Things have been rather busy this week.
Work has been very busy with nearly 2 dozen builds spread among 4 people. Mind you I only have a week left in the department so I’m trying to finish up all my builds as quickly as possible so I can start my transition. Still trying to pick up the pieces and recover whatever data I can from a sad and failing WHSv1 box. Not looking too promising, but we shall see after this weekend when I can actually pull individual drives and begin ripping data directly. In the process of building and populating a new WHS2011 box with the old data that can be recovered all while tinkering around with the new beast. I have to admit, I wasn’t very fond of it initially, but with a multiple raid configuration that I’m going for, it looks like most of my concerns will have been met. Only time will tell on that and I should be providing a review or something of my experiences with WHS2011 in the not so distant future.
Busyness continued into tonight. Get a call around 6:30pm, “You need to let the dogs out, your wife has had a couple sangria’s”. No big deal, last day at work with her friends, I understand. So, head home with the intention of probably not returning due to the time. Get home and not but 10 minutes later another call, “You need to come pick your wife up, she’s not doing so good”. Oh dear. I wasn’t able to pick her up due to still being on the clock. See, headed home, took my 30 minutes driving, playing with and feeding the dogs, then got back on the clock via VPN. “I still have an hour left”. “Ok, we’ll finish eating and I’ll give you a call”. About 45 minutes later here comes Fallyn with one of her friends, Fallyn heads straight to the bathroom, not good. Turns out they had begun drinking around 2pm or so and she only had a couple of chips, which means that in the past 7 hours she had only had a couple of chips and who knows how much alcohol. So, spend the next hour and a half keeping and eye on her as she falls in and out of sleep on the bathroom floor. Now she’s all snuggled on the couch, not wanting to come to bed cause that would require walking up steps and she still doesn’t feel up to that yet.
Anyways, nearly soft-bricked my phone today. Did a kernel update which apparently isn’t compatible with the version of CM7 that I’m currently on. Either that or it actually needs a Data wipe to work. In any even, update didn’t go as expected but luckily I was able to three-button back and fix it. Although CWM4 isn’t supposed to work right via three-button, so we’ll see if it actually fails or something. Still very curious about this MIUI stuff, but also wary seeing as its a Chinese based ROM ported and translated to nearly every Android device known and in every language available. Also a little wary because of the iPhone’esque interface. *shrug* Might give it a whirl once the CM Devs make some headway on a few of the issues I have with the ROM on the Fascinate. I mean I’ll have to data wipe at that point anyways, might as well give it a shot, right.
Think I’ve finally got my BIND Nameserver/IP update script finished, at least as finished as I can make it without access to the GoDaddy API for updating Nameservers. Really blows when you got everything done and working except for one little piece all because a company doesn’t feel its necessary to open their API up for people to script against. Blah. Least the difficult part is finished. I have it set to update 3 different nameservers and restart them all sequentially so they all receive updates from their appropriate master. So YAY, go me, blah… what’s next?
Well, next week is last week in Provisioning and then I transition to Mass Storage, er I mean Cloud Services. Should be good, new stuff to learn. Lets see where it takes me. Same time I’m starting the new position I’ll be starting Fall semester classes. Oh buddy, let me tell you how excited I am. CIS130 – Computer Organization, which appears to be an assembly language class and CIS210 Data Communications, which I’m still not to sure about. Both classes are needed for either degree I’m considering, CIS or CNE. I’m still on the fence about CNE due to the electronics and ac/dc nature of some of the “networking” classes, but who knows. All I know is I’ll be getting some programming experience either way, which is really what I need seeing as I’m OK at it, I just really have issues getting things started. So yeah, busy remainder of the month ahead.