Charles Brown

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PS:209 – I’m tired.

I think that at the end of Post Something (PS) that if I were to do a search for the words “I’m tired.” I think it’s going to be at least a 3rd of all my posts.

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The closest I can get to a similar configuration from Apple would be $3,470.10 – Thanks to the miracle of Amazon Prime (even speeding up shipping to 1 day) I paid: $833.17. And it works. Actually looking at a 3rd SSD (when one is on sale) to triple boot if I can wing it, Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04, and El Capitan!

This day isn’t over, just taking a brief break as I dig into a server or three, so far speed has been amazing, hadn’t realized how laggy things were until I started rolling things out, I’ll get a few shots of it once I get things cleaned up as right now I rushed this in as the laptop was having issues – random reboots, lockups, app crashes, etc. So fresh feels good. Going lean-ish too not installing every app out there.

I hope to get in a little sleep this weekend, body has been hurting lately, just go go go, stress stress stress. Kidneys are having a rough time and limbs just don’t like pushing forward anymore. So for now, Goodnight. (I hope soon!)

PS:135 – Power Outages Again?!

I set up shop with a data center years ago called D. Now D is a fair enough company, they had older-ish hardware at a decent price point, some great sales deals I worked out due to some servers, and it was okay for the most part, till D had a power outage.

Now as a data center you don’t normally think power outage unless it’s been days on generator, natural disaster, that sort of thing – like the old EV1 days when Texas had some serious weather and various issues, but this – never makes sense.

Well after earlier this year having a multi-day outage, I moved a majority of my assets off-site, left the remainder in an OpenVZ configuration behind to function fair enough until today. 10 minute outage, but to get every VE on the node back online about a 45 minute window of outage during the middle of the day, and the cause? Power outage.

So I’ve already been in talks with 2 other companies regarding hardware to build my OpenVZ into a LARGE system vs. two smaller, and another company I manage wants to merge two of their VE’s into a phsyical server (as we did with 2 others of theirs a month or so ago).

So busy week is ahead for me, but I’m still dragging and trying to feel better and feel rested, so far hasn’t come – but thankfully Lilly is feeling much better! Ms. Energy! So off I go to get the ball rolling on hardware requests.