Bit of Everything!

Hey Everyone!

Back on track a little bit today. Things are a bit more ‘normal’ you could say.

I got to get my hands a bit dirty today with some of our hardware in the server room. We are making room for a new setup to allow a mirrored set of servers running virtual servers. We are also making room for a new cloud backup, and a high availability array, to store over 9 terabytes of data. That was sort of fun and scary all at once. We were doing all that in a live environment. If anything was to get unplugged it would could have taken down a server that was currently in use, and mess some stuff up.

We had some left over cookout food from yesterday. That made for a nice lunch again today. I have also been binge watching Dr. Who season 5-11 which is only on Netflix in Europe, I believe. I have a new web browser that I am using. It is called Opera and it has a built in VPN or virtual private network, which makes it near impossible to trace back your location. Since I have mine on Netflix thinks I’m currently in Sweden. Its really cool actually.

I have a Masonic practice scheduled for tonight at 7 pm. We are going to cover the 2nd degree a bit since next week we have to preform one on our newest member. We shouldn’t be too long tonight since we should have most of it down pretty well.

That is all that is going on today! I hope you all have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you again tomorrow! 😀 😀

 

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Is your data safe?

Hey Everyone!

Last night we received another baby gift from my wife’s aunt. It is this little thing, of which I forgot the name of. It is really neat! It converts into a small table and the legs adjust to the height of the child. This first picture is for babies the bottom floating part can move up for a small baby. That same foot rest can also take the place of the seat and it quickly becomes a table.

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Here is a top view of all the little fun toys on the top. It does require AAA batteries for the four button light up music thingy, but that’s no big deal. The toys all attach by being latched to the underside of the platform and then are suction cupped to the surface. I would have to say my favorite toy is that little tree trunk. If you push down on the little leaf it squeaks and an owl pops out. (It also drives my dog nuts haha)

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On a completely different note my solid state hard drive in my PC crapped out. Not completely I think I found a way to use it. I’m really not sure what happened to it. I was using it last night and everything was fine. I took a break and ate dinner with my beautifully pregnant wife, and watched some Scrubs on Netflix. I went back to my PC only to find it rebooting over and over again. It finally stopped and told me that I needed to install a bootable device. Say what! I was just using it. I did a few things at home and decided to pull it out and bring it to work with me today. SSDs are tiny so it was able to fit in my pocket and avoid being rained on. Once I got it here I threw it into another PC as a secondary device and checked to see if I could get to my files, at least. I could and that was a huge sigh of relief. I ran a few scans and realized that the drive itself was fine, but some of the operating system files were corrupt for an unknown reason. Realizing this I knew I only had one real option. I had to format the drive and later I have to install a new operating system. I have a disk at home and will have to do it late tonight or tomorrow, because I have a Masonic meeting/initiation tonight. This brings me to my question for today! How, if at all, do you backup the data on your computer? Do you use software, cloud backups, external drives, or do you do anything? I thankfully have all of my important stuff on a separate drive and backed up to an external drive on my desk. With my SSD failing it really didn’t mess me up too much.

That’s all I have for you today, I hope you have enjoyed your stay! I’ll see you all again tomorrow. Happy Hump Day! 😀 😀