm a bit stiff and sore today, but it's
nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be.
While traveling I had time to port a few old c-programs to java
ant trails and
slime moulds). It's good to be
reminded just how much fun it is playing around with those kinds
of simulation programs. Too bad there is rarely enough time to do that :-/
Back from my journey to the far north. Much further north than I've ever been before
and far enough north to see the midnight sun. Pretty cool :-)
I've made a tiny php image gallery component in order to add some photos from my recent trip to
Hong Kong and Macau. I was sent to Macau to install equipment for the G2E Asia exhibition.
Here are some photos of what I was up to when I wasn't working:
The old laptop my webserver ran on died a few days ago. Well, it didn't actually die,
it went stupid. Apparently the sensor for detecting if the laptop is plugged in to external
power or not, has broken down. This means that the battery won't get charged properly and when it
is finally empty the laptop will do a low-battery-emergency-shutdown as soon as it is turned on,
even if it is plugged into the wall. *sigh*
Now the server runs on a tiny fanless mini-ITX EPIA computer instead. Apart from a few tiny
settings adjustments it was just a matter of moving the drive to the new system and everything
just worked. So far I'm very happy with my tiny and quiet new server.
Earlier this week a power surge took out the light in the bedroom and my desktop. Luckily
it was only the computer power supply that was damaged. Today I plugged in another power supply
and the computer started up just fine.
Did some minor updates to the site today. Recently I've bought my own set of basic
electronic components and some tools, so if there is time I'll start
messing about with the Arduino again, and then my
Arduino page can grow again.
Happy new year!
If I get a blogg, will I use it? Probably not.
Do I need a blogg? Not really.