December 21, 2012: The End of the World As We Know It

I published my SAM RAID Notation Standard today.  This has been needed for a long time.

I woke up at a quarter after seven this morning even without a Liesl to be my alarm clock and after working till three thirty in the morning.  My internal clock seems to be functioning well.

I forgot to mention yesterday that last night I watched an episode of Bonanza on TV Land online.  I can’t remember the last time that I saw that show.  Easily not since I was ten or younger.  Maybe a lot younger.  I barely remember the show itself.  It was a bit like the original Star Trek but set in the old west.  The first episode that I put on even had Deforest Kelley playing a small town doctor driving the point home in the first few minutes of watching.

Now that I can pause the show, I paused on the famous burning map at the beginning and realized that it is a real map with real locations on it.  So I checked it out and realized that it is a map of western Nevade turned on its side with north point almost sideways.  The Ponderosa is actually Lake Tahoe State Park!  So not only is it based on a real location, but a real location that you can go check out today pretty much as it should have been at the time that the show was made.

I did a little bit around the house but left for work before nine.  I expect that the office will be super slow today, this is the Friday before Christmas, you know.  A boring day to be in the office but a good chance to get things done.

Got to deal with yet another failed OpenFiler server today.  I can’t believe that anyone still runs these, they are garbage.  They kept me busy for a while.  Nothing like undocumented file server issues to give you an exciting day.  The server ended up having a corrupt file system (R5 will do that to you) and could not be recovered without serious effort.

Work was very slow today.  Thankfully.  I am looking forward to a weekend of insane productivity.  I am not looking forward to how lonely I am going to be, but I know that it will give me a chance to get just lots and lots of stuff done so that I will have more time to spend with the girls when I do see them and the house will be in that much better of shape.  I am tired of living in a house where there isn’t enough storage for things.  We have to get that figured out.  We are so used to life with a basement.

I came home tonight and stayed in, again.  Very lonely but I got a lot more cleaning done.  Boy is the house coming along.  I am so thankful that I have this time to accomplish things that need to be done.  It is just impossible to get these kinds of projects done when the girls are here.  It really requires tearing the house apart and keeping it that way for a period of time.

I stayed up way too late tonight, again, but I get to sleep in tomorrow.

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