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Long Time

Ok, so it’s been a LONG time since I wrote anything on this thing. Mainly because I was pissed off when file system got screwed after the power failure. I lost about 70% of my database. Anyways, nothing much is going on. Not too much work on this page – I’ve been busy with work at Motorola and building webpages for other people. Oh yeah, and classes too – 18 hours. I graduate next semester.


Yeah so no journal entry for a while. I was pissed because I lost a lot of those old journal entries when my server crashed. Also, I’ve been pretty damn busy. I got a car. A used Mazda 626. It’s a 1995 model. Nice – runs well. I need to clean her up though. It’s so convenient now that I have a car. What else? Internship starts on the 16th. Should be fun…

Server Crash

My server crashed. Horribly. I’m not sure what happened, but I woke up this morning to find both my machines had powered down. I assume that we had some sort of power failure. Power failures are very bad on complex file-systems. I learnt this the hard way.

I lost 77% of my database. Basically the file system got corrupted. I’m not sure what the extent of the damage on my system is. As of now, I’m back to where I was a month and a half ago – as far as the database is concerned. This is because I still have the sql dump I got from Marc’s server. There are inconsistencies in the Photo Album and I’ve lost a ton of journal entries… You know what? I haven’t even checked the rest of the system out. I’m too scared. Anyway… I had to fsck the file system a couple of times before I got this up and running. I hope nothing like this ever happens again…

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