sitzmar! do what now?

28Jan/070

another one bites the dust

Looking back through my old posts, it was September when I last had troubles with the primary HD in my bsd box. Well, it started acting up again a few days ago, hardlocking the machine at least once a day, and finally refusing to boot, much like the previous time. So I decided to retire the little guy.

I intended to pickup a cheap drive at a local retailer, but found that even the lower capacity 60 and 80 gig drives cost just as much as a good 250 gig drive does online. Sheesh, what a ripoff!

So I popped over to newegg and picked out a shiny new Hitachi, and then on a whim checked out the canon S3 IS. Whaaa? $40 instant savings?!? Into the cart ya go! I have been meaning to get one of these for a few months now, but that cinched it.

In other news, work is going well. Looking to get my NetApp NACE cert here in the next few weeks. I'll be getting VMWare training sometime in February and Solaris 10 admin cert in March.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.1 this weekend, and also found a nifty plugin that pulls my most recent flickr photos and sticks them at the top of my main blog feed. I much prefer this to the flickr badge I had in the sidebar. Once my new camera arrives, I'll be putting a lot more stuff up, so keep an eye out.

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12Jan/071

my friend makes odd requests

yes, I mean you Anders

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