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Less ept than usual [Aug. 23rd, 2006|03:44 pm]
Douglas Spencer

Three times today, I've poured coffee from the jug into the mug, and each time a bit of it has sloshed over the edge and down the side of the mug. I wonder if my body is trying to tell me something.

In other news, today I'm working with a server which has a disk which is failing. It goes like this:
  1. Reboot
  2. Give disk 1 a flick of the wrist while it's powering up so that it starts spinning
  3. Wait for OS to boot (from disk 0, fortunately)
  4. Check that disk 1 is responding
  5. rsync a bit more stuff from disk 1 to disk 2
  6. Watch until disk 1 goes offline
  7. Repeat from step 1.
In due course it'll all be copied and I can change a couple of mount points and we'll be up and running again. But meanwhile...

*reboots server*

*spills coffee*

[User Picture]From: quercus
2006-08-23 03:23 pm (UTC)
If the screen is flickering and you can't tell if it's the fluorescents, the screen or your caffiend-pixelated eyeballs, then it's time to stop brewing it.

The local university (Bristol) want blood samples from me as a prime example of a coffee-crazed psychogeek. They're studying the genetic distribution of coffee cravings and effects. Trouble is it's a whole day off for the draining process and if I took that much time off work, I'd have to work really hard to catch up, which would involve drinking sooo much more coffee...
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