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Computers are Weird

Well, I’m not sure what happened to my systems.  People in the neighbourhood say there were no power failures, and my clocks verify that.  Damn weird stuff.

I also lost a drive on my RAID 5, which was no big deal.  I decided to put the new drive into the system on it’s IDE ATA controller, and, believe it or not, it is slower than when I had the drive on USB.  It looks like I need to have a special ATIIPX module to get DMA on my harddrives, which means a kernel compile that I can’t/shouldn’t do during a RAID rebuild.  Sigh.

We’re off on holidays for the next week (camping).  No internet access, nothing.  I’ll bring my laptop anyway (I can’t seem to write longhand in notebooks), so there may be some post-dated entries when we all get back.

Reading
The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook (Peter Baylies)