Bad Computer Juju
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Forenoon watch, 8 bells (12:01 pm)

Juju, mojo, whatever. It's all bad today. Both SATA drives work fine on their own, but when I combine them into a striped RAID array, they lock up. I updated the BIOS of the motherboard, but am not very hopeful of that being the solution.

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Unfreezing!
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Forenoon watch, 4 bells (10:29 am)

The temperature just hit 32! Yay! It's only freezing now! This is the warmest it's been all week!

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Slides
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Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:38 am)

I have to use up a few slides in my camera, about 7 or so frames left on this roll. I'd like to take normal film pictures of Lorien (and her Uncle) in "costume".

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Disk Formatting
Posted in Random Thoughts
Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:36 am)

Why is it that an 80Gb SATA hard drive takes about 30 minutes to format, when two 80GB SATA drives in a RAID0 configuration (striped RAID), for a total of 160Gb of space, can be formatted in about 10 seconds?

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Long day
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Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:19 am)

Yesterday was a long day, I've got several projects that need to get done and am having computer trouble on top of that. Not my computer, but some new ones I'm building. I spent at least half the day yesterday trying to fix it. I was leaving at a few minutes past 5 and was so glad when L called, it really cheered me up. I had just walked out of the building and was on my way to my car when she called. I sat in my car and talked to her for a while, she's going to a party with her Uncle tomorrow, a big dress-up thing with a 20's theme. She's very excited about it, she and her Uncle have gone for the past several years. She got a dress and a whole set of accessories to go with it (she seems to be the type that never does anything half-way). I'm going to stop by and see her all "dolled up" as she put it, before she heads off with her Uncle. I even get to bring my camera and snap a picture or two. 🙂

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