March 1, 2014 at 11:24AM
Here is the live link to Ethan 2014 birthday present: https://www.chotchki.us/static/img/ethan_present.pdf
February 16, 2014 at 1:09PM
I am currently going through my old Wordpress site and migrating the content the to new blog. As I do that I realize how difficult it is to maintain old data. Even though this new site is of my own design, it is difficult to comprehend how non technical people keep up with this. I am tempted to just say screw it, zip up the old site and let the past be the past. However I have always been a data pack rat and in this case, my lack of blog posts will be extra helpful. I am reminded of a certain xkcd comic http://xkcd.com/621/
January 25, 2014 at 10:10AM
November 26, 2010 at 1:03PM
In a simple home setup keeping it quiet, reliable and cheap are the key parts. My server as of Nov 2010 is made of the following components:
- AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz Socket AM2 Dual-Core Processor ? AMD Link
- Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard ? Foxconn Link
- 2x PQI POWER Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) ? pqi Link
- 2x Western Digital Caviar GP 750GB 5400RPM ? WD Link
- Scythe SCMNJ-1000 ? Scythe Link
- Antec Solo Mid Tower Case ? Antec Link
- 750GB external desktop drive, constantly connected
- 2x 1TB drives rotated off site daily
The hardware is a little dated but by far the best feature of this is server is that it is completely silent and uses very little power. The following diagram details the current setup of the box:
From a data perspective which is all I really care about you could visualize the hardware as follows:
In many ways the number of drives represent a VERY large amount of redundancy but their individual added value justify their cost.
- RAID 1 ? This solves the immediate loss of a single drive due to mechanical fault.
- Daily Backup Drive ? This drive solves for administrative stupidity and for propagated RAID failure since RAID 1 has no built in error checking.
- Disaster Recovery Drives ? These solve for fire, flood and theft that could destroy any locally stored data. Since I will be manually rotating them on and off site, I need a minimum of two so that one drive is ALWAYS offsite.
November 15, 2010 at 1:02PM
Add the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows CE Services]