June 30, 2011


Wife received her Master's this week (I feel a sense of accomplishment too!). I tried to convince her to stay in bed, have me bring her Bueno Y Sano all week and not leave the house. She said no.

Did you make another appointment for tomorrow or Friday?
Tomorrow is Friday

Close enough

June 26, 2011

My server only likes one stick of ram. A specific one. I've tried five other sticks and it won't POST with them.

The stick in question is a 2GB 6400 DDR2 FATAL1TY brand RAM I got with a year of NOD32 for $10 about 3 years ago.

Samsung, Hynix and Nanya brands, like my motherboard does not. The goal is to get 4GB of RAM to comfortably install a Hyper V server and one or two virtual servers to start learning at home all the things I want to do at work.

Main goal is to provide roaming profiles for our accounts. I want Jessie to log into any machine and have the same experience, this does make it difficult when she stores DVD rips to the desktop, but she probably just needs training.

Other goals include File server, Group Policy, Printer Server, DHCP, DNS and Windows Deployment Services. These are pretty standard things, but I need to understand them thoroughly.

I'm planning on RAID 1 boot drives, 3 x 1TB RAID 5 file server. I have a 640GB for backups, I will need to expand that. Currently I have 2 x 1TB WD Green & 1 x 1 TB WD Black. for the RAID 5 I want matching drives and I'm OK with using Green for the array, I'm don't need a lot of performance.  It does seem like a waste to use a Black drive only for backups though. And purchasing 1TB drives now is not very cost effective, but purchasing 3 x 2TB drives is not in my budget.

I wish work would shed a few drives my way.

What  I really want is a new server, but that's certainly not in my budget. A nice little Poweredge would do me just fine.

June 24, 2011

Baccalaureate day three

Folded two worm bins into one
Work. Built new machine with 12GB of RAM
Girls generation? Not sure what to think.
New TF2 patch, downloaded 1.5 hrs, played .5 hrs
Archer with Merlot and Honey B til pau

June 23, 2011

Baccalaureate day two

Woke up, a little hungover.
Walked dog, returned home to realize my zipper had been down
dentist cleaning
Walk through of potential house. (am I embedding myself in New England?)
bought bagels from Bagel Shop
Get asked to work the next two Fridays (my days off)
Pull worms from under porch, they've been getting wet all day and now they reek but I can't identify of what
Submit Technology Proposal to charter school
Finish Louie

June 21, 2011

Baccalaureate day one

Wife finished final day of field work last Friday. Friend came to visit for the weekend. Monday they left. Tuesday alone. It consisted of:

Morning walk with dog
While getting attacked by bugs, say goodbye to crossing guard; her final day.
no breakfast but not hungry? 2 cups of coffee.
get to work 15 minutes late but no one notices
come home to walk dog and pick up present*
dinner with co workers at Olive Garden.
give *bucket of dirt to friend
purchase 2 growlers of BBC
   Give gentleman $2
   Walk dog around store
Play TF2
This inspiring blogpost

June 7, 2011

Nice one, Disney.

I had a dream. I was in a cave, dying, and it was my last opportunity to sum up my experience. I had one last chance to describe everything on the wall.

I wrote:

Seal Team Six©

June 4, 2011

This week in New England.

I had trouble sleeping all week, I couldn't get to sleep and I'd wake up early. Today, Saturday, I slept for 10 hours and it was awesome.

My sauer-kraut finished this week. It's really salty. I try to have some every day. It's been a long time since I've fermented anything, and I'm glad it was a success.

We had dinner with some friends last night in their garden. We ordered sushi take-away and ate with gentle music, home made mojitos, and good friends. It was a fantastic night.

I've been in New England for about 1.5 yrs now. I'm finally settling into a community. I found hackerspace to do projects, I have a few great friends, I'm successful at work. We don't like the apartment we're in but that's a fairly easy change.

Jessie is about to graduate and I don't know what that will mean for where we will be. She's really enjoying her time at the VA in Northampton and would love to be hired full time but they may not be hiring additional OT's right now.

The future, as always, remains uncertain.

Also, there was a tornado this week. It touched down in Springfield about 1 mile from our house. Everything in its path was devastated. Everything outside of it's path got a little wet. It's such a stark difference, there's almost no middle ground. Some areas were without power for a day or two but that was about it. I recorded a few clips of the rain with my fancy iDevice