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Red Squirrel

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It's actually in Hamilton now! Did not figure it would go anywhere today. Guess they're working overtime at the sorting facilities. The other is still in Concorde. That's where packages go to spend a vacation for a week. lol.

The race is on!

The one in Hamilton is actually scheduled for tomorrow, I just hope it shows up before I go to work. Would be nice if I can have enough time to at least slide them in the server. Then I can do the testing and replacement from work over night.

When the other two come in I'll have to decide if I keep them as spares or just make the array bigger. Kind of tempting to just make it bigger... but I do have a couple other drives with errors so I should probably keep them as spares.
 

Red Squirrel

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Just realized this is my last night off until Christmas. Might be a good night to watch Home Alone 1 and 2 back to back. It's practically a tradition at this point, I watch those almost every year lol.
 

shortylickens

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I showed up early for my interview. Recruiter is of course late.
Why they wanted to see me on a Friday at 4pm I will never understand.
 

Red Squirrel

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Yay my 2 drives arrived! Going to let them sit for a bit so they warm up and in the meantime I can check my spreadsheet to see where the failed drives are located in the array so I pull the right one out. That part is always a little nervewracking. Downside of DIY raid arrays like this is you don't really have the red light to tell you what drive failed. I just keep track of each serial number and what slot number it's in so it's a manual process.
 

Red Squirrel

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Was able to get the new drives into the NAS right before coming in to work. That part went successfully now on to the next step of error testing them before inserting them into the array.

This almost feels like some sort of NASA mission where every step needs to be taken carefully lol. I should probably make an actual check list for this tbh. I always just know what to do, but it would be easy to miss a step such as updating the spreadsheet, which would burn me later.
 

bigboxes

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I got four new polo shirts. Two Tommy Hilfiger and two Polo. The TF Custom Fit fits the best while the TF Classic Fit fits the worst. I'm sending the classic fit shirt back, keeping the other three. I decided to give myself some new clothes. I buy t-shirts and shorts all the time.
Hadn't bought any dressier shirts since I lost weight. I got them in a medium. The classic fit shirt fits me like a tent. It's a good problem to have.
 

Red Squirrel

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Was time for the big chop before Christmas. Trimmed the beard. :p




Hair length kind of creeped up on me too, really getting long. Pretty much the length I want, might go a tad longer.
 

Red Squirrel

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There's a random beep in the office and I can't seem to find where it's coming from. Every time I think I'm close it turns out I'm not lol. Seems to be about every minute.
 

Red Squirrel

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This is the weirdest thing, I realized the portable phone was not in the cradle, so I called one of our lines to see if I can hear it ring, because I can't find it and figured maybe the beep is coming from that. Maybe low battery or whatever. I can hear it ring, but I can't find it, like it's messed up, it will be loud from one area and super feint from another 2 feet away. This is messing with me man!
 

Red Squirrel

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I still cannot find that phone. I'm pretty sure that's what's making the beeping. It's so bizare though since if I call it I can clearly hear it but yet can't figure out where it is. The sound changes where it's coming from with the slightest movement. I'll let the day shift guy try to find it lmao.
 

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