ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

I Gets No Sleep

Deep in the bosom of the gentle night, is when I search for the light; Pick up my pen and start to write
I struggle, I fight dark forces in the clear moonlight; Without fear. Insomnia. I can't get no sleep

I'm working on about 4-hours sleep a night since Thursday night due to my machines at work paging me ceaselessly from about midnight to 0400 every single night to the point I may not make it in tomorrow. I've been working on building out a computer for my mother during these extended waking hours, which cratered after I put 20-hours into it; bad disk. All that time and I have nothing to show for it. I replaced the 160GB drive with another spare of the same size which did the same thing. And while we're on the subject, why does XP still insist on using a floppy drive? SP3! C'mon, thumbdrive me, baby! I had to pull out my USB floppy drive to create a driver disk - which XP can't see during install, so had to find a 40-pin cable and a drive. Ugh.
I used to worry. Thought I was going mad in a hurry; Getting stressed, making excess mess in darkness
No electricity, something's all over me. Greasy. Insomnia, please release me

Bought and assembled, then utilized, a wheelbarrow and an edger/weed-eater today after I mowed the lawn. It was a beautiful day for it - sunny & cool. Last night I pulled my two new boxes out of my rack and reconfigured them. Yes, the ESX server sees all 6GB of interleaved RAM - BAM! Unfortunately, I now see why the Windows group is in charge of it - almost no tools to administer it with unix. And since I no longer have an XP box...I installed VMware Workstation on my new linux box...which apparently doesn't run as well as it does on my laptop. CoreDuo vs. Hyperthreading best I can tell, especially since the HT proc is the faster of the two. Yes, this really sucks.
And let me dream of making mad love to my girl on the heath, tearing off tights with my teeth
But there's no release, no peace. I toss and turn without cease. Like a curse, open my eyes and rise like yeast
I just wanted to get all this done so I could lay in bed after work every day this week with my woman and watch DVD box sets. We're halfway through Millennium and just purchased the first three seasons of Stargate:Atlantis. What a shitty weekend. And yes, the pager is still going off! The icing on the cake is that with all this alone time spent zombie-like in the dead of night, I have no tunes. My iTunes database is on a 500GB drive inside my ESX box, and I don't have the sound on the linux box configured yet. Damn I'm tired.
But now I keep myself pepped. Deeper still, that night, I write by candlelight. I find insight
Fundamental movement, so when it's black, this insomniac, take an original tack;
Keep the beast in my nature under ceaseless attack...I gets no sleep

Tags: vmware, work

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