May 10th, 2001



AWESOME game of chess with muerte. Played speed chess, more or less - no time limit, but we were going as fast as reasonably possible.

He won, of course, but I made a couple of nice moves, hehe. I definitely like chess. You all must come play me! - just let me know, if I'm free, I'll play ya. :) I suck, but it's so much fun.
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    Coldplay - Yellow

Note to self...

Wherein the author re-establishes the audience of this journal

- dishwasher detergent ++
- diapers (1 bag) +
- wipes (2-3 containers) ++
- dryer sheets (2 boxes?) ++
- laundry detergent +
- baby food +
- cheese +
- ham (or other deli meats) +
- (damnit I forget the other thing(s)) --
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    Crooked Fingers - New Drink for the Old Drunk

Waaaah. :(

One of the DBA's noticed some problems with one of the dev DB's. So my boss asked me to take a look at it.

Oh, boy.

It's running solstice disk suite. 2 scsi disks appear to be dead. The metadb info is all corrupted. The disks were all striped/concat'ed, no mirroring or raiding. The gui tool is totally confused and reports that half of the slices are empty and that the others are huge... according to it we've got over 1TB of disk on there (we have ~240G) and it's almost all on unused slices. It also says every single resource is in a critical state. The command line is a bit more sane, and it reports accurate looking figures, but it also seems to say there are no problems. I don't think any backups were being done on this box.

The only saving grace? There's a spare 9G HD that isn't on either of the external controllers, and it's not being used by disksuite. So, we can probably export the oracle data to that disk and then I can replace the failed disks, and then (fun fun) rebuild it all from scratch and/or try to recover it.

SIGH. Today's going to be jam-packed with excitement. :P


We had a few webservers down... one had been down since 8 pm last night and no one did anything about it. We did actually get emails, and the on-call admin did get pages... but...

So, understandably, the boss is pissed. We all should've been more up on things, especially the on-call admin. Gotta start _reading_ those Netsaint alerts I guess. ;)

Heh, interesting.

(Submissive Introvert Abstract Feeler )

Like just 12% of the population you are a DREAMER (SIAF)--reserved and imaginative. You are basically the shy, silent type. You don't have much interest in facts and figures or most of what's going on around you, but the internal worlds you build for yourself are rich and complex.

Luckily, your creativity and strong heart mean you have a deep personality evident to anyone who gets to know you. It's just that not many people do, because most everyone thinks you're a loser. Talk to yourself less, other people more, little shaver.

Take the test here.

I took that test a while ago and got different results, but I don't remember what, exactly.
  • Current Music
    Trance Control - Atomic Dance Explosion

IE sucks

(And it's IE that sucks, not LJ, but I originally grabbed it for dormando's sake so I had to rib him about that. ;) )
  • Current Music
    Final Fantasy IX - The Dark Messenger

Heh, this is too cool.

I'm posting this from the LJ web interface, first time ever. Why...? Because I just had a nasty system crash. IE crashed and burned, taking down just about every single app I have running. It even killed the LJ client.

But... and this is the great part... Mozilla survived. :)

In fact, as of version 0.9, Mozilla is much more stable than IE for me. Since I've installed 0.9 it hasn't crashed once, and IE has crashed at least 2 or 3 times. (I use them side by side.)

Good lord, this thing actually works. :) Go Mozilla!

*happy open source dance*
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