I was playing around with some random things today when I noticed that
morimoto, the apartment’s file server, was apparently down.. I went out to inspect the situation and noticed the machine was whirr-free. I jumped to the conclusion that the power supply had died, so I opened up the case and took a whiff…. Sure thing, it was 0xDEADDEAD… So I ripped it out and drove down to Micro Center to pick up a replacement… I also took the opportunity to return that damn keyboard I bought when trying to debug the KVM problem… I still haven’t gotten that replacement KVM yet… Fuckers… Anyway, I slammed the new power supply into
morimoto and everything is hunky-dory… I even think this one might be a bit quieter than the previous one.
In addition, I made the decision tonight to eliminate floppies from my life… I haven’t used a floppy in ages, but I had this box of them kicking around… Most were driver disks or boot disks for various operating systems, but a few had the potential for useful data, so I tossed all the driver/boot disks and set aside the others… I started with 30 disks, 2 of which actually had stuff worth salvaging on it. One was the cover art that James and I did for his Catharsis album.. The other was my old PGP keys which I have retired (not revoked), but keep around in case anyone has the my old public key floating around… I copied the data off them and burned them to a CD… It was kind of a waste to put 2 megs of data on a CD, but it will be nice to rip the floppy drive out of this beast and throw all those damn disks in the trash (which has already happened, actually). I figure that the disks, both of which were from the early 90s, were probably about to reach their EOL anyway, so it was probably a good thing I took care of this chore now.. Now I have another 10 years or so before I have to worry about my media degrading. :)