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Eric

What I Want

Posted on 2007.05.22 at 17:00
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: David Arnold - Stargate
I want:

  1. Cross-platform Semagic

  2. Cross-platform Adium

  3. Web-accessible ITMS




The Most Highly Esteemed Gentleman, MADDOG (who has bequeathed me a rack-mount U60) called to give me its specs. Dual UltraSPARC II 450Mhz's and 2GB of RAM. As if that weren't enough, he threw in a SCSI DVD-ROM for loading Solaris 10, and even updated the EEPROM to allow boot from DVD. Hell of a guy that MADDOG. Once I take possession of the box, I'm guessing it will take me at least a month to get the box where I'm happy with it. Its been nearly two years since I've installed Solaris, and I've never done a minimal (Core) Solaris 10 install. I have all my Solaris 9 binaries on my server which makes Core 9 installs a snap. I'm going to have to do the same thing with the 10 binaries and I don't know what to expect. I'm pretty excited about building it out - I'm also already weary of it; so much work to do! And I have no idea what I'm going to do with my RAVE. At this point I assume the U60 utilizes SCA drives, and unless I can bogart some 36 or 72GB drives to mirror, the RAVE is going to have much more storage capacity with its internal 68-pin 40GB's (maybe I should have taken up that offer of that D1000 Array?)



I am sick today. A little tickle in the throat yesterday which developed into a full-blown head cold by the end of the day. This is twice in as many months. I must be doing something wrong. Hopefully today off work with lots of rest & even more Nyquil will allow me to finish out the week. Things are getting busier for me at work.

schpydurx has finally said goodbye to the teenage emo kids on xanga and joined us full time here on lj. Please feel free to stop by his site and smack him around a little bit. As he's been a presence here for so long with nothing posted, a lot of readers are unaware he has actual, real, non-bs posts up now.

There's more to say, but not today. I'm going to go take a nap.

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-23 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
you stress too much.

Thanks for the shout out. We'll see how useful it is.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 02:51 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps. Though I do find a certain amount of stress keeps me gainfully employed.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-23 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
There's a difference in stress in a 0 sum system and needless worry that puts you in an early grave.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 03:15 (UTC) (Link)
Kudos to you sir! Yes, I taught you that. There is a very distinctive difference. My hat is off to you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-23 03:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, you, drax0r and Reggie were all instrumental in teaching me this valuable and important lesson.
Me
photogoot at 2007-05-23 02:43 (UTC) (Link)
Sleeping is fundamental....



Thanks for the update on your health. This explains your virtual absence today. I worry when you are so quiet.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 02:51 (UTC) (Link)
As always, love the picture. You're so very creative.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 03:16 (UTC) (Link)
My, my, my! It's GORGEOUS as a banner.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
I think I prefer it as a banner, because the cut makes your head look less pointed.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
Laclede's Landing when you were in Saint Louis! It's beautiful. Much better than anything else I've seen from that roll (virtually speaking, of course).
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-23 03:43 (UTC) (Link)
Knowing what I now, know, I'm sorry I said that. I thought you took the picture. This is not to say that the ones you took were crap, you understand.
drax0r
drax0r at 2007-05-23 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
I'm right there with you on the Adium thing.

After using it exclusively for a year and a half I'm finding it very difficult to get used to running GAIM/Pidgin/Trilian


I'm going to go take a nap.

I wish I could take a nap.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-28 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
I'll likely depart here between 1500-1700 and drive straight to the plant to power on those servers. I'll see you shortly after that.
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