Sunday, June 18, 2006

FTP Server

Well after coming back from down under I found that the FTP server I ran didn't work. Actually it complained about no boot disk or something like that. Normally this would be just me kicking the box to hard and knocking a cable loose but not this time. It seems the primary hard drive on the box failed so I coulnd't boot any more :( But no worries! The only drive that failed was a very old, at that time cutting edge, Seagate 9.1 gig IDE hard drive. Needless to say I'm not surprised that it failed just a little disappointed.

Let it be known that this is the FIRST Seagate drive that I have had that has failed in all my years of happy computing. Yes that is a first in over 15 years.

Anyway I found a Western Digital drive, 6.4 gig, or something like that to replace the failed 9.1 so I'm getting back in business. THe system is currently patching so it only has another 30 minutes left before it is done patching but nothing of installing the patches.

If all goes well the system should be back online by the end of tomorrow hopefully with all the user accounts established. Since I didn't keep a record of who had access if you need it just post me here and I will send you login information where suitable. Most people that will mean phone but if you want me to e-mail it just say so.

Known users:
- Phalse Impressions (me)
- Bubbles
- The Eye
- Purple Mangos
- "The Crew"

I'll post again when FTP is fully operational.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Ok most people are probably complaining about my lack of posting. Well for the most part I have been letting the SO take care of that. You can check out the recent trip on her blog. That should get you mostly up to speed with the trip. There are still parts of it that need to be added to so keep reading as I think there is a new post every couple of days.

As for things in my world, I'm currently staying in a friends place in L as convocation was yesterday and we needed a place to crash for the night. Now that we are done crashing, well I am at least, plans are being made to visit a friend of mine from years past KY and AY. It will be fun to see what they are up to these days as there has been a lot of time to catch up on.

Convocation was a blash for the most part the only issue was having each of the students given their degrees. This took quite some time even though they were called in batches of three. Oh well it gave me some good nap time LOL. Many pictures later and an hour of video later everything was completed.

It should be noted that for the time being we are still adjusting to the cat as it is quite a strange cat. I have hopes of being able to get one of the little video segments up about him chasing after a paint spot on the floor. It is kind of funny watching him go at it. Even funnier seeing that he eventually loses 3-0 to it.