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Hacker's Diary

A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.

June 28
Our cat now has email.

Actually, she's had email for a while (some loyalty card stuff is registered with her address) but that email was routed to my own. For completely spurious reasons it's now a separate mailbox.

I'm assuming she already has her own FaceBook page and what not. I don't ask her.

June 27
Obvious things I did not figure out (i.e. did not read about) recently:

June 26
Now You See Me was coming along nicely until the final reveal. Which was RUBBISH. Don't bother with this movie, because when you get to the reveal, you'll want to smash your TV.

Anyone got a recommendation for a new 55" plasma screen?

June 25
Back from a week in Reykjavik and surrounds (last visit almost 9 years ago!). Managed to get a bit sunburned.

June 22
Taking advantage of some downtime to finish converting my RSS toy to a Django app; I spent a good chunk of time trying to debug a problem that turned out to be "Django's screwing up converting your QuerySet into SQL", which was (a) frustrating and (b) a thing I should have figured out faster, having previously encountered it with Ruby/ActiveRecord, Java/Hibernate, etc. etc. etc.

June 17
Woo, I bought a fitbit. This is after a year plus of beta-testing one by having my brother wear it...

June 10
Still waiting on the DSPsrv.com box to show up on my doorstep (actually office doorstep). Surprised I haven't had more queries about its absence, or requests for backed-up data. Maybe I'll just not bother setting it back up...

June 3
Got my bionic tooth fitted today.

DSPsrv.com update: so when the server initially started complaining, it was because one disk in a 4-disk RAID5 array was in an unhappy state. When the server fell off line two or three weeks back, that was because a second disk had failed. RAID5 - 2 disks = catastrophic data loss. As previously noted, I have a full backup up to about a week before the server went permanently down, and possibly have some additional data from a few days beforehand, but realistically speaking there's a week of lost data. Additionally, rebuilding the server in-place was going to be non-trivial for handwavy reasons, so the server will be delivered Chez Waider for a rebuild, which means it's probably going to be down for at least another week. On the positive side, it will return to service as soon as I can manage it.

"You can only save your backups on a network location on Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise.". Well screw you very much, Microsoft.

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