I Would Use These
Morning watch, 3 bells (5:53 am)

I Park Like an Idiot.com stickers.

Don't stick "I Park Like An Idiot" Bumper Stickers on other cars like these people did!

But they do encourage you to send in pictures.

Leave a Comment »
21 Hours of Work
Posted in Tech
Morning watch, 2 bells (5:08 am)

I just hit 21 consecutive hours working. The sad thing is this is not a record for me. I'm really starting to feel like crap, though.

The RAID repair is running well and it almost 60% now with no problems.

Leave a Comment »
Posted in Tech
Middle watch, 4 bells (2:10 am)

Well, the RAID repair utility backed up to 50% and got stuck in some kind of loop. It didn't advance for over an hour. I took a wild guess and figured the drive is bad. I put in my spare (I have a spare for every server hard drive) and just restarted the repair process. Man I'm tired.

Leave a Comment »
Text Formatting
Posted in Code
Middle watch, 1 bell (12:49 am)

I just remembered to make a note of the way I'm converting text from the Gutenberg Project to a usable format. When I get a book in ANSI text format, it has been formatted to a certain width, delimited with newlines. To properly format this in a modern word processor, you need to remove a single instance of a newline, and replace a double newline with a single one. It's quite simple to do with the right tools:
tr '\n' '+' < original.file > out.file
cat out.file | sed 's/++/\n/g; s/+/ /g' > final.file

This quite nicely reformats the plain text into single-line paragraphs. I use the + character because it doesn't normally appear in this type of text. YMMV; you may want to pick a different one.

Leave a Comment »
Almost There
Posted in Tech
Middle watch, 1 bell (12:43 am)

The repair on the RAID mirror is about 65% done. It's getting to be a long night.

Leave a Comment »