Well,

 

I have a new hatred of ArcGIS for Server.  I have a test cluster of 4 VMs at work for generating map caches but of course none of them are working correctly now.  I need to build a cache and cannot get it to build no matter what I do.  One of these days I will figure out a way around this so it works correctly every time.  Until then my sleep deprived brain will just get mad and frustrated.

Well,

I borrowed some 250GB drives from other machines at home for a boot volume on my home server.  It now has a 250GB RAID1 boot volume & a 2TB RAID1 storage volume.  Boot volume also holds WSUS files & the DB for that.  Restore is taking forever though, but on the plus side I didn’t lose any data.

Well,

In the last week I had both a 750GB & 1TB WD Green HDD die.  Thankfully all my data was backed up with CrashPlan, but it still sucks.  Ordered a HP P410 SAS RAID card for my MicroServer and my 2 2TB drives (white label officially, but re-branded HGSTs) will be put in a RAID 1 array and it will get Server 2008R2.  This will let me use it for a file/Plex/UniFi/WSUS/PRTG server.  Still planning on eventually replacing it with a better server (so I can virtualize pretty much everything) but since that will be over $3000, it will be a while.

Well,

 

It was a balmy -11°F when I left for work at 7:00AM today.  All the windows in my apartment have frozen shut as has the patio door.  Yay January in Minnesota.  Really starting to think the riding bike all year is not the best idea but its to late to change my mind and I just have to think about all the gas I save.

Well, Christmas went a lot better than expected.  My brother & sister-in-law want a relationship with my wife, son & I as well as my parents.  That makes me very happy since I have always wanted to be part of my nieces lives.

Well,

 

It is December 22nd and we are getting rain.  It is not super fun to ride bicycle to work in the rain, especially when its just above freezing.  I must get some fenders for my bike, thinking of these because I’ve read good things about them and they have Prime shipping……..

Well,

Verizon was great last night.  Got a replacement Z3v, although in black instead of white because my wife and I got the last two white ones the night before.  Doesn’t bother me.  Only issue I had is my MicroSD card got corrupted since I couldn’t properly remove it from my old phone.  Had to reformat it and copy all my music back to it :(

 

Thankfully all my pictures are backed up to Dropbox so I didn’t lose any.