PS:361 – Blood Sugar

I’ve been diagnosed as a diabetic for a few years now, honestly, it seems to stay fairly in check, but as of late its gotten really bad. Not entirely sure why but guessing less movement would be the culprit as last night I took a 4.4 mile walk from Home -> CVS -> FoodMax -> Dollar General -> Home – and that journey was just to return a movie to the Redbox at the CVS, however, BOTH machines were full, so I quickly headed across the street to Foodmax.

That walk saw a HUGE drop in my sugar, but the odd thing is that once I settled in at my desk, literally within 30 minutes it was already starting to go back up ­čÖü

Today I goto an Endocrinologist. Probably a step that my original diagnosing doctor should have done, but here we are 2 GP’s in and it took an Urgent Care Doc to get me rolling in that direction, plus some actual training on managing blood sugar because seems like things I have read online about “Oh eat this whole grain snack, doesn’t spike blood sugar”, but the article should have read “Unless you are Chuck” lol so something’s up.

Hoping today is going to be a better day than yesterday, blood sugar is lower waking up than it has been, so that’s at least positive, but hoping this week, ends up better too!

Off I go to set up a dev area for a website. Who knows if I can stop worrying I may actually launch my own sites this week too!

 

PS:339 – The NAS Project – Prepping!

So here we are the┬áday of┬ádelivery, and I’m set. Both active drives are rsync’d over to the 3rd 5TB drive, so that’s done. They are also actually backed up on Backblaze as well which is awesome!

I’ve removed the two drives already from their enclosures – wasn’t too hard, pocket knife worked perfectly, a phillips screwdriver to get the control board off and remove the side screws, 2 drives ready to go.

Now the plan is pretty simple honestly:

  1. Setup the two pulled drives as RAID1.
  2. Connect the 3rd Drive as USB External Storage
  3. Sync the contents of drive 3 to the RAID1 array
  4. Remove the USB Drive when finished.
  5. Remove drive from enclosure
  6. Add 3rd Drive upgrade from RAID1->RAID5.
  7. Take a nap.

Pretty straightforward all things said and done. I plan to video and document things a bit too for a piece on TechFriendly Help┬áwhich is online and operational, I think I’ve finally settled on a mostly completed look, going to add some minor tweaks here and there – but this is going to be too one of my first video projects that is not a FlockHosting Update.

I want to document this model because the AS1004T hasn’t been reviewed in the US for some reason, the AS1002T has (the 2-bay unit) but the 4-bay unit I got isn’t really covered and honestly? If it lives up to its specs and functionality – it’s an amazing deal.

This NAS project should really make life a bit easier long-term, a lot of things coming up in the next few months, likely one way or another moving, tech is going to be one of those things which may be a bit hard to have access to sadly, so trying to up my game and really streamline the office.

For now, its nearly 4 am – and I’m dead tired, but can’t get to sleep again, so watching my Omega2+ update my cryptocurrency – going to try and sleep again if I can. Morning is going to come insanely early – hopefully my NAS will be delivered before nap time ­čÖé and who knows maybe a small pile of checks will be waiting too!

Happy Monday – Enjoy the eclipse!