Thought I would make a new post seeing as its been quite a few months since my last. I am currently in the process of migrating everything off of the old Insensible.net server to this new Insensible.net server. The old one, running Gentoo, is starting to show its fragmentation and I am getting tired of having to fix the default route every single time it reboots. Still no clue why that is happening. Oh, and even though Hyper-V shows that I only have 1 NIC installed and active, the box still acts as though there are 2 present. Again, NO CLUE. So at this point I’ve thrown my hands in the air and I am not progressing over to this Ubuntu server. Hopefully the Debian core can keep the server operating well and strong for a long while to come. I’ve almost completed all the migration work, still have a couple of things left to complete and then the Gentoo box that has been around for the last 4 years will be history.
Recently took a new job. Actually, this Monday will be the start of week 2. So far, so good. Last Monday and Tuesday I was in Leesburg to actually meet my new boss as well as get a brief orientation into the company and what I will be doing. I was also returned home with a server as well as 2 security devices, pretty cool for my first day/day and a half. I don’t think this working from home has really kicked in yet, only time will tell. The job and company are pretty neat and small. So far I’m only getting my hands dirty into a server project to determine if some VMs that are currently running some applications for a single client are worth keeping around in their current form or if we should look into making some changes. Upon first logging into all 3 VMs, the first 2 were spitting out I/O Errors left and right and the last one was functioning fine. After a reboot, all 3 VMs are now functioning fine it appears. I was able to do some preliminary work and it appears that one of the servers that is running Rancid for config management isn’t going to hack it after the clients hardware was upgraded and the new devices are not supported by the application. This coming week I will be doing some more digging into that though, never know, might find a way to make it work. I now have the time and resources to dedicate towards the Icinga project, seeing as I am now working for the company of the friend I was trying to help out with. We have already made some new progress and things are starting to look up better for that project already, YAY!
Lets see, what else. Oh, basement working is interesting. Not really seeing daylight never bothered me much and thus far its remaining true. We just got the last, hopefully, of stuff to complete the new “office” area and are getting some electrical run next week. This will hopefully result in a successful transplant of the new desk to the new office location without much trouble, we shall see though. Umm, I think that’s about it for now, I will try to make more posts as time allows, so please don’t hold your breath.